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SenSPA 2014 : Special Track on Sensor, Peer-to-peer and SociAl Networks Security


When Jul 21, 2014 - Jul 24, 2014
Where Las Vegas, NV
Submission Deadline Apr 18, 2014
Notification Due May 18, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 5, 2014
Categories    sensor networks   P2P NETWORKS   social networks

Call For Papers

SenSPA 2014
Special Track on Sensor, Peer-to-peer and SociAl Networks Security
In conjunction with The 2014 International Conference on Security and Management, SAM14
July 21 – 24, 2014, Las Vegas, USA

Special Track Link:

Smart, wireless, networked sensors will soon be all around us, collectively processing vast amounts of previously unrecorded data to help run factories, optimize farming, monitor the weather and even watch for earthquakes. The advances made in the area of sensor networks will naturally have a profound impact on our understanding and operation of traditional Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems which are widely used in today's Internet and account for a significant portion of its traffic. The confluence of ideas driving sensor and P2P systems is expected to be intensified by social networks. All submissions enabling cross-pollination of ideas on P2P, Sensor and Social Networks related to architecture, design, implementation, security, simulation, analysis and measurement are welcome. We highly encourage novel and previously unpublished work, even reporting work in early stages. Topics of interest, but not limited to, are:

- Social network analysis for P2P, Sensor and distributed computing systems
- Social networks and socially-informed Sensor/P2P infrastructures
- Socially Aware Sensor/P2P Overlay architectures and topologies
- Evolution of P2P and social communities and systems
- Reputation, security, incentives, and economics in P2P/Social systems
- Large scale content distribution
- Mobile P2P and social networking systems
- P2P overlays, file sharing, and streaming systems
- User behavior analysis and modeling in Social Networks
- Security and privacy in Social/Sensor/P2P Networks
- Decentralized Social Networks Applications
- Social graph analysis
- Location-based services in social networks
- Security, privacy, anonymity, and anti-censorship
- Policy enforcement, participation incentives, trust, and reputation
- Cooperation, incentives, and fairness
- P2P, sensor and social network economics

Papers accepted for SenSPA 2014 will be, after being presented, included in the proceedings to be submitted for publication in SAM'14 conference proceedings.
Session Chairs:
Narasimha Shashidhar, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, USA
Lei Chen, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, USA

Important Dates:
When: July 21-July 24, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, USA
Submission of full papers (about 7 pages): April 18, 2014
Notification of acceptance (+/- two days): May 18, 2014
Camera Ready papers + Copyright + Registration: June 5, 2014

Submission Guidelines and Author Instructions: Please follow the author guidelines at
For submission: Papers should be submitted via Easy Chair here:

Session Program Committee

Dr. Ming Yang, Montclair State University
Dr. Shaoen Wu, Southern Mississippi University
Dr. Yiming Ji, University of South Carolina Beaufort
Dr. Shengli Yuan, University of Houston-Downtown
Dr. Yuan Feng, Ocean University of China
Dr. Feng Hong, Ocean University of China
Dr. Peter Cooper, Sam Houston State University
Dr. Qingzhong Liu, Sam Houston State University
Dr. Chadi Kari, Bridgewater State University
Dr. Narasimha Shashidhar, Sam Houston State University
Dr. Lei Chen, Sam Houston State University

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