Tuesday, August 14, 2012

5th International Workshop on SECurity and SOCial Networking

SESOC 2013

 5th International Workshop on
SECurity and SOCial Networking

 March 18th 2013
 San Diego, USA
(as part of PerCom 2013)



Online Social Networks arguably are the most accepted service on the Web, today. Facebook alone has a claimed base of over 950 millons of users worldwide, google+ reached the mark of 10 million users in only 16 days after going public, and mobile social networks, like foursquare and Instagram, consistently gain momentum.

So far, Online Social Networks (OSN) are self-contained, walled garden services, with a centralized omniscient provider that collects and shares PII selectively with customers and affiliates. The amount of information gathered about the users in the case of Web-based SNS has already been extensive -- but it even consists of detailed location traces and preference information, given by the frequency of "check-ins" at visited establishments and comments annotated to them, in this new paradigm. The problems of security and privacy in such a surveiled, pervasive communication environments hence are becoming more and more crucial.

Moreover, observing the current trends, new communication systems are becoming even more dynamic, open and heterogeneous, enriched with social information. Future pervasive communication systems aim at supporting social and collaborative communications: the evolving topologies are expected to resemble the actual social networks of the communicating users and information on their characteristics can be a powerful aid for any network operation. Social networking services may be leveraged for providing extended information on contacts and their relations based on the containing online identities and the information they share. The emerging pervasive communication systems, which, with high probability will more often than today face lack of connectivity to central services, however, cannot rely on any a-priori knowledge, on any pre-established trust relationship nor on sophisticated integrated security infrastructures. They therefore are calling for new and dedicated security and trust mechanisms: raising entirely new privacy concerns they require new reflections on security problems such as trust establishment, cooperation enforcement or key management. The information leveraged, spanning social relations and personal opinions, consists of highly sensitive data at the same time, a fact that leads to a high risk of misuse or abuse.

The aim of SESOC 2013 hence is to encompass research advances in all areas of security, trust and privacy in pervasive communication systems with a special focus on the social aspects of the services.

Topics of Interest

- all types of emerging privacy concerns
- new aspects of trust
- decentralized social networking services
- social engineering, and phishing in OSN
- availability and resilience
- community based secure communication
- data confidentiality, data integrity
- anonymity, pseudonymity
- new key management approaches
- secure bootstrapping
- security issues in forwarding, routing
- security aspects regarding cooperation
- new approaches to reputation
- new attack paradigms
- new requirements for software security
- malware in and through OSN


Important Dates

Submission deadline: October 30, 2012
Notification date: December 21, 2012
Camera ready submission: January 27, 2013
Workshop date: March 18, 2013


Submission instructions

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be limited to 6 pages in IEEE 8.5x11 conference format, and formatted in accordance with the IEEE Computer Society author guidelines. The link for the templates and further guidelines for preparing and submitting the manuscript are available on the workshop website. All papers are managed electronically through EDAS. The submission web site will be posted soon.

Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous and double-blind review process handled by the Technical Program Committee.

***** Authors' names must not appear in the paper.*****

All accepted papers need to have a full registration to the PerCom 2013 Conference (There is no workshop only registration). Moreover, no-shows of accepted papers at the workshop will result in those papers not being included in the IEEE Digital Library.

SESOC is happy to announce a *best paper award*. Papers of special merit will again, like in previous years, be considered for possible *fast* *track publication* in *Elsevier's Computer Communications Journal*.


Workshop General Co-Chairs:
Melek Önen EURECOM, France
Thorsten Strufe TU Darmstadt & CASED, Germany

Technical Program Committee:
Frederik Armknecht, Uni Mannheim, Germany
Erik-Oliver Blass, Northeastern University, USA
Jens-Matthias Bohli, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Sonja Buchegger, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Levente Buttyan, BUTE, Hungary
Claude Castelluccia, INRIA, France
Lorenzo Cavallaro, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Ahmet Çamtepe, DAI-Labor / Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
Emiliano de Cristofaro, PARC, USA
Alexander Eichhorn, Simula, Norway
Sébastien Gambs, Université de Rennes 1 - INRIA, France
Artur Hecker, Télécom ParisTech (ENST), France
Sotiris Ioannidis, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU-Darmstadt, Germany
Albert Levi, Sabanci University, Turkey
Mark Manulis, University of Surrey, UK
Christian Rohner, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Georgios Theodorakopoulos, Cardiff University, UK
Olivier Thonnard, Symantec, France
Michael Waidner, TU-Darmstadt & Fraunhofer SIT, Germany
Dirk Westhoff, Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU), Germany

-- Thorsten Strufe TU Darmstadt http://www.p2p.tu-darmstadt.de/ CASED http://www.cased.de/

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