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Mar 28

Eight Conference on Security and Cryptography for Networks

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SCN 2012

Eight Conference on Security and Cryptography for Networks

September 5-7, 2012, Amalfi, Italy

http://scn.dia.unisa.it/
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The Eight Conference on Security and Cryptography for Networks
(SCN 2012) aims at bringing together researchers in the field of
cryptography and information security, practitioners, developers,
and users to foster cooperation, exchange techniques, tools,
experiences and ideas. The conference seeks submissions from
academia, government, and industry presenting novel research on
all practical and theoretical aspects of cryptography and
information security.

The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished
research of theoretical and practical impact, including concepts,
techniques, applications and practical experiences.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that
have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a
conference/workshop with proceedings or a journal.

Topics
All topic areas related to cryptography and information security
are of interest and in scope.  Suggested  topics include but are
not restricted to:

Anonymity and Privacy
Applied Cryptography and Implementations
Authentication, Identification and Access Control
Block and Stream Ciphers
Complexity-Theoretic Cryptography
Cloud Computing Security
Cryptanalysis
Cryptographic Hash Functions
Cryptographic and Security Protocols
Digital Signatures and Message Authentication Codes
Distributed Systems Security
Formal Security Methods
Information-Theoretic Security
Network, Web and Wireless Security
Public-Key Encryption
Physical Cryptography
Security Architectures and Models
Software and Systems Security

Submissions
Authors are invited to submit electronically (PDF format) a
non-anonymous extended abstract. The extended abstract should be
typeset using 11-point or larger fonts, in a single-column,
single-spacing format reasonable margins all around. Submissions
deviating significantly from these guidelines risk rejection
without consideration of their merits.

All submissions will be treated as confidential, and will only
be disclosed to the committee and their chosen sub-referees.

The submission should begin with a title, followed by the names,
affiliations and contact information of all authors, and a short
abstract. The length of the submission should be at most 12 pages
excluding the title page, bibliography and appendices. The
extended abstract should clearly indicate the results achieved,
their significance, and their relation to other work in the area.
Referees are not required to read appendices; the paper should be
intelligible without them. Submissions must not substantially
duplicate work that was published elsewhere, or work that any of
the authors has submitted in parallel to a journal or to any
other conference or workshop with proceedings.

Best Paper Award
All submissions are eligible for the Best Paper award. The
committee may decide to split the award between multiple papers,
or to decline to make an award.

Proceedings
Proceedings are expected to be published by Springer in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.  Selected
papers from the conference will be invited to a special issue of
the Journal of Computer Security.

Dates and Deadlines
Submission: 10PM PST, May 3, 2012
Notification to authors: June 15, 2012
Camera-Ready Version: June 27, 2012
Conference: September 5-7, 2012

Presentation
Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will
be presented at the conference.

Program Chair
Ivan Visconti, University of Salerno, Italy

Program Committee
Masayuki Abe, NTT, Japan
Amos Beimel, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Carlo Blundo, University of Salerno, Italy
Alexandra Boldyreva, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Xavier Boyen, PARC, USA
Dario Catalano, University of Catania, Italy
Melissa Chase, Microsoft Research Redmond, USA
Dana Dachman-Soled, Microsoft Research New England, USA
Stefan Dziembowski, University of Warsaw, Poland and Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Pierre-Alain Fouque, ENS, France
Juan Garay, AT&T Labs-Research, USA
Vipul Goyal, Microsoft Research, India
Brett Hemenway, University of Michigan, USA
Martin Hirt, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Dennis Hofheinz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Stanislaw Jarecki, UCI, USA
Gregory Neven, IBM Research, Switzerland
Carles Padro, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Benny Pinkas, Bar Ilan University, Israel, and Google, USA
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Matt Robshaw, Orange Labs, France
Alon Rosen, IDC Herzliya, Israel
abhi shelat, University of Virginia, USA
Francois-Xavier Standaert, UCL, Belgium
Dominique Unruh, University of Tartu, Estonia
Bogdan Warinschi, University of Bristol, UK
Daniel Wichs, IBM Research T.J. Watson, USA
Moti Yung, Google, USA

General Chair
Roberto De Prisco, University of Salerno, Italy

Local Organization
Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Paolo D’Arco, University of Salerno, Italy

Steering Committee
Carlo Blundo, University of Salerno, Italy
Alfredo De Santis, University di Salerno, Italy
Ueli Maurer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Rafail Ostrovsky, UCLA, USA
Giuseppe Persiano, University of Salerno, Italy
Jacques Stern, ENS, France
Douglas Stinson, University of Waterloo, Canada
Gene Tsudik, University of California – Irvine , USA
Moti Yung, Google Inc. and Columbia University, USA
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Mar 28

Sixth International Conference “Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures for Computer Networks Security”

Sixth International Conference
“Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures
for Computer Networks Security”
(MMM-ACNS-2012) and
Second International Workshop
“Scientific Analysis and Policy Support for Cyber Security”
(SA&PS4CS-2012)

October 17-20, 2012, St. Petersburg, Russia

http://comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns12/
http://www.comsec.spb.ru/saps4cs12/

Main sponsors
1. Office of Naval Research Global, USA
2. European Office of Aerospace Research and Development USAF, USA
3. Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Organizers
* St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian
Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)
* Binghamton University (State University of New York)

Title and scope

The previous International Conferences “Mathematical Methods, Models
and Architectures for Computer Networks Security” (MMM-ACNS-2001
(http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns01/), MMM-ACNS-2003
(http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns03/), MMM-ACNS-2005
(http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns05/), MMM-ACNS-2007
(http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns07/ and MMM-ACNS-2010
(http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns10/)) organized by St. Petersburg
Institute for Informatics and Automation, Binghamton University (SUNY)
and supported by the European Office of Aerospace Research and
Development USAF, Office of Naval Research Global, and Russian
Foundation for Basic Research were successful. These conferences
demonstrated the high interest of the international scientific community
to the theoretical and practical aspects of the computer network and
information security.
The goals of MMM-ACNS-2012 Conference
(http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns12/) is to bring together leading
researchers from academia and governmental organizations as well as
practitioners to advance the states of the art and practice in the area
of computer networks and information security with a focus on novel
theoretical aspects of computer network security, facilitate personal
interactions and discussions on various aspects of information
technologies in conjunction with computer network and information
security problems arising in large-scale computer networks.

