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May 27

[PhD Public defense] A Machine Learning Approach for Automatic and Generic Side-Channel Attacks

Public defense of the PhD thesis of Liran Lerman entitled “A Machine Learning Approach for Automatic and Generic Side-Channel Attacks” and supervised by Prof. Gianluca Bontempi and Prof. Olivier Markowitch.
The defense (in french) will take place at the Université libre de Bruxelles (in the La Plaine, N-O building, 5th floor, Salle Solvay) on Wednesday, June 10, at 16:30.

Abstract: The pervasive presence of interconnected devices has lead to a massive interest in security features provided among others by cryptography. For decades, designers estimated the security level of a cryptographic algorithm independently of its implementation in a cryptographic device. However, since the publication on implementation attacks in 1996, the physical attacks have become an active research area by analysing physical leakages measured on the target cryptographic device. In this work, we focus on profiled attacks that were introduced as the most efficient class of strategies in order to evaluate the physical leakages of cryptographic devices. The traditional profiled attacks apply parametric methods in which a priori information on the physical properties is assumed. Machine learning represents an active research area that allows producing automatic and generic models requiring no a priori information on the underlying phenomenon. The purpose of this presentation is to shed new light on the capabilities of learning models for physical analysis.

Apr 18

CALL FOR PAPERS | eDemocracy

CALL FOR PAPERS | eDemocracy.

 

e-Democracy 2015: Citizen rights in the world of the new computing paradigms 
6th International Conference on 
e-Democracy
CALL FOR PAPERS 
December 10-11, 2015, Athens, Greece
www.edemocracy2015.eu

Information and communication technologies move fast; faster than society, faster than governments, faster than the law. Connectivity is already impressive, but the near future brings about the interconnection of everything, via the Internet of Things. It also brings fundamental changes to our computing paradigm, with cloud computing gaining momentum and being expected to become the prevalent computing paradigm in the years to come. Increasingly more data are being collected, about almost everything one can imagine; and they remain there, in cyberspace, for ever, sometimes even resisting efforts to delete them. These data are so attractive that a new science, going by the name “big data” has already emerged. All these developments constitute in most cases an improvement in our everyday lives, but sometimes infringe our rights as citizens. The challenge, therefore, is to safeguard citizen rights in the face of a new era, landmarked by new computing paradigms.
This is the theme of the 6th occasion of the International Conference on e-Democracy that will be held in Athens, the cradle of democracy, on 10-11 December 2015. The conference is organized by the Scientific Council for the Information Society, in co-operation with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority and a substantial number of European and Greek universities and academia. It is intended, similarly to previous occasions, to provide a forum for presenting and debating the latest developments in the field, from a technical, political, and legal point of view.
The conference will include keynote addresses, tutorials, panels, Ph.D. colloquia and sessions, workshops, special, regular and poster sessions. All papers will be peer reviewed. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance, and originality. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and selected papers will be invited to participate (after the necessary enhancements) to the evaluation process for inclusion in special issues of peer-reviewed journals.
The working language of the 6th International Conference on “e-Democracy ‘15: Challenges for Citizen Rights in the World of the New Computing Paradigms” is English. It is possible, however, that papers on Greek Law cases of e-Democracy issues be presented in Greek.
Topics of interest
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • e-Democracy and e-Participation
      o e-Campaigning, e-Politics
      o e-Voting
      o Information and Consultation Platforms
      o Collaborative working environments for e-Democracy
      o Social computing and e-Democracy

• e-Government

    o Open and Big Data for e-Government
    o Cloud computing for e-Government
    o m-Government
    o e-Government services and administrative burdens
    o Business process modeling for e-Government systems
    o Tools and models for e-Government development
    o Case studies and European projects

• Security, Privacy and Trust

    o Security, Privacy and Trust in e-Business services
    o Security, Privacy and Trust in e-Government services
    o Security, Privacy and Trust in Online Social Network Services
    o Cloud Computing Security and Privacy
    o Identity Management, Identity Theft and Trust Management
    o Information Audit and Trust
    o Digital Rights Management
    o Trust and Reputation in Digital Environments
    o Cyber attacks and advances on network security
    o Cryptographic Technologies
    o Anonymisation Methodologies and Best Practices
    o Privacy by Design and Default Methodologies
    o Tracking Technologies and Do-Not-Track Systems
    o Privacy Impact Assessment Methodologies
    o Privacy Enhancing Location and Mobility Management
    o Security and Privacy Audit, Risk and Governance
    o Security and Data Protection Education
    o Tradeoffs between security and efficiency, usability, reliability and cost

• e-Crime, e-Fraud and Digital Forensics

    o Cyber Crime Detection and Prevention
    o Internet Fraud, Cyber War
    o Computer Forensics and Anti-forensics

• Social, legal and ethical issues

    o Digital Divide
    o Internet Addiction
    o Transparency and Accountability in Data Protection
    o Ethics in Digital Societies
    o Surveillance Technologies and Legal Implications
    o Freedom of Expression and Privacy
    o Freedom of Information and Privacy
    o Social factors of collaborative creativity

Important Dates
Full paper submission deadline: May 31, 2015
Notification of decision: July 15, 2015
Camera-ready deadline: July 30, 2015

Instructions for Authors
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that have been simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. All submissions should be appropriately anonymised (i.e., papers should not contain author names or affiliations, or obvious citations). Submissions should be at most 15 pages, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and should follow the LNCS style (http://www.springeronline.com/lncs). Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edemocracy15. Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline of 31 May 2015 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference. Efforts will be made to publish the conference proceedings by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

The authors of selected accepted papers will be invited to extend their work for further publication in the Emerald journal Information and Computer Security (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/ics# ).

