Calls for Papers

IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy


Last Modified:07/21/14

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Special Issues of Journals and Handbooks

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Emerging topics in Cyber Security, 2015, (Submission Due 1 September 2014) [posted here 03/31/14]

Editor: Giorgio Di Natale (LIRMM, France) and Stefano Zanero (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Cyber Security is a topic which is getting a very high level of attention from researchers, decision makers, policy makers and from the general public. The value of digital information is growing dramatically. Physical systems coupled with computing devices (so-called cyber-physical systems) carry out functions that are fundamental for our society. Protecting these emerging critical digital infrastructures is an increasingly relevant objective from a military and political point of view. For this reason, the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) seek original manuscripts for a Special Issue on Emerging Topics in Cyber Security, scheduled to appear in the first issue of 2015. TETC is the newest Transactions of the IEEE Computer Society, and it uses an Open Access model exclusively. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of cyber security systems, to deal with emerging computing technologies and applications. Given the the peculiar nature of TETC, we are seeking in particular papers that are more "far-reaching" than is usual for journal submissions, as long as they show promise for opening up new areas of study, or questioning long-held beliefs and tenets of the cybersecurity field.

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Journal of Computer Security, Special Issue on Security and High Performance Computing Systems, 2015, (Submission Due 15 September 2014) [posted here 06/23/14]

Editor: Luca Spalazzi (Università di Ancona, Italy) and Luca Viganò (King's College London, UK)

Providing high performance computing and security is a challenging task. On the one hand, Internet, operating systems and distributed environments currently suffer from poor security support and cannot resist common attacks. On the other hand, adding security measures typically degrades performance. The relationships between security and high performance computing systems thus raise a number of problems and challenges that are of interest for this special issue, such as (but not limited to) the following ones: (1). How to enforce security requirements in high performance computing systems. For instance, which kind of obfuscation techniques can enforce privacy in a cloud storage, or how grid security can be verified at design-time (formal verification) or at run-time (run-time verification). In this case, safety properties can also be addressed, such as availability and fault tolerance for high performance computing systems. (2). How to use high performance computing systems to solve security problems. For instance, a grid computation can break an encryption code, and a cluster can support high performance intrusion detection or a distributed formal verification system. More generally, this topic addresses every efficient use of a high performance computing systems to improve security. (3). The tradeoffs between maintaining high performance and achieving security in computing systems and solutions to balance the two objectives. In all these directions, various formal analyses, as well as performance analyses or monitoring techniques can be conducted to show the efficiency of a security infrastructure. The special issue seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of computer and network security, as well as case studies and implementation experiences. Papers should have practical relevance to the construction, evaluation, application, or operation of secure systems. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Access Control
- Accounting and Audit
- Anonymity
- Applied Cryptography
- Authentication
- Cloud Security
- Commercial and Industry Security
- Cryptographic Protocols
- Data and Application Security
- Data/System Integrity
- Database Security
- Digital Rights Management
- Formal Verification of Secure Systems
- Identity Management
- Inference/Controlled Disclosure
- Information Warfare
- Intellectual Property Protection
- Intrusion and Attack Detection
- Intrusion and Attack Response
- Key Management
- Privacy-Enhancing Technology
- Secure Networking
- Secure System Design
- Security Monitoring & Management
- Security for Mobile Code
- Security for Specific Domains (e.g., E-Government, E-Business, P2P)
- Security in IT Outsourcing
- Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks
- Security in Untrusted & Adversarial Environments and Systems
- Security in Operating Systems
- Security Location Services
- Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures
- Security Visualization
- Smartcards
- Trust Management Policies
- Trust Models
- Web Security
- Web Services Security

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IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Special Issue on Cyber Crime, 2015, (Submission Due 1 October 2014) [posted here 04/28/14]

Editor: Wojciech Mazurczyk (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland), Thomas J. Holt (School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, USA) and Krzysztof Szczypiorski (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