The MMM-ACNS-2012 Conference will be carried out together with the
Second International Workshop “Scientific Analysis and Policy Support
for Cyber Security” (SA&PS4CS-2012)
(http://www.comsec.spb.ru/saps4cs12/) dedicated to the methods of
scientific analysis and policy support for response to cyber intrusions
and attacks.

Topics of interest

Papers offering novel research contributions to the theoretical
aspects of the computer network and information security are solicited
for submission.
Papers may present theory, technique, and applications on topics
including but not restricted to:
* Adaptive security
* Anti-malware techniques: detection, analysis, prevention
* Anti-phishing, anti-spam, anti-fraud, anti-botnet techniques
* Applied cryptography
* Authentication, authorization and access control
* Cloud Security
* Computer and network forensics
* Covert channels
* Critical infrastructure protection
* Data and application security
* Data mining, machine learning, and bio-inspired approaches for security
* Deception systems and honeypots
* Denial-of-service attacks and countermeasures
* Digital Rights Management
* eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment security
* Embedded system security
* Formal analysis of security properties
* Information warfare
* Internet and web security
* Intrusion prevention, detection, and response
* Language-based security
* Network survivability
* New ideas and paradigms for security
* Operating system security
* Reliability and dependability
* Risks metrics, risk analysis and risk management
* Security and privacy in pervasive and ubiquitous computing
* Security event and information management
* Security for large-scale systems and critical infrastructures
* Security in social networks
* Security of emerging technologies: sensor, wireless/mobile,
peer-to-peer and overlay networks
* Security of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
* Security modeling and simulation
* Security policies
* Security protocols
* Security verification
* Security visualization
* Self-protecting and healing
* Smartphone security
* Software protection
* Trusted computing
* Trust and reputation management
* Vulnerability assessment

The main topics of the SA&PS4CS-2012 are detection, discrimination,
and attribution of various activities of malefactors and response to
cyber intrusions and attacks including national level information
operations as well as identifying emergent cyber technologies supporting
social and political activity management and trans-national distributed
computing management.

Objective of the MMM-ACNS-2012 Conference

The main objectives of the MMM-ACNS-2012 Conference are to discuss
state-of-the-art in mathematical methods and models for computer
networks and information security to promote a better understanding of
recent achievements and trends in the computer network security, as well
as making use of recent achievements in the area of advanced information
technologies for computer network and information assurance.
Security assurance of resident information and computer networks’
software is one of the important problems of the modern computer science
and information technology. The problem importance is confirmed by ever
increasing multiplicity and diversity of threads and vulnerabilities of
computer networks, permanently increasing significance and value of
information itself, and by potentially devastating consequences of
successful attacks on integrity, resource availability and information
confidentiality. Unauthorized access to computer network facilities and
network resources, especially in global networks participating in
real-time control operations, may be truly disastrous.
There are several reasons for the complexity of the problem under
study. The growing size of the network, its interconnectivity, large
number of users, increasing number of vulnerable targets within the
network (communication protocols, operating systems, servers,
applications, etc.), and the appearance of effective and previously
unknown types of attacks are among them.
An additional objective of the conference is to bring together
researchers and developers from academia, industry and governmental
organizations to exchange ideas in a broad range of topics among
researchers, security system developers and users from research and
commercial perspective.
Since the scope of the conference covers areas presenting specific
interest for basic and applied research organizations, information about
the conference will be distributed among the corresponding organizations
in Russia and worldwide. So far preliminary agreement to participate in
the conference is received from leading Russian Institutions doing basic
and applied research in Computer Science, Telecommunication and Computer
Security and from companies developing relevant industrial applications.

Objective of the SA&PS4CS-2012 Workshop

The Workshop is dedicated to the methods of scientific analysis and
policy support for response to cyber intrusions and attacks. The main
topics of the Workshop are detection, discrimination, and attribution of
various activities of malefactors and response to cyber intrusions and
attacks including national level information operations as well as
identifying emergent cyber technologies supporting social and political
activity management and trans-national distributed computing management.
The Workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners
involved in multiple disciplines concerning scientific analysis and
policy support for cyber security to exchange ideas and to learn the
latest developments in this important field.
This Workshop could promote internationally shared understanding of
the technically supportable indications and warnings for various types
of intrusions and attacks, from the isolated to the highly coordinated,
and from the forensic to strategic.
The Workshop is planned on the last day of MMM-ACNS-2012.

Submitting a paper

The MMM-ACNS-2012 welcomes original papers from academic, government,
and industry contributors on mathematical approaches and models,
state-of-the-art techniques, and novel applications in the above
proposed areas. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough review
by at least three reviewers.
Draft versions of original full papers up to 14 A4 pages (but not
less than 6 pages) in English prepared according to the instructions
provided by Springer (http://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/Authors.html),
including abstract (up to 300 words) and keywords (5 to 8), should be
submitted by
May 27, 2012
or sooner through the upload facilities at the MMM-ACNS-2012 web site
http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns12/ .
Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered.
Authors must also indicate the conference track to which the paper is
submitted.
The Program Committee will make the final selection based on peer
reviewers’ evaluation.
The primary focus is on high-quality original unpublished research,
case studies and implementation experiences.
Notification of acceptance/rejection will be disseminated by June 29,
2012.
Camera-ready versions of accepted papers (see below) are due July 11,
2012.

The speakers of the SA&PS4CS-2012 Workshop will be personally
invited. We intend to invite for participation in the session a number
of worldwide recognized specialists in cyber security from the USA,
Europe, China, Russia and other countries.

Proceedings

Program Committee plans to publish the MMM-ACNS-2012 Proceedings in
Springer series “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” (LNCS). The final
decision will be made by Springer after finalizing the reviewing
process. Instructions for authors will be provided at the MMM-ACNS-2012
web site (http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns12/).
Camera ready paper submission can be uploaded through the
MMM-ACNS-2012 web site at http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns12/.

The Proceeding of the SA&PS4CS-2012 Workshop also will be prepared.

Conference Languages

The working language of MMM-ACNS-2012 is English.

The working languages of SA&PS4CS-2012 Workshop are English and
Russian. Presentations will be simultaneously translated.

