IWCS 2011 Call for Paper


The 1st FTRA International Workshop on Convergence Security in
Pervasive Environments (IWCS 2011)

Crete, Greece, June 28 - 30, 2011


A recent emerging issue in information technology is the convergence of 
different kinds of applications. Convergence brings a user-centric 
environment to provide computing and communication services. In order to 
realize IT advantages, it requires the integration of security and data 
management to be suitable for pervasive computing environments. However, 
there are still many problems and major challenges waiting for us to 
solve such as the security risks in convergence application, which could 
appear when devices interact with different kinds of applications. 
Therefore, we need to explore convergence security in pervasive 

IWCS 2011 addresses the various theories and practical applications of 
convergence security in pervasive environments. It will present 
important results of significant value in order to improve application 
services and solve various problems within the scope of IWCS 2011. In 
addition, we expect it will trigger further related research and 
technology developments that will improve our lives in the future.

Another area that must be considered in the convergence of different 
security services in pervasive environments is the Internet of Things 
(IoT). There are many definitions of the IoT, but all of them revolve 
around the same central concept: a world-wide network of interconnected 
objects. It is to be expected that the elements of a pervasive 
environment will greatly benefit from Internet connectivity, as 
pervasive devices will be able to interact with external entities by 
obtaining services or even by providing them. However, it is necessary 
to address how the different security mechanisms used in the local 
pervasive environment could interact with protocols and mechanisms (e.g. 
secure web services) that allow secure collaboration with remote 
entities. Considering that the security of the IoT is a topic that is 
currently being considered a priority by many different industrial, 
commercial and governmental actors, the secure convergence of this new 
paradigm with pervasive environments is a potential research field that 
will be taken into account in our workshop.

Topic of Interest
- Trust and Reputation Management in Pervasive Computing
- Security Applications and Services in Pervasive Computing
- Security Model for Pervasive Computing
- Intelligent Multimedia Security Services in Pervasive Computing
- Key Management and Authentication in Pervasive Computing
- Network Security Issues and Protocols in Pervasive Computing
- Access Control and Privacy Protection in Pervasive Computing
- Security Standard for Next Pervasive Computing
- Security in Human Centred Environments
- Natural Interfaces Security Issues
- Advanced Multimodal Interfaces
- Human Oriented Interfaces
- Multimodal Mobile and Ubiquitous Services
- Methods for Multimodal Integration
- Middleware Services for Multimodal and Pervasive Applications
- Context-Awareness in Multimodal Applications
- Multimodal Analysis and Recognition of Contex
- Next Ubiquitous and Immersive Environments
- Virtual Reality and Ubiquitous Computing
- Usability and Accessibility in Ubiquitous Applications
- Applications and Scenarios
- Wireless Applications
- Pervasive Computing Applications
- Wireless Multimedia Applications
- Others: Commercial or Industrial Issue in Pervasive Computing
- Secure collaboration between pervasive environments through the Internet
- Protecting the integration of pervasive environment with the Internet 
  of Things

Paper Submission
There will be a combination of presentations including scientific 
papers. Prospective authors are invited, in the first instance, to 
submit papers for oral presentations in any of the areas of interest for 
this workshop.

Authors should submit a paper with 4-6 pages in length, including all 
figures, tables, and references. If you want to submit more than page 
limitation, you can add up to 2 extra pages with the appropriate fee 

Please use the IEEE Conference Proceedings format (US letter size, 
available for download here: IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference 
Proceedings) for submission.

Submission URL:

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2010
Paper Status Notification: Mar. 1, 2011
Camera-ready Due: April 1, 2011
Conference events: June 28 - 30, 2011

If you have any questions about the CFPs and papers submission, please 
email to
Prof. Jose A. Onieva ( and
Dr. Kyusuk Han (

==General Chairs==
Jose A. Onieva, University of Malaga, Spain
Charalabos Skianis, University of Aegean, Greece

==Program Chairs==
Kyusuk Han, KAIST, Korea
Rodrigo Roman Castro, University of Malaga, Spain

==Publicity Co-chairs==
Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Eleni Darra, University of Piraeus, Greece
Evangelos Rekleitis, University of Piraeus, Greece

==Program Committee==
Alexander De Luca, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Germany
Anthony H.M. Chung, University of Lancaster, UK
Antonio Jara, University of Murcia, Spain
Chan Yeun Yeob, Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research, UAE
Damien Sauveron, XLIM, University of Limoges, France
Deok Gyu Lee, ETRI, Korea
Fabio Martinelli, Information Security Group, IIT-CNR, Italy
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Florina Almenirez, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Han-You Jeong, Pusan University, Korea
Hyohyun Choi, Inha Technical College, Korea
Isaac Agudo, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Jae-il Lee, KISA, Korea
Javier Lopez, Computer Science Department, University of Malaga, Spain
Jeong Hyun Yi, Soongsil University, Korea
Jongsub Moon, Korea University, Korea
Jordi Herrera Joancomarti Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Jose A. Montes Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Levente Buttyan BME, Hungary
Magdalena Payeras-Capella University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Manik Lal Das Dhirubhai Ambani Inst. for Information and Communication 
 Tech., India
Marc Lacoste France Telecom R&D/Orange Labs, France
Maria Francisca Hinarejos University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Mark Billinghurst Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand
Masoom Alam Institute of Management Sciences(Assistant Professor),Pakistan
Miguel Soriano Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Nicolas Sklavos Tech. Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
Olivier Markowitch ULB, Belgium
Panagiotis Rizomiliotis University of the Aegean, Greece
Pierangela Samarati Department of Information Technologies, University 
 of Milan, Italy
Rodrigo Roman Castro University of Malaga, Spain
Ruben Rios del Pozo University of Malaga, Spain
Sokratis Katsikas Dept. of Technology Education & Digital Systems, 
University of Piraeus, Greece
Stefanos Gritzalis Info-Sec-Lab, University of the Aegean, Greece
Sunwoong Choi Kookmin University, Korea
Thomas Strang, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Thomas Wook Choi, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Won Joo Lee, Inha Technical College, Korea
Yong Lee, ChungJu University, Korea