The First Announcement and Call for Papers
                The Third International Workshop
  "Mathematical Methods, Models and Architectures for Computer
                Networks Security" (MMM_ACNS-05)
                                
          September 24-28, 2005, St. Petersburg, Russia
          http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns05/index.jsp

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)
   -  St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
   -  Binghamton University (State University of New York)
   -  European Office of Aerospace Research and Development USAF
   -  European Office of Naval Research International Field Office

Title and scope:

   The First and Second International Workshops "Mathematical
   Methods, Models and Architectures for Computer Networks
   Security" (MMM-ACNS-2001
   (http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm2001/main.jsp) and MMM-ACNS-2003
   (http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns03/index.jsp)) organized in
   2001 and 2003 respectively by St. Petersburg Institute for
   Informatics and Automation, Binghamton University (SUNY) and
   US Air Force Research Laboratory/Information Directorate and
   supported by the European Office of Aerospace Research and
   Development USAF, Office of Naval Research Global, and
   Russian Foundation of Basic Research were very successful.
   These workshops demonstrated the high interest of the
   international scientific community to the theoretical aspects
   of the computer network and information security and the need
   for conducting of such workshops as on-going series.
   The proposed MMM-ACNS-2005 Workshop is intended as a third
   step in this series and will be focused on theoretical
   problems in the area under consideration. Its objectives are
   to bring together leading researchers from academia and
   governmental organizations as well as practitioners in the
   area of computer networks and information security,
   facilitating 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 engaged in information storing,
   transmitting, and processing.

Topics of interest: 

   Papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of
   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 are not restricted to:
   
-   Adaptive security
-   Anonymity and privacy
-   Authentication and authorization
-   Access control
-   Computer and network forensics
-   Data and application security
-   Data mining, machine learning, immunological and cognitive
     approaches to security
-   Deception systems and honeypots
-   Denial-of-service attacks and countermeasures
-   Electronic commerce security
-   Formal analysis of security properties
-   Game theoretic approaches to security
-   Information flow analysis
-   Information survivability
-   Information warfare and critical infrastructure protection
-   Integrated information security systems based on information fusion
-   Intrusion and fraud avoidance, detection, response and tolerance
-   Insider attack countermeasures
-   Language-based security
-   Modeling malicious behavior or attacks
-   Monitoring and surveillance
-   Network perimeter controls: firewalls, packet filters, application gateways
-   New ideas and paradigms for security
-   Operating system security
-   Public key infrastructure, key management, certification, and revocation
-   Risk analysis and risk management
-   Security of emerging technologies: sensor networks,
     wireless/mobile (and ad hoc) networks, personal communication
     systems, peer-to-peer and overlay network systems
-   Security of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems:
     protecting agents and agent infrastructure from attacks, secure
     agent communication, secure mobile agents and mobile code,
     trusted agents
-   Security modeling and simulation
-   Security policies: specification, refining, verification,
     implementation, deployment and management
-   Security requirements engineering
-   Security specification and verification
-   Trust establishment, negotiation, and management, including
     trust and reputation in virtual organizations
-   Virtual private networks
-   Viruses, worms, and other malicious code
-   Vulnerability assessment
-   Wireless communication security
-   World wide web security

Submitting a paper

    The workshop 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 5500 words in English, including abstract (up
    to 300 words) and keywords (5 to 8), should be submitted by
    March 15, 2005 or sooner through the upload facilities at
    the Workshop web sitehttp://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns05/ or
    to the e-mail address mmmacns05@iias.spb.su . Only
    electronic submissions in MS Word 6.0 or advanced versions,
    PostScript and PDF formats will be considered.
    The Program Committee will make the final selection based on
    peer reviewersÂ’ evaluation. The primary focus is on high-
    quality original unpublished research, case studies and
    implementation experiences. Notification of
    acceptance/rejection will be disseminated by May 1, 2005.
    Camera-ready versions of accepted papers (see below) are due
    June 1, 2005.

Proceedings

    Accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in its
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
    Instructions for authors will be provided at the MMM-ACNS-
    2005 web site (http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns05/).

Guidelines for the camera-ready manuscripts of the accepted papers

    Proceedings of the Workshop are planned to be published by
    Springer Verlag Publishers in its "Lecture Notes in Computer
    Science" series. That is why camera-ready manuscripts of the
    accepted papers should be formatted in accordance with
    Springer Verlag Publishers requirements (in MS Word or LATEX
    formats). The respective information and links could be
    found at Web site of Springer Verlag "Authors Instructions
    sub-page"
    http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-
    164-2-72376-0,00.html .
    The authors of accepted papers must strictly follow the
    aforementioned rules and templates. Camera ready paper
    submission can be made via e-mail mmmacns05@iias.spb.su and
    also uploaded through the Workshop web site at
    http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns05/ .

Conference Languages

    The working languages are English and Russian. Simultaneous
    translation will be provided.

