The Third Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS 2006)
Thursday July 27 and Friday July 28, 2006
Mountain View, California

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: March 23, 2006

The Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS) invites short and long
paper submissions on research results pertaining to a broad range of
issues in email and Internet communication.

Submissions may address issues relating to any form of electronic
messaging, including traditional email, instant messaging, mobile
telephone text messaging, and voice over IP. Issues of interest
include the analysis and abatement of abuses (such as spam, phishing,
identity theft, and privacy invasion) as well as enhancements to and
novel applications of electronic messaging.

Papers will be selected by peer review for presentation at CEAS and
inclusion in the proceedings.

Past Topics:

    Perusal of past proceedings (available on-line: 2004, 2005) gives
an indication of some of the diverse topics of interest to CEAS. Novel
departures from previously included topics are welcome.

Suggested Topics:

    * Message filtering, blocking, authentication
          o machine learning techniques
          o statistical techniques
          o natural language processing
          o protocols
          o signatures 
    * Message organization
          o automatic foldering
          o categorization
          o clustering
          o work flow 
    * Message retrieval
          o search
          o summarization 
    * Systems and network issues
          o performance & scalability
          o reliability & security
          o archival & retrieval 
    * Evaluation
          o corpus and benchmark creation
          o measures and methodologies
          o tests of specific methods or products 
    * Analysis
          o abuse tactics and patterns
          o legitimate use patterns 
    * User issues
          o user interfaces
          o usability studies
          o messaging in support of user activities 
    * Social issues
          o costs and benefits of messaging use and abuse
          o other social impacts
          o deducing social phenomena 
    * Legal issues
          o spam
          o phishing
          o identity theft
          o privacy
          o freedom of speech
          o digital rights management 

Key Dates:

    * Paper submission deadline: March 23, 2006
    * Notification of acceptance: May 22
    * Final camera-ready version of papers: June 22
    * Conference: July 27 and 28, 2006


    Papers may be of one of two types: short papers (two pages plus
bibliography) or full papers (eight pages plus bibliography). Work may
not have been previously published in, or under consideration for
publication in any other conference or journal. Work that has been
summarily reported on-line, or in technical reports or workshops, may
be the basis of a CEAS submission provided that presentation and
publication by CEAS would be unencumbered by prior copyright

    Submissions must use the CEAS electronic system (link to be
announced). Style for submissions and final papers is a two-column,
8.5 by 11 inch format, as specified in the style files available at

    Papers will be reviewed by a committee of experts from academic
and industrial research centers. Accepted papers will be made freely
available on the web, and will be published on CD-ROM. Authors will
retain copyright of their work.


    * (sends mail to the chair and co-chairs.)

General Conference Chair:

    * Gordon V. Cormack, University of Waterloo

Program Co-Chairs:

    * Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business
    * Alek Kolcz, AOL
    * Dave Crocker, Brandenburg InternetWorking