Fifth International Conference 
"Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures 
for Computer Networks Security" 
First International Workshop 
"Scientific Analysis and Policy Support for Cyber Security" 

September 8-11, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia

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

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

Title and scope

    The previous International Conferences "Mathematical Methods,
    Models and Architectures for Computer Networks Security"
    (MMM-ACNS-2001 (,
    MMM-ACNS-2003 (,
    MMM-ACNS-2005 ( and
    MMM-ACNS-2007 ( ) organized 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
    successful. These conferences demonstrated the high interest of
    the international scientific community to the theoretical and
    practical aspects of the computer network and information

    The goals of MMM-ACNS-2010 Conference
    ( to bring together leading
    researchers from academia and governmental organizations as well
    as practitioners to advance the states of the art and practice in
    the area of computer networks and information security with a
    focus on novel theoretical aspects of computer network security,
    facilitate 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.

    The MMM-ACNS-2010 Conference will be carried out together with the
    First International Workshop "Scientific Analysis and Policy
    Support for Cyber Security" (SA&PS4CS-2010)
    ( dedicated to the methods of
    scientific analysis and policy support for response to cyber
    intrusions and attacks.

Topics of interest

    Papers offering novel research contributions to the theoretical
    aspects of the computer network and information security are
    solicited for submission for MMM-ACNS-2010.  Papers may present
    theory, technique, and applications on topics including but not
    restricted to:

* Adaptive security
* Anti-malware techniques: detection, analysis, prevention
* Anti-phishing, anti-spam, anti-fraud, anti-botnet techniques
* Authentication, Authorization and Access Control
* Computer and network forensics
* Covert channels
* Critical infrastructure protection
* 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
* Formal analysis of security properties
* Information warfare 
* Internet and web security
* Intrusion prevention, detection, and response
* Language-based security
* Network survivability
* New ideas and paradigms for security
* Operating system security
* Security and privacy in pervasive and ubiquitous computing
* Security event processing and predictive security monitoring
* Security for cloud computing
* Security for large-scale systems and critical infrastructures
* 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
* Self-protecting and healing 
* Software protection
* Trusted computing
* Trust and reputation management
* Vulnerability assessment, risk analysis and risk management

    The main topics of the SA&PS4CS'2010 are detection,
    discrimination, and attribution of various activities of
    malefactors and response to cyber intrusions and attacks including
    national level information operations as well as identifying
    emergent cyber technologies supporting social and political
    activity management and trans-national distributed computing

Objectives of the MMM-ACNS-2010 Conference 

    The main objectives of the MMM-ACNS-2010 Conference are to discuss
    state-of-the-art in mathematical methods and models for computer
    networks and information security to promote a better
    understanding of recent achievements and trends in the computer
    network security, as well as making use of recent achievements in
    the area of advanced information technologies for computer network
    and information assurance.

    Security assurance of resident information and computer networks'
    software is one of the important problems of the modern computer
    science and information technology. The problem importance is
    confirmed by ever increasing multiplicity and diversity of threads
    and vulnerabilities of computer networks, permanently increasing
    significance and value of information itself, and by potentially
    devastating consequences of successful attacks on integrity,
    resource availability and information
    confidentiality. Unauthorized access to computer network
    facilities and network resources, especially in global networks
    participating in real-time control operations, may be truly

    There are several reasons for the complexity of the problem under
    study. The growing size of the network, its interconnectivity,
    large number of users, increasing number of vulnerable targets
    within the network (communication protocols, operating systems,
    servers, applications, etc.), and the appearance of effective and
    previously unknown types of attacks are among them.

    An additional objective of the conference is to bring together
    researchers and developers from academia, industry and
    governmental organizations to exchange ideas in a broad range of
    topics among researchers, security system developers and users
    from research and commercial perspective.

    Since the scope of the conference covers areas presenting specific
    interest for basic and applied research organizations, information
    about the conference will be distributed among the corresponding
    organizations in Russia and worldwide. So far preliminary
    agreement to participate in the conference is received from
    leading Russian Institutions doing basic and applied research in
    Computer Science, Telecommunication and Computer Security and from
    companies developing relevant industrial
    applications. MMM-ACNS-2010 program and agenda will be finalized
    after paper reviewing and selecting procedure by May 23, 2010.

Objectives of the SA&PS4CS-2010 Workshop

    Cyber security is receiving a significant international attention
    given recent network attacks involving Russia, Estonia, USA, China
    and many other countries.

    The Workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners
    involved in multiple disciplines concerning scientific analysis
    and policy support for cyber security to exchange ideas and to
    learn the latest developments in this important field.

    We are planning to invite researchers from the Human Behavior,
    Network Security, Artificial Intelligence (mainly in the fields of
    intelligent data analysis, adversarial planning and game theory)
    and Autonomous Agents communities (mainly software agent
    technology) to integrate their respective technologies and develop
    a research agenda to detect and analyze attacks by Cyber Militias,
    detect and analyze the mechanisms used by Bot Armies, detect and
    block intrusions.

    This Workshop could promote internationally shared understanding
    of the technically supportable indications and warnings for
    various types of intrusions and attacks, from the isolated to the
    highly coordinated, and from the forensic to strategic.

    The Workshop is planned on the last day of MMM-ACNS-2010.