Conference Steering Committee
Sokratis K. Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece (Chair)
Vassilis Zorkadis, Vice-President of SCIS, Greece (Vice-chair)
Philippos Mitletton, Secretary General of SCIS, Greece (Secretary)
Lazaros Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Constantina Costopoulou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Constantine Yialouris, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Elias Pimenidis, University of the West of England, UK
Spyros Voulgaris, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Irene Vassilaki, Board member of SCIS, Greece
Charalampos Patrikakis, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece

Conference Honorary Chair
Alexander B. Sideridis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Program Committee Chair
Sokratis K. Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece

Program Committee
Isaac Agudo, University of Malaga, Spain
Evgenia Alexandropoulou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Zacharoula Andreopoulou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Maria Bottis, Ionian University, Greece
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Greece
Athena Bourka, ENISA, Greece
David Chadwick, University of Kent, UK
Vassilios Chryssikopoulos, Ionian University, Greece
Nathan Clarke,University of Plymouth, UK
Tina Costopoulou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Sabrina De Capitani Di Vimercati, University of Milan, Italy
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Carmen Fernández-Gago, University of Malaga, Spain
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Sara Foresti,University of Milan, Italy
Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, UK
Jürgen Fuß,University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria,Austria
Dimitris Geneiatakis, EC Joint Research Center Ispra, Italy
Christos Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Dimitris Gouscos, University of Athens, Greece
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Mp.Gupta,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India
Marit Hansen,Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Lazaros Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Dimitra Kaklamani, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Ioanna Kantzavelou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Maria Karyda, University of the Aegean, Greece
Vasilis Katos, Bournemouth University, UK
Spyros Kokolakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Nicholas Kolokotronis, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Panayiotis Kotzanikolaou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Maria Lambrou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Konstantinos Limniotis, University of Athens, Greece
Antonio Lioy, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Nikos Lorentzos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Euripidis Loukis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Emmanouil Magkos, Ionian University, Greece
Vicky Manthou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Nikolaos Marianos, University of the Aegean, Greece
Giannis Marias, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Olivier Markowitch, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
Vashek Matyas, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Vojtech Merunka, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Lilian Mitrou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Martin Molhanec, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Haris Mouratidis, University of Brighton, UK
Maria Ntaliani, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Christoforos Ntantogian, University of Piraeus, Greece
Martin Olivier, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Rolf Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
Andreas Pashalidis, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Charalampos Patrikakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg,Germany
Elias Pimenidis, University of the West of England, UK
Nineta Polemi, University of Piraeus, Greece
Bart Preneel, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Andreja Pucihar, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University, UK
Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Panagiotis Rizomiliotis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Carsten Rudolph, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Germany
Christoph Ruland, University of Siegen, Germany
Pierangela Samarati, University of Milan, Italy
Einar Snekkenes, Gjovik University College, Norway
Miguel Soriano,U niversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Paul Spirakis,University of Patras, Greece
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, iimt, Switzerland
Marianthi Theocharidou, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
Yannis Theocharis,University of Mannheim, Germany
Aggeliki Tsochou,Ionian University, Greece
Irene Vassilaki, SCIS, Greece
Maro Vlachopoulou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Vasileios Vlachos, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece
Spyros Voulgaris, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Edgar Weippl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Constantine Yialouris, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Jianying Zhou, Institute for infocomm research, Singapore
Vassilis Zorkadis, Hellenic Data Protection Authority, Greece
Sotiris Karetsos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

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Jan 20

Priv8 :: Add-ons for Firefox

What is priv8? This is a Firefox addon that uses part of the security model of Firefox OS to create sandboxed tabs. Each sandbox is a completely separated world: it doesn t share COOKIEs, storage, and a lots of other stuff with the rest of Firefox, but just with other tabs from the same sandbox. Each sandbox has a NAME and a color, therefore it will be always easy to identify which tab is sandboxed. Also, these sandboxes are permanent! So, when you OPEN one of them the second time, maybe after a restart, that sandbox will still have the same COOKIEs, same storage, etc – as you left the previous time. You can also switch between sandboxes using the cONTEXT menu for the tab. Here an example: with priv8 you can read your gmail webmail in a tab, and another gmail webmail in another tab at the same time. Still, you can be logged in on Facebook in a tab and not in the others. This is nice! Moreover, if you are a web developer and you want to test a website using multiple accounts, priv8 gives you the opportunity to have each account in a sandboxed tab. Much easier then have multiple profiles or login and logout manung>ally every time! Is it stable? I don t know : It works but more test must be done. Help needed! Known issues: window.OPEN doesn t work from a sandbox and e10s is not supported yet. Priv8 is released under Mozilla Public License.

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Jul 08

Security in cars: Tesla Model S Has Hidden Ethernet Port, User Runs Firefox On the 17″ Screen – Slashdot

Tesla Model S Has Hidden Ethernet Port, User Runs Firefox On the 17″ Screen – Slashdot.

Jul 08

Top 10 Secure Coding Practices – Secure Coding – CERT Secure Coding Standards

Top 10 Secure Coding Practices

Validate input. Validate input from all untrusted data sources. Proper input validation can eliminate the vast majority of software vulnerabilities. Be suspicious of most external data sources, including command line arguments, network interfaces, environmental variables, and user controlled files [Seacord 05].

Heed compiler warnings. Compile code using the highest warning level available for your compiler and eliminate warnings by modifying the code [C MSC00-A, C++ MSC00-A]. Use static and dynamic analysis tools to detect and eliminate additional security flaws.

Architect and design for security policies. Create a software architecture and design your software to implement and enforce security policies. For example, if your system requires different privileges at different times, consider dividing the system into distinct intercommunicating subsystems, each with an appropriate privilege set.

Keep it simple. Keep the design as simple and small as possible [Saltzer 74, Saltzer 75]. Complex designs increase the likelihood that errors will be made in their implementation, configuration, and use. Additionally, the effort required to achieve an appropriate level of assurance increases dramatically as security mechanisms become more complex.