Cyber crimes reflect the evolution of criminal practices that have adapted to the world of information and communication technologies. Cybercriminality has become a curse of the modern world with the potential to affect every one nationally and/or internationally. Individuals, companies, governments and institutions may become victims as well as (involuntary) helpers of cyber criminals. The inability to provide cyber-security can potentially have a tremendous socio-economic impact on global enterprises as well as individuals. The aim of this special issue is to bring together the research accomplishments provided by the researchers from academia and the industry. The other goal is to show the latest research results in the field of cyber crime. Prospective authors will be encouraged to submit related distinguished research papers on the subject of both: theoretical approaches and practical case reviews. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Cyber-crime science
- Emerging cybercriminals techniques and countermeasures
- Cyber forensics and anti-forensic procedures, techniques, tools and analysis
- Cyber crime investigations & incident response
- Active and passive cyber crime defense techniques, tools and mechanisms
- Cybersecurity testbeds, tools, methodologies
- Cyber threat modeling analysis, cyber risk and vulnerability assessment
- Cyber warfare & cyber terrorism
- Cybersecurity economic modeling and metrics
- Cybersecurity standards, policy, law, and regulation
- Legal, ethical and policy issues related to cyber crime
- Human and behavioral issues in cyber crime
- Network traffic analysis and modelling for cyber crime science
- Deviant activities and crime patterns
- Insider threat detection and prevention
- Misuse of personal data and the right to online privacy

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Elsevier Computer Communications Journal, Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Unified Communications: Challenges and Solutions, 2015, (Submission Due 31 October 2014) [posted here 07/14/14]

Editor: Georgios Karopoulos (Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy), Georgios Portokalidis (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA), Josep Domingo-Ferrer (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia), Ying-Dar Lin (National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan), Dimitris Geneiatakis (Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy), and Georgios Kambourakis (University of the Aegean, Greece)

Unified Communications (UC) merge different communication technologies, types of products, and services, from various manufacturers, operators, and countries, following diverse policies and standards. Specifically, in the context of UC, a range of communication tools are integrated in a way that both corporations and individuals are able to manage all their communications in one entity instead of doing it disjointly. It is therefore said that UC bridges the opening between the various computer related communication technologies and Voice over IP (VoIP). However, this high level of heterogeneity expands the risks related to security and privacy that stakeholders should deal with. To eliminate or even prevent the increasing threats to end-users and operators, it is important to explore this growing and timely research topic. This feature topic will benefit the research community towards identifying challenges and disseminating the latest methodologies and solutions to UC security and privacy issues. Its objective is to publish high-quality articles presenting open issues, algorithms, protocols, policies, frameworks, standards, and solutions for UC related to security and privacy. Only technical papers describing previously unpublished, original, state-of-the-art research, and not currently under review by a conference or a journal will be considered. Reviews and case studies which address state-of-art research and state-of-practice industry experiences are also welcomed. We solicit papers in a variety of topics related to unified communications security and privacy, including, but not limited to:
- Authorization and access control for UC services
- Denial of service prevention schemes for UC
- Reliability and availability issues on UC
- Penetration testing, intrusion detection and prevention
- End-to-end security solutions
- Cryptographic protocols for UC
- Voice security
- Signaling security and privacy
- Multimedia application security and privacy analysis
- Multimedia communication platforms vulnerabilities and attacks
- Security and privacy in mobile communication services
- Smartphone multimedia apps security and privacy
- Social networking security and privacy
- Testbed and case studies for secure and private UC services
- Trust establishment in UC
- IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) security
- Privacy and identity management
- Privacy enhancing technologies for UC
- Privacy models for UC
- Security and privacy assessment for UC
- Security policies
- Auditing, verification, and validation of UC services
- Risk analysis and management
- Cyber-security issues affecting UC
- Protection of UC as a Critical Information Infrastructure
- VoIP peering security issues

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Conference and Workshop Call-for-papers

July 2014

MTD 2014 1st ACM Workshop on Moving Target Defense, Held in conjunction with the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM-CCS 2014), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, November 3, 2014. (Submission Due 22 July 2014) [posted here 04/21/14]
The static nature of current computing systems has made them easy to attack and harder to defend. Adversaries have an asymmetric advantage in that they have the time to study a system, identify its vulnerabilities, and choose the time and place of attack to gain the maximum benefit. The idea of moving-target defense (MTD) is to impose the same asymmetric disadvantage on the attacker by making systems dynamic and harder to predict. With a constantly changing system and its ever adapting attack surface, the attacker will have to deal with a great deal of uncertainty just like defenders do today. The ultimate goal is to level the cybersecurity playing field for defenders versus attackers. This workshop seeks to bring together researchers from academia, government, and industry to report on the latest research efforts on moving-target defense, and to have productive discussion and constructive debate on this topic. We solicit submissions on original research in the broad area of MTD, with possible topics such as those listed below. Since this is still a research area in a nascent stage, the list should only be used as a reference. We welcome all works that fall under the broad scope of moving target defense, including research that shows negative results. Topics include:
- System randomization
- Artificial diversity
- Cyber maneuver
- Bio-inspired defenses
- Dynamic network configuration
- Moving target in the cloud
- System diversification techniques
- Dynamic compilation techniques
- Adaptive defenses
- Analytical models for MTD
- Large-scale MTD (using multiple techniques)

