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Jan 05

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

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 January 31, 2013
Notification of acceptance March 10, 2013
Camera-ready and registration April 10, 2013

http://www.dcc.fc.up.pt/sph.cbms2013/
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This special track focuses on original unpublished research on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 healtcare;
* 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.

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.

Aug 09

3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
CLOSER website: http://closer.scitevents.org

May 8 – 10, 2013
Aachen, Germany

Co-organized by: RWTH
Sponsored by: INSTICC
INSTICC is Member of: WfMC and OMG
Technically sponsored by: SINTEF

IMPORTANT DATES:
Regular Paper Submission: November 15, 2012
Authors Notification (regular papers): January 17, 2013
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: February 7, 2013

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We would like to draw your attention to the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2013 – http://closer.scitevents.org) whose submission deadline is scheduled for November 15, 2012. We hope you can participate in this conference by submitting a paper reflecting your current research in any of the following areas:

– Cloud Computing Fundamentals
– Services Science Foundation for Cloud Computing
– Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications
– Cloud Computing Enabling Technology

The conference will be sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), co-organized by the Aachen University (RWTH) and technically sponsored by SINTEF. INSTICC is Member of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and Object Management Group (OMG).

The 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2013, focuses on the emerging area of Cloud Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure, operations, and available services through the global network. Further, the conference considers as essential the link to Services Science, acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven collaborations. The conference is nevertheless not about the union of these two (already broad) fields, but about Cloud Computing where we are also interested in how Services Science can provide theory, methods and techniques to design, analyze, manage, market etc.

We would like to highlight the presence of the following keynote speakers:
– Gottfried Vossen, WWU Münster, Germany
– Ivona Brandic, Vienna UT, Austria

CLOSER is interested in promoting high quality research as it can be confirmed by last year acceptance rates, where from 145 submissions, 19% were accepted as full papers. Additionally, 30% were presented as short papers and 14% as posters.

Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support. EHHC
A short list of presented papers will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a Special Issue of the Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems. Also a short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a SSRI Series book.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).

Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session. Please check the website for further information (http://closer.scitevents.org/BestPaperAward.aspx).

We also would like to highlight the possibility to submit to the following Special Session, whose deadline is scheduled for March 1, 2013:
– Special Session on Security Governance and SLAs in Cloud Computing (CloudSecGov)
http://closer.scitevents.org/CloudSecGov.aspx

Workshops, Special sessions, Tutorials as well as Demonstrations dedicated to other technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Workshop chairs and Special Session chairs will benefit from logistics support and other types of support, including secretariat and financial support, to facilitate the development of a valid idea.

CLOSER 2013 will be held in conjunction with WEBIST 2013 (International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies – www.webist.org/), CSEDU 2013 (International Conference on Computer Supported Education – http://www.csedu.org/) and SMARTGREENS 2013 (International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems – http://www.smartgreens.org/) in Aachen, Germany. Registration to CLOSER will enable free attendance to any sessions of WEBIST, CSEDU and SMARTGREENS conferences as a non-speaker.

Please check further details at the CLOSER conference website (http://closer.scitevents.org).
Should you have any question please don’t hesitate contacting me.

Kind regards,
Joao Teixeira
CLOSER Secretariat

Av. D. Manuel I, 27A 2.Esq.
2910-595 Setubal, Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8638
Email: closer.secretariat@scitevents.org

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CONFERENCE CHAIR:
Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen, Germany

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:
Frederic Desprez, LIP / INRIA, France
Donald Ferguson, Dell, United States
Ethan Hadar, CA Technologies, Israel
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Please check the program committee members at http://closer.scitevents.org/ProgramCommittee.aspx

CONFERENCE AREAS:

Area 1: Cloud Computing Fundamentals

– Cloud Computing Architecture
– Cloud Standards
– Cloud Application Portability
– Cloud Interoperability
– Cloud Delivery Models
– Cloud Deployment Models: Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud
– Cloud Risk, Challenges, and Governance
– Business Cloud vs. Software Cloud

