Fifth International Conference 
"Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures 
for Computer Networks Security" 
First International Workshop 
"Scientific Analysis and Policy Support for Cyber Security" 

September 6-9, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia

     1. Office of Naval Research Global, USA
     2. European Office of Aerospace Research and Development USAF, USA 
     3. Russian Foundation for Basic Research 

* Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences St.Petersburg
  Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS (SPIIRAS)
* St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
* Binghamton University (State University of New York)

Title and scope

   The previous International Conferences "Mathematical Methods, Models
and Architectures for Computer Networks Security" (MMM-ACNS-2001
(, MMM-ACNS-2003
(, MMM-ACNS-2005
( and MMM-ACNS-2007
( ) organized by St. Petersburg
Institute for Informatics and Automation, Binghamton University (SUNY)
and supported by the European Office of Aerospace Research and
Development USAF, Office of Naval Research Global, and Russian
Foundation for Basic Research were successful. These conferences
demonstrated the high interest of the international scientific
community to the theoretical and practical aspects of the computer
network and information security.

   The goals of MMM-ACNS-2010 Conference
( to bring together leading
researchers from academia and governmental organizations as well as
practitioners to advance the states of the art and practice in the
area of computer networks and information security with a focus on
novel theoretical aspects of computer network security, facilitate
personal interactions and discussions on various aspects of
information technologies in conjunction with computer network and
information security problems arising in large-scale computer

   The MMM-ACNS-2010 Conference will be carried out together with the
First International Workshop "Scientific Analysis and Policy
Support for Cyber Security" (SA&PS4CS-2010)
( dedicated to the methods of
scientific analysis and policy support for response to cyber
intrusions and attacks.

Topics of interest

   Papers offering novel research contributions to the theoretical
aspects of the computer network and information security are solicited
for submission for MMM-ACNS-2010.

   Papers may present theory, technique, and applications on topics
including but not restricted to:
* Adaptive security
* Anti-malware techniques: detection, analysis, prevention
* Anti-phishing, anti-spam, anti-fraud, anti-botnet techniques
* Authentication, Authorization and Access Control
* Computer and network forensics
* Covert channels
* Critical infrastructure protection
* Data and application security
* Data mining, machine learning, and bio-inspired approaches for security 
* Deception systems and honeypots
* Denial-of-service attacks and countermeasures
* Digital Rights Management
* eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment security
* Formal analysis of security properties
* Information warfare 
* Internet and web security
* Intrusion prevention, detection, and response
* Language-based security
* Network survivability
* New ideas and paradigms for security
* Operating system security
* Security and privacy in pervasive and ubiquitous computing
* Security event processing and predictive security monitoring
* Security for cloud computing
* Security for large-scale systems and critical infrastructures
* Security of emerging technologies: sensor, wireless/mobile,
  peer-to-peer and overlay networks
* Security of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
* Security modeling and simulation
* Security policies
* Security protocols
* Security verification
* Self-protecting and healing 
* Software protection
* Trusted computing
* Trust and reputation management
* Vulnerability assessment, risk analysis and risk management

    The main topics of the SA&PS4CS'2010 are detection, discrimination, and attribution of various activities of malefactors and response to cyber intrusions and attacks including national level information operations as well as identifying emergent cyber technologies supporting social and political activity management and trans-national distributed computing management.

Objectives of the MMM-ACNS-2010 Conference 

   The main objectives of the MMM-ACNS-2010 Conference are to discuss
state-of-the-art in mathematical methods and models for computer
networks and information security to promote a better understanding of
recent achievements and trends in the computer network security, as
well as making use of recent achievements in the area of advanced
information technologies for computer network and information

   Security assurance of resident information and computer networks'
software is one of the important problems of the modern computer
science and information technology. The problem importance is
confirmed by ever increasing multiplicity and diversity of threads and
vulnerabilities of computer networks, permanently increasing
significance and value of information itself, and by potentially
devastating consequences of successful attacks on integrity, resource
availability and information confidentiality. Unauthorized access to
computer network facilities and network resources, especially in
global networks participating in real-time control operations, may be
truly disastrous.