Default deny. Base access decisions on permission rather than exclusion. This means that, by default, access is denied and the protection scheme identifies conditions under which access is permitted [Saltzer 74, Saltzer 75].

Adhere to the principle of least privilege. Every process should execute with the the least set of privileges necessary to complete the job. Any elevated permission should be held for a minimum time. This approach reduces the opportunities an attacker has to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges [Saltzer 74, Saltzer 75].

Sanitize data sent to other systems. Sanitize all data passed to complex subsystems [C STR02-A] such as command shells, relational databases, and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. Attackers may be able to invoke unused functionality in these components through the use of SQL, command, or other injection attacks. This is not necessarily an input validation problem because the complex subsystem being invoked does not understand the context in which the call is made. Because the calling process understands the context, it is responsible for sanitizing the data before invoking the subsystem.

Practice defense in depth. Manage risk with multiple defensive strategies, so that if one layer of defense turns out to be inadequate, another layer of defense can prevent a security flaw from becoming an exploitable vulnerability and/or limit the consequences of a successful exploit. For example, combining secure programming techniques with secure runtime environments should reduce the likelihood that vulnerabilities remaining in the code at deployment time can be exploited in the operational environment [Seacord 05].

Use effective quality assurance techniques. Good quality assurance techniques can be effective in identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities. Fuzz testing, penetration testing, and source code audits should all be incorporated as part of an effective quality assurance program. Independent security reviews can lead to more secure systems. External reviewers bring an independent perspective; for example, in identifying and correcting invalid assumptions [Seacord 05].

Adopt a secure coding standard. Develop and/or apply a secure coding standard for your target development language and platform.

Bonus Secure Coding Practices

Define security requirements. Identify and document security requirements early in the development life cycle and make sure that subsequent development artifacts are evaluated for compliance with those requirements. When security requirements are not defined, the security of the resulting system cannot be effectively evaluated.

Model threats. Use threat modeling to anticipate the threats to which the software will be subjected. Threat modeling involves identifying key assets, decomposing the application, identifying and categorizing the threats to each asset or component, rating the threats based on a risk ranking, and then developing threat mitigation strategies that are implemented in designs, code, and test cases [Swiderski 04].

 

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Feb 16

The 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing

CALL FOR PAPERS

Paper Submission Deadline: March 18, 2013

The 2013 World Congress in Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, USA
WORLDCOMP’13

http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed
in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each paper. In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected
papers (about 35%) will appear in journals and edited research books
(publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others). See the
following links for a small subset of the publications based on this
Congress:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcmedgenomics/supplements/6/S1
http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/bioinformatics/book/978-1-4419-7045-9
http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/bioinformatics/book/978-1-4419-5912-6
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/9/S1/I1
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/5?issue=S3
http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/pmcc/articles/PMC3287490/
http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/pmcc/articles/PMC2709251/
http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/pmcc/articles/PMC2999338/

In addition to the above, we have arranged two new book series; one with
Elsevier publishers (Transactions on Computer Science and Applied Computing)
and another with Springer publishers (Transactions of Computational Science
and Computational Intelligence). After the conference, a significant number
of authors of accepted papers of our congress, will be given the
opportunity to submit the extended version of their papers for publication
in these books. The web sites for the two book series will be made
available after the logistics are finalized between our committee and the
publishers (both book series projects have been approved.) We anticipate
having between 10 to 20 books a year in each of these book series projects.
Each book in each series will be subject to Elsevier and Springer science
indexing products (which includes: Scopus, Ei village, SCI, …).

The Congress is composed of a number of tracks (joint-conferences,
tutorials, sessions, workshops, poster and panel discussions); all will
be held simultaneously, same location and dates: July 22-25, 2013. For
the complete list of joint conferences, see below.

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 18, 2013: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 18, 2013: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 5, 2013: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 22-25, 2013: The 2013 World Congress in Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
(including all affiliated conferences).

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared – The Academic Sponsors of the last offering of
the congress (2012) included research labs and centers affiliated with:
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, USA; Argonne National Laboratory,
Illinois, USA; George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Center for Cyber Defense, NCAT, North
Carolina, USA; Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences (CASIS:
NC A&T, Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, UNC Wilmington), USA; Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Texas A&M
University, USA; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational
Research, Austria; University of Iowa, USA; Russian Academy of Sciences,
Moscow, Russia; NDSU-CIIT Green Computing and Communications Laboratory,
USA; Medical Image HPC and Informatics Lab, Iowa, USA; and others.
Sponsors At-Large included (corporate, associations, organizations):
Intel Corporation; Super Micro Computer, Inc., California, USA; Altera
Corporation; The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics;
International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; US Chapter of
World Academy of Science; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology;
Luna Innovations; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies;
Manx Telecom; Computer Science Research, Education, and Applications
Press; HoIP Telecom; Hodges Health; Leading Knowledge; OMG; Science
Publications and others.

SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at: http://world-comp.org . Submissions must
be uploaded by March 18, 2013 and must be in either MS doc or pdf
formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables, and references –
single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats
are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to
follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers for
publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or currently
submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the paper should
include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email
address for each author. The first page should also identify the name of
the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best
represent the content of the paper. The name of the conference that the
paper is being submitted for consideration must also be stated on the
first page of the paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length
of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7
(two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program
committee would be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees. Papers
whose authors include a member of the conference program committee will
be evaluated using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical
papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).