Area 2: Services Science Foundation for Cloud Computing

– Semantic Web Technologies
– Web Services
– Service and Systems Design and QoS Network Security
– Service-Oriented Architecture
– Internet of Services
– Service Modeling and Specification
– Service Composition
– Service Discovery
– Service Monitoring and Control
– Business Services Realized by IT Services
– Service Innovation
– Service Operation
– Service Strategy
– Service Marketing and Management
– Information and Service Economy
– Human Beings in Service Systems
– Enterprise Architectures and Services

Area 3: Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications

– Vertical Specific Cloud Services
– Mobility
– Cloud Middleware Frameworks
– Cloud Application Architectures
– Cloud Application Scalability and Availability
– XaaS
– ITaaS
– COTS and Cloud
– Cloudsourcing
– Cloud Applications Performance and Monitoring
– Development Methods for Cloud Applications
– Economics (ROI, Costs, CAPEX/OPEX,.)
– Outsourced Production Environments
– Collective Intelligence/Crowd Computing
– Context-aware Computing and Peer to Peer Computing
– Big Data Cloud Services

Area 4: Cloud Computing Enabling Technology

– Troubleshooting and Best Practices
– Monitoring of Services, Quality of Service, Service Level Agreements
– Security and Cyber Security in the Cloud
– Performance Development and Management
– Cloud Ilities (Scalability, Availability,Reliability)
– Dynamic Capacity and Performance Management
– Cloud Optimization and Automation
– Virtualization Technologies
– Disaster Recovery
– Cloud Abstraction of Composite IT Systems
– Cloud IT Systems Reuse

 

Aug 09

Eleventh Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference – Cardis 2012

CARDIS 2012 – Call for Papers
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Eleventh Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference

Since 1994, CARDIS is the foremost international conference dedicated
to smart card research and applications. Smart cards and secure
elements are the basis for many secure systems and play a decisive
role in ID management. Established computer science areas like
hardware design, operating systems, system modeling, cryptography,
verification and networking got adapted to this fast growing
technology and investigate emerging issues resulting from it. Unlike
events devoted to commercial and application aspects of smart cards,
CARDIS conferences gather researchers and technologists who focus on
all aspects of the design, development, deployment, validation and
application of smart cards and secure elements in secure platforms or
systems.

The eleventh Smart Card Research and Advanced Application IFIP
Conference, organized by the Institute for Applied Information
Processing and Communications (IAIK), Graz University of Technology,
will be held in the Weitzer Hotel, Graz, Austria.
The program committee is seeking original papers on all aspects of
smart cards and secure elements. Submissions across a broad range of
the development phases are encouraged, from exploratory research and
proof-of-concept studies to practical applications and deployment of
smart cards and related technologies. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:
– Software for secure embedded systems (operating systems, virtual
machines, … )
– Hardware architectures for secure embedded systems
– Security of RFID systems and sensor nodes
– Security of mobile devices and applications
– Efficient and secure implementations of cryptographic algorithms
– Cryptographic protocols for embedded systems
– Physical attacks and countermeasures
– Secure applications for embedded systems
– Embedded systems networking
– Person representation in embedded systems
– Formal modeling and formal proofs
– Validation and certification of embedded systems and applications
– Identity, privacy and trust issues

Authors are invited to submit papers (PDF or PS format) with novel
contributions electronically using the submission form available on
the following web site:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cardis2012.
Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, anonymous and not
submitted to journals or other conferences/workshops that have
proceedings. Submissions must be written in English and should be at
most 15 pages in total. Papers not meeting these guidelines risk
rejection without consideration. All submissions will be
blind-refereed.

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present the paper. The proceedings will be published in
the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Accepted
papers should follow the LNCS default author instructions at
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.