   There are several reasons for the complexity of the problem under
study. The growing size of the network, its interconnectivity, large
number of users, increasing number of vulnerable targets within the
network (communication protocols, operating systems, servers,
applications, etc.), and the appearance of effective and previously
unknown types of attacks are among them.

   An additional objective of the conference is to bring together
researchers and developers from academia, industry and governmental
organizations to exchange ideas in a broad range of topics among
researchers, security system developers and users from research and
commercial perspective.

   Since the scope of the conference covers areas presenting specific
interest for basic and applied research organizations, information
about the conference will be distributed among the corresponding
organizations in Russia and worldwide. So far preliminary agreement to
participate in the conference is received from leading Russian
Institutions doing basic and applied research in Computer Science,
Telecommunication and Computer Security and from companies developing
relevant industrial applications. MMM-ACNS-2009 program and agenda
will be finalized after paper reviewing and selecting procedure by
June 14, 2009.

Objectives of the SA&PS4CS-2010 Workshop

   Cyber security is receiving a significant international attention
given recent network attacks involving Russia, Estonia, USA, China and
many other countries.

   The Workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners
involved in multiple disciplines concerning scientific analysis and
policy support for cyber security to exchange ideas and to learn the
latest developments in this important field.

   We are planning to invite researchers from the Human Behavior, Network
Security, Artificial Intelligence (mainly in the fields of intelligent
data analysis, adversarial planning and game theory) and Autonomous
Agents communities (mainly software agent technology) to integrate
their respective technologies and develop a research agenda to detect
and analyze attacks by Cyber Militias, detect and analyze the
mechanisms used by Bot Armies, detect and block intrusions.

   This Workshop could promote internationally shared understanding of
the technically supportable indications and warnings for various types
of intrusions and attacks, from the isolated to the highly
coordinated, and from the forensic to strategic.

    The Workshop is planned on the last day of MMM-ACNS-2010.

Submitting a paper

The MMM-ACNS-2010 welcomes original papers from academic, government,
and industry contributors on mathematical approaches and models,
state-of-the-art techniques, and novel applications in the above
proposed areas. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough review
by at least three reviewers.

Draft versions of original full papers up to 12 A4 pages in English
using at least 11-point fonts with reasonable margins, including
abstract (up to 300 words) and keywords (5 to 8), should be submitted by
    March 7, 2010 
or sooner through the upload facilities at the MMM-ACNS-2010 web site .

    Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered.

    Authors must also indicate the conference track to which the paper
    is submitted.

    The Program Committee will make the final selection based on peer
    reviewers' evaluation.

    The primary focus is on high-quality original unpublished
      research, case studies and implementation experiences.
    Notification of acceptance/rejection will be disseminated by May 2, 2010.
    Camera-ready versions of accepted papers (see below) are due May 23, 2010. 

The speakers of the SA&PS4CS-2010 Workshop will be personally
invited. Camera ready papers for the SA&PS4CS-2010 should be submitted
by June 13, 2010.


Program Committee plans to publish the MMM-ACNS-2010 Proceedings in
Springer series "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS). The final
decision will be made by Springer after finalizing the reviewing
process. Instructions for authors will be provided at the
MMM-ACNS-2010 web site (

    Camera ready paper submission can be uploaded through the
    MMM-ACNS-2010 web site at
    The Proceeding of the SA&PS4CS-2010 Workshop also will be prepared. 

Conference Languages

    The working language of MMM-ACNS-2010 is English. 
    The working languages of SA&PS4CS-2010 Workshop are English and
    Russian. Presentations will be simultaneously translated.

