Workshop on Privacy and Security by means of Artificial Intelligence 
(PSAI 2008) in conjunction with ARES 2008.

Barcelona. Catalonia. Spain


In this workshop, we aim to convene researchers in the areas of 
Security, Data Privacy and Artificial Intelligence. We seek to collect 
the most recent advances in artificial intelligence techniques (i.e. 
neural networks, fuzzy systems, multi-agent systems, genetic algorithms, 
image analysis, clustering, etc), which are applied to the protection of 
privacy and security.

Individual privacy protection is a hot topic and it must be addressed to 
guarantee the proper evolution of a modern society based on the 
Information and Communication Techniques (ICTs). However, security 
policies could invade individual privacy, especially after the 
appearance of the new forms of terrorism. These two concepts (i.e. 
security and privacy) are somehow opposite because, most of the times, 
security is achieved by means of privacy invasion.

Statistical agencies and the like are collecting large amounts of 
personal information that has to be protected before its publication. 
Different forms of evolutionary computation and clustering have been 
proposed to tackle this problem. Moreover, the protection of critical 
infrastructures such as airports has invigorated the study of more 
efficient techniques for pattern recognition, image analysis, etc.

This workshop will consider all the artificial intelligence techniques 
that are used to address these problems. It will be focused on real 
applications and theoretical contributions.


# Statistical Disclosure Control
# Location-based services
# Statistical databases
# Homeland security
# Robotics
# Cryptography and security protocols
# Intrusion detection systems
# Denial of service attacks
# etc.

      by means of

# Pattern recognition
# Image analysis
# Evolutionary computation
# Neural networks
# Multi-agent systems
# Clustering
# Case-based reasoning
# Fuzzy logic
# etc.


*November, 20th 2007* -> Submission Deadline

December, 10th 2007 -> Authors Notification

December, 15th 2007 -> Authors Registration

January, 15th 2008 -> Proceedings Version

March, 4th - March, 7th 2008 ->Conference


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.
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 AReS 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.

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 

Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the 
final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Proceedings of the ARES 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 in Poster category and will be also included in the IEEE 
Proceedings. The best papers selected by ARES program committee out of 
papers accepted for presentation at ARES will be further published in 
some International journals.

The submission site for ARES paper will be available in the first week 
of October. If you have the paper ready to submit, please send it via 
email to If you have any difficulty 
to submit the paper via web interface, please do not hesitate to send 
them to


Chair: Dr. Agusti Solanas (
Co-chair: Dr. Antoni Martinez