1st SysSec Workshop
July 6th, 2011 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Papers can be submitted at:

SysSec is a Network of Excellence in the field of Systems Security,
which has been created to build on the successful experience of the
FORWARD initiative to work towards:

   1. creating a virtual center of excellence, to consolidate the
   Systems Security research community in Europe

   2. promoting cybersecurity education

   3. engaging a think-tank in discovering the threats and
   vulnerabilities of the Current and Future Internet,

   4. creating an active research roadmap in the area, and

   5. developing a joint working plan to conduct State-of-the-Art
   collaborative research.

As part of its dissemination activities, the SysSec Network of
Excellence organizes a workshop focused on system security research,
as the first step towards creating a virtual center of excellence to
consolidate the Systems Security research community in Europe. The 1st
SysSec Workshop targets researchers from Europe and the rest of the
World, with the short-term goal of creating a vigorous forum to map
the systems security research area, with particular focus on European
security communities. While this workshop invites submissions from all
the research groups on systems security in the world, it encourages
particularly research groups from Europe to take advantage of this
opportunity. The long-term goal of this first of a series of periodic
workshops, is to build a reference meeting place of the systems
security community in Europe.

The workshop will be co-located with DIMVA 2011, one of Europe's
leading security events.

Topics of Interest

We seek contributions on all aspects of systems security. Topics of
interest include (but are not limited to):

    * new attacks, evasion techniques, and defenses
    * operating system security
    * hardware architectures for security enhancement
    * trusted computing and its applications
    * identity management, anonymity
    * small trusted computing bases
    * mobile systems security
    * measuring security
    * malicious code analysis and detection
    * web security
    * systems-based forensics
    * systems work on fighting spam/phishing
    * wireless sensor networks and smart environments security

Format of the submissions

SysSec's aim in creating this forum is to enable networking and
community building in the European Systems Security community, and
between it and the broader worldwide research community.

In this spirit, we seek two different type of contributions:

    * (max 4 pages) Papers describing the current and future research
      roadmap of Systems Security research groups (particularly in
      Europe, but worldwide)

    * (max 8 pages) Student papers, describing novel and outstanding
      PhD-level research in the area.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended
version of their paper for possible publication by IEEE Computer
Society (pending). PhD students are particularly encouraged to submit
(early) results of their research.

Submitted papers must not exceed page limits (including the references
and appendices), and must be formatted for US letter (not A4) size
paper with margins of at least 3/4 inch on all sides. The text block
must be formatted in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 9
inches high and 3.375 inches wide (9in x 6.75in total). The text must
be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 12-point or larger line
spacing. The best option is to use the IEEE conference proceedings
templates.  Submission site

Please use the submission site.
Important dates

    * Paper submission: March 19th, 2011
    * Acceptance notification: April 15th, 2011
    * Final paper due: April 30th, 2011
    * Workshop: July 6th, 2011 (co-located with DIMVA 2011)

Program Co-Chairs

    * Evangelos Markatos (FORTH-ICS)
    * Stefano Zanero (Politecnico di Milano)

Program Committee

    * Magnus Almgren, Chalmers
    * Michael Bailey, University of Michigan
    * Kiril Boyanov, IPP-BAS, Bulgaria1
    * Marco Cova, University of Birmingham
    * Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis/RST
    * Thorsten Holz, Ruhr University Bochum
    * Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH, Greece
    * Grégoire Jacob, University of California, Santa Barbara
    * Andrea Lanzi, Institute Eurecom
    * Corrado Leita, Symantec Research Europe
    * Federico Maggi, Politecnico di Milano
    * Paolo Milani Comparetti, Technical University Vienna
    * Ali Rezaki, TUBITAK-UEKAE, Turkey
    * William Robertson, UC Berkeley


    * Email contact: Federico Maggi fmaggi@elet.polimi.it