April 13-15, 2009

Fifth Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop 
At Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Sponsored by: 
Federal Business Council, Inc.
University of Tennessee, Department of EECS
National Science Foundation (pending)
In cooperation with ACM and EUROSIS


  Mar 01, 2009 (firm, was Feb 1) Extended abstracts (up to 4 pages) submitted 
  Mar 20 Author notification
  Mar 27 Visitation requests submitted by all attendees (HARD deadline) 
  Apr 10 Submission of presentation slides (up to 10pg 2 slides/pg) and final 
               revised extended abstracts
  May 29 Publication of CSIIR Workshop Proceedings in ACM Digital  
                Library (including extended abstracts and presentations)
  Jun 15 Submission deadline of full papers (optional) to HICSS 
                Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Minitrack
                Preliminary CSIIRM CFP

As our dependence on the cyber infrastructure grows ever larger, more
complex and more distributed, the systems that compose it become more
prone to failures and/or exploitation. Intelligence is information
valued for its currency and relevance rather than its detail or
accuracy.  Information explosion describes the pervasive abundance of
(public/private) information and the effects of such. Gathering,
analyzing, and making use of information constitutes a business- /
sociopolitical- / military-intelligence activity and ultimately poses
significant advantages and liabilities to the survivability of "our"
society.  The combination of increased vulnerability, increased stakes
and increased threats make cyber security and information intelligence
one of the most important emerging challenges in the evolution of
modern cyberspace "mechanization."


The aim of this workshop is to discuss (and publish) novel theoretical
and empirical research focused on (the many) different aspects of
software security/dependability, because as we know, the heart of the
cyber infrastructure is software. The scope of the workshop covers a
wide range of methodologies, techniques, and tools (i.e.,
applications) to (1) assure, measure, estimate and predict software
security/ dependability and (2) analyze and evaluate the impact of
such applications on software security/dependability.

We encourage researchers and practitioners from a wide swath of
professional areas (not only the programmers, designers, testers, and
methodologists but also the users and risk managers) to participate so
that we can better understand the needs (requirements), stakes and the
context of the ever evolving cyber world; where software forms the
core and security/dependability are crucial properties that must be
built-in or baked on and maintained. Secure systems must be dependable
and dependable systems fail if they are not secure. We look to
software engineering to help provide us the products and methods to
accomplish these goals.


We aim to challenge, establish and debate a far-reaching agenda that broadly 
and comprehensively outlines a strategy for cyber security and information 
intelligence that is founded on sound principles and technologies, including 
and not limited to:

 + Scalable trustworthy systems (including system architectures and requisite 
    development methodologies)
 + Enterprise-level metrics (including measures of overall system
 + Life-cycle of System Evaluation methodologies (including approaches for 
    attaining sufficient assurance)
 + Coping with insider threats
 + Coping with malware
 + Global identity management
 + System survivability
 + Situational awareness and attack attribution
 + Data provenance and integrity (relating to information, systems,
   and hardware)
 + Privacy-aware security and usable security


 +  Douglas Maughan, Cyber Security Research Lead, DHS S&T (CID)
 +  Eric Cole, Lockheed Martin Fellow
 +  Sal Stolfo, Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
 +  Dawn Song, Computer Science Professor, UC Berkley
 +  Bhavani Thuaisingham, Director for Cyber Security Research Center, 
     Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas
 +  Tiffany Jones, Director, North and Latin American Government Relations at 
     Symantec Corporation
 +  Mike Hinchey, Co-Director, Lero - Irish Software Engineering
    Research Centre,
    Former Director Software Engineering Laboratory, NASA GSFC
 +  Keynote Panel Tentative Invitations:
     Melissa Hathaway, Sr. Advisor to Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
     Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) 

Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts of no more than
four pages (single-spaced) by March 1st.
Read the full instructions:


General Chair:

  +  Frederick T. Sheldon, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division
      Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Program Co-Chairs:

  +  Itamar Arel, Department of EECS
      University of Tennessee

  +  Ali Mili, College of Computing Science
      New Jersey Institute of Technology

  +  Axel Krings, Computer Science Department
      University of Idaho