[ecoop-info] CfP: 4th International Workshop on Secure Information Systems - SIS 2009 (2)

Krzysztof Szczypiorski ksz at tele.pw.edu.pl
Thu May 21 22:46:00 CEST 2009

4th International Workshop on Secure Information Systems - SIS 2009
Warsaw, Poland, 18th September, 2009
co-located with
25th National Symposium of Telecommunications and Computer Networks

SIS website: http://secgroup.pl/sis2009

Call for papers

The SIS workshop is envisioned as a forum to promote the exchange of 
ideas and results addressing complex security issues that arise in 
modern information systems. We aim at bringing together a community of 
security researchers and practitioners working in such divers areas as 
networking security, antivirus protection, intrusion detection, 
cryptography, security protocols, and others.

We would like to promote an integrated view at the security of 
information systems. As information systems evolve, becoming more 
complex and ubiquitous, issues relating to security, privacy and 
dependability become more critical. At the same time, the global and 
distributed character of modern computing - typically involving 
interconnected heterogeneous execution environments - introduces many 
new and challenging engineering and scientific problems. Providing 
protection against increasingly sophisticated attacks requires 
strengthening the interaction between different security communities, 
e.g. antivirus and networking.

New technologies lead to the emergence of new threats and attack 
strategies, involving smart mobile devices, peer-to-peer networks, 
instant messaging, VoIP, mesh networks or even networked consumer 
devices, such as house appliances or cars. Furthermore, the increasing 
openness of the communications infrastructure results in novel threats 
and can jeopardize critical enterprise and public infrastructure, such 
as industrial automation and process control systems. Not only it is 
estimated that half of all Web applications and Internet storefronts 
still contain some security vulnerabilities, but secure commerce 
applications are also exposed to increasingly elaborate attacks, 
including spyware, phishing and other social engineering methods. In 
order to develop a secure system, security has to be considered in all 
phases of the lifecycle and adequately addressed in all layers of the 
system. At the same time, good engineering has to take into account both 
scientific and economic aspects of every solution: the cost of security 
has to be carefully measured against its benefits - in particular the 
expected cost of mitigated risks.

Most companies and individuals treat security measures in information 
system as a necessary, but often uncomfortable, overhead. The increasing 
penetration of computing in all domains of everyday life means that 
security of critical business systems is often managed and maintained by 
personnel who are not knowledgeable in the field. This highlights the 
importance of usability and ease of configuration of security mechanism 
and protocols.

- Access control
- Adaptive security
- Cryptography
- Copyright protection
- Cyberforensics
- Honeypots
- Information hiding
- Intrusion detection
- Network security
- Privacy
- Secure commerce
- Security exploits
- Security policies
- Security protocols
- Security services
- Security evaluation and prediction
- Software protection
- Trusted computing
- Threat modeling
- Usability and security
- Viruses and worms
- Zero-configuration security mechanisms


Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Konrad Wrona, NATO C3 Agency, Netherlands
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Authors are invited to prepare papers of no more than ten (10) pages in 
style presented on: http://www.kstit.pl/uploads/file/Format_referatu.pdf 
including results, figures, and references.

Submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sis2009

The papers will be published on CD available at the workshop. The 
extended versions of high-quality papers selected from the workshop will 
be published in a special issue of Telecommunication Systems: Modelling, 
Analysis, Design and Management by Springer-Verlag GmbH (indexed by ISI 
Master Journal List).

Manuscript Due: June 15, 2009
Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2009
Final Manuscript Due: August 1, 2009

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