The proceedings will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and
will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in
science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each
published paper. Science citation databases include: Inspec / IET / The
Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for
Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (accessable from INIST,
Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, & STN International);
P3P8PCTD70148 and others. Though, there is no guarantee that the
proceedings will also be included in SCI EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings;
in the past, the proceedings were included in these databases. Therefore,
we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing procedures to SCI EI
Compendex/ Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books will be available for
distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the above, we have arranged two new book series; one with
Elsevier publishers (Transactions on Computer Science and Applied Computing)
and another with Springer publishers (Transactions of Computational Science
and Computational Intelligence). After the conference, a significant number
of authors of accepted papers of our congress, will be given the
opportunity to submit the extended version of their papers for publication
in these books. We anticipate having between 10 to 20 books a year in each
of these book series projects. Each book in each series will be subject to
Elsevier and Springer science indexing products (which includes: Scopus,
Ei village, SCI, …).

SUBMISSION OF POSTER PAPERS:

Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same
instructions that appear above (see, SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS) except
for the submission is limited to 2 pages. On the first page, the author
should state that “This paper is being submitted as a poster”. Poster
papers (if accepted) will be published if and only the author of the
accepted paper wishes to do so.

LIST OF CONFERENCES (alphabetical order based on conference acronym)

o BIOCOMP’13:
The 14th International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational
Biology
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/biocomp13

o CDES’13:
The 13th International Conference on Computer Design
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/cdes13

o CGVR’13:
The 17th International Conference on Computer Graphics & Virtual
Reality
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/cgvr13

o CSC’13:
The 10th International Conference on Scientific Computing
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/csc13

o DMIN’13:
The 9th International Conference on Data Mining
http://www.dmin-2013.com/

o EEE’13:
The 12th International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business,
Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/eee13

o ERSA’13:
The 13th International Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable
Systems and Algorithms
http://ersaconf.org/ersa-news/

o ESA’13:
The 11th International Conference on Embedded Systems and
Applications
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/esa13

o FCS’13:
The 9th International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/fcs13

o FECS’13:
The 9th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer
Science and Computer Engineering
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/fecs13

o GCA’13:
The 9th International Conference on Grid & Cloud Computing and
Applications
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/gca13

o GEM’13:
The 10th International Conference on Genetic & Evolutionary Methods
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/gem13

o ICAI’13:
The 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/icai13

o ICOMP’13:
The 14th International Conference on Internet Computing and Big Data
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/icomp13

o ICWN’13:
The 12th International Conference on Wireless Networks
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/icwn13

o IKE’13:
The 12th International Conference on Information & Knowledge Engineering
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/ike13

o IPCV’13:
The 17th International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision,
& Pattern Recognition
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/ipcv13

o MSV’13:
The 10th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and
Visualization Methods
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/msv13

o PDPTA’13:
The 19th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed
Processing Techniques and Applications
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/pdpta13

o SAM’13:
The 12th International Conference on Security and Management
http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam13/

o SERP’13:
The 11th International Conference on Software Engineering Research
and Practice
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/serp13

o SWWS’13:
The 12th International Conference on Semantic Web and Web Services
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp13/ws/conferences/swws13

July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, USA.

All conferences listed above will be held simultaneously; ie, same location
and dates.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

Currently being finalized. The members of the Steering Committee of
The 2012 congress included: Dr. Selim Aissi, (formerly: Chief
Strategist – Security, Intel Corporation, USA) Senior Business Leader &
Chief Architect, Visa Corporation, USA; Prof. Babak Akhgar, PhD, FBCS,
CITP, Professor of Informatics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield,
UK; Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia, Professor of Computer Science, Elected
Fellow of ISIBM, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Supercomputing (Springer),
University of Georgia, USA; Prof. Kevin Daimi, Professor of Computer
Science, Director of Computer Science and Software Engineering Programs,
Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Software Engineering,
University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Prof. Gerry Vernon
Dozier, Professor of Computer Science, Chair of Department of Computer
Science and Director of Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences,
Center for Cyber Defense, North Carolina A&T State University, NC, USA;
Dr. Michael R. Grimaila, Associate Professor, Air Force Institute of
Technology, Systems Engineering, Fellow of ISSA, CISM, CISSP, IAM/IEM,
Editorial Board of ISSA Journal, Air Force Center of Cyberspace Research,
Advisor to the Prince of Wales Fellows & Prince Edward Fellows at MIT and
Harvard Universities and PC member of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence
Centre of Excellence (CCD COE); Prof. Kun Chang Lee, Professor of MIS and
WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Business School and Department of
Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea; Prof.,
Dr., Dr.h. Victor Malyshkin, Head of Supercomputer Software Department
(SSD), Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Prof. George Markowsky, Professor and
Chair of Computer Science, Associate Director of School of Computing and
Information Science, Chair of International Advisory Board of IEEE IDAACS
and Director 2013 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, Chair
Bangor Foreign Policy Forum, Cooperating Professor of Mathematics &
Statistics Department UMaine, Cooperating Professor of School of Policy &
International Affairs UMaine, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA;
Prof. Andy Marsh, Director of HoIP, Director of HoIP Telecom, UK,
Secretary-General of WABT, Vice-president of ICET, Visiting Professor,
University of Westminster, UK; Prof. James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, Professor
of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University of Science
and Technology (SeoulTech), Korea, President of KITCS, Presidentof FTRA,
Editor-in-Chiefs of HCIS, JoC and IJITCC Journals; Ashu M. G. Solo
(Publicity Chair), Fellow of British Computer Society, Principal R&D
Engineer, Maverick Technologies America; Prof. Sang C. Suh, Head and
Professor of Computer Science, Vice President, of Society for Design and
Process Science (SDPS), Director of Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering
Lab (ICEL), Texas A&M University, Com., Texas, USA; Prof. Layne T. Watson,
IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute
of Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Virginia,
USA.

The 2013 Program Committee for individual conferences are currently being
compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders,
scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks;
many are directors of research labs., fellows of various societies, heads/
chairs of departments, program directors of research funding agencies, as
well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program
Committee should email editor@world-comp.org the following information
for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete
mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes
research expertise & the name of the conference(s) offering to help with.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Congress will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic
Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid
Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA’s JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), Prof. Haym Hirsh (Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
and former director of Division of Information and Intelligent Systems,
National Science Foundation, USA), Dr. Flavio Villanustre (Vice-
President, HPCC Systems), and many other distinguished speakers. To
get a feeling about the conferences’ atmosphere, see the 2012
delegates photos available at:
http://infinitydempsey.smugmug.com/WorldComp

An important mission of The Congress is “Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives.”

