*ISPEC 2009*: Fifth Information Security Practice and Experience Conference, 
Xi'an, China, 
April 13-15, 2009.
(Submissions due 20 November 2008). 

As applications of information security technologies become pervasive,
issues pertaining to plicatiotheir deployment and operation are
becoming increasingly important. ISPEC is an annual conference that
brings together researchers and practitioners to provide a confluence
of new information security technologies, their applications and their
integration with IT systems in various vertical sectors. In 2005,
2006, 2007 and 2008, the first, second, third and fourth conferences
were successfully held in Singapore, Hangzhou, China, Hongkong, China
and Sydney, Australia respectively. The conference proceedings were
published by Springer as Lecture Notes in Computer Science. This fifth
conference ISPEC 2009 will be held in Xi'an, China, April 13-15,
2009.  Again, we plan to publish the conference proceedings in a
volume of Springer LNCS.

Topics (Topics of interest include, but are not limited to):
Applications of cryptography
Critical infrastructure protection
Digital rights management
Information security in vertical applications
Legal and regulatory issues
Network security
Privacy and anonymity
Privacy issues in the use of smart cards and RFID systems
Risk evaluation and security certification
Resilience and availability
Secure system architectures
Security in e-commerce and e-business and other applications
Security policy
Security standards activities
Trusted Computing
Trust model and management
Usability aspects of information security systems

For more information, please see http://www.ispec2009.net/