Call For Papers and Participation

Fifth International Symposium on Security in Collaboration
Technologies and Systems (SECOTS 2015)

                     part of

 The 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and
 Systems (CTS 2015)

                             June 01-05, 2015
                   The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel
                          Atlanta, Georgia, USA
              In Cooperation with the ACM, IEEE, IFIP

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You are cordially invited to participate in this international
Symposium through paper submission, a workshop or a special session
organization, a tutorial, an invited speech, a demo, a poster, an
exhibit, a panel discussion, a doctoral dissertation, whichever sounds
more appropriate and convenient to you.

The Symposium will include invited presentations by experts from
academia, industry, and government as well as contributed paper
presentations describing original work on the current state of

Call for Papers and Participation
Extended Paper Submission Deadline: February 17, 2015

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their manuscript to the
Symposium paper submission link at  If the submission
is for a short paper, indicate that as well.

Collaboration relies on distributed systems that combine different
resources, often provisioned on-demand for the duration of the mission
or project, and that typically interact through the Internet. Security
is a fundamental aspect of collaboration systems in order to ensure
normal un-interruptible reliable operation. Nowadays, collaborative
systems use new technologies such as mobile devices, smartcards,
wireless networks, high performance networks, cloud and grid
computing, multi-agent systems. These environments introduce new
needs, requirements and difficulties related to security. Hence,
besides the well known threats of systems exposed on the internet,
collaborative systems and technologies face several challenges in the
field of security.

This Symposium on Security in Collaboration Technologies and Systems,
to be held as part of the 2015 International Conference on
Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015), will focus on
security issues related to collaboration systems with emphasis on
secure and trustworthy distributed environments, Grid and Cloud based
resource virtualization and on-demand provisioning, multi-agent
systems, mobile and wireless cooperation, cybersecurity and encryption
for collaboration. The aim is to have a dedicated forum that fosters
closer interactions among researchers and users communities, providing
an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss their ideas. The
symposium will address issues related to the security infrastructure
and services design, implementation and operation. It intends to
address new security challenges and present new ideas and solutions
addressing modern security requirements, specific methods of access
control that should allow large scale multi-organizational
cooperation, use of mobile technologies and smartcards, enabling
intrusion detection, system recovery and healing in the context of
cooperative systems.

We invite original contributions from researchers in academia,
research institutions and industry on these emerging and important
cybersecurity areas of information technology.

Selected papers will be solicited from the best papers of SECOTS 2015
sessions for submitting an extended version of their papers to a
special issue in a leading international journal.

The SECOTS Symposium topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    Fundamentals and Frameworks for Security in Collaboration Systems
    Intrusion and Attacks Prevention and Detection in Collaboration Systems
    Access and Usage Control in Collaboration Environments
    Reputation and Trust Management
    Cross Domain Identity and User Attributes Management Systems
    Security Standards
    Encryption and Cryptography Systems Supporting Cooperative Systems
    Privacy and Privacy Preserving for Collaboration Systems
    Trusted Operating Systems for Distributed Environments
    Middleware Security
    Security Metrics and Measures
    Collaborative Security Monitoring Schemes and Systems
    Usability, Social Engineering, and Security
    Security and Information Assurance Education and Curriculum Issues
    Security in Cloud Computing
    Security in Collaborative Multi Agent Systems
    Security Using Collaborative Agents
    Botnet Analysis
    Biologically Inspired Cyber Security and Defense
    Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures Supporting Cooperative
    Security in Workflow Management Systems
    Policy Driven SLA Negotiation
    Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks for Collaboration
    Security Models for Coalition Networks
    Security in Social Networks
    Virtual Organizations and Dynamic Security Associations
    Web Services Security
    Web Vulnerability Analysis
    Use of Smartcards in the Context of Collaboration

Important Dates:
 Paper Submission Deadline --------------------------------  February 17, 2015
 Notification of Acceptance -------------------------------  March 06, 2015
 Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due --------------  March 23, 2015
 Conference Dates -----------------------------------------  June 01 - 05, 2015

For further details and updates, please consult the conference web
site at URL: or
or contact one of the organizers.

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Thank you very much.

Best Regards.
SECOTS 2015 Organizers