Workshop on Secure Knowledge Management (SKM 2004)
September 23-24, 2004
Marriott Buffalo-Niagara
Amherst, New York, USA

Sponsored by:
National Science Foundation
National Security Agency
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
University at Buffalo (COE in Information Systems Assurance and the Office
of the Vice President for Research)

Workshop Theme:

Knowledge management is the methodology for
systematically gathering, organizing, and disseminating
information. It essentially consists of processes and tools to
effectively capture and share data as well as use the knowledge of
individuals within an organization. Knowledge Management Systems (KMS)
promote sharing information among employees and should contain
security features to prevent any unauthorized access. Security is
becoming a major issue revolving around KMS. Security methods may
include authentication or passwords, cryptography programs, intrusion
detection systems or access control systems. Issues include insider
threat (protecting from malicious insiders), infrastructure protection
(securing against subversion attacks) and establishing correct
policies and refinement and enforcement. Furthermore KMS content is
much more sensitive than raw data stored in databases and issues of
privacy also become important.

Since the attacks in 2001, many organizations, especially the US
government, have increased their concern about KMS. With the advent of
intranets and web-access, it is even more crucial to protect corporate
knowledge as numerous individuals now have access to the assets of a
corporation. Therefore, we need effective mechanisms for securing
data, information, and knowledge as well as the applications. The
proposed workshop in Secure Knowledge Management will help in raising
the awareness of academics and practitioners in this critical area of
research and develop important questions that need to be tackled by
the research community.

Topics of Interest:
Topics of interest include, and are not limited to:

* Secure Languages (Secure Knowledge Query Manipulation Language,
   Security Assertion Markup Language, B2B Circles of Trust)
* Return of Investment on Secure Knowledge Systems
* Digital Rights Management (Digital Policy Management)
* Secure Content Management (Secure Content Management in Authorized
  Domains, Secure Content Delivery, Content Trust Index)
* Knowledge Management for National Security (Securing and Sharing What
  We Know: Privacy, Trust and Knowledge Management, Identity Security
  Guarantee, Building Trust and Security in the B2B Marketplace)
* Security and Privacy in Knowledge Management for Health Informatics
* Wireless security in the context of Knowledge Management

Authors are requested to submit extended summaries not exceeding 2
pages, including five to ten key words, and contact address. Any
figures, tables and bibliography must be contained within the 2
pages. The accepted final papers should be formatted in two-columns
not exceeding 6 pages. The summaries should be sent electronically to

Summaries               	June 30, 2004 (two pages, single-spaced)
Author Notification     	July 25, 2004
Final Papers            	August 25, 2004 (6 pages)
Workshop                	September 23-24, 2004

The workshop will have a best paper award as judged by the program

All the papers will be compiled on a CD-ROM. Selected
papers will be recommended for submission to a special section in a
journal such as IEEE Transactions on SMC (tentative).

Organizing Committee:
Shambhu Upadhyaya and H. Raghav Rao,
Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education
University at Buffalo - Department of Computer Science and
                       Engineering and School of Management
Buffalo, New York, 14260,, 
{shambhu, mgmtrao}

Questions/enquires can be sent to either one of the organizing
committee members.

Program Committee:
Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen	Geography, University at Buffalo, NY
Chris Brown            	CTG and Information Systems Security Assoc.,
Buffalo, NY
Gary Byrd		Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Steve Chapin		Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Hsinchun Chen		Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Peter Chen		Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Jim Davis		Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Gurpreet Dhillon	Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Ronald Dodge		U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
Manish Gupta           	M&T Bank, Buffalo, NY
Kevin Kwiat            	Air Force Research Lab, Rome, NY
David Ladd             	Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
JinKyu Lee             	School of Management, University at Buffalo, NY
John McDermott		Naval Research Lab, Washington DC
Robert McGraw   	National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD
David Murray		School of Management, University at Buffalo, NY
Guru Padmanabhan      	GE Transportation, Erie, PA
Brajendra Panda  	University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Dipak Pravin     	Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY
Indrajit Ray     	Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Shriram Revankar	Xerox Research, Webster, NY
Raghu Santanam   	Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Raj Sharman      	Management Science & Systems, University at Buffalo,
Olivia Sheng		University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Mukesh Singhal   	University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Savita Srinivasan      	IBM, Almaden, CA
Bhavani Thuraisingham	National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Peter Winkelstein	School of Medicine, University at Buffalo, NY
Joseph Woelfel 		School of Informatics, University at Buffalo, NY