Important dates
—————

Submission of papers: August 20th, 2012, 23:59 GMT+02
Notification of acceptance: October 15, 2012
Camera-ready version of papers for pre-proceedings: November 7, 2012
Workshop date: November 28–30, 2012
Final version of papers: December 17, 2012

Program Committee
—————–
N. Asokan,  Nokia Research Center, Finland
Gildas Avoine,  UCL, Belgium
Chetali Boutheina,  Trusted Labs, France
Josep Domingo Ferrer,  Rovari i Virgili University, Catalonia
Hermann Drexler,  Giesecke & Devrient, Germany
Martin Feldhofer,  NXP, Austria
Berndt Gammel,  Infineon, Germany
Tim Güneysu,  Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Helena Handschuh,  Cryptography Research Inc., USA and KU Leuven, Belgium
Michael Hutter,  TU Graz, Austria
Marc Joye,  Technicolor, France
Ioannis Krontiris,  Göthe Universität Frankfurt, Germany
Jean-Louis Lanet,  University of Limoges, France
Konstantinos Markantonakis,  Royal Holloway, UK
Andrew Martin,  University of Oxford, UK
David Naccache,  ENS, France
Elisabeth Oswald,  University of Bristol, UK
Catuscia Palamidessi,  INRIA, France
Eric Peeters,  Texas Instruments, USA
Erik Poll,  RU Nijmegen, Netherlands
Bart Preneel,  KU Leuven, Belgium
Emmanuel Prouff,  ANSSI, France
Matthieu Rivain,  CryptoExperts, France
Pankaj Rohatgi,  Cryptography Research, USA
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi,  TU Darmstadt, Germany
Jean-Pierre Seifert,  TU Berlin, Germany
Sergei Skorobogatov,  Cambridge University, UK
François-Xavier Standaert,  UCL, Belgium
Frederic Stumpf,  Fraunhofer AISEC, Germany
Marc Witteman,  Riscure, Netherlands

Organizational Committee
————————
Stefan Mangard
(Program Chair)
Infineon Technologies, Germany
Email: Stefan.Mangard AT infineon.com

Jörn-Marc Schmidt
(General Chair)
Graz University of Technology, Austria
Email: joern-marc.schmidt AT iaik.tugraz.at

Jean-Jacques Quisquater
(Publicity Chair)
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Email: jjq AT uclouvain.be

Jul 30

COSADE 2013

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!
!                                COSADE 2013
!             Fourth International Workshop on Constructive
!                 Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design
!                              Paris, France
!                             7-8 March 2013
!
!                          http://www.cosade.org
!
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Important Dates
===============

Abstract submission     24 September
Paper submission         01 October
Notification                   03 December
Final version                 17 December
Workshop                   7-8 March

Background, aim and scope
=========================

Side-channel analysis (SCA) and implementation attacks have become an
important field of research at universities and in the industry. In
order to enhance the resistance of cryptographic and security critical
implementations within the design phase, constructive attacks and
analyzing techniques may serve as a quality metric to optimize the
design and development process. Since 2010, COSADE provides an
international platform for researchers, academics, and industry
participants to present their work and their current research topics.
It is an excellent opportunity to exchange on new results with
international experts and to initiate new collaborations and
information exchange at a professional level. The workshop will
feature both invited presentations and contributed talks.

The fourth International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel
Analysis and Secure Design will be organized and held by Telecom
ParisTech, Paris, France.

The topics of COSADE 2013 include, but are not limited to:

– Constructive side-channel analysis and implementation attacks
– Semi-invasive, invasive and fault attacks
– Leakage models and security models for side-channel analysis
– Cache-attacks and micro-architectural analysis
– Decapsulation and preparation techniques
– Side-channel based reverse engineering
– Leakage Resilient Implementations
– Evaluation methodologies for side-channel resistant designs
– Secure designs and countermeasures
– Evaluation platforms and tools for testing side-channel characteristics

Submission
==========

Submitted papers should present novel contributions related to the
topics listed above. They must be original, unpublished, anonymous and
not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration of
publication. Papers must be written in English and they should not
exceed 15 pages. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk
rejection without consideration of their merits. All submissions will
be blind-refereed. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts
(PDF or PS format) by filling in the submission form available on the
following web site:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cosade2013.

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present the paper.

Publication
===========

The proceedings will be published as a Springer Lecture Notes in
Computer Science volume.

Steering committee
==================
Sorin Huss, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Werner Schindler, Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik
(BSI), Germany

Conference Chair
================
Jean-Luc Danger, TELECOM ParisTech, France

Conference Chair
================
Emmanuel Prouff, ANSSI, France

Program committee
=================
Dakshi            Agrawal            IBM, USA
Guido              Bertoni             ST Microelectronics, Italy
Ray                 Cheung            City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jean-Sébastien Coron              Tranef, France
Markus            Dichtl               Siemens AG, Germany
Hermann          Drexler             Giesecke & Devrient, Germany
Benoit              Feix                Inside, France
Catherine         Gebotys           University of Waterloo, Canada
Benedikt          Gierlichs           K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Chirstophe       Giraud              Oberthur Technologies, France
Sylvain             Guilley             Télécom ParisTech, France
Naofumi           Homma            Tohoku University, Japan
Ilya                  Kizhvatov          Riscure, The Netherlands
Markus            Kuhn                University of Cambridge, UK
Victor               Lomné             ANSSI, France
Stefan              Mangard           Infineon, Germany
Amir                 Moradi             Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Debdeep           Mukhopadhyay Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Elisabeth          Oswald             University of Bristol, UK
Axel                 Poschman        Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Anand              Rajan               Intel Corporation, USA
Matthieu           Rivain              CryptoExperts, France
Kazuo              Sakiyama        The University of
Electro-Communications Tokyo, Japan
Akashi             Satoh              RCIS, Japan
Patrick             Schaumont      Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA
Jorn-Marc        Schmidt           IAIK Graz, Austria
François-Xavier Standaert         UCL, Belgium
Hugues            Thiebeauld       RFI Global, UK
Mathias            Wagner           NXP, Germany

Jul 04

International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS)

Call For Papers

International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS)

http://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/events/essos/2013/

February 27 – March 1, 2013, Paris, France

In cooperation with (pending): ACM SIGSAC and SIGSOFT and IEEE CS (TCSE).

CONTEXT AND MOTIVATION

Trustworthy, secure software is a core ingredient of the modern world.
Hostile, networked environments, like the Internet, can allow
vulnerabilities in software to be exploited from anywhere.  To address this,
high-quality security building blocks (e.g., cryptographic components) are
necessary, but insufficient. Indeed, the construction of secure software is
challenging because of the complexity of modern applications, the growing
sophistication of security requirements, the multitude of available software
technologies and the progress of attack vectors.
Clearly, a strong need exists for engineering techniques that scale well and
that demonstrably improve the software’s security properties.

GOAL AND SETUP

The goal of this symposium, which will be the fifth in the series, is to
bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the states of the
art and practice in secure software engineering. Being one of the few
conference-level events dedicated to this topic, it explicitly aims to
bridge the software engineering and security engineering communities, and
promote cross-fertilization. The symposium will feature two days of
technical program, and is also open to proposals for both tutorials and
workshops. In addition to academic papers, the symposium encourages
submission of high-quality, informative experience papers about successes
and failures in security software engineering and the lessons learned.
Furthermore, the symposium also accepts short idea papers that crisply
describe a promising direction, approach, or insight.

TOPICS

The Symposium seeks submissions on subjects related to its goals. This
includes a diversity of topics including (but not limited to):

– scalable techniques for threat modeling and analysis of vulnerabilities
– specification and management of security requirements and policies
– security architecture and design for software and systems
– model checking for security
– specification formalisms for security artifacts
– verification techniques for security properties
– systematic support for security best practices
– security testing
– security assurance cases
– programming paradigms, models and DLS’s for security
– program rewriting techniques
– processes for the development of secure software and systems
– security-oriented software reconfiguration and evolution
– security measurement
– automated development
– trade-off between security and other non-functional requirements (in
particular
economic considerations)
– support for assurance, certification and accreditation
– empirical secure software engineering

SUBMISSION AND FORMAT

The proceedings of the symposium are published by Springer-Verlag (pending)
in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series
(http://www.springer.com/lncs).
Submissions should follow the formatting instructions of Springer LNCS.
Submitted papers must present original, non-published work of high quality.