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF CONGRESS:

As of December 2012, papers published in the conference proceedings that
are currently being held as part of WORLDCOMP, have received over 27,000
citations (includes about 2,000 self-citations). Citation data obtained
from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ .

CONTACT:

Inquiries should be sent to: sc@world-comp.org

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Feb 13

PROOFS: Security Proofs for Embedded Systems

Call for papers: PROOFS 2013
http://www.proofs-workshop.org/

PROOFS: Security Proofs for Embedded Systems
Santa Barbara, CA, USA — Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Goal of the Workshop

The goal of the PROOFS workshop is to promote methodologies that increase the confidence level in the security of embedded systems, especially those that contain cryptographic mechanisms.
Embedded system security currently consists mainly in security by obscurity solutions. This has obvious drawbacks:

* it requires costly black-box evaluation,
* there is no certainty about the correctness of the security, etc.

Formal methods allow to increase the trust level of digital systems. They are very appealing, for the following reasons:

* they are mature in theory, and there are tried and tested methods and tools,
* they have been applied on software for a long time, mainly for safety and conformance tests.

Some important security features (random number generation, physically unclonable functions, etc. ) rely on analog devices. Their correct functioning can be ascertained by techniques such as physical modeling and unitary experimental testing.
An important objective for the PROOFS workshop is to bridge the gap between both topics, and therefore to pave the way to « security by clarity » for embedded systems.

Venue

PROOFS will take place at Santa Barbara, CA, USA on Aug 24th, 2013.

Agenda

The workshop will feature two/three invited talks and contributed talks.

* Submission deadline : Sunday May 26th, 2013
* Authors notification : Sunday July 28th, 2013
* Final version due : Sunday August 11th, 2013
* PROOFS workshop venue : Saturday August 24th, 2013

Programme Committee

* Alessandro Barenghi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
* Loïc Correnson, CEA LIST, France.
* Emmanuelle Encrenaz, LIP6, France.
* Naofumi Homma, Tohoku U., Japan.
* Éliane Jaulmes, ANSSI, France.
* Gerwin Klein, NICTA, Australia.
* Debdeep Mukhopadhyay, IIT Kharagpur, India.
* Svetla Nikova, K.U.Leuven, Belgium.
* Bruno Robisson, ENSMSE, France.
* Graham Steel, LSV, France.
* Medhi Tibouchi, NTT, Japan.

Steering committee

* Sylvain Guilley, TELECOM-ParisTech, France.
* Çetin Kaya Koç, UCSB, USA.
* David Naccache, ENS, France.
* Akashi Satoh, AIST, Japan.
* Werner Schindler, BSI, Germany.

Local Committee

* Jean-Luc Danger, TELECOM-ParisTech, France.
* Çetin Kaya Koç, UCSB, USA.

Feb 05

Security and Privacy in Healthcare IT Special track in The 26th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical System

Dear all, the paper submission deadline of CBMS 2013 was extended
along with its special tracks. Therefore the new deadline for paper
submission of SPH2013 (a special track of the CBMS 2013) was also
extended to February 21st.

Security and Privacy in Healthcare IT Special track in
The 26th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical System;
June 20-22, Porto, Portugal.

Paper submission February 21, 2013 at:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cbms2013

Notification of acceptance March 31, 2013

Camera-ready and registration April 24, 2013

Special track website: http://www.dcc.fc.up.pt/sph.cbms2013/
Email: sph.cbms2013@dcc.fc.up.pt
http://cbms2013.med.up.pt/

Call for papers:

We are currently witnessing a rapidly moving transition trend towards
electronic healthcare information systems. They have already proved
to be essential tools in order to improve the management and quality
of healthcare services. More recently, these systems have also
started to promote great results on the improvement of patients’
health by enabling the creation of much more flexible, efficient and
interoperable means by which practitioners and even patients can have
access and manage healthcare data. However very complex technical
challenges resulting from strict but necessary highly regulated
environments, threats to patient safety, privacy, and security must
be tackled and solved before we can safely have valuable and
sensitive patients’ data being securely managed and used in much more
flexible and potentially useful ways. Towards this end it is thus
imperative to develop innovative methods and policies that ensure the
secure acquisition and management of healthcare data, at the same
time promoting its interoperability, its’ sharing, and its integrity
and confidentiality in highly effective and secure ways.

This special track focuses on original unpublished research on
innovative methods, policies and concerns that can constitute the
right building blocks for a new generation of electronic healthcare
information systems that are at the same time more efficient,
empowering and secure. So, it is expected novel articles about
privacy, security, accountability and auditing for the healthcare
sector. This special track also pretends to encourage the research
dissemination to the stakeholders involved in healthcare information
technologies, promoting the discussion on issues, challenges and
solutions that are currently being developed all around the world.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Access control and consent management models;
* Authentication and identification concepts;
* Security and privacy concerns in healthcare;
* Biometrics in healthcare;
* Health data protection;
* Policy and Legal aspects of regulating privacy of health data;
* Healthcare in cloud computing;
* Mobile devices and their use in healthcare information systems;
* Patient empowerment;
* Personal health records;
* Usability and human factors;

The most relevant articles will be invited to submit an extended
version on the Journal of Health, Policy and Technology published by
Elsevier.