Submitting a paper

    The MMM-ACNS-2010 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 7, 2010 

    or sooner through the upload facilities at the MMM-ACNS-2010 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 2, 2010.
    Camera-ready versions of accepted papers (see below) are due May 23, 2010. 

    The speakers of the SA&PS4CS-2010 Workshop will be personally
    invited. Camera ready papers for the SA&PS4CS-2010 should be
    submitted by June 13, 2010.

Invited Speakers 

* Herve Debar (Institut Telecom - Telecom SudParis, France) 
* Dieter Gollmann (Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany) 
* Greg Morrisett (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA) 
* Bart Preneel (Electrical Engineering Department, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) 
* Ravi Sandhu (University of Texas at San Antonio, Institute for Cyber Security, USA) 


    Program Committee plans to publish the MMM-ACNS-2010 Proceedings
    in Springer series "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS). The
    final decision will be made by Springer after finalizing the
    reviewing process. Instructions for authors will be provided at
    the MMM-ACNS-2010 web site (
    Camera ready paper submission can be uploaded through the
    MMM-ACNS-2010 web site at
    The Proceeding of the SA&PS4CS-2010 Workshop also will be prepared. 

Conference Languages

    The working language of MMM-ACNS-2010 is English. 
    The working languages of SA&PS4CS-2010 Workshop are English and
    Russian. Presentations will be simultaneously translated.

Conference Co-Chairmen

* Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
  Prof. R.M. Yusupov, Director of the Institution of the Russian
  Academy of Sciences St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and
  Automation of RAS (SPIIRAS)
* Dr. Robert L. Herklotz, Program Manager: Information Operations and
  Security, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Program Committee

* Igor Kotenko (SPIIRAS, Russia)
* Victor Skormin (Binghamton University, USA)

Program Committee members:

* Mikhail Atallah (USA)
* Fabrizio Baiardi (Italy)
* Cataldo Basile (Italy)
* Konstantin Beznosov (Canada)
* Julien Bourgeois (France)
* Mariano Ceccato (Italy)
* David Chadwick (UK)
* Shiu-Kai Chin (USA)
* Howard Chivers (UK)
* Christian Collberg (USA)
* Miguel Correia (Portugal)
* Frederic Cuppens (France)
* Dipankar Dasgupta (USA)
* Herve Debar (France)
* Changyu Dong (UK)
* Dennis Gamayunov (Russia)
* Dieter Gollmann (Germany)
* Stefanos Gritzalis (Greece)
* Alexander Grusho (Russia)
* Amir Herzberg (Israel)
* Ming-Yuh Huang (USA)
* Sushil Jajodia (USA)
* Angelos Keromytis (USA)
* Victor Korneev (Russia)
* Klaus-Peter Kossakowski (Germany)
* Pavel Laskov (Germany)
* Javier Lopez (Spain)
* Antonio Mana (Spain)
* Fabio Martinelli (Italy)
* Gregorio Martinez (Spain)
* Catherine Meadows (USA)
* Ann Miller (USA)
* Nickolay Moldovian (Russia)
* Wojciech Molisz (Poland)
* Monika Oit (Estonia)
* Vladimir Oleshchuk (Norway)
* Slobodan Petrovic (Norway)
* Neeli Prasad (Denmark)
* Bart Preneel (Belgium)
* Roland Rieke (Germany)
* Peter Ryan (Luxembourg)
* Andrei Sabelfeld (Sweden)
* Igor Saenko (Russia)
* Ravi Sandhu (USA)
* Michael Smirnov (Germany)
* Artem Tishkov (Russia)
* Bill Tsoumas (Greece)
* Shambhu Upadhyaya (USA)
* Vijay Varadharajaran (Australia)
* Alfonso Valdes (USA)
* Valery Vasenin (Russia)
* Paulo Verissimo (Portugal)
* Peter Zegzhda (Russia)
* Cliff Zou (USA)

Local Organizing Committee


R.M. Yusupov, Director of the Institution of the Russian Academy of
Sciences St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS

Organizing Committee members: 

* A.Tkatch (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Vice Chairman)
* D.Bakuradze (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* I.Podnozova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* A.Chechulin (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* V.Desnitsky (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* E.Doynikova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* D.Komashinskiy (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* A.Konovalov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* O.Polubelova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* S.Reznik (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* A.Shorov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* E.Sidelnikova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* M.Stepashkin (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* Y.Zozula (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)

Location of the Conference and Workshop

    According to the preliminary agreement, the MMM-ACNS-2010
    conference and the SA&PS4CS-2010 Workshop 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.).

Contact us

Program Committee Co-Chairman 
      Prof. Igor Kotenko (MMM-ACNS-2010 PC Co-chairman)
      Head of Research Laboratory of Computer Security Problems
      Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences 
      St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS (SPIIRAS)
      39, 14th Liniya, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia
      Telephone: +7-(812)-328-2642
      Fax: +7-(812)-328-4450
      E-mail: mmmacns[AT]comsec[DOT]spb[DOT]ru

Local contact person 

Irina Podnozova 
Assistant of Director for International Research Cooperation
Phone: 7-(812)-328-4446
Fax: +7(812)-328-06-85
E-mail: ipp[AT]mail[DOT]iias[DOT]spb[DOT]su