Location of the Conference and Workshop

According to the preliminary agreement, the MMM-ACNS-2012 conference
and the SA&PS4CS-2012 Workshop will take place in the historical
building “Palace of Grand Prince Vladimir Romanov,” now “House of
Scientists,” located in the heart of St. Petersburg, address: 26,
Dvortsovaya emb., St.Petersburg, 191186, Russia.
This venue allows the conference organizers to arrange for the
conference itself, as well as for the associated events (informal
discussions, reception, breaks, etc.).

Contact us

Program Committee Co-Chairman
Prof. Igor Kotenko
Head of Laboratory of Computer Security Problems
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
39, 14th Liniya, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia
Telephone: +7-(812)-328-2642
Fax: +7-(812)-328-4450
E-mail:  mmmacns[AT]comsec[DOT]spb[DOT]ru

Local contact person
Irina Podnozova
Phone: 7-(812)-328-4446   Fax:  +7(812)-328-06-85
E-mail: ipp[AT]mail[DOT]iias[DOT]spb[DOT]su

Mar 28

ESORICS 2012 : Deadline extended

*** Deadline extended to April 10, 2012 ***

CALL FOR PAPERS

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17th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2012)
Pisa, Italy — September 10-12, 2012
http://www.iit.cnr.it/esorics2012/
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ESORICS is the annual European research event in Computer Security.
The Symposium started in 1990 and has been held in several European
countries, attracting a wide international audience from both the academic
and industrial communities.  Papers offering novel research contributions
in computer security are solicited for submission to the Symposium.
The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research
and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of
papers discussing industrial research and development.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– access control
– accountability
– ad hoc networks
– anonymity
– applied cryptography
– authentication
– biometrics
– database security
– data protection
– digital content protection
– digital forensic
– distributed systems security
– electronic payments
– embedded systems security
– inference control
– information hiding
– identity management
– information flow control
– integrity
– intrusion detection
– formal security methods
– language-based security
– network security
– phishing and spam prevention
– privacy
– risk analysis and management
– secure electronic voting
– security architectures
– security economics
– security metrics
– security models
– security and privacy in cloud scenarios
– security and privacy in complex systems
– security and privacy in location services
– security and privacy for mobile code
– security and privacy in pervasive/ubiquitous computing
– security and privacy policies
– security and privacy in social networks
– security and privacy in web services
– security verification
– software security
– steganography
– systems security
– trust models and management
– trustworthy user devices
– web security
– wireless security

PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. The proceedings will be published by
Springer in the the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
All submissions should follow the LNCS template
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0)
from the time they are submitted. Submitted papers should be
at most 16 pages (using 10-point font), excluding the bibliography and
well-marked appendices, and at most 20 pages total. Committee members
are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be
intelligible without them. All submissions must be written in English.
Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esorics2012.
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 April 10, 2012 (11:59 p.m.
American Samoa time). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that
their papers will be presented at the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due: April 10, 2012 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time) [extended]
Notification to authors: June 10, 2012
Camera ready due: June 20, 2012

GENERAL CHAIR
Fabio Martinelli
National Research Council – CNR, Italy

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Sara Foresti
Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Moti Yung
Google Inc.,  USA

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Alessandro Armando, Universita` di Genova, Italy
Mikhail Atallah, Purdue University, USA
Michael Backes, Saarland University, Germany
David A. Basin, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Kevin Bauer, University of Waterloo, Canada
Joachim Biskup, University of Dortmund, Germany
Marina Blanton, University of Notre Dame, USA
Carlo Blundo, Universita` degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Liqun Chen, HP Labs, UK
Seung-Geol Choi, University of Maryland, USA
Veronique Cortier, LORIA, France
Jason Crampton, University of London, UK
Frederic Cuppens, Telecom Bretagne, France
Anupam Datta, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Univ. degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Claudia Diaz, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Wenliang Du, Syracuse University, USA
Simon Foley, University College Cork, Ireland
Keith B. Frikken, Miami University, USA
Dieter Gollmann, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Dimitris Gritzalis, AUEB, Greece
Ryan Henry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Amir Herzberg, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
Aaron Johnson, U.S. Naval Research Lab, USA
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, Germany
KwangJo Kim, KAIST, Korea
Markulf Kohlweiss, Microsoft Research, UK
Michiharu Kudo, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan
Miroslaw Kutylowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Adam J. Lee, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, USA
Wenke Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dongdai Lin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Wenjing Lou, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
John C. Mitchell, Stanford University, USA
Atsuko Miyaji, JAIST, Japan
David Naccache, ENS, France
Peng Ning, North Carolina State University, USA
Stefano Paraboschi, Universita` degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Jean-Jacques Quisquater, UCL, Belgium
Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Kui Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Peter Ryan, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary, Canada
Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
Pierangela Samarati, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
R. Sekar, Stony Brook University, USA
Elaine Shi, PARC/UC Berkley, USA
Einar Snekkenes, Gjovik University College, Norway
Abhinav Srivastava, AT&T Labs – Research, USA
Carmela Troncoso, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Yevgeniy Vahlis, AT&T, USA
Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, USA
Michael Waidner, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Shouhai Xu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Ting Yu, North Carolina State University, USA
Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

This call for papers and additional information about the conference
can be found at http://www.iit.cnr.it/esorics2012/

Mar 22

3nd International Conference on Symbolic Computation and Cryptography

SCC 2012
3nd International Conference on Symbolic Computation and Cryptography

CIEM – Castro Urdiales, Spain

11-13 July 2012,

http://scc2012.unican.es/

CALL FOR PAPERS

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for submission:                            April 28, 2012
Notification of acceptance or rejection:              May 18, 2012
Deadline for final version:                         May 30, 2012
Deadline for registration:                          June 12, 2012
Deadline for special issue JSC:                September 30, 2012

SCC 2012 is the third edition of a new series of conferences where research and development in symbolic computation and cryptography may be presented and discussed. It is organized in response to the growing interest in applying and developing methods, techniques, and software tools of symbolic computation for cryptography. The use of Lattice Reduction algorithms in cryptology and the application of Groebner bases in the context of algebraic attacks are typical examples of explored applications. The SCC 2012 conference is co-located with third Workshop on Mathematical Cryptology (WMC 2012,http://wmc2012.unican.es/), an event also organized by research group Algorithmic Mathematics And Cryptography (AMAC), which will be
held on 9-11 July 2012.

SCC 2012 aims at providing an interactive forum for interested researchers to exchange ideas and views, to present research results and progress, and to learn and discuss recent developments and emerging problems on:

– the design, modelling, and analysis of cryptographic systems and protocols for which symbolic computation may be used or needed;

– the design, implementation, and analysis of algorithms and software tools of symbolic computation that may have potential applications in cryptography.

TOPICS

Specific topics for SCC 2012 include, but are not limited to:

– Multivariate cryptography, braid group cryptography, non-commutative cryptography, and quantum cryptography.

– Code-based, factorization-based, and lattice-based cryptography.

– Algebraic attacks for block ciphers, stream ciphers, and hash functions.

– Design and analysis of algebraic, elliptic, and embedded cryptographic systems and protocols.

– Gröbner basis techniques in cryptology, algebraic number theory, and coding theory.

– Triangular sets and new techniques for solving algebraic systems over finite fields.

– Algorithms and software for symbolic computation in cryptography.

SUBMISSION

Potential participants of SCC 2012 are invited to submit extended abstracts of 3-5 pages or full papers (with at most 14 pages) describing their work to be presented at the conference. The submitted extended abstracts and full papers will be reviewed by members of the program committee (PC) for soundness and relevance to the conference.

Submission of original research papers is encouraged, while published material and work in progress will also be considered for presentation at the conference. We note that there will be no formal proceedings for the SCC 2012 conference; in particular, a paper submitted to SCC 2012 may also be submitted elsewhere after the conference.

Extended abstracts and full papers should be prepared using Springer’s LNCS LaTeX style file available on the SCC 2010 webpage and according to the instructions given therein. Submissions must be done preferably electronically via EasyChair at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=scc2012.

There will be no formal proceedings for SCC 2012 conference. However all accepted extended abstracts and full papers will be printed on the conference records for distribution during the event.

SPECIAL ISSUE — JOURNAL OF SYMBOLIC COMPUTATION
We are pleased to announce that a special issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-symbolic-computation/)
will be jointly organized with the conference.  We are pleased to announce that a special issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-symbolic-computation/) will be jointly organized with the conference. Whilst the submission to this special issue is widely open, authors of the extended abstracts and full papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be encouraged to submit their full and/or revised papers for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Symbolic Computation (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-symbolic-computation/).

PROGRAMME CHAIRS
Jean-Charles Faugère, UPMC-INRIA, France
Jaime Gutierrez, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (To be completed)

Stanislav Bulygin (Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt, Germany)
Carlos Cid (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Danilo Gligoroski (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Martin Kreuzer (Universität Passau, Germany)
Dongdai Lin (Institute of Software of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Vadim Lyubashevsky (INRIA, France)
Gregor Leander (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Ayoub Otmani (GREYC-Ensicaen & University of Caen & INRIA, France)
Ludovic Perret (LIP6-UPMC Univ Paris 6 & INRIA, France)
Vladimir Shpilrain (The City College New York, US)
Boaz Tsaban (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

LOCAL ORGANISATION

Algorithmic Mathematics And Cryptography
Universidad de Cantabria, Santander
scc2012@unican.es

Mar 21

IEEE CloudCom 2012 / Workshops: Call For Papers (Taipei, Taiwan, December 03-06, 2012)

IEEE CloudCom 2012 / Workshops: Call For Papers (Taipei, Taiwan, December 03-06, 2012)
The 4th IEEE International Conference on
Cloud Computing Technology and Science
(IEEE CloudCom 2012)

http://2012.cloudcom.org

Taipei, Taiwan, December 03-06, 2012

Sponsored by:
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Technical Commitee on Scalable Computing

== IMPORTANT DATES ==

Abstract Submission (obligatory): July 13, 2012
Full Submission: July 27, 2012
Notification: Sep. 7, 2012
Camera-ready/Author registration: Sep. 28, 2012
Workshop Proposals: April 13, 2012
Poster and Demo: Sep. 10, 2012
Poster and Demo Notification: Sep. 20, 2012
== Topics ==

1. Architecture
*Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
*Cloud Platform as a Service
*Cloud federation and hybrid cloud infrastructure
*Programming models and systems/tools
*Green data center
*Networking technologies for data center
*Cloud system design with FPGA, GPU, APU
*Monitoring, management and maintenance
*Economic and business models
*Dynamic resource provisioning

2. MapReduce
*Performance characterization and optimization
*MapReduce on multi-core, GPU
*MapReduce on hybrid distributed environments
*MapReduce on opportunistic / heterogeneous computing systems
*Extension of the MapReduce programming model
*Debugging and simulation of MapReduce systems
*Data-intensive applications using MapReduce
*Optimized storage for MapReduce applications
*Fault-tolerance & Self-* capabilities

3. Security and Privacy
*Accountability
*Audit in clouds
*Authentication and authorization
*Cryptographic primitives
*Reliability and availability
*Trust and credential management
*Usability and security
*Security and privacy in clouds
*Legacy systems migration
*Cloud Integrity and Binding Issues
4. Services and Applications
*Cloud Service Composition
*Query and discovery models for cloud services
*Trust and Security in cloud services
*Change management in cloud services
*Organization models of cloud services
*Innovative cloud applications and experiences
*Business process and workflow management
*Service-Oriented Architecture in clouds

5. Virtualization
*Server, storage, network virtualization
*Resource monitoring
*Virtual desktop
*Resilience, fault tolerance
*Modeling and performance evaluation
*Security aspects
*Enabling disaster recovery, job migration
*Energy efficient issues

6. HPC on Cloud
*Load balancing for HPC clouds
*Middleware framework for HPC clouds
*Scalable scheduling for HPC clouds
*HPC as a Service
*Performance Modeling and Management
*Programming models for HPC clouds
*HPC cloud applications
*Optimal cloud deployment for HPC

== PAPER SUBMISSION ==

Papers need to be prepared according to the IEEE CS format, and submitted in PDF format via the EasyChair submission system:
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ieeecloudcom2012

== PAPER PUBLICATION ==

Accepted conference papers will be published by IEEE CS Press (IEEE-DL & EI indexed).