Conference Co-Chairmen

* Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
  Prof. R.M. Yusupov, Director of the Institution of the Russian
  Academy of Sciences St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and
  Automation of RAS (SPIIRAS)

* Dr. Robert L. Herklotz, Program Manager: Software and Systems, US
  Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Program Committee

* Igor Kotenko (SPIIRAS, Russia)
* Victor Skormin (Binghamton University, USA)

Program Committee members:

* Mikhail Atallah (USA)
* Fabrizio Baiardi (Italy)
* Cataldo Basile (Italy)
* Konstantin Beznosov (Canada)
* Julien Bourgeois (France)
* Mariano Ceccato (Italy)
* David Chadwick (UK)
* Shiu-Kai Chin (USA)
* Christian Collberg (USA)
* Miguel Pupo Correia (Portugal)
* Frederic Cuppens (France)
* Dipankar Dasgupta (USA)
* Herve Debar (France)
* Changyu Dong (UK)
* Dennis Gamayunov (Russia)
* Dieter Gollmann (Germany)
* Stefanos Gritzalis (Greece)
* Alexander Grusho (Russia)
* Amir Herzberg (Israel)
* Ming-Yuh Huang (USA)
* Sushil Jajodia (USA)
* Angelos Keromytis (USA)
* Victor Korneev (Russia)
* Klaus-Peter Kossakowski (Germany)
* Pavel Laskov (Germany)
* Javier Lopez (Spain)
* Antonio Mana (Spain)
* Fabio Martinelli (Italy)
* Gregorio Martinez (Spain)
* Catherine Meadows (USA)
* Ann Miller (USA)
* Nickolay Moldovian (Russia)
* Wojciech Molisz (Poland)
* Monika Oit (Estonia)
* Vladimir Oleshchuk (Norway)
* Slobodan Petrovic (Norway)
* Neeli Prasad (Denmark)
* Bart Preneel (Belgium)
* Roland Rieke (Germany)
* Peter Ryan (Luxembourg)
* Andrei Sabelfeld (Sweden)
* Igor Saenko (Russia)
* Ravi Sandhu (USA)
* Michael Smirnov (Germany)
* Artem Tishkov (Russia)
* Bill Tsoumas (Greece)
* Shambhu Upadhyaya (USA)
* Vijay Varadharajaran (Australia)
* Alfonso Valdes (USA)
* Valery Vasenin (Russia)
* Paulo Verissimo (Portugal)
* Peter Zegzhda (Russia)
* Cliff Zou (USA)

Local Organizing Committee


R.M. Yusupov, Director of the Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS (SPIIRAS)

Organizing Committee members: 
* A.Tkatch (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Vice Chairman)
* D.Bakuradze (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* I.Podnozova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* A.Chechulin (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* V.Desnitsky (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* E.Doynikova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* D.Komashinskiy (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* A.Konovalov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* O.Polubelova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* S.Reznik (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* A.Shorov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* E.Sidelnikova (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* M.Stepashkin (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
* Y.Zozula (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)

Location of the Conference and Workshop

   According to the preliminary agreement, the MMM-ACNS-2010 conference
and the SA&PS4CS-2010 Workshop will take place in the historical
building "Palace of Grand Prince Vladimir Romanov," now "House of
Scientists," located in the heart of St. Petersburg, address: 26,
Dvortsovaya emb., St. Petersburg, 191186, Russia.

   This venue allows the conference organizers to arrange for the
conference itself, as well as for the associated events (informal
discussions, reception, breaks, etc.).

Contact us

Program Committee Co-Chairman 
      Prof. Igor Kotenko (MMM-ACNS-2010 PC Co-chairman)
      Head of Research Laboratory of Computer Security Problems
      Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences 
      St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS (SPIIRAS)
      39, 14th Liniya, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia
      Telephone: +7-(812)-328-2642
      Fax: +7-(812)-328-4450

Local contact person 

Irina Podnozova
Phone:     7-(812)-328-4446   Fax:  +7(812)-328-06-85