For selected papers, there will be an invitation to submit extended versions
to a special issue in the International Journal of Information Security.

Two types of papers will be accepted:

Full papers (max 14 pages without bibliography/appendices) – May describe
original technical research with a solid foundation, such as formal analysis
or experimental results, with acceptance determined mostly based on novelty
and validation. Or, may describe case studies applying existing techniques
or analysis methods in industrial settings, with acceptance determined
mostly by the general applicability of techniques and the completeness of
the technical presentation details.

Idea papers (max 8 pages with bibliography) – May crisply describe a novel
idea that is both feasible and interesting, where the idea may range from a
variant of an existing technique all the way to a vision for the future of
security technology.
Idea papers allow authors to introduce ideas to the field and get feedback,
while allowing for later publication of complete, fully-developed results.
Submissions will be judged primarily on novelty, excitement, and exposition,
but feasibility is required, and acceptance will be unlikely without some
basic, principled validation (e.g., extrapolation from limited experiments
or simple formal analysis). In the proceedings, idea papers will clearly
identified by means of the “Idea” tag in the title.

Proposals for both tutorials and workshops are welcome. Further guidelines
will appear on the website of the symposium.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission:             September 30, 2012
Author notification:           November 22, 2012
Camera-ready:                  December 13, 2012

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

PC Co-Chairs

Jan Jürjens, TU Dortmund and Fraunhofer ISST
Ben Livshits, Microsoft Research

PC
Davide Balzarotti, EURECOM, France
Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Cristian Cadar, Imperial College, UK
Julian Dolby, IBM Research, US
Matt Fredrikson, University of Wisconsin, US
Dieter Gollmann, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Maritta Heisel, U. Duisburg Essen, Germany
Peter Herrmann, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Thorsten Holz, U. Ruhr Bochum, Germany
Sergio Maffeis, Imperial College, UK
Heiko Mantel, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Anders Møller, Aarhus University, Denmark
Haris Mouratidis, University of East London, UK
Zachary Peterson, Naval Postgraduate School, US
Frank Piessens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Erik Poll, RU Nijmegen, NL
Alexander Pretschner, TU Munich, Germany
Wolfgang Reif, University of Augsburg, Germany
Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Mohammad Zulkernine, Queens University, Canada

Jul 02

CANS 2012 – The 11th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security

CANS 2012 – The 11th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security
Darmstadt, Germany, December 12-14, 2012
http://cans2012.cased.de

CALL FOR PAPERS

The International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS) is a
recognized annual conference, focusing on all aspects of cryptology and
network security, attracting cutting-edge results from world-renowned
scientists in the area.

Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptology and network
security are solicited for submission to CANS 2012. Papers suggesting novel
paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives are
especially welcome.

Topics of Interest
====================

– Access Control
– Anonymity
– Authentication, Identification
– Biometrics
– Block and Stream Ciphers
– Cloud Security
– Cryptographic Algorithms, Protocols
– Denial of Service
– Embedded Platform Security
– Hash Functions
– (Future) Internet Security
– Key Management
– Network Security
– Peer-to-Peer Security
– Identity and Trust Management
– Public-key Cryptography
– Secure Hardware
– Security Modeling and Architectures
– Spyware Analysis and Detection
– Wireless and Mobile Security

Important Dates
=================
Submission deadline: July 15, 2012, 11:00 UTC
Notification of acceptance: September 8, 2012
Camera-ready deadline: September 15, 2012
Conference:  December 12-14, 2012

Committees
===========

General chair:
– Mark Manulis, University of Surrey, UK

Program chairs:
– Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia
– Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Technische Universität Darmstadt / Fraunhofer SIT,
Germany

