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             *                        SOSOC 2008                        *
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             *                International Workshop on                 *
             *      Security in Opportunistic and SOCial Networks       *
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             *           September 22, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey           *
             *               (as part of SecureComm 2008)               *
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             *                  http://www.sosoc.org                    *
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                                  Call for papers

Opportunistic Networks are considered as an evolution of the Mobile
Ad-hoc Networking paradigm, in which the assumption of an existing
end-to-end connectivity is relaxed. The evolving topologies are expected
to resemble the actual social networks of the communicating users and
information on their characteristics can be a powerful aid for any
network operation. Online services that assist social networks
(facebook, linkedin, xing, etc.) in consequence are able to provide
additional information on contacts and their relations. The lack of
end-to-end connectivity and the use of personal information for the
networking operations raise entirely new privacy concerns and require
new reflections on security problems.

The aim of this workshop is to encompass research advances in all areas
of security, trust and privacy in Opportunistic and Social Networks.

Topics of Interest

- new aspects of trust
- privacy concerns
- availability and resilience
- community based secure communication
- data confidentiality, data integrity
- anonymity, pseudonymity
- key management
- secure bootstrapping
- security issues in forwarding, routing
- security aspects regarding cooperation
- reputation systems for opportunistic/social networks
- new security issues, new attack paradigms
- new requirements for software security
- malware analysis in opportunistic/social networks

Important Dates

Submission deadline:      July 7, 2008
Notification date:        August 18, 2008
Camera ready submission:  September 1, 2008

Submission instructions

Submission website: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sosoc2008

Submissions must be made in PDF to the submission website. Paper
submissions must not exceed 10 pages in ACM proceedings style. They
should be thoroughly edited and read as though written by an English
native speaker. All submitted papers will be judged based on their
quality through double-blind reviewing. Authors' names must not appear
in the paper.

Technical Program Committee

O:nen, Melek          EURECOM, France (co-chair)
Strufe, Thorsten      EURECOM, France (co-chair)

Blass, Erik-Oliver    EURECOM, France
Bohli, Jens-Matthias  NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Cavallaro, Lorenzo    University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Conti, Mauro          Universita` di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Crowcroft, Jon        University of Cambridge, UK
Dacier, Marc          Symantec, France
di Pietro, Roberto    Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Eichhorn, Alexander   Simula, Norway
Freiling, Felix       Universita:t Mannheim, Germany
Hecker, Artur         TELECOM ParisTech, France
Ioannidis, Sotiris    FORTH, Greece
Levi, Albert          Sabanci University, Turkey
Molva, Refik          EURECOM, France
Mu:ller-Quade, Jo:rn  Universita:t Karlsruhe, Germany
Noubir, Guevara       North Eastern University, USA
Robshaw, Matt         Orange Labs, France
Rohner, Christian     Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Roudier, Yves         EURECOM, France
Scha:fer, Gu:nter     TU Ilmenau, Germany