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WISCS 2014 1st ACM Workshop on Information Sharing and Collaborative Security, Held in conjunction with the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM-CCS 2014), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, November 3, 2014. (Submission Due 25 July 2014) [posted here 04/28/14]
Sharing of security related information is believed to greatly enhance the ability of organizations to defend themselves against sophisticated attacks. If one organization detects a breach the automated sharing of observed security indicators (such as IP addresses, domain names etc.) provide valuable, actionable information to others. Through analyzing shared data it seems possible to get much better insights into emerging attacks. Sharing higher level intelligence about campaigns, threat actors and mitigations is also of great interest. Both in the US and the EU there are major efforts underway to strengthen information sharing. Yet there are a number of technical and policy challenges to realizing this vision. Which information exactly should be shared? How can privacy and confidentiality be protected? How can we create high-fidelity intelligence from shared data without getting overwhelmed by false positives? The first Workshop on Information Sharing and Collaborative Security (WISCS 2014) aims to bring together experts and practitioners from academia, industry and government to present innovative research, case studies, and legal and policy issues. Topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
- Collaborative intrusion detection
- Case studies for information sharing
- Domain name and IP address blacklisting
- Collaborative approaches to spear-phishing and DDoS attacks
- Data deidentification
- Privacy and confidentiality
- Cryptographic protocols for collaborative security
- Scalability of security analysis on shared data
- Ontologies and standards for sharing security data
- Human factors in collaboration
- Policy and legal issues
- Surveillance issues
- Trust models
- Attacks on information sharing
- Economics of security collaboration

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CCSW 2014 ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop (CCSW), Held in conjunction with the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2014), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, November 7, 2014. (Submission Due 30 July 2014) [posted here 06/02/14]
Notwithstanding the latest buzzword (grid, cloud, utility computing, SaaS, etc.), large-scale computing and cloud-like infrastructures are here to stay. The exact form they take is still for the markets to decide, yet one thing is certain: clouds bring with them new deployment models and hence new adversarial threats and vulnerabilities. CCSW brings together researchers and practitioners in all security aspects of outsourced computing, including:
- practical cloud security solutions
- practical cryptography for cloud security
- secure cloud resource virtualization
- network virtualization
- secure data management outsourcing
- practical privacy & integrity for outsourcing
- foundations of cloud-centric threat models
- secure & verifiable computation outsourcing
- remote attestation mechanisms in clouds
- sandboxing and VM-based enforcements
- trust and policy management in clouds
- secure identity management mechanisms
- cloud-aware web service security paradigms
- cloud-centric regulatory compliance
- business & security risk models in the cloud
- cost & usability models and their interaction with security
- scalability of security in global-size clouds
- trusted computing technology and clouds
- binary analysis for remote attestation and cloud protection
- cloud network security (DoS defense, IDS)
- security for cloud programming models
- energy/costs/efficiency of security in clouds

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August 2014

VizSec 2014 11th Visualization for Cyber Security, Paris, France, November 10, 2014. (Submission Due 1 August 2014) [posted here 04/14/14]
The 11th Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) is a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to address the needs of the cyber security community through new and insightful visualization and analysis techniques. VizSec provides an excellent venue for fostering greater exchange and new collaborations on a broad range of security- and privacy-related topics. Full papers describing novel contributions in security visualization are solicited. Papers may present techniques, applications, practical experience, theory, analysis, or experiments and evaluations. We encourage the submission of papers on technologies and methods that promise to improve cyber security practices, including, but not limited to:
- Situation awareness and/or understanding
- Incident handling including triage, exploration, correlation, and response
- Computer forensics
- Recording and reporting results of investigations
- Reverse engineering and malware analysis
- Multiple data source analysis
- Analyzing information requirements for computer network defense
- Evaluation and/or user testing of VizSec systems
- Criteria for assessing the effectiveness of cyber security visualizations (whether from a security goal perspective or a human factors perspective)
- Modeling system and network behavior
- Modeling attacker and defender behavior
- Studying risk and impact of cyber attacks
- Predicting future attacks or targets
- Security metrics and education
- Software security
- Mobile application security
- Social networking privacy and security