Program committee:
– Michel Abdalla, ENS, France
– Gildas Avoine, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
– Feng Bao, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
– Sébastien Canard, Orange Labs, France
– Sherman Chow, University of Waterloo, Canada
– Nicolas Courtois, University College London, UK
– Emiliano De Cristofaro, PARC Research, USA
– Reza Curtmola, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
– George Danezis, Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom
– Roberto Di Pietro, Università di Roma Tre, Italy
– Juan Garay, AT&T Labs Research, USA
– Philip Hawkes, Qualcomm, Australia
– Amir Herzberg, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
– Nick Hopper, University of Minnesota, USA
– Stanislaw Jarecki, University of California, Irvine, USA
– Xuxian Jiang, North Carolina State University, USA
– Seny Kamara, Microsoft Research, USA
– Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University, USA
– Svein Johan Knapskog, NTNU – Trondheim, Norway
– Benoit Libert, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
– Atsuko Miyaji, JAIST, Japan
– Refik Molva, Eurecom, France
– Fabian Monrose, University of North Carolina, USA
– David Naccache, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
– Michael Nährig, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
– Eiji Okamoto, University of Tsubuka, Japan
– Claudio Orlandi, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
– Jacques Patarin, Universite de Versailles, France
– Raphael C.-W. Phan, Loughborough University, UK
– Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
– Vincent Rijmen, TU Graz, Austria
– Matt Robshaw, Orange Labs, France
– Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary, Canada
– Thomas Schneider, TU Darmstadt, Germany
– Elaine Shi (Rungting), UC Berkeley, USA
– Francois-Xavier Standaert, University catholique de Louvain, Belgium
– Douglas Stebila, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
– Ron Steinfeld, Macquarie University, Australia
– Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia
– Markus Ullmann, Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Germany
– Ersin Uzun, PARC Research, USA
– Frederik Vercauteren, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
– Huaxiong Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
– Michael J. Wiener, Irdeto, Canada
– Xinwen Zhang, Huawei Research Center, USA

Local arrangements committee:
– Stanislav Bulygin, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Steering committee:
– Yvo Desmedt (Chair), University College London, UK
– Matt Franklin, University of California, Davis, USA
– Juan A. Garay, AT&T Labs – Research, USA
– Yi Mu, University of Wollongong, Australia
– David Pointcheval, CNRS and ENS Paris, France
– Huaxiong Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Jun 01

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  3. “Distribute the revenues between developpers, humble bundle and charity as you want”.

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May 31

8th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM 2012)

CALL FOR PAPERS
8th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM 2012)
in conjunction with ESORICS 2012
Pisa, Italy – September 13-14, 2012

STM (Security and Trust Management) is a working group of ERCIM
(European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics). STM
2012 is the eighth workshop in this series and will be held in Pisa,
Italy, in conjunction with the 17th European Symposium on Research in
Computer Security (ESORICS 2012).  The workshop seeks submissions from
academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all
theoretical and practical aspects of security and trust in ICTs.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Access control
– Anonymity
– Applied cryptography
– Authentication
– Complex systems security
– Data and application security
– Data protection
– Data/system integrity
– Digital right management
– Economics of security and privacy
– E-services
– Formal methods for security and trust
– Identity management
– Legal and ethical issues
– Networked systems security
– Operating systems security
– Privacy
– Security and trust metrics
– Security and trust policies
– Security and trust management architectures
– Security and trust in cloud environments
– Security and trust in grid computing
– Security and trust in pervasive computing
– Security and trust in social networks
– Social implications of security and trust
– Trust assessment and negotiation
– Trust in mobile code
– Trust models
– Trust management policies
– Trust and reputation systems
– Trusted platforms
– Trustworthy systems and user devices
– Web services security

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. All submissions should be appropriately
anonymized (i.e., papers should not contain author names or affiliations,
or obvious citations). Submissions should be at most 16 pages, including
the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and should follow the LNCS
style. Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=stm2012. 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 June 16, 2012 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time).  Authors
of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented
at the workshop. Pre-proceedings will be made available at the
workshop.  As for previous STM events, it is planned to have
post-proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due: June 16, 2012
Notification to authors: July 15, 2012
Camera ready due: August 1, 2012