== Journal Publication ==

Best Paper Awards will be presented to high quality papers.
Selected papers, after further extensions and revisions, will be published in special issues of prestigious journals

International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley) (SCI, EI)
Journal of Systems Architecture (Elsevier) (SCI, EI)
Automated Software Engineering (Springer) (SCI, EI)
Journal of Internet Technology (SCIE, EI)

Mar 06

17th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2012)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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17th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2012)
Pisa, Italy — September 10-12, 2012
http://www.iit.cnr.it/esorics2012/
******************************************************************************

ESORICS is the annual European research event in Computer Security.
The Symposium started in 1990 and has been held in several European
countries, attracting a wide international audience from both the academic
and industrial communities.  Papers offering novel research contributions
in computer security are solicited for submission to the Symposium.
The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research
and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of
papers discussing industrial research and development.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– access control
– accountability
– ad hoc networks
– anonymity
– applied cryptography
– authentication
– biometrics
– database security
– data protection
– digital content protection
– digital forensic
– distributed systems security
– electronic payments
– embedded systems security
– inference control
– information hiding
– identity management
– information flow control
– integrity
– intrusion detection
– formal security methods
– language-based security
– network security
– phishing and spam prevention
– privacy
– risk analysis and management
– secure electronic voting
– security architectures
– security economics
– security metrics
– security models
– security and privacy in cloud scenarios
– security and privacy in complex systems
– security and privacy in location services
– security and privacy for mobile code
– security and privacy in pervasive/ubiquitous computing
– security and privacy policies
– security and privacy in social networks
– security and privacy in web services
– security verification
– software security
– steganography
– systems security
– trust models and management
– trustworthy user devices
– web security
– wireless security

PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. The proceedings will be published by
Springer in the the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
All submissions should follow the LNCS template
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0)
from the time they are submitted. Submitted papers should be
at most 16 pages (using 10-point font), excluding the bibliography and
well-marked appendices, and at most 20 pages total. Committee members
are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be
intelligible without them. All submissions must be written in English.
Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esorics2012.
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 March 31, 2012 (11:59 p.m.
American Samoa time). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that
their papers will be presented at the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due: March 31, 2012 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time)
Notification to authors: June 10, 2012
Camera ready due: June 20, 2012

GENERAL CHAIR
Fabio Martinelli
National Research Council – CNR, Italy

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Sara Foresti
Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Moti Yung
Google Inc.,  USA

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Alessandro Armando, Universita` di Genova, Italy
Mikhail Atallah, Purdue University, USA
Michael Backes, Saarland University, Germany
David A. Basin, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Kevin Bauer, University of Waterloo, Canada
Joachim Biskup, University of Dortmund, Germany
Marina Blanton, University of Notre Dame, USA
Carlo Blundo, Universita` degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Liqun Chen, HP Labs, UK
Seung-Geol Choi, University of Maryland, USA
Veronique Cortier, LORIA, France
Jason Crampton, University of London, UK
Frederic Cuppens, Telecom Bretagne, France
Anupam Datta, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Univ. degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Claudia Diaz, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Wenliang Du, Syracuse University, USA
Simon Foley, University College Cork, Ireland
Keith B. Frikken, Miami University, USA
Dieter Gollmann, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Dimitris Gritzalis, AUEB, Greece
Ryan Henry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Amir Herzberg, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
Aaron Johnson, U.S. Naval Research Lab, USA
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, Germany
KwangJo Kim, KAIST, Korea
Markulf Kohlweiss, Microsoft Research, UK
Michiharu Kudo, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan
Miroslaw Kutylowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Adam J. Lee, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, USA
Wenke Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dongdai Lin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Wenjing Lou, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
John C. Mitchell, Stanford University, USA
Atsuko Miyaji, JAIST, Japan
David Naccache, ENS, France
Peng Ning, North Carolina State University, USA
Stefano Paraboschi, Universita` degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Jean-Jacques Quisquater, UCL, Belgium
Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Kui Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Peter Ryan, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary, Canada
Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
Pierangela Samarati, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
R. Sekar, Stony Brook University, USA
Elaine Shi, PARC/UC Berkley, USA
Einar Snekkenes, Gjovik University College, Norway
Abhinav Srivastava, AT&T Labs – Research, USA
Carmela Troncoso, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Yevgeniy Vahlis, AT&T, USA
Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, USA
Michael Waidner, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Shouhai Xu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Ting Yu, North Carolina State University, USA
Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

This call for papers and additional information about the conference
can be found at http://www.iit.cnr.it/esorics2012/

Mar 05

CFP 9th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2012)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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9th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2012)
Rome, Italy, July 24-27, 2012
http://secrypt.icete.org
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SECRYPT is an annual international conference covering research in
information and communication security.  The 9th International
Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2012) will be held in
Rome, Italy.  The conference seeks submissions from academia,
industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical
and practical aspects of data protection, privacy, security, and
cryptography.  Papers describing the application of security
technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned are
also encouraged.  The conference topics include, but are not limited
to:

– Access Control
– Applied Cryptography
– Authentication
– Biometrics Security and Privacy
– Critical Infrastructure Protection
– Data Integrity
– Data Protection
– Database Security and Privacy
– Digital Forensics
– Digital Rights Management
– Ethical and Legal Implications of Security and Privacy
– Formal Methods for Security
– Human Factors and Human Behaviour Recognition Techniques
– Identification, Authentication and Non-repudiation
– Identity Management
– Information Hiding
– Information Systems Auditing
– Insider Threats and Countermeasures
– Intellectual Property Protection
– Intrusion Detection & Prevention
– Management of Computing Security
– Network Security
– Organizational Security Policies
– Peer-to-Peer Security
– Personal Data Protection for Information Systems
– Privacy
– Privacy Enhancing Technologies
– Reliability and Dependability
– Risk Assessment
– Secure Cloud Computing
– Secure Software Development Methodologies
– Security Protocols
– Security and Privacy in Mobile Systems
– Security and Privacy in Complex Systems
– Security and Privacy in IT Outsourcing
– Security and Privacy in Location-based Services
– Security and Privacy in Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing
– Security and Privacy in Social Networks
– Security and Privacy in Web Services
– Security and Privacy Policies
– Security Area Control
– Security Deployment
– Security Engineering
– Security for Grid Computing
– Security in Distributed Systems
– Security Information Systems Architecture and Design and Security
Patterns
– Security Management
– Security Metrics and Measurement
– Security Requirements (Threats, Vulnerabilities, Risk, Formal
Methods, etc.)
– Security Verification and Validation
– Sensor and Mobile Ad Hoc Network Security
– Service and Systems Design and QoS Network Security
– Software Security
– Trust Management and Reputation Systems
– Ubiquitous Computing Security
– Wireless Network Security (WiFi, WiMAX, WiMedia and others)

PAPER SUBMISSIONS
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 are to be made to the
submission web site at http://www.insticc.org/Primoris.

Two categories of papers can be submitted:

– Full Paper: A full paper presents a work where the research is
completed or almost finished.  Authors of regular submitted papers
will indicate at the time of submission whether they would like
their paper to also be considered for publication as a position
paper.
– Position Paper: A position paper presents results that are
preliminary or that simply require few pages to describe. A position
paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts,
situations, methods, procedures, or results of scientific research
(bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one
of the conference topics. The acceptance of a position paper is
restricted to the categories of “short paper” or “poster”.

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the SECRYPT format
(with the exception that authors should be blinded in the submission),
which is described at http://secrypt.icete.org/paper_formats.asp.
Submission page limit is 10 pages for full paper and 6 pages for position papers.
Accepted papers will be subject to the limit of: 10 pages (for full papers), 6
pages (for short papers), and 4 pages (for posters).  Submitted papers
will be subject to a double-blind review process.  All submissions
should be anonymized. All accepted papers/posters will be published in
the conference proceedings.  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 CCIS Series book.  Authors of
accepted papers/posters must guarantee that their papers/posters will be
presented at the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES
Full Paper submission: March 19, 2012
Authors Notification (full papers): May 4, 2012
Final Full Paper Submission and Registration: May 14, 2012

CONFERENCE CHAIR
Mohammad S. Obaidat, Monmouth University, U.S.A.

PROGRAM CHAIR
Pierangela Samarati, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Wenjing Lou, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Jianying Zhou, Institute For Infocomm Research, Singapore

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Claudio Ardagna, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Ken Barker, University of Calgary, Canada
Carlo Blundo, Università di Salerno,, Italy
David Chadwick, University of Kent ,United Kingdom
Aldar Chan, Institute for Infocomm Researc,h Singapore
Ee-chien Chang, National University of Singapore Singapore
Yingying Chen, Stevens Institute of Technology,, United States
Cheng-Kang Chu, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Marco Cova, University of Birmingham,, United Kingdom
Jorge Cuellar, Siemens AG,, Germany
Frédéric Cuppens, Ecole Nationale de Télécommunications de Bretagne,, France
Reza Curtmola,  New Jersey Institute of Tech,, United States
Ricardo Dahab, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) ,, Brazil
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Roberto Di Pietro, Universita’ di Roma Tre,, Italy
Tassos Dimitriou, Athens Information Technology,, Greece
Josep Domingo-ferrer, Rovira I Virgili University of Tarragona, Spain
Eduardo B. Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Eduardo Fernández-medina, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Alberto Ferrante, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Sara Foresti, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Keith Frikken, Miami University of Ohio, United States
Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Mark Gondree, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Dimitris Gritzalis, AUEB, Greece
Yong Guan, Iowa State University, United States
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Michael Huth, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Cynthia Irvine, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Shinsaku Kiyomoto, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan
Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Bo Lang Beijing, University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Loukas Lazos,  University of Arizona, United States
Adam J. Lee,  University of Pittsburgh, United States
Patrick Lee,  Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Albert Levi, Sabanci University, Turkey
Jiguo Li, Hohai University, China
Ming Li, Utah State University, United States
Giovanni Livraga, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Emil Lupu, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Luigi Mancini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Olivier Markowitch, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Vashek Matyas, Masaryk University Czech Republic
Carlos Maziero, UTFPR – Federal University of Technology – Paraná state, Brazil
Chris Mitchell, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Atsuko Miyaji, Japan Advaned Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Marco Casassa-Mont, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, United Kingdom
David Naccache, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
Guevara Noubir,  Northeastern University, United States
Eiji Okamoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Rolf Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
Stefano Paraboschi, University of Bergamo, Italy
Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Raphael C.-w. Phan, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Radha Poovendran,  University of Washington, United States
Joachim Posegga, Institute of IT Security and Security Law, Germany
Kui Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Jian Ren, Michigan State University, United States
Sushmita Ruj, University of Ottawa Canada
Gokay Saldamli Bogazici, University MIS department, Turkey
Martin Schläffer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Miguel Soriano, UPC, Spain
Cosimo Stallo, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Neeraj Suri, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia
Chiu Tan, Temple University, United States
Juan Tapiador, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Wen-guey Tzeng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Guilin Wang, University of Wollongong, Australia
Xinyuan (Frank) Wang, George Mason University , United States
Haining  Wang, The College of William and Mary, United States
Lingyu Wang, Concordia University Canada
Osman Yagan, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Danfeng Yao, Virginia Tech, United States
Alec Yasinsac, University of South Alabama, United States
Shucheng Yu, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Wensheng Zhang, Iowa State University, United States
Futai Zhang, Nanjing Normal University, China
Wen Tao Zhu, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

This call for papers and additional information about the conference
can be found at http://secrypt.icete.org/

For any questions, please contact the program chairs:
secrypt2012@unimi.it

———————————————–

SECRYPT 2012 is part of the International Joint Conference on e-Business and
Telecommunications (ICETE 2012) that has 5 more conferences with very strong synergies between them, namely:

– DCNET: Int’l Conference on Data Communication Networking (http://www.dcnet.icete.org)
– ICE-B: Int’l Conference on e-Business (http://www.ice-b.icete.org)
– OPTICS: Int’l Conference on Optical Communication Systems (http://www.optics.icete.org)
– SIGMAP: Int’l Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (http://www.sigmap.icete.org)
– WINSYS: Int’l Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems (http://www.winsys.icete.org)

The conference program features a number of Keynote Lectures to be delivered by
distinguished world-class researchers, namely:
– Venu Govindaraju, University at Buffalo, United States
– Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University Fairfax, United States
– Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
– Geoffrey Charles Fox, Indiana University, United States
http://www.icete.org/KeynoteSpeakers.aspx

Feb 14

17th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2012) Pisa, Italy — September 10-12, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS

******************************************************************************
17th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2012)
Pisa, Italy — September 10-12, 2012
http://www.iit.cnr.it/esorics2012/
******************************************************************************