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SafeConfig 2014 Workshop on Cyber Security Analytics and Automation, Held in conjunction with the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2014), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, November 3, 2014. (Submission Due 4 August 2014) [posted here 06/30/14]
Ensuring correctness and integrity of system configurations and associated policies are key to proper functioning, accessibility, security, privacy and resilience of modern information systems and services. However, this is a daunting in large enterprise systems that may contain millions of physical and/or virtual components that must be properly configured and secured from unauthorized access. Furthermore, the configuration variables often have explicit or hidden interdependencies that must be understood in order to ensure proper end to end behavior. The new sophisticated cyber security threats demand new security techniques and approaches that offer proactive, intelligent and a holistic security analytics based on analyzing the system artifacts including system traces, configurations, logs, incident reports, alarms and network traffic. Scalable analytics techniques are essential to handle large volumes of data and to normalize, model, integrate, analyze and respond to threats in real time. As the current technology moves toward "smart" cyber infrastructure and open networking platforms (e.g. OpenFlow and virtual computing) and integration of large variety of sensors, the need for large-scale security analytics and automation becomes essential to enable intelligent response, automated defense, and network resilience and agility. This workshop offers a unique opportunity by bringing together researchers from academia, industry as well as government agencies to discuss the challenges listed above, to exchange experiences, and to propose joint plans for promoting research and development in this area. SafeConfig is a one day forum that includes invited talks, technical presentations of peer-reviewed papers, poster/demo sessions, and joint panels on research collaboration. SafeConfig was started in 2009 and has been continuously running since then. It provides a unique forum to explore theoretical foundations, algorithmic advances, modeling, and evaluation of configuration related challenges for large scale cyber and cyberphysical systems.

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TrustCol 2014 9th IEEE International Workshop on Trusted Collaboration, Held in conjunction with IEEE CollaborateCom 2014, Miami, Florida, USA, October 22, 2014. (Submission Due 10 August 2014) [posted here 07/21/14]
The key goal of this workshop is to foster active interactions among diverse researchers and practitioners, and generate added momentum towards research in finding viable solutions to the security and privacy challenges faced by the current and future collaborative systems and infrastructures. We solicit unpublished research papers, both regular (8 pages max) and short (4 pages max) papers, that address theoretical issues and practical implementations/experiences related to security and privacy solutions for collaborative systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Secure dynamic coalition environments
- Privacy control in collaborative environments
- Secure workflows for collaborative computing
- Policy-based management of collaborative workspace
- Secure middleware for large scale collaborative infrastructures
- Security and privacy issues in mobile collaborative applications
- Identity management for large scale collaborative infrastructures
- Semantic web technologies for secure collaborative infrastructure
- Trust models, trust negotiation/management for collaborative systems
- Access control models and mechanisms for collaboration environments
- Protection models and mechanisms for peer-to-peer collaborative environments
- Delegation, accountability, and information flow control in collaborative applications
- Intrusion detection, recovery and survivability of collaborative systems/infrastructures
- Security of web services and grid technologies for supporting multidomain collaborative applications
- Security and privacy challenges in cloud-based collaborative applications
- Insider threats in collaborative systems/applications

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ACSW-AISC 2015 Australasian Information Security Conference, Held as part of Australasian Computer Science Week, Sydney, Australia, January 27-30, 2015. (Submission Due 18 August 2014) [posted here 04/28/14]
AISC aims at promoting research on all aspects of information security and increasing communication between academic and industrial researchers working in this area. We seek submissions from academic and industrial researchers on all theoretical and practical aspects of information security. Suggested topics include, but are not restricted to: access control; anonymity and pseudonymity; cryptography and cryptographic protocols; database security; identity management and identity theft; intrusion detection and prevention; malicious software; network security; privacy enhancing technologies; and trust and risk.

