The Second Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS)
                    In Cooperation with 
 The International Association for Cryptologic Research and
    The IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
Preliminary Call for Papers 

July 21-22, 2005 (Thurs,Fri) 
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA  

General Conference Chair: Joshua Goodman (Microsoft Research)
Program Co-Chairs: 
*    Josh Alspector (AOL) 
*    Tom Fawcett (HP)
*    Andrew McCallum (UMass) 

The Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS) invites the submission of
papers for its second meeting.  Papers are invited on all aspects of
email, instant messaging, cell phone text messaging, and voice over
internet protocol (VoIP).  This includes spam, spit (spam over
internet telephony), spim (spam over instant messenger), phishing and
identity theft via messaging, viruses, spyware, etc. including
research papers, industry reports, and law and policy papers.
    Research: Computer science oriented academic-style research 
    Industry: Descriptions of important or innovative products 
    Law, Policy, and Economics: Legal, policy, and economic papers

* Research papers include experimental or theoretical, academic-style
papers on all aspects of messaging and abuses, including but not
limited to:

    Techniques for stopping email, VoIP and IM spam, including 
    Machine learning techniques 
    Postage techniques 
    Human Interactive Proofs (or CAPTCHAs)
    Disposable email addresses 
    Protocols for sender authentication and verification 
    Digital signatures 
    Proof of group membership 
    Role of spam as a malware vector 
    Spam traceback
    New features for email and messaging systems 
    Automatic foldering of email 
    Categorizing messages
    Message search
    Clustering messages
    Advanced calendaring and scheduling 
    Digital rights management for email and digital messages
    Public Key Infrastructure for messaging

* Industry papers describe products or systems (commercial or open
source) and matters of commercial or practical interest.  Papers
claiming excellent results should include good experimental or
theoretical evidence supporting the claims.  Example topics include:

    Industry cooperation for stopping messaging abuse
    New standards and interoperability 
       For spam, spit, spim filters and authentication
       For calendaring and scheduling 
    Public key infrastructure for encryption and identity 
    Digital rights management 
    New products, especially those with novel features

* Legal, policy and financial papers focus on topics such as 

    What new laws or social institutions are most appropriate for
    Legal strategies against spam, phishing, and spyware
    The CAN-SPAM act and potential FTC regulations 
    International legal approaches 
    What should be done about phishing and other message scams? 
    The economics of spam, spim, spit, phishing
    The economic effects of per-message charges (postage)
    Email, IM, VoIP and identity: who should control it? 
    Privacy for email, IM, VoIP, and chat
    Messaging in the workplace.

* In all three areas, submissions closely related to messaging,
viruses attached to messages, chat rooms, usenet groups, and mailing
lists will be given full consideration.

Paper Submission Deadline: March 15 
Notification of acceptance: May 16 
Final camera-ready version of papers: June 16 
Conference: July 21 and 22 

REQUIREMENTS: Papers may be of one of two types: extended abstracts
(two pages) or full papers (eight pages, including appendices and
bibliography). Work may not have been previously published in any
conference or journal, and simultaneous submissions are not
allowed. The style will be the Morgan-Kaufmann two-column, 8.5 by 11
inch format as specified in the style files available at for both submissions and final papers.

Papers will be reviewed by a committee from academic and industrial
research centers. Accepted papers will be made freely available on the
web, and will be published on CD-ROM. Authors will retain copyright of
their work.

A call for workshop proposals will follow this call for
papers. Suggestions for panel discussions are also welcome, and should
be sent to the Program Chairs at

Program Committee at time of writing:

Ion Androutsopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business)
Olle Baelter (NADA, KTH)
Paula J. Bruening (Center for Democracy and Technology)
Vitor R. Carvalho (CMU)
Richard Clayton (University of Cambridge)
Bruce Croft (Univeristy of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Nicolas Ducheneaut (PARC)
Natalie Glance (Intelliseek)
David Heckerman (Microsoft Research)
Haym Hirsh (Rutgers University)
Thomas Hofmann (Brown University)
Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research)
Geoff Hulten (Microsoft)
Eric S. Johansson (CAMRAM project)
Jon Kleinberg (Cornell Univeristy)
Aleksander Kolcz (AOL)
Barry Leiba (IBM T.J. Watson)
John R. Levine (ASRG, CAUCE, and Taughannock Networks)
Miles Libbey (Yahoo! Inc.)
Christopher Lueg (Charles Darwin University)
Kevin McCurley (IBM Almaden)
John Mitchell (Stanford University)
Andrew Ng (Stanford University)
Jon Oliver (Mailfrontier)
David Pennock (Yahoo! Research Labs)
John Platt (Microsoft Research)
Jon Praed (Internet Law Group)
Isidore Rigoutsos (IBM T.J. Watson)
Gordon Rios (Proofpoint Inc. and SRI)
Mehran Sahami (Google and Stanford University)
Ken Schneider (Symantec Inc.)
Richard Segal (IBM T.J. Watson)
Diana Smetters (PARC)
Ian Smith (Intel Research Seattle)
Theo Van Dinter (SpamAssassin)
Scott Wen-tau Yih (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Andy Wick (AOL)
Hongyuan Zha (Pennsylvania State University)