VizSEC'06 Call-For-Papers
3rd International Workshop on Visualization for Computer Security 
                Friday November 3rd 2006 
           George Mason University, FairFax, Virginia USA

              A Workshop held in conjunction with the 
13th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2006)

In many applications, visualization has proven to be very effective to 
understanding such high-dimensional data. Thus, there is a growing 
interest in the development of visualization methods as alternative or 
complementary solutions for pressing cybersecurity problems. Visualization 
represents high-dimensional security data in 2D/3D graphics and animations 
intended to facilitate quick inferences for situational awareness and/or 
focusing of attention on potential security events.  In order to promote 
the highest intellectual exchange possible, we seek submissions in four 
different paper categories, specifically: (1) Tool Update (1-2 pages), 
(2) Short Paper (3-5 pages), (3) Long Paper (6-10 pages), and (4) Position 
Paper (2-5 pages). All accepted papers will be published in hardcopy ACM 
proceedings available the day of the workshop and as well as within the 
ACM Digital Library. A list of potential topics includes, but is not 
limited to, the following: 

* visualization support for Internet security situational awareness 
* visualization support for end user security 
* visualization for ISP management support (highlighting security) 
* visual authentication schemes (graphical passwords, biometrics) 
* visualization to enable secure E-commerce 
* visualization for secure transactions via web browsers 
* visualization support for secure programming 
* visualization support for security device management 
* visualizing intrusion detection system alarms (NIDS/HIDS) 
* visualizing worm/virus propagation 
* visualizing routing anomalies 
* feature selection 
* forensic visualization 
* visualizing network traffic for security 
* dynamic attack tree creation (graphic) 
* usability studies of security visualization tools 
* visualizing large volume computer network logs 

Important Dates:
Paper submissions due: Monday July 3rd 2006  
Notifications to the authors: Sunday August 6th 2006 
Camera-ready papers due: Friday August 18th 2006  
ACM CCS Conference: Tuesday October 31st - Thursday November 2nd 2006 
VizSEC'06 Workshop: Friday November 3rd 2006 

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