The 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Security in Networks and Distributed
Systems (SSNDS-07) 

May 21 - 23, 2007  at Niagara Falls, Canada 

Important Dates:
Paper Submission deadline	Dec. 1st, 2006	   
Notification of Acceptance	Feb. 1st, 2007	   
Author Registration Due	 Feb. 19th, 2007	   
Final Manuscript Due	 Feb. 19th, 2007	 

The symposium will be held in conjunction with the IEEE 21st International
Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2007)
( in cooperation with the AINA track
on Security, Privacy & Trust.

Security is an important issue in network and distributed systems research,
ranging from traditional computer networks to newly proliferated areas like
sensor networks, P2P systems, and ubiquitous computing. Security threats
exploit the weaknesses of protocols as well as operating systems, and also
extend to attacks on Internet applications such as database systems and web
servers. The attacks involve, for example, distributed denials of service,
viruses, buffer overflows, and worms, and cause increasingly greater
economic damage, attracting more and more attention. To achieve a secure
distributed system, cybersecurity aspects such as data confidentiality,
authentication, nonrepudiation, data integrity, privacy, access control, and
availability should be fully attained. 

This symposium provides a forum for academic, government, and industry
professionals to discuss recent progress in the area of network and
distributed systems security. It includes studies on security attacks that
occur in today's networks, security mechanisms that are designed to detect,
prevent, or recover from a security attack and security services that are
available to enhance system security.

TOPICS: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Distributed digital signatures 
* Distributed denial of service attacks 
* Distributed intrusion detection and protection systems 
* Distributed access control and firewalls
* Security in e-commerce and e-business and other applications
* Security in P2P networks and grid computing
* Security in mobile and pervasive computing 
* Security architectures in distributed and parallel systems 
* Security theory and tools in distributed and parallel systems 
* Wireless ad hoc and sensor network security 
* Buffer overflows
* Cryptographic algorithms
* Data privacy and trust
* Information hiding and watermarking in distributed systems 
* Key management and authentication
* Mobile codes security 
* Network security issues and protocols 
* Software security 
* World Wide Web security

Authors of the 20 best papers will be invited to expand their papers for
submission to a special issue of the Journal of Computer Security, a leading
security journal.

Authors should submit the softcopy of their paper in PDF, PostScript, or MS
Word format online. The paper must be at most 15 pages, including abstract,
key words, and references, and include the e-mail address of the
corresponding author. Accepted papers with at most 6 pages will be published
by IEEE Computer Society Press. (Note that SSNDS-07 does not require
anonymized submissions.) 

General Co-Chairs: 
George Yee, National Research Council, Canada
Jean-Marc Seigneur, University of Geneva, Switzerland 

Program Co-Chairs: 
Chunming Rong, University of Stavanger, Norway
Xiaowen Chu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China

Steering Chair:
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Program Committee:
Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia 
Carlisle Adams, University of Ottawa, Canada
Akshai Aggarwal, University of Windsor, Canada 
Steve C. Chiu, Idaho State University, USA 
Bruno Crispo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Chunsheng Ding, Hong Kong Univ.of Science &Technology, China
Boris Dragovic, University of Cambridge, UK
Stephen Farrell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Lei Hu, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF, Norway
Johann Grobschadl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Larry Korba, National Research Council, Canada
Xiang-yang Li, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Masahiro Mambo, Tsukuba University, Japan 
Mark Manulis, Ruhr-University of Bochum,Germany
Ghita Kouadri Mostefaoui, University of Montr(&al, Canada
Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia 
Dingyi Pei, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Jae Cheol Ryou, Chungnam National University, South Korea
Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan 
Frode Eika Sandnes, Oslo University College, Norway
Ronggong Song, National Research Council, Canada
Yuqing Sun, Shandong  University, China 
Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia 
Huaxiong Wang, Macquarie University, Australia 
Chuan-Kun Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
Naixue Xiong, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Geng Yang, Nanjing Univ.of Posts & Telecommunications, China
Oyvind Ytrehus, University of Bergen, Norway 
Fangguo Zhang, Sun Yet-sen University, China 
Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA 
Huafei Zhu, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore 
Deqing Zou, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, China
Xukai Zou, Indiana-Purdue University, USA