Call for Papers
                            Part of the
                      Software Technology Track

                       Thirty-eighth Annual
                       January 3 - 6, 2005
                   Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort
                      Big Island of Hawaii

Additional detail may be found on HICSS web site:

Malicious attacks on computing systems and networks have grown 
steadily over the last decade and have reached epidemic proportions.  
Despite much progress in security research, the numbers of reported 
vulnerabilities and incidents are increasing. We are fully 
embracing computer and network technology in all aspects of our 
daily lives, and even to control our critical infrastructures, 
where failures could result in loss of life or have huge financial 
and environmental consequences. We need to our increase research 
efforts in this arena.

This minitrack focuses on security and survivability in networked 
computer systems. Of special interest are contributions that 
address survival, tolerance, recovery or masking of malicious 
attacks. Submissions will be sought from researchers in the area 
of system survivability, fault-tolerance and intrusion tolerance, 
software dependability, computer and network security, and economic
or statistical modeling of secure/survivable systems.  
Topics include, but are not limited to:

  * System or software survivability
  * Safety critical failure modes
  * Network or system intrusion tolerance
  * Modeling malicious behavior or attacks
  * Survivability and security issues of mobile agent based systems
  * Survivability and security issues of ad-hoc networks
  * Mathematical models for verification of vulnerability to 
    malicious acts
  * Models for measurement/evaluation/validation of survivability
  * Software and hardware fault tolerance
  * Design for dependability and/or survivability
  * PRA and hybrid fault models accounting for malicious acts 

For more information see:

  Axel Krings, Dept. Computer Science, University of Idaho, 
  Paul Oman, Dept. Computer Science, University of Idaho, 
  Azad Azadmanesh, Dept. Computer Science, University of Nebraska 
  at Omaha. 


 Mar. 31, 2004  (optional) Authors contact Minitrack Chairs for 
                guidance and indication of appropriate content.  
 Jun. 15, 2004	Authors submit full papers to the appropriate 
                Minitrack following format and submission 
                instructions on the web site.
 Aug. 15, 2004  Minitrack Chairs send Acceptance/Rejection notices
                to Authors.
 Oct. 1, 2004   Authors submit Final Version electronically to 
                publisher. At least one author of each paper must 
                register by this date to attend the conference to 
                present the paper.   

 Dec. 1, 2004	Deadline to guarantee hotel reservation at 
                conference rate.

 * HICSS papers must contain original material not previously 
   published, or currently submitted elsewhere.

 * Consult the conference website for the listing and description
   of Minitracks for HICSS-38.
 * (optional)  Contact the Minitrack Chair(s) by email for guidance
   and verification of appropriate content.
 * Do not submit the manuscript to more than one Minitrack Chair. 
   If unsure of which Minitrack is appropriate, submit abstract to
   the Track Chair for guidance.
 * Submit your full paper according to the detailed formatting and
   submission instructions found on the HICSS website.  Note:  All 
   papers will be submitted in double column publication format and
   limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references.

HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, 
computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both 
theory and practice. Invited papers may be theoretical, conceptual,
 tutorial or descriptive in nature. Submissions undergo a peer 
referee process and those selected for presentation will be 
published in the Conference Proceedings.  Submissions must not 
have been previously published.

Ralph Sprague, Conference Chair, Email: 
Sandra Laney, Conference Administrator, Email:
Eileen Robichaud Dennis, Track Admin., Email:

Hilton Waikoloa Village (on the Big Island of Hawaii) 
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive 
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738 
Tel: 1-808-886-1234
Fax: 1-808-886-2900