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    )                        SESOC 2014                        )
    (                                                          (
    )               6th International Workshop on              )
    (              SECurity and SOCial Networking              (
    )                                                          )
    (                      March 24th 2014                     (
    )                     Budapest, Hungary                    )
    (                  (as part of PerCom 2014)                (
    )                                                          )
    (                   http://www.sesoc.org                   (
    )                                                          )

The number of profiles on Social Networking Services, like Facebook,
Google-Plus, Snapchat, or Twitter have grown to account for a third of
the world's population. Acting as convenient link collections and
(group) communication media, they have evolved to central hubs for Web
browsing and Internet use. Encouraging their subscribers to publish
self-descriptive and user-generated content, usually covering topics,
events, and opinions corresponding to their personal environment, these
services have become collections of highly detailed profiles of them. A
paramount paradigm change is a near to perfect identifiability of their
subscribers, who are forced to register using their clear names, instead
of pseudonyms or throwaway accounts in previous forums. The extent of
information gathered about their subscribers additionally allows the
providers to check the credibility of the chosen handles and even
re-identify users who have chosen pseudonyms.

While SNS previously have largely been walled-gardens, the current
development sees an extending integration with the conventional Web.
This both opens their content and interaction functions to become a
social layer, and allows the providers to even better track their users
behavior and activities on the Web. The subscribers additionally
increasingly use their mobile applications, thus exposing even their
whereabouts and communication patterns beyond their activities on the Web.

These services, while offering extensive chances for enhanced
communication between their subscribers raise entirely new privacy
concerns. They hence require new reflections on security goals and
services, and to revisit previously seemingly well understood solutions
for confidentiality, trust establishment, key management, or cooperation

The aim of SESOC 2014 hence is to encompass research advances in all
areas of security, trust and privacy in pervasive communication systems
with a special focus on the social aspects of the services.

Topics of Interest

 - novel aspects of privacy, confidentiality, and integrity
 - anonymity, pseudonymity
 - emerging privacy concerns and breaches (linking, tracking, inference)
 - new aspects of trust
 - novel vulnerabilities and attack vectors
 - social engineering and phishing in OSN
 - malware in and through OSN
 - availability and resilience
 - decentralization for privacy preservation
 - community based secure communication
 - new key management approaches
 - secure bootstrapping
 - security issues in forwarding, routing
 - security aspects regarding cooperation and collaboration
 - new approaches to reputation
 - privacy preserving personalization and recommenders

Important Dates

Submission deadline: November 4, 2013
Notification date: December 21, 2013
Camera ready submission: January 25, 2014
Workshop date: March 24, 2014

Submission instructions

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for
publication. Camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be limited to
6 pages in IEEE 8.5x11 conference format, and formatted in accordance
with the IEEE Computer Society author guidelines. The link for the
templates and further guidelines for preparing and submitting the
manuscript are available on the workshop website. All papers are managed
electronically through EDAS, please submit through:

Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous and double-blind review process
handled by the Technical Program Committee.
***** Authors' names must not appear in the paper.*****

All accepted papers need to have a full registration to the PerCom 2014
Conference (There is no workshop only registration). Moreover, no-shows
of accepted papers at the workshop will result in those papers not being
included in the IEEE Digital Library.

SESOC is happy to announce a *best paper award*. Papers of special merit
will again, like in previous years, be considered for possible *fast*
*track publication* in *Elsevier's Computer Communications Journal*.


Workshop General Co-Chairs:
     Melek Önen        EURECOM, France
     Thorsten Strufe   TU Darmstadt & CASED, Germany

Technical Program Committee:
    Jonathan Anderson, University of Cambridge
    Frederik Armknecht, University of Mannheim
    Erik-Oliver Blass, Northeastern University
    Sonja Buchegger, KTH
    Lorenzo Cavallaro, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Mauro Conti, University of Padua
    Leucio Antonio Cutillo, Politecnico di Torino
    Emiliano De Cristofaro, PARC
    Roberto Di Pietro, Università di Roma Tre
    Alexander Eichhorn, KidTsunami
    Sebastien Gambs, Universite de Rennes, INRIA
    Artur Hecker, Huawei Technologies
    Urs Hengartner, University of Waterloo
    Mohamed Ali Kaafar, NICTA
    Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universität Darmstadt
    Albert Levi, Sabanci University
    Mark Manulis, University of Surrey
    Alexander Pretschner, KIT
    Christian Rohner, Uppsala University
    George Theodorakopoulos, Cardiff University
    Olivier Thonnard, Symantec
    Michael Waidner, TU Darmstadt & Fraunhofer SIT

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Thorsten Strufe
TU Darmstadt                        http://www.p2p.tu-darmstadt.de/
CASED                                          http://www.cased.de/