Call for Papers

First IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS 2013)

*** Washington D.C., USA *** October 14-16, 2013 ***

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Cyber security has become an important research and development area
for academia, government, and industry in recent years.  As government
and industry investment in cyber security research continues to grow,
there will be a dramatic increase in the amount of new results
generated by the research community, which must be disseminated widely
amongst the research community in order to provide the peer review
feedback that is needed to ensure that high-quality solutions that
address important and emerging security issues are developed.

As a leading professional society focusing on communications
technologies, IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) has identified the
need for a high-quality security conference that would focus on
communications-oriented aspects of security. IEEE ComSoc has thus
decided to launch a new conference dedicated to Communications and
Network Security. This new conference is positioned to be a core
ComSoc conference (at a level comparable to IEEE INFOCOM ) and will
serve as a premier forum for cyber security researchers,
practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques
and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to security
and privacy.

IEEE CNS seeks original high-quality technical papers from academia,
government, and industry. Topics of interest encompass all practical
and theoretical aspects of communications and network security, all
the way from the physical layer to the various network layers to the
variety of applications reliant on a secure communication substrate.
Submissions with main contribution in other areas, such as information
security, software security, system security, or applied cryptography,
will also be considered if a clear connection to secure
communications/networking is demonstrated.

Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to
+ 	Security and Privacy in the Internet, peer-to-peer networks,
overlay networks
+ 	Security and Privacy in Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, ad hoc, mesh, sensor, and
RFID networks
+ 	Security and Privacy in emerging technologies: social networks,
cognitive radio networks, disruption/delay tolerant networks,
vehicular networks, cloud computing, smart grid
+ 	Cross-layer methods for enhancing security
+	Information-theoretic security
+	Anonymization and privacy in communication systems
+	Traffic analysis, location privacy and obfuscation of mobile device
+	Physical layer security methods: confidentiality and authentication
+	Secure routing, network management
+	Intrusion detection
+	Computer and network forensics
+	Vulnerability, exploitation tools, Malware, Botnet, DDoS attacks
+	Key management and PKI
+	Security metrics and performance evaluation, traffic analysis techniques
+	Web, e-commerce, m-commerce, and e-mail security
+	Social, economic and policy issues of trust, security and privacy
+	Ensuring the availability of communications, survivability of
networks in the presence of denial of service
+	Jamming and jamming-resistance,
+	Multipath routing around network holes

Important Dates:

*** Paper submission:  	March 1, 2013
*** Notification date:	  June 14, 2013
*** Camera-ready version:  July 12, 2013

Organizing Committee:

General Chair:
  Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA

Program Chairs:
  Wenjing Lou, Virginia Tech, USA
  Wade Trappe, Rutgers University, USA

Panel Chairs:
  Peng Ning, North Carolina State University, USA
  Moti Yung, Google, Inc.

Workshop Chair:
  Pierangela Samarati, University of Milan, ITALY

Finance Chair:
  Bruce Worthman, IEEE Communications Society

Patron Chairs:
  Harvey Freeman, HAF Consulting, Inc.
  Charles Clancy, Virginia Tech, USA

Local Arrangement Chair:
  Tom Hou, Virginia Tech, USA

Student Travel Grant Chair:
  Yong Guan, Iowa State University, USA

Publicity Chairs:
  Yingying Chen, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
  Yingjiu Li, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  Peter Muller, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland

Publication Chair:
  Yi Qian, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Web Chair:
  Ming Li, Utah State University, USA