Call For Papers: IEEE SocialSec 2014

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Md. Haque

May 23, 2014, 1:47:50 PM5/23/14

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SocialSec 2014

First Workshop on Social Network Security

Aug 13-15, 2014, San Francisco, California, USA

In conjunction with the 15th IEEE International Conference on

Information Reuse and Integration (IRI '14)


Social Networking has become a major factor in our everyday lives. We
post, view, and disseminate vast quantities of information on online
social networks. However, this has given rise to a new threat to
security and privacy. As many people post a plethora of personal
information in social networks, malicious parties have misused this to
violate the confidentiality and privacy of personal information.
Social networking has also led to cases of stalking, cyber-bullying,
impersonations, malware and spam distribution, and large scale
surveillance. At the same time, the rise of social networks has
allowed security researchers to gather valuable data about human
behavior and trust relationships. In this workshop, we want to explore
the impact of online social networks on security and privacy.

The goal of this workshop is to discuss new research ideas associated
with Social Networking security and privacy. In particular, we seek
ideas, analyses, and evaluations of various aspects of security and
privacy in social networks

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:


§  Authentication in Social Networks

§  Access control in Social Networks

§  Privacy

§  Information Leakage

§  Trust in Social Networks

§  Intelligence gathering in Social Networks

§  Security in Mobile Social Networks

§  Location privacy in Social Networks

§  Authorship attribution in Social Network discussions

§  Availability of Social Networks

§  Confidentiality

§  Malware dissemination via Social Networks

§  Profiling

§  Surveillance

§  SPAM/phishing in Social Networks

Important dates:


Paper Submission deadline: June 1, 2014

Acceptance Notification: July 1, 2014

Camera Ready Paper Due: July 12, 2014

Workshop date: August 13-15, 2014

Program Chair:


Ragib Hasan, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program Committee:


Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Marquette University

Elisa Bertino, Purdue University

Sabrina De Capitani Di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano

Gabriel Ghinita, UMass Boston

Md Munirul Haque, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Shishir Nagaraja, University of Birmingham

Kui Ren, University of Buffalo

Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano

Mohamed Shehab, UNC Charlotte

Paper Submission:


We seek original research papers up to 6 pages including text,
figures, and references in ACM SIG conference format. Papers should
describe previously unpublished work, not currently under review or
accepted by another conference, workshop, or journal. An electronic
version of the full paper should be submitted by the paper submission
deadline to EasyChair
( Each
paper will be peer reviewed by at least two experts. Papers should be
blinded to anonymize author identities and affiliations. Papers
accepted by the workshops will be published in the conference
proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press. According to
IEEE policy, each accepted paper must be presented in the workshop in
order to be included in the proceedings.

For more information or questions, please email the workshop chair or
visit the workshop website:


Dr. Ragib Hasan, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program Chair: SocialSec 2014

Assistant Professor & Director, UAB SECRETLab
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

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