The First International Conference on Availability, Reliability and
    Security (AReS)

ARES 2006 - "The International Dependability Conference- Bridging
             Theory and Practice"

April 20-22nd 2006
Vienna University of Technology


In conjunction with AINA 2006 (The IEEE 20th International
Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (


The First International Conference on Availability, Reliability and
Security ("ARES 2006 - The International Dependability Conference")
will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of

ARES 2006 will highlight the various aspects of dependability -
especially on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability,
and security.

ARES 2006 aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research
issues of dependability as an integrative concept that covers
amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity,
maintainability and security in the different fields of applications.

ARES 2006 will emphasize on the interplay between foundations and
practical issues of dependability in emerging areas such as e-
government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous
computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc.

ARES 2006 is devoted to the critical examination and research
challenges of the various aspects of Dependable Computing and the
definition of a future road map.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Secure Enterprise Architectures

* (Process based) Security Models / Methods

* Risk planning, analysis & awareness

* Availability and Reliability

* Reliability Models

* Failure Prevention

* Dependability Assessment

* Standards, Guidelines and Certification

* Common Criteria Protocol

* Security in Distributed Systems / Distributed Databases

* Dependability in Open Source Software

* Authorization and Authentication

* Dependability Requirement Engineering

* Network Security

* Software Security

* Dependability Modelling and Prediction

* Cryptographic protocols

* Intrusion Detection and Fraud Detection

* Privacy-enhancing technologies

* Security and privacy issues for sensor networks, wireless/mobile

devices and applications

* Security and Trust Management in P2P and Grid applications

* Survivability of Computing Systems

* Interoperability aspects

* Security as Quality of Service.

* Information Flow Control

* Dependability Modelling and Prediction

* Tools for Dependable System Design and Evaluation

* Temporal Aspects of Dependability

* Dependability administration

* Dependability Measurement and Analysis

* Dependability Benchmarking

* Trust Models and Trust Management

* Fault/Bug Tolerant Aspects

* Internet Dependability

* E-Commerce Dependability

* Safety Critical Systems

* Software Engineering of Dependable Systems

* Dependability Aspects of Mobile Government (m-Government)

* Dependability Aspects of Electronic Government (e-Government)

* Effectivity of Biometrics

* Security in Electronic Voting

* Security Issues for Ubiquitous Systems

* Availability of Pervasive Computing Systems

* Dependability Aspects for Special Applications (e.g ERP-Systems,


* Designing Business Models with security requirements

* Security for Biometrics Applications

* Security in Electronic Payments

* Incident Response and Prevention

* Mobile Resources/Services

* Mobile Security

* VOIP/Wireless Security

* Web Security

* RFID Security and Privacy

* User Interfaces and Dependability

* Legal issues

* IPR of Security Technology

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers
following the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style:
two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using
10 fonts, and number each page. You can confirm the IEEE Computer
Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:



Submission papers are classified into 3 categorizes (1) full paper (8
pages), (2) short paper (5 pages), and (3) poster (2 pages)
representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers
will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance,
technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Contact author must provide the following information at the AReS2006
web site: paper title, authors' names, affiliations, postal address,
phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word
abstract, and about five keywords. Prepare your paper in PDF file and
submit it at our web site:


Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at
least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the
conference. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and
submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of

Proceedings of the ARES 2006 conference will be published by IEEE
Computer Society Press. Based on quality and referee reviews, some
papers not suitable for acceptance as full paper will be accepted for
presentation at ARES 2006 in Poster category and will be also
included in the IEEE Proceedings. The best papers selected by ARES
2006 program committee out of papers accepted for presentation at
ARES 2006 will be further published in some International journals.

Important Dates

> Workshop Proposal: September, 30th 2005
> Submission Deadline: December, 4th 2005 ==> Extension: December 15th, 2005
> Author Notification: January, 15th 2006
> Author Registration: February, 1st 2006
> Proceedings Version: February, 1st 2006

ARES 2006 Workshops

In conjunction with the AReS2006 conference, the following workshops
will be organised.

Workshop 1: The First International Workshop on Dependable and
Sustainable Peer-to-Peer Systems (DAS-P2P 2006), Yusuke Doi, TOSHIBA
Corporation, Japan + Youki Kadobayashi, Nara Institute of Science
and Technology, Japan + Kenji Saito, Keio University, Japan. DAS-P2P
Submission Deadline: 14 December 2005


Workshop 2: "Bayesian Networks in Dependability", BND 2006, Hichem
Boudali, University of Virginia, USA + Stefania Montani, University
of Piemonte Orientale, Italy. BND 2006
Submission Deadline: 19 December 2005


Workshop 3: "Dependability in large-scale service-oriented systems"
(DILSOS), Karl M. Goschka + Schahram Dustdar + Mehdi Jazayeri,
Vienna University of Technology, Austria. DILSOS
Submission Deadline: 17 January 2006


Workshop 4: "Value-based Software Engineering for Dependable
Software-Based Systems" (VBSE DSS), Stefan Biffl, Vienna University
of Technology + Paul Grunbacher, Johannes Kepler University Linz,
Austria. VBSE DSS
Submission Deadline: 15 December 2005

Workshop 5: "Security in E-Learning", SEL, Edgar R. Weippl, Vienna
University of Technology, Ismail K. Ibrahim, Johannes Kepler
University Linz, Austria. SEL
Submission Deadline: 15 December 2005

Workshop 6: International Workshop "Dependability Aspects on Data
WArehousing and Mining applications" (DAWAM 2006), Jimmy Huang, York
University, Canada + Josef Schiefer, Senactive IT-Dienstleistungs
GmbH, Austria + Nguyen Manh Tho, Vienna University of Technology,
Austria. DAWAM 2006
Submission Deadline: 31 December 2005

Workshop 7: 1st International Workshop on Bioinformatics and
Security (BIOS 06), Kng Josef, University of Linz, FAW Austria +
Mazuran Petra, FAW, Austria + Wagner Roland, University of Linz, FAW
Austria . BIOS 06
Submission Deadline: 20 December 2005

Workshop 8: Workshop on Information Security Risk Management (ISRM)
Professor Dr. D. Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria + Dr. 
L. Marinos, ENISA, Greece . ISRM
Submission Deadline: 06 January 2006 


ARES2006 Organizing Committee
Honorary Co-Chairs

Norman Revell, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Roland Wagner, University of Linz, Austria

General Co-Chairs

Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Program Co-Chairs

Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Southern Australia, Australia
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Workshops Co-Chairs

Nguyen Manh Tho, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Abdelkader Hameurlain, University of Toulouse, France
Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan

International Liaison Chair

Maria Wimmer, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Charles Shoniregun, University of East London, United Kingdom

Publicity Chair
Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Publication Chair

Monika Lanzenberger, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Trondheim, Norway

Local Organizing Co-Chairs

Maria Schweikert, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Markus Klemen, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Program Committee

See the ARES 2006 Website

For further information, please contact Workshop co-chair:
Dr. Nguyen Manh Tho,
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems,
Vienna University of Technology,
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188 A-1040 Vienna, Austria,
Tel.: +43-1-58801-18862,
Fax: +43-1-58801-18899,