The Announcement and Call for Papers

International Conference "Mathematical Methods, Models and Architectures
for Computer Networks Security" (MMM-ACNS-07)

September 13-15, 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia


     1. Office of Naval Research Global, USA
     2. European Office of Aerospace Research and Development USAF, USA 
     3. Russian Foundation for Basic Research 


* St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the
  Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)
* St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
* Binghamton University (State University of New York)

Title and scope:

   The First, Second and Third International Workshops "Mathematical
Methods, Models and Architectures for Computer Networks Security"
(MMM-ACNS-2001 (,
MMM-ACNS-2003 ( and
MMM-ACNS-2005 (
organized in 2001, 2003 and 2005 respectively by St. Petersburg
Institute for Informatics and Automation, Binghamton University (SUNY)
and supported by the European Office of Aerospace Research and
Development USAF, Office of Naval Research Global, and Russian
Foundation for Basic Research were very successful.

   These workshops demonstrated the high interest of the international
scientific community to the theoretical aspects of the computer
network and information security and the need for conducting of such
workshops as on-going series.

   The proposed MMM-ACNS-2007 Conference is intended as a next step in
this series and will be focused on theoretical problems in the area
under consideration.

   Its objectives are to bring together leading researchers from
academia and governmental organizations as well as practitioners in
the area of computer networks and information security, facilitating
personal interactions and discussions on various aspects of
information technologies in conjunction with computer network and
information security problems arising in large-scale computer networks
engaged in information storing, transmitting, and processing.

Topics of interest:

Papers offering novel research contributions to the theoretical
aspects of the computer network and information security are solicited
for submission.

Papers may present theory, technique, and applications on topics
including but not restricted to:
* Adaptive security
* Authentication, Authorization and Access Control
* Computer and network forensics
* Covert channels
* Data and application security
* Data mining, machine learning, and bio-inspired approaches for security 
* Deception systems and honeypots
* Denial-of-service attacks and countermeasures
* Digital Rights Management
* eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment Security
* Firewall Technologies
* Formal analysis of security properties
* Information warfare 
* Internet and web security
* Intrusion detection and prevention
* Language-based security
* Network survivability
* New ideas and paradigms for security
* Operating system security
* Risk analysis and risk management
* Security and Privacy in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
* Security for Grid Computing
* Security of emerging technologies (sensor, wireless/mobile,
  peer-to-peer and overlay networks)
* Security of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
* Security modeling and simulation
* Security policies
* Security protocols
* Security verification
* Software protection
* Trust management
* Viruses, worms, and other malicious code
* Vulnerability assessment

Submitting a paper 

   The conference welcomes original papers from academic, government,
and industry contributors on mathematical approaches and models,
state-of-the-art techniques, and novel applications in the above
proposed areas. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough review
by at least three reviewers.

   Draft versions of original full papers up to 12 A4 pages in English
using at least 11-point fonts with reasonable margins, including
abstract (up to 300 words) and keywords (5 to 8), should be submitted
by March 28, 2007 or sooner through the upload facilities at the
Conference web site .

   Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered.
   Authors must also indicate the conference track to which the paper
   is submitted.
   The Program Committee will make the final selection based on peer
   reviewers' evaluation.
   The primary focus is on high-quality original unpublished research,
   case studies and implementation experiences.
   Notification of acceptance/rejection will be disseminated by May 10, 2007.
   Camera-ready versions of accepted papers (see below) are due May 30, 2007. 

As in previous MMM-ACNS conferences the Program Committee plans to
publish the Conference Proceeding in Springer series "Lecture Notes in
Computer Science" (LNCS).

   Instructions for authors will be provided at the MMM-ACNS-2007 web
site (

   Camera ready paper submission can be uploaded through the
Conference web site at

Conference Languages

   The working language is English. 

Dates of meeting:

   Inclusive dates of MMM-ACNS-2007:  September 12-16, 2007 
   (arrival and registration - on September 12,  
    technical program - on September 13-15, 
    departure - on September 16)  

Important dates 

For submission: 

Paper drafts: March 28, 2007
Acceptance/rejection notification: May 10, 2007
Camera ready papers:  May 30, 2007

For registration:

Early registration deadline: August 10, 2007
On site registration: September 12-15, 2007
Hotel reservation request: August 10, 2007

   All materials concerning MMM-ACNS-2007 preparation, program, and
other arrangements will be posted on a regularly updated web site

Conference Co-Chairmen

Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Prof. R.M. Yusupov, Director of the St. Petersburg Institute for
Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences

     Phone: 7-(812) 328-33-11 Fax:     7-(812) 328-44-50

Dr. Robert L. Herklotz, Program Manager: Software and Systems 
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research 
Phone: +1-(703) 696-6565, Fax: +1-(703) 696-8450

Local contact person 

     Irina Podnozova
     Phone     7-(812)-328-44-46   Fax:  +7(812)-328-06-85

Local Organizing Committee


R.M. Yusupov, Director of the St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics
and Automation (SPIIRAS)

Organizing Committee members: 
A.Tkatch (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Vice Chairman)
D.Bakuradze (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
V.Bogdanov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
O.Chervatuk (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
V.Desnitsky (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
O.Karsaev (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
V.Konushy (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
E.Mankov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
I.Podnozova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
V.Samoilov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg) 
E.Sidelnikova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
A.Tishkov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
A.Ulanov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
V.Vorontsov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)

Program Committee


Vladimir Gorodetsky (Russia)
Igor Kotenko (Russia)
Victor Skormin (USA)

Program Committee members:

Julien Bourgeois (France)
David Chadwick (UK)
Shiu-Kai Chin (USA)
Howard Chivers (UK)
Christian Collberg (USA)
Dipankar Dasgupta (USA)
Naranker Dulay (UK)   
Dieter Gollmann (Germany)
Dimitris Gritzalis (Greece)
Stefanos Gritzalis (Greece)
Alexander Grusho (Russia)
Ming-Yuh Huang (USA)
Sushil Jajodia (USA)
Angelos Keromytis (USA)
Victor Korneev (Russia)
Klaus-Peter Kossakowski (Germany)
Christopher Kruegel (Austria)
Antonio Lioy (Italy)
Javier Lopez (Spain)
Fabio Martinelli (Italy)
Catherine Meadows (USA)
Nasir Memon (USA)
Ann Miller (USA)
Nickolay Moldovian (Russia)
Wojciech Molisz (Poland)
David Nicol (USA)
Yoram Ofek (Italy)
Monika Oit (Estonia)
Udo Prayer (Austria)
Bart Preneel (Belgium)
Roland Rieke (Germany)
Andrei Sabelfeld (Sweden)
Ravi Sandhu (USA)
Anatol Slisenko (France)
Igor Sokolov (Russia)
Antonio Gomez Skarmeta (Spain)  
Michael Smirnov (Germany)
Duglas Summerville (USA)
Shambhu Upadhyaya (USA)
Vijay Varadharajaran (Australia)
Alfonso Valdes (USA)    
Valery Vasenin (Russia)
Paulo Verissimo (Portugal)
Diego Zamboni (Switzerland)
Peter Zegzhda (Russia)

Location of the Meeting, Accommodation, Cultural Program

   According to the preliminary agreement, the MMM-ACNS-07 Conference
will take place in the historical building "Palace of Grand Prince
Vladimir Romanov," now "House of Scientists," located in the heart of
St. Petersburg, address: 26, Dvortsovaya emb., St. Petersburg, 191186,
Russia. This venue allows the conference organizers to arrange for the
Conference itself, as well as for the associated events (informal
discussions, reception, breaks, etc.)

   All participants are expected to arrive to St. Petersburg
directly. Conference organizers intend to arrange for transportation
upon arrival and departure and to/from Conference venue/other hotel
upon a separate request of participants.

   The following assistance in housing could be provided by local
organizers. We intend to engage a Destination Management Company
"Monomax" to assist participants in housing and cultural programs
( It is possible to make reservations at
reasonable prices in hotels in the St. Petersburg downtown area from
$120 per night (single room), and from $130 per night (double room).
Also, reservations in better and more expensive hotels at $150 - $600
per night are available (hotels like Astoria, Europe, Radisson SAS,

For students, the hostel from about $50 may be organized on special

Visa Issues

  To come to Russia, all foreign participants will need an entering
visa. As a host institution SPIIRAS will handle this issue through a
formal invitation letter to every participant.  To issue such a
letter, we shall need the following details to include in the above
letter for every individual: first name, middle name, surname, date of
birth, citizenship, passport No., expiration date (as appear in a
valid passport) and the city where the visa is applied in.  In
addition, each individual has to fax copy of the first page of his/her
passport at +7(812)328-06-85 containing personal data and dates of the
passport number and expiry date.

  Note that about one month is required only to arrange formal
invitation in St. Petersburg. Time for invitation mailing to the
addressee and for getting visa at local consulate has to be added to
calculate the deadline to be met for receiving request for invitation
letter by organizers.

Contact us

Program Committee Co-Chairman 

     Prof. Igor Kotenko (MMM-ACNS-2007 PC Co-chairman)
     Head of Computer Security Research Group
     St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation 
     of the Russian Academy of Sciences
     39, 14th Liniya, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia
     Telephone: +7-(812)-328-2642
     Fax: +7-(812)-328-4450

Local contact person 

Irina Podnozova
Phone:     7-(812)-328-4446   Fax:  +7(812)-328-06-85