The 4th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2012)
Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus, Melbourne, Australia
December 12-13, 2012

Call for Papers
A large fraction of the population in the world now spends a great deal of
time in cyberspace. Cyberspace has become a critical infrastructure that is
embedded in almost all other critical infrastructures and enables every
movement of human society. It is thus very much in the public interest to
have a safe and secure cyberspace.

In the past several years, there has been large number of attacks in
cyberspace, such as attacks on the Internet, attacks on embedded/real-time
computing and control systems, and attacks on dedicated computing
facilities. Many research efforts have been made to achieve cyberspace
safety and security, such as blocking and limiting the impact of
compromise, enabling accountability, promoting deployment of defense
systems, and deterring potential attackers and penalizing attackers.

In this context, we focus our program on Cyberspace Safety and Security,
such as authentication, access control, availability, integrity, privacy,
confidentiality, dependability and sustainability issues of cyberspace. The
aim of this symposium is to provide a leading edge forum to foster
interaction between researchers and developers with the cyberspace safety
and security communities, and to give attendees an opportunity to network
with experts in this area. The symposium will be a highly focused,
professional, high quality, and social event.

Previously CSS has been held in Milan, Italy (2011), Chengdu, China (2009),
and Sydney, Australia (2008).

Submission Guideline
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference
with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not
exceed 15 pages, including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in
Springer LNCS Format with Portable Document Format (.pdf). Please submit
your paper at

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness,
significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper
should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at
least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present
the work. Selected best papers will be published in the following
international journals:
Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier. (SCI, Impact Factor: 2.365)
Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Elsevier. (SCI, Impact Factor:

Topics include but not limited to:
- Access Control and Trust Management
- Active Defense Techniques and Systems
- Attack Containment
- Attack Recovery
- Benchmark, Analysis and Evaluation of Cybersecurity
- Digital Rights Management
- Distributed Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
- Denial-of-Service Attacks and Countermeasures
- Identity Management and Authentication
- Implementation, Deployment and Management of Cybersecurity
- Intelligent Defense Systems
- Internet and Network Forensics
- Risk Assessment in Cybersecurity
- Secure Design and Testing
- Secure Network Architectures
- Security for Large-scale Systems and Critical Infrastructures
- Security for P2P systems and Grid Systems
- Security for Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks
- Security in Web Services
- Security in Pervasive and Embedded Systems
- Security Theory and Tools
- Spam Detection and Prevention
- Social and Legal Issues in Cybersecurity
- Software and System Assurance
- Viruses, Worms, and Other Malicious Code

Important Dates
Paper Submission Due: August 10, 2012
Authors Notification: September 10, 2012
Final Manuscript Due: September 30, 2012
Symposium Dates: December 12-13, 2012

General Chairs
Wanlei Zhou, Deakin University, Australia
Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research, Switzerland
Jiankun Hu, UNSW@ADFA, Australia

Program Chairs
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
C.-C. Jay Kuo, University of Southern California, USA
Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

Publicity Chairs
Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Local Arrangement Chair
Yini Wang, Deakin University, Australia

Program Committees
Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany
Claudio Ardagna, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Carlo Blundo, University of Salerno, Italy
Marco Casassa-Mont, HP Labs, UK
David Chadwick, University of Kent, UK
Frederic Cuppens, Enst Bretagne, France
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Roberto Di Pietro, Universita` di Roma - La Sapienza, Italy
Jose M. Fernandez, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Simone Fisher-Huebner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Keith Frikken, Miami University, USA
Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, UK
Alban Gabillon, University of Polyn=E9sie Fran?aise, French Polynesia
Clemente Galdi, "University of Naples "Federico II""", Italy
Dieter Gollmann, University of Hamburg, Germany
Juan Gonzalez Nieto, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Yong Guan, Iowa State University, USA
Michael Huth, Imperial College London, UK
Audun Josang, University of Oslo, Norway
Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universit?t Darmstadt, Germany
Khurram Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Shinsaku Kiyomoto, KDDI R&D Labs, Japan
Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Yingjiu Li, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Jay Ligatti, University of South Florida, USA
Masahiro Mambo, Kanazawa University, Japan
Fabio Martinelli, CNR, Italy
Chris Mitchell, University of London Royal Holloway, UK
Yi Mu, University of Wollongong , Australia
Stefano Paraboschi, University of Bergamo, Italy
Udaya Parampalli, University of Melbourne, Australia
Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Rodrigo Roman, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Dharmendra, Sharma, University of Canberra, Australia
Nicolas Sklavos, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong , Australia
Juan Tapiador, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Weichao Wang, UNC Charlotte, USA
Paul Watters, University of Ballarat, Australia
Sencun Zhu, Penn State University, USA