ESORICS is the annual European research event in Computer Security.
The Symposium started in 1990 and has been held in several European
countries, attracting a wide international audience from both the academic
and industrial communities.  Papers offering novel research contributions
in computer security are solicited for submission to the Symposium.
The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research
and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of
papers discussing industrial research and development.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– access control
– accountability
– ad hoc networks
– anonymity
– applied cryptography
– authentication
– biometrics
– database security
– data protection
– digital content protection
– digital forensic
– distributed systems security
– electronic payments
– embedded systems security
– inference control
– information hiding
– identity management
– information flow control
– integrity
– intrusion detection
– formal security methods
– language-based security
– network security
– phishing and spam prevention
– privacy
– risk analysis and management
– secure electronic voting
– security architectures
– security economics
– security metrics
– security models
– security and privacy in cloud scenarios
– security and privacy in complex systems
– security and privacy in location services
– security and privacy for mobile code
– security and privacy in pervasive/ubiquitous computing
– security and privacy policies
– security and privacy in social networks
– security and privacy in web services
– security verification
– software security
– steganography
– systems security
– trust models and management
– trustworthy user devices
– web security
– wireless security

PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. The proceedings will be published by
Springer in the the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
All submissions should follow the LNCS template
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0)
from the time they are submitted. Submitted papers should be
at most 16 pages (using 10-point font), excluding the bibliography and
well-marked appendices, and at most 20 pages total. Committee members
are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be
intelligible without them. All submissions must be written in English.
Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esorics2012.
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 March 31, 2012.
Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be
presented at the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due: March 31, 2012
Notification to authors: June 10, 2012
Camera ready due: June 20, 2012

GENERAL CHAIR
Fabio Martinelli
National Research Council – CNR, Italy

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Sara Foresti
Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Moti Yung
Google Inc.,  USA

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Alessandro Armando, Universita` di Genova, Italy
Mikhail Atallah, Purdue University, USA
Michael Backes, Saarland University, Germany
David A. Basin, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Kevin Bauer, University of Waterloo, Canada
Joachim Biskup, University of Dortmund, Germany
Marina Blanton, University of Notre Dame, USA
Carlo Blundo, Universita` degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Liqun Chen, HP Labs, UK
Seung-Geol Choi, University of Maryland, USA
Veronique Cortier, LORIA, France
Jason Crampton, University of London, UK
Frederic Cuppens, Telecom Bretagne, France
Anupam Datta, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Univ. degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Claudia Diaz, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Wenliang Du, Syracuse University, USA
Simon Foley, University College Cork, Ireland
Keith B. Frikken, Miami University, USA
Dieter Gollmann, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Dimitris Gritzalis, AUEB, Greece
Ryan Henry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Amir Herzberg, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
Aaron Johnson, U.S. Naval Research Lab, USA
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, Germany
KwangJo Kim, KAIST, Korea
Markulf Kohlweiss, Microsoft Research, UK
Michiharu Kudo, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan
Miroslaw Kutylowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Adam J. Lee, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, USA
Wenke Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dongdai Lin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Wenjing Lou, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
John C. Mitchell, Stanford University, USA
Atsuko Miyaji, JAIST, Japan
David Naccache, ENS, France
Peng Ning, North Carolina State University, USA
Stefano Paraboschi, Universita` degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Jean-Jacques Quisquater, UCL, Belgium
Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Kui Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Peter Ryan, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary, Canada
Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
Pierangela Samarati, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
R. Sekar, Stony Brook University, USA
Elaine Shi, PARC/UC Berkley, USA
Einar Snekkenes, Gjovik University College, Norway
Abhinav Srivastava, AT&T Labs – Research, USA
Carmela Troncoso, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Yevgeniy Vahlis, AT&T, USA
Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, USA
Michael Waidner, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Shouhai Xu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Ting Yu, North Carolina State University, USA
Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

This call for papers and additional information about the conference
can be found at http://www.iit.cnr.it/esorics2012/

Feb 10

International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2012)

10th International Conference on
Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2012)
Singapore, June 26-29, 2012
http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/acns2012

Paper submission due: February 12, 2012 (11:59PM American Samoa time)

The 10th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network
Security (ACNS 2012) will be held in Singapore. The conference seeks
submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel
research on all aspects of applied cryptography as well as network
security and privacy. Papers describing novel paradigms, original
directions, or non-traditional perspectives are also encouraged.
The conference has two tracks: a research track and an industry
track. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Access control
– Applied cryptography
– Automated  protocols analysis
– Biometric security and privacy
– Complex systems security
– Critical infrastructure protection
– Cryptographic primitives and protocols
– Data protection
– Database and system security
– Digital rights management
– Email and web security
– Identity management
– Intellectual property protection
– Internet fraud
– Intrusion detection and prevention
– Key management
– Malware
– Network security protocols
– Privacy, anonymity, and untraceability
– Privacy-enhancing technology
– Protection for the future Internet
– Secure mobile agents and mobile code
– Security in e-commerce
– Security in P2P systems
– Security in pervasive/ubiquitous computing
– Security and privacy in cloud and grid systems
– Security and privacy in distributed systems
– Security and privacy in smart grids
– Security and privacy in wireless networks
– Security and privacy metrics
– Trust management
– Usability and 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 18 pages for research track and at most 8 pages for
industry track, including the bibliography and well-marked
appendices, and should follow the LNCS style. Submissions are
to be made to the submission web site at
http://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=acns2012.
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 February 5, 2012
(11:59 p.m. Samoa time). Authors should indicate whether their
submission should be considered for the best student paper award;
any paper co-authored by at least a full time student is eligible.
Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will
be presented at the conference. Papers accepted for the research
track will be published in proceedings published by Springer’s LNCS
and available at the conference. Extended versions of selected best
papers will be invited for a special issue on the Journal of
Computer Security.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due: February 5, 2012 (11:59PM American Samoa time)
Notification to authors: April 10, 2012
Camera ready due: April 24, 2012