GENERAL CHAIR
Marinella Petrocchi
CNR, Italy

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Audun Josang
University of Oslo, Norway

Pierangela Samarati
Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Giovanni Livraga
Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany
Rose-Mharie Åhlfeldt, University of Skövde, Sweden
Alessandro Armando, Universita’ degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Gilles Barthe, IMDEA Software, Spain
Jason Crampton, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Naranker Dulay, Imperial College London, UK
Mathias Ekstedt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Carmen Fernández-Gago, University of Málaga, Spain
Sara Foresti, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jochen Haller, SAP Research, Germany
Michael Huth, Imperial College London, UK
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
Christian Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Henrik Johnsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Lalana Kagal, MIT, USA
Guenter Karjoth, IBM Research, Switzerland
Stewart Kowalski, Stokholm University, Sweden
Giovanni Livraga, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Fabio Martinelli, CNR, Italy
Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Catherine Meadows, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Stig Mjølsnes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköpings University, Sweden
Masakatsu Nishigaki, Shizuoka University, Japan
Marina Papatriantafilou, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Guenter Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Walter Quattrociocchi, CNR, Italy
Silvio Ranise, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Ketil Stolen, University of Oslo, Norway
Vipin Swarup, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Sotirios Terzis, University of Strathclyde, UK
Mahesh Tripunitara, University of Waterloo, Canada

Conference web page http://stm2012.dti.unimi.it
PC chairs email: stm2012@unimi.it

May 31

9th European PKI Workshop: Research and Applications (EuroPKI 2012)

CALL FOR PAPERS
9th European PKI Workshop: Research and Applications (EuroPKI 2012)
in conjunction with ESORICS 2012
Pisa, Italy – September 13-14, 2012

The 9th European PKI Workshop: Research and Applications (EuroPKI
2012) will be held in Pisa, Italy.  The workshop seeks submissions
from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on
all aspects of Public Key Services, Applications, and
Infrastructures. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Anonymity
– Architecture and modeling
– Attribute-based access control
– Authentication
– Authorization and delegation
– Certificates management
– Cross certification
– Directories
– eCommerce/eGovernment
– Fault-tolerance and reliability
– Federations
– Group signatures
– ID-based schemes
– Identity management
– Implementations
– Interoperability
– Key management
– Legal issues
– Long-time archiving
– Mobile PKI
– Multi-signatures
– PKI in the Cloud
– Policies and regulations
– Privacy
– Privilege management
– Protocols
– Repositories
– Risk attacks
– Scalability and performance
– Security of PKI systems
– Standards
– Timestamping
– Trust management
– Trusted computing
– Ubiquitous scenarios
– Web services security

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
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 anonymized (i.e., papers should not contain author names
or affiliations, or obvious citations). Submissions should be at most
16 pages, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and
should follow the LNCS style. Submissions are to be made to the
submission web site at easychair.org. 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 June 16, 2012 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time).  Authors
of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented
at the workshop. Pre-proceedings will be made available at the
workshop. As for all previous EuroPKI events, it is planned to have
post-proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) series.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due: June 16, 2012
Notification to authors: July 15, 2012
Camera ready due: August 1, 2012

