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CALL FOR PAPERS: 1st SysSec Workshop
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                http://syssec-project.eu/wks1

`SysSec <http://syssec-project.eu>`_ is a Network of Excellence in the
field of Systems Security, which has been created to build on the
successful experience of the `FORWARD <http://forward-project.eu>`_
initiative to work towards:

1. creating a virtual center of excellence, to consolidate the Systems
   Security research community in Europe
2. promoting cybersecurity education
3. engaging a think-tank in discovering the threats and
   vulnerabilities of the Current and Future Internet,
4. creating an active research roadmap in the area, and
5. developing a joint working plan to conduct State-of-the-Art
   collaborative research.

As part of its dissemination activities, the newborn SysSec Network of
Eccellence proposes to organize a workshop focused on system security
research, the first step toward creating a virtual center of
excellence to consolidate the Systems Security research community in
Europe. The 1st SysSec Workshop targets researchers from Europe and
the rest of the World, with the short-term goal of creating a vigorous
forum to map the systems security research area, with particular focus
on European security communities. While this workshop invites
submissions from all the research groups on systems security in the
world, it encourages particularly research groups from Europe to take
advantage of this opportunity. The long-term goal of this first of a
series of periodic workshops, is to build a reference meeting place of
the systems security community in Europe.

The workshop will be co-located with `DIMVA 2011`_, one of Europe's
leading security events.

Topics of Interest
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We seek contributions on all aspects of systems security. Topics
of interest include (but are not limited to):

- new attacks, evasion techniques, and defenses
- operating system security
- hardware architectures for security enhancement
- "trusted computing" and its applications
- identity management, anonymity
- small trusted computing bases
- mobile systems security
- measuring security
- malicious code analysis and detection
- web security
- systems-based forensics
- systems work on fighting spam/phishing
- wireless sensor networks and smart environments security

Format of the submissions
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SysSec's aim in creating this forum is to enable networking and
community building in the European Systems Security community, and
between it and the broader worldwide research community.

In this spirit, we seek two different type of contributions:

- (max 4 pages) Papers describing the current and future research
  roadmap of Systems Security research groups (particularly in Europe,
  but worldwide)
- (max 8 pages) Student papers, describing novel and outstanding
  PhD-level research in the area.

All papers should be single-spaced (including figures, tables and
references). Font size should be 10pt. Accepted papers will be
published in the conference (electronic) proceedings and pre-prints of
the proceedings book will be available for workshop participants.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended
version of their paper for possible publication by Springer in LNCS
(pending). PhD students are particularly encouraged to submit (early)
results of their research.

All authors are encouraged to format their manuscripts according to
the `LNCS typographic rules
<ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip>`_.

Important dates
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- *Paper submission:* March 19th, 2011
- *Acceptance notification:* April 15th, 2011
- *Final paper due:* April 30th, 2011
- *Workshop:* July 6th, 2011 (co-located with `DIMVA 2011`_)

Organisation
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Program Co-Chairs
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- Evangelos Markatos (FORTH-ICS)
- Stefano Zanero (Politecnico di Milano) 

Program Committee
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- Magnus Almgren, Chalmers
- Michael Bailey, University of Michigan
- Kiril Boyanov, IPP-BAS, Bulgaria1
- Marco Cova, University of Birmingham
- Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis/RST
- Thorsten Holz, Ruhr University Bochum
- Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH, Greece
- Grégoire Jacob, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Andrea Lanzi, Institute Eurecom
- Corrado Leita, Symantec Research Europe 
- Federico Maggi, Politecnico di Milano
- Paolo Milani Comparetti, Technical University Vienna
- Ali Rezaki, TUBITAK-UEKAE, Turkey
- William Robertson, UC Berkeley

.. _`DIMVA 2011`: http://www.cs.vu.nl/dimva2011/