Workshop on Semantic Computing for Security and Privacy
in conjunction with

Stanford University
Palo Alto, California, USA
September 18-21, 2011
Sponsored by

the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committees:
Security and Privacy (TCSP)
Semantic Computing (TCSEM)

Semantic Computing technologies derive and use semantics from content,
where "content" is wide-ranging: video, audio, text, conversation,
software, devices, actions, behavior, etc.  Security technology
encompasses the specification of secure behavior as well as the
detection of insecure behavior. The two disciplines come together in
this synergy-seeking, cutting-edge workshop.

The workshop on Semantic Computing for Security and Privacy addresses:
(a) deriving semantics from data used for security and privacy research;
(b) semantic verification of network activity; and
(c) inferring the semantics of malicious free-form data, such as email
    and web pages.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

 . Network Dataset Curation through semantic derivation

 . Semantic MediaWiki for vulnerability sharing and detecting emergent
   security properties

 . Inferred semantics of malicious code
 . Semantic verification of network operations
 . Semantic specification and analysis of security experiment design
 . Semantic analysis of access control policies
 . Semantics of data acquisition and computation provenance
 . Semantic analysis of complete or partial malware communication patterns
 . Semantics aware trust management


Authors are invited to submit Regular Papers (maximum 8 pages) or
Short Papers (maximum 4 pages). More information is available on the
ICSC 2011 web page. To facilitate intra- disciplinary research,
workshop participants will register at a special workshop rate without
a full conference registration. Papers accepted by the workshop will
be published in the Conference Proceedings published by IEEE Computer
Society Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the workshop
will be selected for publication in internationally renowned journals.

May 28th, 2011: Regular & Short Paper Submission
June 28th, 2011: Notification Date
July 15th, 2011: Camera-Ready & Registration

- TC On Security and Privacy (TCSP), Hilarie Orman,
- TC On Semantic Computing (TCSEM), Phillip C-Y Sheu,

Terry Benzel, University of Southern California
Hilarie Orman, Purple Streak, Inc.
Ed Hovy, University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute
Alessandro Armando, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Insititue
Alefiya Hussain, University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute