StaR_SEC 2007 
1st ACM Workshop on Information and Communications Security Standards and Regulations 
 October 29, 2007, Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA, USA 

In conjunction with the ACM CCS 2007 14th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

Aims and Scope:

 Most of the research and development work carried out by
universities, research centers and private companies today, is based,
in some way or another, on international standards or pre-standards
that have been produced under the auspices of recognized
standardization bodies. On top of that, many market sectors have
recognized standardization as a prerequisite for the provision of high
quality services and products, thus triggering a large number of
multi-sectoral voluntary standards.

The main objective of the StaR_SEC 2007 Workshop is to explore the
security aspects of standards, regulations and certifications for
Information and Communication Systems. For many years the Security
field was somehow isolated in the Information and Communications
Technology arena. Inevitably this isolation has been inherited to the
standards governing the security techniques and mechanisms that are
currently employed. It is therefore important to inform the scientific
community about these problems and facilitate better collaboration on
the security aspects of international standards and regulations.

List of topics

 We welcome the submission of papers that address 

Security Standards and Regulations activities, including, but not limited to:   
  Access Control and Authorization   
  Assurance Services   
  Auditing and Forensic Information Management   
  Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting   
  Business Services   
  Biometrics Technologies   
  Confidentiality and Privacy Services
  Developing Secure Information and Communications Infrastructures
  Digital Rights Management
  eBusiness, eCommerce, eGovernment Security: Establishing Trust and
    Confidence of Citizens in eTransactions and eServices
  eHealth Security
  Lawful Interception Architectures and Functions
  Legal Issues
  Location Privacy and Secure Localization
  Long-term Archive and Notary Services
  Mail Security
  Methodologies for Authentication and Traceability
  Mobile, Ad hoc and Sensors Networks Security
  Multicast Security
  Network Defense Services
  PKI and PMI environments
  Privacy and Identity Management
  Registration and Authentication Services
  Security and Interoperability
  Security Challenges to the use and deployment of Disruptive
    Technologies (Trusted Computing, VoIP, WiMAX, RFID, IPv6)
  Securing Critical Information and Communication Infrastructures
  Security issues in Network Event Logging
  Security Policies
  Security Solutions for IP Multimedia Systems
  Standardization Aspects of Electronic Signatures
  Trust Services
  Wireless Security 

Submission Instructions

  Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have
been published or that are currently under evaluation for publication
to a journal or to the proceedings of another conference.

Papers should not exceed 10 pages, in double-column ACM format, not
including the bibliography and any well-marked appendices, and at most
12 pages overall. Committee members are not required to read the
appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without
them. Submitted manuscripts should be anonymous (i.e., they should not
contain author names or affiliations, or obvious citations). Paper
submissions will be electronic only in .pdf format and will be sent to
the Program co-Chairs: Accepted papers will
be presented at the StaR_SEC 2007 Workshop and published by the ACM in
the Workshop's proceedings.

Selected high-quality policy, legal, and regulatory papers, in revised
and extended version, will be considered for publication in The
International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research,
Idea Group Publishing.

Outstanding technical papers, in revised and extended version, will be
considered for publication in a special issue of the Computer
Standards and Interfaces, Elsevier, an ISI ranked journal.

Contributions will be reviewed similarly with regular submissions. 

Important Dates 
  Papers submissions due: June 4, 2007
  Decisions due: July 22, 2007
  Camera-ready papers due: August 12, 2007

 StaR_SEC 2007 Workshop: October 29, 2007 

StaR_SEC 2007 Workshop General Co-Chairs 
 Stamatios Kartalopoulos, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, USA
 Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
StaR_SEC 2007 Workshop Program Co-Chairs 
 Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece ( 
 Tom Karygiannis, NIST, USA ( 
StaR_SEC 2007 Workshop Program Committee 
 G.-J. Ahn, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
 M. Atallah, Purdue University, USA
 V. Atluri, Rutgers University, USA
 D. Bailey, RSA Laboratories, USA
 D. Basin, ETH Zurich, Switzerland E. Bertino, Purdue University, USA
 R. Chandramouli, NIST, USA
 D. Chadwick, University of Kent, UK 
 S. Eidenbenz, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
 D. Hutter, DFKI, Germany 
 K. Jakobs, RWTH Aachen, Germany 
 S. Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece 
 R. Kuhn, NIST, USA
 H. Kurth, ATSEC, Germany 
 K.-Y. Lam, Tsinghua University, China 
 C. Lambrinoudakis, University of the Aegean, Greece 
 L. Mitrou, University of the Aegean, Greece 
 K. Nyberg, Nokia Research Center 
 E. Okamoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
 L. Owens, Booz Allen Hamilton, USA
 A. Patel, University Kebangsaan, Malaysia
 G. Pernull, University of Regensburg, Germany
 K. Rannenberg, Goethe University, Germany
 P. Samarati, University of Milan, Italy 
 J. K. Winn, University of Washington, USA
 A. Yasinsac, Florida State University, USA
 J. Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore