Fourth Conference on Security in Communication Networks '04
Amalfi, 8-10 September, 2004
Call for Papers

Security and privacy are increasing concerns in computer networks like the Internet. The availability of fast, reliable, and cheap electronic communication offers the opportunity to perform electronically and in a distributed way a wide range of transactions of the most diverse nature. The problem of security, privacy and integrity of information is of dramatic importance in transactions of commercial and financial nature.
The Fourth Conference on Security in Communication Networks (SCN '04) will be held in Amalfi (Italy) on September 8-10 2004. SCN '04 aims at bringing together researchers in the field of security in communication networks to foster cooperation and exchange of ideas. Original papers on all technical aspects of cryptology and network security are solicited for submission to SCN04. Topics of interest are (but not limited to):
Anonymity         Implementations
Authentication Key Distribution
Block Ciphers Operating Systems Security
Complexity-based Cryptography Privacy
Cryptanalysis Protocols
Digital Signatures Public Key Encryption
Hash Functions Secret Sharing
Identification Survey and state of the art

Dates and Deadlines
Submission: June 7, 2004
Notification to authors: July 23, 2004
Pre-proceedings Version: August 25, 2004
Conference: September 8-10, 2004
Camera-Ready Version: September 30, 2004

Submissions
Authors are invited to submit electronically (Postscript or PDF files) one copy of their extended abstract. The length of the submission should be at most 12 pages excluding bibliography and appendices. It should use at least 11-point fonts and have reasonable sized margins. The extended abstract should clearly indicate the results achieved, their significance, and their relation to other work in the area. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the paper should be intelligible without them. The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Authors are encouraged to use LaTeX and the Springer LNCS style.
The web-based submission form will be available soon. In case electronic submission is not possible, the authors should submit 15 copies of their extended abstracts by ordinary mail to the following address:

    Carlo Blundo
    Dipartimento di Informatica ed Applicazioni
    Via S. Allende, 43
    I-84081 Baronissi (SA)
    Italy 

Proceedings
Post-proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A booklet of extended abstracts will be distributed to the participants. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Program Committee
Giuseppe Ateniese (The Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Carlo Blundo (University of Salerno, Italy)
Christian Cachin (IBM Research, Switzerland)
Ran Canetti (IBM Research, USA)
Xiaotie Deng (City University, Hong Kong)
Alfredo De Santis (University of Salerno, Italy)
Yvo Desmedt (Florida State University, USA)
Giovanni Di Crescenzo (Telcordia Technology, USA)
Rosario Gennaro (IBM Research, USA)
Eyal Kushilevitz (Technion, Israel)
Tanja Lange (University of Bochum, Germany)
Ueli Maurer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Eiji Okamoto (Tsukuba University, Japan)
Rafail Ostrovsky (UCLA, USA)
Giuseppe Persiano (University of Salerno, Italy)
Leonid Reyzin (Boston University, USA)
Rei Safavi-Naini (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Jacques Stern (ENS, France)
Doug Stinson (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Gene Tsudik (UCI, USA)
Moti Yung (Columbia University, USA)

Program Chair
Carlo Blundo
Dipartimento di Informatica ed Applicazioni
Via S. Allende, 43
I-84081 Baronissi (SA), Italy

General Chair
Stelvio Cimato
Dipartimento di Informatica ed Applicazioni
Via S. Allende, 43
I-84081 Baronissi (SA), Italy

Local Organizing Committee
Paolo D'Arco and Barbara Masucci
Dipartimento di Informatica ed Applicazioni
Via S. Allende, 43
I-84081 Baronissi (SA), Italy