ESORICS GENERAL CHAIR
Fabio Martinelli
CNR, Italy

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati
Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Chris Mitchell
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Giovanni Livraga
Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Lejla Batina, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
David Chadwick, University of Kent, UK
Sherman S. M. Chow, University of Waterloo, Canada
Paolo D’Arco, University of Salerno, Italy
Bao Feng, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Eduardo Fernandez-Medina, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain
Simone Fischer-Huebner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Sara Foresti, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Steven Furnell, Plymouth University, UK
Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ravi Jhawar, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Dogan Kesdogan, University of Siegen, Germany
Elisavet Konstantinou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Herbert Leitold, A-SIT, Austria
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Fabio Martinelli, CNR, Italy
Catherine Meadows, NRL, USA
Stig Mjolsnes, NTNU, Norway
Yi Mu, University of Wollongong, Australia
Svetla Nikova, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Rolf Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
Massimiliano Pala, Polytechnic Institute, USA
Stefano Paraboschi, Universita’ degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Andreas Pashalidis, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Olivier Pereira, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Gunther Pernul, Universitat Regensburg, Germany
Sasa Radomirovic, University of Luxembourg,  Luxembourg
Pierangela Samarati, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sean Smith, Dartmouth College, USA

CONFERENCE WEB PAGE: http://europki2012.dti.unimi.it
PC CHAIRS EMAIL: europki2012@unimi.it

May 29

8th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM 2012)

CALL FOR PAPERS
8th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM 2012)
in conjunction with ESORICS 2012
Pisa, Italy – September 13-14, 2012

STM (Security and Trust Management) is a working group of ERCIM
(European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics). STM
2012 is the eighth workshop in this series and will be held in Pisa,
Italy, in conjunction with the 17th European Symposium on Research in
Computer Security (ESORICS 2012).  The workshop seeks submissions from
academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all
theoretical and practical aspects of security and trust in ICTs.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Access control
– Anonymity
– Applied cryptography
– Authentication
– Complex systems security
– Data and application security
– Data protection
– Data/system integrity
– Digital right management
– Economics of security and privacy
– E-services
– Formal methods for security and trust
– Identity management
– Legal and ethical issues
– Networked systems security
– Operating systems security
– Privacy
– Security and trust metrics
– Security and trust policies
– Security and trust management architectures
– Security and trust in cloud environments
– Security and trust in grid computing
– Security and trust in pervasive computing
– Security and trust in social networks
– Social implications of security and trust
– Trust assessment and negotiation
– Trust in mobile code
– Trust models
– Trust management policies
– Trust and reputation systems
– Trusted platforms
– Trustworthy systems and user devices
– Web services security

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. All submissions should be appropriately
anonymized (i.e., papers should not contain author names or affiliations,
or obvious citations). Submissions should be at most 16 pages, including
the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and should follow the LNCS
style. Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=stm2012. 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 June 16, 2012 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time).  Authors
of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented
at the workshop. Pre-proceedings will be made available at the
workshop.  As for previous STM events, it is planned to have
post-proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due: June 16, 2012
Notification to authors: July 15, 2012
Camera ready due: August 1, 2012

GENERAL CHAIR
Marinella Petrocchi
CNR, Italy

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Audun Josang
University of Oslo, Norway

Pierangela Samarati
Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Giovanni Livraga
Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany
Rose-Mharie Åhlfeldt, University of Skövde, Sweden
Alessandro Armando, Universita’ degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Gilles Barthe, IMDEA Software, Spain
Jason Crampton, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Naranker Dulay, Imperial College London, UK
Mathias Ekstedt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Carmen Fernández-Gago, University of Málaga, Spain
Sara Foresti, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jochen Haller, SAP Research, Germany
Michael Huth, Imperial College London, UK
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
Christian Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Henrik Johnsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Lalana Kagal, MIT, USA
Guenter Karjoth, IBM Research, Switzerland
Stewart Kowalski, Stokholm University, Sweden
Giovanni Livraga, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Fabio Martinelli, CNR, Italy
Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Catherine Meadows, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Stig Mjølsnes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköpings University, Sweden
Masakatsu Nishigaki, Shizuoka University, Japan
Marina Papatriantafilou, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Guenter Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Walter Quattrociocchi, CNR, Italy
Silvio Ranise, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Ketil Stolen, University of Oslo, Norway
Vipin Swarup, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Sotirios Terzis, University of Strathclyde, UK
Mahesh Tripunitara, University of Waterloo, Canada

Conference web page http://stm2012.dti.unimi.it
PC chairs email: stm2012@unimi.it