Each contribution must be prepared following the IEEE two-column
format, and should not exceed the length of six Letter-sized pages;
the authors may use LaTeX or Microsoft Word templates when preparing
their drafts. The papers should be submitted electronically before
the paper submission deadline using the EasyChair online submission
system. Papers must be submitted in PDF format, with fonts embedded.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. The
SPH2013 program committee will be responsible for the final decision
about acceptance of articles submitted. All accepted papers will be
included in the conference proceedings, and will be published by the
IEEE. At least one author must pay the registration fee for each
accepted paper. Please refer to the IEEE IPR guidelines concerning
copyright. Authors of accepted papers must include a completed IEEE
Copyright Form with the submission of their final camera-ready paper.

– – – – – – – – — Track Chairs —

* Manuel Eduardo Correia,
Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP)

* Luis Filipe Antunes,
Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP)

* Ana Margarida Ferreira,
SnT research centre of University of Luxembourg

* Cátia Santos Pereira,
Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto (FMUP)

* Alexandre Barbosa Augusto,
Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP)

– – – – – – – – — Program Committee —

Alexander Hörbst,
The Health & Life Sciences University,
Austria.

Andreas Pashalidis,
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,
Belgium.

Carla Simone,
Fac. di scienze mat. fis. e naturali, University of
Milano-Bicocca,
Italy.

Carlos Ribeiro,
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa,
Portugal.

David Chadwick,
School of Computing, University of Kent,
United Kingdom.

Elske Ammenwerth,
University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and
Technology,
Austria.

Francesco Pinciroli,
Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano,
Italy.

Frédéric Cuppens,
Dépt. Réseaux et Services Multimédias, l’ENST-Bretagne,
France.

Gabriele Lenzini,
SnT research centre of University of Luxembourg,
Luxembourg.

Gansen Zhao,
Sun Yat-sen University,
China.

Gianluigi Me,
Computer Engineering Faculty, Università di Roma,
Italy.

Guillermo Navarro-Arribas,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
Spain.

Henrique Santos,
Universidade do Minho,
Portugal.

Isaac Agudo,
Computer Science Department, University of Malaga,
Spain.

Jonathan Fistein,
Member of the British Computer Society,
United Kingdom.

John Mantas
University of Athens,
Greece

Kambiz Ghazinour,
University of Ottawa,
Canada.

Lenka Lhotská,
Faculty of Electrical Eng., Czech Technical University,
Czech Republic.

Maria João Campos,
SPMS,
Portugal

Maria Hägglund,
Karolinska Institutet Health Informatics Centre,
Sweden.

Miria Koshy,
Warwick Business School,
United Kingdom.

Olivier Markowitch,
Computer Sciences Department of the Université
Libre de Bruxelles,
Belgium.

Panagiotis Bamidis,
Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Greece.

Peter Pharow,
Fraunhofer IDMT,
Germany.

Pierangela Samarati,
Dpt. of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano,
Italy.

Sergi Robles,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
Spain.

Simão Melo de Sousa,
Dep. de Informática, Universidade da Beira Interior,
Portugal.

Steven Furnell,
Faculty of Science and Technology, Plymouth University,
United Kingdom.

Vivian Vimarlund,
Dept. of Computer and Inf. Science, Linköping University,
Sweden.

Jan 31

The Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies

============== UBICOMM 2013 | Call for Papers ===============

CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS

UBICOMM 2013, The Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies

September 29 – October 3, 2013 – Porto, Portugal

General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/UBICOMM13.html

Call for Papers: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/CfPUBICOMM13.html

– regular papers

– short papers (work in progress)

– posters

Submission page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/SubmitUBICOMM13.html

Submission deadline: March 30, 2013

Sponsored by IARIA, www.iaria.org

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals: http://www.iariajournals.org

Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.: http://www.proceedings.com/9769.html

Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library: http://www.thinkmind.org

Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.
All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules: http://www.iaria.org/editorialrules.html

UBICOMM 2013 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Fundamentals

Semantics of ubiquity; Ubiquitous knowledge; Knowledge discovery mechanisms; Profiling ubiquitous environments; Ubiquitous technologies for education, learning, and training

Mobility

Ubiquitous computing; Wearable computing; Mobile computing; Nomadic computing; Mobile commerce; Mobile learning

Information Ubiquity

Ubiquitous information appliances; Information retrieval and filtering; Context awareness; Control of ubiquitous data; Data management and processing; Data replication, migration and dissemination; Ubiquitous computing and Internet of Things

Ubiquitous Multimedia Systems and Processing

Multimedia content recognition, indexing and search; Mobile graphics, games and entertainment; Ubiquitous multimedia applications and systems; Streaming mobile multimedia; Mobile media management; Multimedia ubiquitous platforms; Multimedia Indexing and Compression; Image and Signal Processing; Virtual reality in ubiquitous systems

Wireless Technologies

Bluetooth; 802.11.x; 802.15.x; ZigBee; WiMax

Web Services

Web 2.0; Semantic web; Web services; Ontology; Web Services evolution; Web Services applications

Ubiquitous networks

Ubiquitous networks; Network management; Network performance evaluation; Networks and technology convergence; Internet access in ubiquitous systems; Ubiquitous mesh, ad hoc and sensor networks; RFID; Reconfigurability and personalization of ubiquitous networks

Ubiquitous devices and operative systems

Design of devices for ubiquitous systems; Mobile devices; Wearable devices; Embedded systems; Operative systems for ubiquitous devices; Real-time operating systems and scheduling

Ubiquitous mobile services and protocols

Frameworks, architectures, and languages for ubiquitous services; Queries, transactions and workflows in mobile and ubiquitous Networks; Algorithms for ubiquitous systems; SLA/QoS in ubiquitous services; Ontology based services; Location-based services; Protocols and interaction mechanisms for ubiquitous services; Mobile services and service convergence; Service discovery mechanisms; Tracking in ubiquitous environments; Measurement, control, and management of ubiquitous services; Design and development of ubiquitous services; Wireless/mobile service delivery

