WSCS 2012 : Workshop on Semantic Computing and Security
Call For Papers
The IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committees:
Security and Privacy (TCSP)
Semantic Computing (TCSEM)
Keynote Speaker: Jeanette Wing
President's Professor of Computer Science and Department Head, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
This workshop follows the successful September 2011 workshop at the International Semantic Computing Symposium. This new workshop will explore additional topics and allow semantic computing researchers to have more opportunity to interact with security researchers.
Semantic Computing technologies derive and use semantics from content, where “content” is wide-ranging: video, audio, text, conversation, software, devices, actions, behavior, etc. Security technology encompasses the specification of secure behavior as well as the detection of insecure behavior over computer networks. The two disciplines come together in this new and interesting combination, in a synergy-seeking, cutting-edge workshop. The delimited notions of semantics used within Security and Privacy provide a well-defined and as yet unstudied domain for semantic modeling, automated semantic interpretation, and inference, with clear practical uses and opportunities for novel and imaginative research.
The workshop on Semantic Computing and Security addresses:
deriving semantics from data used for security and privacy research;
semantic verification of network activity; and
inferring the semantics of malicious free-form data, such as email and web pages.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Network dataset curation through semantic derivation
Semantic MediaWiki for vulnerability sharing and detecting emergent security properties
Network security semantics, dynamic classification
Inferred semantics of malicious code
Semantic verification of network operations
Semantic specification and analysis of security experiment design
Semantic analysis of access control policies
Semantics of data acquisition and computation provenance
Semantic analysis of malware communication
Semantics-aware trust management