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BDSP 2014 1st IEEE International Workshop on Big Data Security and Privacy, Washington DC, USA, October 27-30, 2014. (Submission Due 30 August 2014) [posted here 05/12/14]
Big Data is characterized by the integration of a significant amount of data, of varying modalities or types, at a pace that cannot be handled by traditional data management systems. This has sparked innovation in the collection, processing and storage of this data. The analytic systems built to leverage Big Data have yielded (and hold even greater promise to uncover) remarkable insights that enable a host of new applications that were not thought possible prior to the era of Big Data. However, with this capacity to contribute to and benefit the greater good comes the responsibility to protect the subjects referenced in the data sets. In this context, the old adage is correct - "With great power, comes great responsibility". Ultimately, the data subjects own the data and they stand to suffer most significantly from the data's compromise. Thus, there needs to be advances in techniques for 1) ingesting Big Data in a secure and privacy-preserving, 2) performing Big Data analysis in a secure environment and in a privacy-preserving manner, and 3) storing and enforcing retention policy securely (and in private modes) for Big Data systems. If these solutions are not in place, then the willingness of people to contribute their data to be included in a Big Data system decreases. Additionally, Big Data professionals need to perform risk analyses, as they relate to security and privacy, to get a realistic view of the safety of the landscape. There is a lot of work to be done in this emerging field. This workshop is a venue for researchers and practitioners to come together and tackle them in a supportive and stimulating environment.

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September 2014

ESSoS 2015 6th International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems, Milan, Italy, March 4-6, 2015. (Submission Due 8 September 2014) [posted here 06/23/14]
Trustworthy, secure software is a core ingredient of the modern world. So is the Internet. 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. The goal of this symposium, which will be the sixth 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. In addition to academic papers, the symposium encourages submission of high-quality, informative industrial 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. Paper submissions are solicited in all areas relating to secure software and secure systems research, including but not limited to:
- Cloud security, virtualization for security
- Mobile devices security
- Automated techniques for vulnerability discovery and analysis
- Model checking for security
- Binary code analysis, reverse-engineering
- Programming paradigms, models, and domain-specific languages for security
- Operating system security
- Verification techniques for security properties
- Malware: detection, analysis, mitigation
- Security in critical infrastructures
- Security economics
- Security by design
- Static and dynamic code analysis for security
- Web applications security
- Program rewriting techniques for security
- Security measurements
- Empirical secure software engineering
- Security-oriented software reconfiguration and evolution
- Computer forensics
- Processes for the development of secure software and systems
- Human-computer interaction for security
- Security testing
- Embedded software security

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ICISSP 2015 1st International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ESEO, Angers, Loire Valley, France, February 9-11, 2015. (Submission Due 9 September 2014) [posted here 06/30/14]
The International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address security and privacy challenges that concern information systems, especially in organizations, including not only technological issues but also social issues. The conference welcomes papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications addressing all aspects of security and privacy, such as methods to improve the accuracy of data, encryption techniques to conceal information in transit and avoid data breaches, identity protection, biometrics, access control policies, location information and mobile systems privacy, transactional security, social media privacy control, web and email vulnerabilities, trust management, compliance violations in organizations, security auditing, and so on. Cloud computing, big data, and other IT advances raise added security and privacy concerns to organizations and individuals, thus creating new research opportunities. Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:
- Data and Software Security
- Trust
- Privacy and Confidentiality
- Mobile Systems Security
- Biometric Authentication

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CODASPY 2015 5th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, San Antonio, Texas, USA, March 2-4 2015. (Submission Due 15 September 2014) [posted here 07/21/14]
Data and applications security and privacy has rapidly expanded as a research field with many important challenges to be addressed. The goal of the ACM Conference on Data and Applications Security (CODASPY) is to discuss novel, exciting research topics in data and application security and privacy and to lay out directions for further research and development in this area. The conference seeks submissions from diverse communities, including corporate and academic researchers, open-source projects, standardization bodies, governments, system and security administrators, software engineers and application domain experts. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Application-layer security policies
- Access control for applications
- Access control for databases
- Data-dissemination controls
- Data forensics
- Enforcement-layer security policies
- Privacy-preserving techniques
- Private information retrieval
- Search on protected/encrypted data
- Secure auditing
- Secure collaboration
- Secure data provenance
- Secure electronic commerce
- Secure information sharing
- Secure knowledge management
- Secure multiparty computations
- Secure software development
- Securing data/apps on untrusted platforms
- Securing the semantic web
- Security and privacy in GIS/spatial data
- Security and privacy in healthcare
- Security policies for databases
- Social computing security and privacy
- Social networking security and privacy
- Trust metrics for applications, data, and users
- Usable security and privacy
- Web application security