Ubiquitous software and security

Ambient components; Agent technologies; Software for spontaneous interoperation; Dependability guarantees; Security; Key Management and Authentication; Trust; Privacy; Fault-tolerance; Multimedia Information Security

Collaborative ubiquitous systems

Cooperative networks for ubiquitous systems; Cooperative applications for ubiquitous networks; Handheld and wearable systems for interaction in collaborative groups and communities; Ad hoc collaboration in ubiquitous computing environments; Awareness of collaboration and of work environment; Inherently mobile collaborative work

Users, applications, and business models

Mobile user interfaces; Ubiquitous user-generated content (weblogs, wikis, etc.); Mobile and ubiquitous computing support for collaborative learning; User modeling and personalization; Context- and location-aware applications; Toolkits, testbeds, development environments; Tools and techniques for designing, implementing, & evaluating ubiquitous systems; Constructing, deploying and prototyping of ubiquitous applications; Evaluation of user models for ubiquitous environments; On-line analytical techniques; Human-computer interaction in ubiquitous computing environments; Ubiquitous e-Development (business, science, health, etc.); Case Studies; Emerging industrial/business/scientific ubiquitous scenarios; Ambient intelligence; Social issues and implications of ubiquitous system

Committee: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/ComUBICOMM13.html

Jan 31

The 2013 International Conference on Security and Management – SAM’13

CALL FOR PAPERS

Paper Submission Deadline: March 18, 2013

The 2013 International Conference on Security and Management
SAM’13

July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, USA

http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam13/

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed
in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each paper. In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected
papers (about 35%) will appear in journals and edited research books
(publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others). SAM’13
is composed of a number of tracks, including: tutorials, sessions,
workshops, posters, and panel discussions. The conference will be held
July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, USA.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O Network Security
-Security Algorithms
-Mobile Network Security
-Security in CDN (Contents Distribution Networks)
-Virtual Private Network (VPN)
-Tracing Techniques in Internet
-Active Networks
-Security in Grid
-Web Monitoring
-Network Security Engineering
-Transport-Level Security
-Wireless Network Security
-IP Security
-Electronic Mail security

O Cryptographic Technologies
-Security Protocols
-Key Management Techniques
-Cryptographic Technologies
-Applications of Block and Stream Ciphers
-Applications of Public Key Cryptology
-Message Authentication and Hash Functions
-Anonymity
-Digital Signature Schemes
-Secret Sharing
-Cryptanalysis

O Security Management
-Surveillance Technologies
-Security Policies
-Security for Protocol Management
-Location Management
-QoS Management
-Resource Management
-Channel Management
-Mobility Management
-Digital Contents Copyright Protection
-System Security Management
-Network Security Management
-Management in Network Equipment
-Storage Area Networks (SAN) Management
-Information Security Management
-Government Security Policy
-Web Penetration Testing
-Security Operations
-Vulnerabilities Management

O Security Education
-Computer Security Education
-Network Security Education
-Cyber Security Education
-Cyber Security Body of Knowledge
-Information Assurance Education

O Information Assurance
-Mission Assurance
-Risk Assessment and Risk Management
-Continuity of Operations and Business Impact Analysis
-Cyber Security Compliance
-Security Auditing
-Security-Savvy Software Development
-Disaster Recovery
-Business Continuity Analysis
-Access Control
-Secure Use of Software
-Secure Performance

O Biometrics and Forensics
-Novel Biometric Methods
-Forensics
-Biological Security Technologies
-Face Recognition Systems
-Signature Recognition Systems
-Cyber Forensics
-Forensic Analysis
-Biometric Technologies for Security
-Feature Extraction and Matching Algorithms

O Hardware Security
-Embedded Systems Security
-Cryptographic Processors and Co-Processors
-Security Architectures
-True and Pseudorandom Number Generators
-Side Channel Attacks
-Fault Attacks
-Hardware Tamper Resistance
-Smart Card Processors
-Secure Storage Devices

O Security Applications
-Security in E-Commerce and M-Commerce
-Secure OS
-Watermarking
-High-Tech Systems at Airports
-Emerging Technologies and Applications
-Cloud Computing Security
-Database Security
-Data Mining Security
-Cyber Security Automation

O Computer Security
-Firewall Systems
-Hacking Techniques and Related Issues
-Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
-Honeypot
-Virus Issues (Detection, Prevention …)
-Trusted Computing
-Alert Correlation
-Attack Graphs
-Incident Responding
-Malware Analysis
-Incident Responding

IMPORTANT DATES:

January 31, 2013: Workshop / Session Proposals
March 18, 2013: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 18, 2013: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 5, 2013: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 22-25, 2013: The 2013 International Conference on Security
and Management (SAM’13)

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared – The Academic Sponsors of the last offering of
FECS (2012) included research labs and centers affiliated with:
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, USA; Argonne National Laboratory,
Illinois, USA; George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Center for Cyber Defense, NCAT, North
Carolina, USA; Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences (CASIS:
NC A&T, Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, UNC Wilmington), USA; Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Texas A&M
University, USA; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational
Research, Austria; University of Iowa, USA; Russian Academy of Sciences,
Moscow, Russia; NDSU-CIIT Green Computing and Communications Laboratory,
USA; Medical Image HPC and Informatics Lab, Iowa, USA; and others.
Sponsors At-Large included (corporate, associations, organizations):
Intel Corporation; Super Micro Computer, Inc., California, USA; Altera
Corporation; The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics;
International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; US Chapter of
World Academy of Science; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology;
Luna Innovations; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies;
Manx Telecom; Computer Science Research, Education, and Applications
Press; HoIP Telecom; Hodges Health; Leading Knowledge; OMG; Science
Publications and others.

SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at:
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=sam13
( OR http://world-comp.org ).
Submissions must be uploaded by March 18, 2013 and must be in either
MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables,
and references – single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable
typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted
papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to
prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have been
previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper, name,
affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author. The
first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a
maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content
of the paper. The track title must also be stated on the first page of the
paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final/
Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7
(two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program
committee would be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees.
Papers whose authors include a member of the conference program
committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process.
(Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered
for discussion/panels).

The proceedings will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and
will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in
science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each
published paper. Science citation databases include: Inspec / IET / The
Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for
Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (accessable from
INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN
International); P3P8PCTD70148 and others. Though, there is no guarantee
that the proceedings will also be included in SCI EI Compendex/Elsevier
indexings; in the past, the proceedings were included in these databases.
Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing
procedures to SCI EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

SUBMISSION OF POSTER PAPERS:

Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same
instructions that appear above (see, SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS) except
for the submission is limited to 2 pages. On the first page, the author
should state that “This paper is being submitted as a poster”. Poster
papers (if accepted) will be published if and only the author of the
accepted paper wishes to do so. please email your poster papers to the
poster co-chairs: Hanen Idoudi ( Hanen.Idoudi@ensi.rnu.tn ), or
Esmiralda Moradian ( moradian@kth.se ).

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING WORKSHOPS/SESSIONS:

Each conference is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a
session, a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6
papers; a workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18
papers. Track chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
tracks, including: soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, …
The names of track chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the
conference proceedings and on the cover of the printed books (and
indexed in science databases as such).

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums) should
include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer,
his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic of
the track, the name of the conference the track is submitted for
consideration (ie, SAM), and a short description on how the track
will be advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from
colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer).
E-mail your track proposal to the Workshops/Sessions co-chairs:
Flaminia Luccio ( luccio@unive.it ) or Sergey Morozov
( morozose@udmercy.edu ). We would like to receive the track proposals
as soon as possible but by no later than January 31, 2013.

MEMBERS OF STEERING COMMITTEE:

Currently being finalized. The members of the Steering Committee of The
2012 Congress that FECS was (and will be) part of included: Dr. Selim
Aissi, (formerly: Chief Strategist – Security, Intel Corporation, USA)
Senior Business Leader & Chief Architect, Visa Corporation, USA; Prof.
Babak Akhgar, PhD, FBCS, CITP, Professor of Informatics, Sheffield
Hallam University, Sheffield, UK; Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia, Professor of
Computer Science, Elected Fellow of ISIBM, Editor-in-Chief of Journal
of Supercomputing (Springer), University of Georgia, USA; Prof. Kevin
Daimi, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Science and
Software Engineering Programs, Department of Mathematics, Computer
Science and Software Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit,
Michigan, USA; Prof. Gerry Vernon Dozier, Professor of Computer Science,
Chair of Department of Computer Science and Director of Center for
Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences, Center for Cyber Defense, North
Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina, USA; Dr. Michael R.
Grimaila, Associate Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology,
Systems Engineering, Fellow of ISSA, CISM, CISSP, IAM/IEM, Editorial
Board of ISSA Journal, Air Force Center of Cyberspace Research, Advisor
to the Prince of Wales Fellows & Prince Edward Fellows at MIT and
Harvard Universities and PC member of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence
Centre of Excellence (CCD COE); Prof. Kun Chang Lee, Professor of MIS
and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Business School and Department
of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea;
Prof., Dr., Dr.h. Victor Malyshkin, Head of Supercomputer Software
Department (SSD), Institute of Computational Mathematics and
Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia;
Prof. George Markowsky, Professor and Chair of Computer Science,
Associate Director of School of Computing and Information Science,
Chair of International Advisory Board of IEEE IDAACS and Director 2013
Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, Chair Bangor Foreign
Policy Forum, Cooperating Professor of Mathematics & Statistics
Department UMaine, Cooperating Professor of School of Policy &
International Affairs UMaine, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA;
Prof. Andy Marsh, Director of HoIP, Director of HoIP Telecom, UK,
Secretary-General of WABT, Vice- president of ICET, Visiting Professor,
University of Westminster, UK; Prof. James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park,
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National
University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), Korea, President of
KITCS, Presidentof FTRA, Editor-in-Chiefs of HCIS, JoC and IJITCC
Journals; Ashu M. G. Solo (Publicity Chair), Fellow of British
Computer Society, Principal R&D Engineer, Maverick Technologies
America; Prof. Sang C. Suh, Head and Professor of Computer Science,
Vice President, of Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS),
Director of Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering Lab (ICEL), Texas A&M
University, Com., Texas, USA; Prof. Layne T. Watson, IEEE Fellow,
NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of
Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University,
Virginia, USA

The 2013 Program Committee for SAM conference is currently being
compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned
leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the
highest ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of
various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program directors of
research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the
Program Committee should email daimikj@udmercy.edu
the following information for consideration/evaluation: Name,
affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address,
a one-page biography that includes research expertise, and details of
two recent papers on security.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

SAM is an international conference that serves researchers, scholars,
professionals, students, and academicians who are looking to both foster
working relationships and gain access to the latest research results.
It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of
other research conferences; namely, The 2013 World Congress in Computer
Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP). The
Congress is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to
have 2,100 or more attendees from over 85 countries.

The 2013 Congress will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic
Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid
Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA’s JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), Prof. Haym Hirsh (Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
and former director of Division of Information and Intelligent Systems,
National Science Foundation, USA), Dr. Flavio Villanustre (Vice-
President, HPCC Systems), and many other distinguished speakers. To
get a feeling about the Congress’s atmosphere, see the 2012 delegates
photos available at: http://infinitydempsey.smugmug.com/WorldComp

An important mission of the Congress is “Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The Congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The Congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives.”

One main goal of the Congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF CONGRESS:

As of December 2012, papers published in the Congress proceedings have
received over 27,000 citations (includes about 2,000 self-citations).
Citation data obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ .

CONTACT:

Inquiries should be sent to: daimikj@udmercy.edu

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