Dates of meeting:

   Inclusive dates of meeting:
       September 24-28, 2005 
       (arrival and registration - on September 24, 
       technical program - on September 25-27,
       departure - on September 28)
   
   Important dates
     For submission:
     Paper drafts:                               March 15, 2005
     Acceptance/rejection notification:          May 1, 2005
     Camera ready papers                         June 1, 2005
   
   For registration:
     Early registration deadline                 August 15, 2005
     On site registration                        September 24, 2005
     Hotel reservation request:                  August 15, 2005
               
            Notice:  The  dates of the Workshop can be  slightly
            changed  if a conflict with other security  oriented
            scientific event is revealed.

    All materials concerning MMM-ACNS-2005 preparation, program,
    and other arrangements will be posted on a regularly updated
    web site http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns05/ .


Conference Chairmen:

   Prof. R.M. Yusupov, Director of the St. Petersburg Institute
   for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of
   Sciences (SPIIRAS)
   Phone: 7-(812) 328-33-11 Fax:     7-(812) 328-44-50
   E-mail: spiiran@mail.iias.spb.su

   Mr. Igor G. Plonisch, Chief of the Strategic Planning and Business Operations Division
   of the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
   E-mail: Igor.Plonisch@rl.af.mil


Local contact person

    Irina Podnozova
    Phone     7-(812)-328-44-46   Fax:  +7(812)-328-06-85
    E-mail     ipp@mail.iias.spb.su

Local Organizing Committee

Chairman

    R.M. Yusupov, Director of the St. Petersburg Institute for
    Informatics and Automation (SPIIRAS)

Organizing Committee members:

   A.Tkatch  (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Vice Chairman)
   D.Bakuradze (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
   O.Karsaev (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
   V.Konushy (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
   E.Man'kov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
   A.Nikolaeva (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
   I.Podnozova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
   V.Samoilov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
   M.Stepashkin (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
   A.Ulanov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)


Program Committee

Chairmen:

V.Gorodetsky (Russia)
I.Kotenko (Russia)
V.Skormin (USA)

Program Committee members:
Kurt Bauknecht (Switzerland)
David Bonyuet (USA)
Shiu-Kai Chin (USA) 
Marc Dacier (France) 
Dipankar Dasgupta (USA) 
Dimitris Gritzalis (Greece)
Alexander Grusho (Russia)
Sushil Jajodia (USA) 
Victor Korneev (Russia)
Klaus-Peter Kossakowski (Germany) 
Antonio Lioy (Italy) 
Fabio Martinelli (Italy) 
Fabio Massacci (Italy) 
Catherine Meadows (USA)
Nasir Memon (USA)
Bret Michael (USA)
Ann Miller (USA)
Huang Ming-Yuh (USA) 
Nick Moldovian  (Russia)
Andrei Sabelfeld (Sweden) 
Ravi Sandhu (USA)
Antonio Gomez Skarmeta (Spain)
Anatol Slisenko (France-Russia) 
Michael Smirnov (Germany)
Douglas Summerville (USA)
Shambhu Upadhyaya (USA) 
Alfonso Valdes (USA)
Valery Vasenin (Russia) 
Vijay Varadharajaran (Australia)
Piotr Zegzhda (Russia)

Location of the meeting:

   MMM-ACNS-2005 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 workshop itself as well as for the associated events
    (informal discussions, reception, breaks, etc.).

Accommodation

   All participants are expected to arrive to St. Petersburg
   directly. Workshop organizers intend to arrange for
   transportation upon arrival and departure to/from workshop
   venue/other hotel upon separate requests. The following
   assistance in housing could be provided for by local
   organizers. We intend to engage a travel company to assist
   participants in housing and cultural programs. It is possible
   to make reservations at reasonable price in hotels in St.
   Petersburg downtown area from $75 per night (single room),
   and from $85 per night (double room). Also reservations in
   better and more expensive hotels at $130 - $400 per night can
   be offered (hotels like Astoria, Europe, Nevsky Palace,
   etc.).

Visa support

   To come to Russia all foreign participants will need an
   entering visa. As a host institution SPIIRAS will handle this
   issue through a formal invitation letter to every
   participant. To issue such a letter we shall need the
   following details to include in the above letter for every
   individual: first name, middle name, surname, date of birth,
   citizenship, passport No, expiration date (as appears in a
   valid passport). In addition, each individual has to fax us a
   copy of the page(s) of his/her passport bearing the above
   listed data at +7(812)328-06-85.


Notice:

   Further information (visa support, registration,
   accommodation, etc. will be available at the Workshop web
   site http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns05/ after submission
   deadline in March 15, April 2005.

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Any questions can be addressed to

    Prof. Igor Kotenko (MMM-ACNS-2005 PC Co-chairman)
    Department of Intelligent Systems
    St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation
    of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    39, 14th Liniya, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia
    Telephone: +7-(812)-323-3570
    Fax: +7-(812)-328-0685
    E-mail: ivkote@mail.iias.spb.su