The First International Workshop on Protection by Adaptation

May 24, 2005,  Miami, FL, USA

First Announcement and Call for Papers 

In conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise
Information Systems - ICEIS 2005 (

Ghita Kouadri Moste'faoui ( ) 
Universite' Paris VI, France

Workshop Background and Goals  

For most people, the term "security" refers to cryptographic
algorithms, biometric authentication techniques, passwords,
etc. Beyond these intuitive notions, security is rather a very broad
topic and may be viewed from a variety of other perspectives,
including new access control models, software architectures for
security systems, and security policies specifications.

Pervasive environments are the prime field for applying security due
to the high frequency of attacks and incompatibilities detected in
these types of environments. This situation results from the
distributed nature of pervasive environments, mobility of users and
devices, services heterogeneity and the different capabilities of
devices used to access these services.

The aim of this workshop is to point the research community to better
consider context-based security as a new trend that may face future
more subtle security attacks. We believe that the force of a good
security system should not rely only on the force of security
protocols but also on the way it copes with new and completely
unpredictable situations or at least learn from new situations and
updates its behavior accordingly. This goal can be reached by making
future security solutions freely adaptive.

We look for original submissions on the following topics (but not limited to):

- Dynamic security policies
- Context-based access control (GRBAC, ...)
- Context in security
- Agile encryption
- AI in security
- Adaptive security solutions
- Middleware for context-based security systems
- Conflicting norms issues in security policies
- Flexible security architectures for pervasive applications
- Security contexts discovery, retrieval, representation and modeling
- Modeling users' security profiles
- Metrics for evaluating pervasive computing security infrastructures
- Testing of adaptive security systems
- Software architectures for adaptive security (design patterns, etc)
- Adaptive security levels in heterogeneous environments
- Enforcing applications security semantics
- Metrics for predicting security threats

Format of the Workshop  

The workshop will consist of oral presentations. The proceedings of
the workshop will be published in the form of a book by ICEIS with

Submission of Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for oral presentation
in any of the areas listed above. Only full papers in English will be
accepted, and the length of the paper should not exceed 10
pages. Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex
format) are available at the ICEIS web site. Postscript/RTF versions
of the manuscript should be submitted thru ICEIS web-based paper
submission procedure.

Important Dates  

Full paper submission: January 25, 2005
Author notification: March 4, 2005
Camera-ready paper submission: March 18, 2005

Workshop Program Committee

H. Bettahar (UTC, France)
P. Bre'zillon (Université Paris VI, France)
Y. Challal (UTC, France)
A. Derhab (CERIST, Algeria)
H. Diab (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
D. Chiu Kak Wah (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
S. Dietrich (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
D. Djenouri (CERIST, Algeria)
P. Hung (University of Ontario, Canada)
I. Khalil Ibrahim (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
M. Kellil (UTC, France)
M. Khedr (Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt)
L. Khelladi (CERIST, Algeria)
G. Kouadri M. (Université Paris VI, France)
S. Kouadri M. (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Z. Maamar (Zayed University, U.A.E)
N.C. Narendra (IBM, India)
M. Nunez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
L. Pierson (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
K. Pousttchi (University of Augsburg, Germany)
P. Robertson (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
L. Ruf (ETHZ, Switzerland)
A. Tveit (NTNU, Norway)
M. Vargas Martin (University of Ontario, Canada)
E. Witzke (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
H. Yahyaoui (CIISE, Canada)
M. Yousif (Intel Corporation, USA)


The workshop will be held at Deauville Beach Resort in Miami, USA.

Registration Information  

To attend the workshop you need to register at


ICEIS 2005 Secretariat - The First International Workshop on Protection 
                         by Adaptation