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CoSec 2010 : IEEE 2nd Workshop on Collaborative Security Technologies


When Dec 15, 2010 - Dec 15, 2010
Where Bangalore, India
Submission Deadline Aug 6, 2010
Notification Due Sep 15, 2010
Final Version Due Oct 5, 2010
Categories    security

Call For Papers

Workshop on Collaborative Security Technologies (CoSec 2010)
in conjunction with the
4th International Conference on Internet Multimedia Systems Architecture and Application (IMSAA-10)
Bangalore, India 15-17th December 2010

The severity of attacks on networks and critical infrastructures are on the rise over recent years and seem to continue to do so. Surprisingly at times, many of the attacks can be individually simple yet highly damaging due to their large-scale co-ordination and polymorphic replication with continuous self-upgradation using a mix of peer-to-peer and command-and-control architectures. Conventional approaches of single-hosted security defensives are becoming increasingly less effective in the face of such sophisticated and co-ordinated multi-front attacks using bot-nets of compromised always-on, always-connected computers. In contrast, a distributed defense pattern (not very different from multi-front attacks) shows promise both in terms of manageability, reduced operating costs and architectural simplicity. This broad area of defense using Collaborative Security technologies works on the principles of sharing
- information and knowledge for accelerating detection of and response to new attacks and threats;
- resources for increasing the efficiency and reducing resource consumption.
The 2nd International workshop on Collaborative Security Technologies aims to bring to forefront the innovative approaches that involve the use of collaborative methods for security and privacy. The central theme of this workshop is to focus attention on the collaborative and intelligent approaches towards design of security systems so as to make them more robust, energy-efficient and reliable. The 2010 workshop follows on the success of the 2009 workshop which published 4 long and 5 short papers out of 30 submissions.

We invite papers in the following aspects of Collaborative Security technologies. Researchers are welcome to submit papers in relevant security domains (not included here), which highlight collaborative aspects for security design, enforcement or management.

- Collaborative approaches for Authentication, Authorization, Accounting and Audit systems
- Collaborative approaches for enhancing User Privacy
- Collaborative defence against DDoS attacks
- Collaboration based Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
- Collaborative Identity Management
- Collaborative Vulnerability Analysis and Fraud Detection
- Collaboration in Sensor Network security
- Collaborative security for Self-Organizing Networks
- Collaborative approaches against web-based attack (phishing etc) detection and protection
- Collaborative malware detection and quarantining; e.g. based on Social Networking
- Collaborative Policies definition and enforcement across administrative boundaries
- Collaborative responsibility for Privacy enforcement of multi-domain information
- Collaborative forensics
- Collaboration within Govt. and Public Safety organizations against national security concerns
- Collaborative or Distributed security protocols
- Augmentation methods for review of Security logs and information from multiple sources

2010 Special Session: Cloud Computing
This year, the CoSec workshop aims to have a special session focusing on Cloud Computing-related security challenges and how Collaborative security approaches can be applied for building more secure cloud infrastructure.

Proposals for panel discussions are solicited and should be sent to the Panel chair.

For more information please visit the conference web pages at

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings and will appear in IEEE Xplore digital library.
The workshop welcomes papers in the standard double- column, IEEE format, but in 10 pt font, and no longer than 6 pages (including all figures and references). Paper submission will be handled electronically via EDAS (

Paper Submission: Aug 6, 2010
Acceptance Notification: Sep 15, 2010
Camera Ready Version: Oct 5, 2010
Date of Workshop: Dec 15, 2010

Organizing Committee:
Anand R. Prasad, NEC Corporation, Japan.
Valtteri Niemi, Nokia Corporation, Switzerland.

Technical Committee:
Samir Saklikar, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, India.
Jaydip Sen, Tata Consultancy Services, India.
Dengguo Feng, Chinese Academy of Science, China.

Panel Chair:
Neeli Prasad, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Advisory Committee:
Subir Saha, RiT, India.

Publication Committee:
Masayuki Terada, NTT DoCoMo, Japan.
Andreas U. Schmidt, Novalyst, Germany.
Marcus Wong, Huawei, USA.

IEEE IMSAA Workshop Chair:
Girija Narlikar, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, India.

Technical Committee (tentative):
Selim Aissi, Intel
Peter Reiher, UCLA
Yogendra Shah, Interdigital Communication
Inhyok Cha, Interdigital Communication
Neeli Prasad, Aalborg University
John Buford, Samsung Research
Gina Kounga, HP
Marc Emmelmann, Technical University of Berlin
Seung-Woo Seo, Seoul National University
Ramon Aguero, University of Cantabria
Dan Forsberg
Vijay Gurbani, Bell Labs
Gonzalo Camarillo, Ericsson
Thilo Ewald, NEC Labs
Amardeo Sarma, NEC Labs
Julien Laganier, Qualcomm Inc.
Kostas Pentikousis, Huawei
Paulo Mendes INESC, Porto
Michael Georgiades, University of Surrey
Steven Connor

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