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October 2014

IFIP119-DF 2015 11th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, Orlando, Florida, USA, January 26-28, 2015. (Submission Due 10 October 2014) [posted here 06/16/14]
The IFIP Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics ( is an active international community of scientists, engineers and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in digital forensics. The Eleventh Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics will provide a forum for presenting original, unpublished research results and innovative ideas related to the extraction, analysis and preservation of all forms of electronic evidence. Papers and panel proposals are solicited. All submissions will be refereed by a program committee comprising members of the Working Group. Papers and panel submissions will be selected based on their technical merit and relevance to IFIP WG 11.9. The conference will be limited to approximately sixty participants to facilitate interactions between researchers and intense discussions of critical research issues. Keynote presentations, revised papers and details of panel discussions will be published as an edited volume - the eleventh volume in the well-known Research Advances in Digital Forensics book series (Springer, Heidelberg, Germany) during the summer of 2015. Technical papers are solicited in all areas related to the theory and practice of digital forensics. Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to:
- Theories, techniques and tools for extracting, analyzing and preserving digital evidence
- Network and cloud forensics
- Embedded device forensics
- Digital forensic processes and workflow models
- Digital forensic case studies
- Legal, ethical and policy issues related to digital forensics

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ASIACCS 2015 10th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, Singapore, April 14-17, 2015. (Submission Due 26 October 2014) [posted here 06/21/14]
ASIACCS is a major international forum for information security researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore and exchange the newest cyber security ideas, breakthroughs, findings, techniques, tools, and experiences. We invite submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of computer and network security. Areas of interest for ASIACCS 2015 include, but are not limited to:
- Access control
- Accounting and audit
- Applied cryptography
- Authentication
- Cloud computing security
- Cyber-physical security
- Data and application security
- Digital forensics
- Embedded systems security
- Formal methods for security
- Hardware-based security
- Intrusion detection
- Key management
- Malware and botnets
- Mobile computing security
- Network security
- Operating system security
- Privacy-enhancing technology
- Security architectures
- Security metrics
- Software security
- Smart grid security
- Threat modelling
- Trusted computing
- Usable security and privacy
- Web security
- Wireless security

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Archival Journals Regularly Specializing in Security and Privacy

Journal of Privacy Technology (JOPT),   Editor-in-Chief:  Latanya Sweeney
This online-only Journal, started in 2004 and  operated by Carnegie Mellon University, is a forum for the publication of original current research in privacy technology. It encourages the submission of any material dealing primarily with the technological aspects of privacy or with the privacy aspects of technology, which may include analysis of the interaction between policy and technology or the technological implications of legal decisions.  More information can be found at

IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine,   Editor-in-Chief: Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
IEEE Security & Privacy provides a unique combination of research articles, case studies, tutorials, and regular departments covering diverse aspects of information assurance such as legal and ethical issues, privacy concerns, tools to help secure information, analysis of vulnerabilities and attacks, trends and new developments, pedagogical and curricular issues in educating the next generation of security professionals, secure operating systems and applications, security issues in wireless networks, design and test strategies for secure and survivable systems, and cryptology.  More information can be found at

ACM Transactions on Information and System Security,   Editor-in-Chief: Gene Tsudik
ACM invites submissions for its Transactions on Information and System Security, inaugurated in November 1998. TISSEC publishes original archival-quality research papers and technical notes in all areas of information and system security including technologies, systems, applications, and policies. Papers should have practical relevance to the construction, evaluation, application, or operation of secure systems. Theoretical papers will be accepted only if there is convincing argument for the practical significance of the results. Theory must be justified by convincing examples illustrating its application. More information is given on the journal web page at

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing,   Editor-in-Chief: Ravi Sandhu
The IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing publishes archival research results related to research into foundations, methodologies, and mechanisms that support the achievement—through design, modeling, and evaluation—of systems and networks that are dependable and secure to the desired degree without compromising performance. The focus will also include measurement, modeling, and simulation techniques, and foundations for jointly evaluating, verifying, and designing for performance, security, and dependability constraints. More information is given on the journal web page at

The purpose of the Advances in Information Security book series is to establish the state of the art and set the course for future research in information security. The scope of this series includes not only all aspects of computer, network security, and cryptography, but related areas, such as fault tolerance and software assurance. The series serves as a central source of reference for information security research and developments. The series aims to publish thorough and cohesive overviews on specific topics in Information Security, as well as works that are larger in scope than survey articles and that will contain more detailed background information. The series also provides a single point of coverage of advanced and timely topics and a forum for topics that may not have reached a level of maturity to warrant a comprehensive textbook. Prospective Authors or Editors: If you have an idea for a book that would fit in this series, we would welcome the opportunity to review your proposal. Should you wish to discuss any potential project further or receive specific information regarding book proposal requirements, please contact Professor Sushil Jajodia (,703-993-1653).
Journal of Computer Security,   Editor-in-Chief: John Mitchell and Pierangela Samarati
JCS is an archival research journal for significant advances in computer security. Subject areas include architecture, operating systems, database systems, networks, authentication, distributed systems, formal models, verification, algorithms, mechanisms, and policies. All papers must be submitted online at More information is given on the journal web page at
Computers & Security,   Editor-in-Chief: Eugene H. Spafford
Computers & Security aims to satisfy the needs of managers and experts involved in computer security by providing a blend of research developments, innovations, and practical management advice. Original submissions on all computer security topics are invited, particularly those of practical benefit to the practitioner. All papers must be submitted online at More information can be found at
International Journal of Information Security,   Editors-in-Chief: D. Gollmann; J. Lopez; E. Okamoto
The International Journal of Information Security, IJIS, aims to provide prompt publication of important technical work in information security, attracting any person interested in communications, commerce, banking, medicine, or other areas of endeavor affected by information security. Any research submission on theory, applications, and implementations of information security is welcomed. This includes, but is not limited to, system security, network security, content protection, applications and foundations of information security. More information is given on the journal web page at
International Journal of Network Security,   Editors-in-Chief: Min-Shiang Hwang
International Journal of Network Security is an international official journal of Science Publications, publishing original articles, reviews and short communications of a high scientific and technology in network security. Subjects covered include: access control, computer security, cryptography, communications security, data security, database security, electronic commerce security, information security, multimedia security, and network security. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically by using online manuscript submission at, or submit their Word, ps or pdf file to the editor-in-chief (via Email: Min-Shiang Hwang, at the Department of Management Information Systems, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, R.O.C.  More information can be found at
International Journal of Security and Networks,   Editors-in-Chief: Yang Xiao
International Journal of Security and Networks is an archival research journal for significant advances in network security. Subject areas include attack models, security mechanisms, security services, authentication, authorization, access control, multicast security, data confidentiality, data integrity, non-repudiation, forensics, privacy protection, secure protocols, formal analyses, intrusion detection, key management, trust establishment, revocation of malicious parties, security policies, fraudulent usage, dependability and reliability, prevention of traffic analysis, network security performance evaluation, tradeoff analysis between performance and security, security standards, etc. All papers must be submitted online at More information is given on the journal web page at
International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection,   Editors-in-Chief: Sujeet Shenoi
International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection's primary aim is to publish high quality scientific and policy papers in all areas of critical infrastructure protection. Of particular interest are articles that weave science, technology and policy to craft sophisticated yet practical solutions that will secure information, computer and network assets in the various critical infrastructure sectors. All papers must be submitted online at More information is given on the journal web page at
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security,   Editors-in-Chief: C.-C. Jay Kuo
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security aims to provide a unified locus for archival research on the fundamental contributions and the mathematics behind information forensics, information security, surveillance, and systems applications that incorporate these features. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically to the online manuscript system, Manuscript Central, via  More information can be found at
EURASIP Journal on Information Security,   Editors-in-Chief: Stefan Katzenbeisser
EURASIP Journal on Information Security aims to bring together researchers and practitioners dealing with the general field of information security, with a particular emphasis on the use of signal processing tools in adversarial environments. As such, it addresses all works whereby security is achieved through a combination of techniques from cryptography, computer security, machine learning and multimedia signal processing. Application domains lie, for example, in secure storage, retrieval and tracking of multimedia data, secure outsourcing of computations, forgery detection of multimedia data, or secure use of biometrics. The journal also welcomes survey papers that give the reader a gentle introduction to one of the topics covered as well as papers that report large-scale experimental evaluations of existing techniques. Pure cryptographic papers are outside the scope of the journal. The journal also welcomes proposals for Special Issues. All papers must be submitted online at  More information can be found at