GENERAL CHAIR
Jianying Zhou
I2R, Singapore

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Feng Bao
I2R, Singapore

Pierangela Samarati
Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy

ORGANIZING CHAIR
Shen-Tat Goh
I2R, Singapore

PUBLICITY CHAIRS
Xinyi Huang
I2R, Singapore

Giovanni Livraga
Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Michel Abdalla      (ENS, France)
Vijay Atluri        (Rutgers University, USA)
Lucas Ballard       (Google, USA)
Paulo Barreto       (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Lujo Bauer          (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Marina Blanton      (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Carlo Blundo        (Universita’ degli Studi di Salerno, Italy)
Levente Buttyan     (Budapest Uni of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
Roy Campbell        (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Liqun Chen          (HP Labs, UK)
Chen-Mou Cheng      (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Jung Hee Cheon      (Seoul National University, Korea)
Sherman S.M. Chow   (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati (Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Robert Deng         (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Roberto Di Pietro   (Universita’ di Roma Tre, Italy)
Xuhua Ding          (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Kevin Du            (Syracuse University, USA)
Wu-Chang Feng       (Portland State University, USA)
Sara Foresti        (Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Keith Frikken       (Miami University, USA)
Rosario Gennaro     (IBM Research, USA)
Dieter Gollmann     (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Stefanos Gritzalis  (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Dawu Gu             (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
Guofei Gu           (Texas A&M University, USA)
Sushil Jajodia      (George Mason University, USA)
Stanislaw Jarecki   (University of California Irvine, USA)
Aaron Johnson       (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Angelos Keromytis   (Columbia University, USA)
Steve Kremer        (INRIA Nancy, France)
Ralf Kuesters       (University of Trier, Germany)
Miroslaw Kutylowski (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)
Adam J. Lee         (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Hui Li              (Xidian University, China)
Zhenkai Liang       (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Benoit Libert       (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Peng Liu            (Penn State University, USA)
Michael Locasto     (University of Calgary, Canada)
Javier Lopez        (University of Malaga, Spain)
Mark Manulis        (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Atsuko Miyaji       (JAIST, Japan)
Refik Molva         (EURECOM, France)
Yi Mu               (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Peng Ning           (North Carolina State University, USA)
Elisabeth Oswald    (University of Bristol, UK)
Vincent Rijmen      (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Matt Robshaw        (Orange Labs, France)
Radu Sion           (Stony Brook University, USA)
Neeraj Suri         (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Willy Susilo        (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Tsuyoshi Takagi     (Kyushu University, Japan)
Vrizlynn Thing      (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Jaideep Vaidya      (Rutgers University, USA)
Michael Waidner     (Fraunhofer, Germany)
Haining Wang        (College of William and Mary, USA)
Steve Weis          (AppDirect, USA)
Duncan Wong         (City University of Hong Kong, China)
Avishai Wool        (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Shouhuai Xu         (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
Yanjiang Yang       (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Danfeng Yao         (Virginia Tech, USA)
Moti Yung           (Google, USA)

This call for papers and additional information about the
conference can be found at http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/acns2012

The history and statistics of ACNS can be found at ACNS Home
— http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/staff/jianying/acns_home/

ACNS forum at LinkedIn —
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ACNS-Applied-Cryptography-Network-Security-4290836

Feb 10

International Conference on Security and Management (SAM 2012)

                              SAM’12
The 2012 International Conference on
Security and Management

Date and Location: July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA

http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam12

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12, 2012:    Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012:  The 2012 International Conference on Security
and Management (SAM’12)

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 40%) will appear in journals and edited research
books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, …).

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 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  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  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  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, malware
analysis, intrusion detection.
O  Security Education:
Computer security education, network security education, cyber
security education, cyber security body of knowledge, information
assurance education.

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared – The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering of
SAM (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany’s University of Siegen; UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; Georgia
Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences,
Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples
Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M
University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others.
CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list):
Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico Computing;
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int’l Council on Medical
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP – Health without
Boundaries; and others.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site (EasyChair) at:
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=sam12

Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they 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 (ie, SAM) that the paper is
being submitted for consideration must 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 will be
charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve
seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review
process. In addition, all 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). Proceedings of SAM 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
such as: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The
French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL
(covers the core scientific literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions
are journals; only about 9% are proceedings; worldcomp tracks are selected
to be among the 9% – accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID,
Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others. Though, there is
no guarantee that the proceedings will also be included in
EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, SAM proceedings were included
in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for
indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a
number of research books contracted with various publishers (such as,
Springer, Elsevier, …) – these books will be composed after the conference.
Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal special issues to be
published after the conference.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

Currently being finalized:
The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corp., USA); Prof. Hamid Arabnia
(ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Editor-in-Chief,
The Journal of Supercomputing / Springer; Board member, Journal of
Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable
Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National Academy of Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California, Berkeley,
USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information &
Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing
Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology; Professor,
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE Fellow,
TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University, Hsinchu,
Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center); Prof. Kun Chang Lee
(Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Sungkyunkwan
University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director of HoIP and Director
of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int’l Council
for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK); Prof. Layne
T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National
Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of
Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow;
Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA).
2012 Publicity Chair: Ashu M. G. Solo (Fellow of British Computer Society;
Principal/R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies
America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research Lab,
Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems Instructor,
Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)

The 2012 Program Committee for SAM 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., members of National Academy of Engineering,
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 Prof. Kevin Daimi ( 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 the name of the
conference(s) offering to help with. The list of Program Committee of
SAM 2011 appears at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/sam11/committee

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The SAM 2012 conference is being held jointly (same location and dates)
with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP 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 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 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.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling
about the conferences’ atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos
available at: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of WORLDCOMP 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. 70148

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

As of February 5, 2012, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings
have received 20,405 citations. In recent months (November 23, 2011 to
February 5, 2012; ie, in about 75 days), there had been 4,545 citations
to WORLDCOMP papers (about 1,800 citations per month). The above record
is significant (thanks to the authors). As the result of high impact
(based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, “Microsoft Academic Search”
has listed each individual track of the congress among its compiled list
of “Top Conferences”. The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of proceedings
is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable journals in
computer science and computer engineering. Citation data was obtained
obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ )

USEFUL WEB LINKS:
1. Web site of SAM’12: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
The proceedings’ Table of Contents of last offering of SAM (2011) appears at:
http://world-comp.org/proc2011/sam/contents-vol-i.pdf
2. Detailed information about citations to worldcomp proceedings:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/news
3. This announcement contains updated and current information (correct
as of the date of this message). The information that appears in this
announcement supersedes earlier ones.

CONTACT:
General inquiries should be sent to: editor@world-comp.org