Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2012 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'12), USA, July 16-19, 2012

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A. M. G. Solo

Dec 21, 2011, 9:53:00 AM12/21/11
Call For Conference Tracks

The 2012 International Conference on
Security and Management

Date and Location: July 16-19, 2012, USA
Location: See the above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (they
will also be available on the web). The proceedings will be indexed in
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP /
Computer Science Bibliography, and others. Like prior years, extended
versions of selected papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and
edited research books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, ...).

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the

O Network Security:
Security algorithms, mobile network security, security in CDN
(Contents Distribution Networks), Virtual Private Network (VPN),
tracing techniques in internet, active networks, security in Grid,
web monitoring, network security engineering, transport-level
security, wireless network security, IP security, electronic mail
O Cryptographic Technologies:
Security protocols, key management techniques, cryptographic
technologies, applications of block and stream ciphers,
of public key cryptology, message authentication and hash
anonymity, digital signature schemes, secret sharing,
O Security Management:
Surveillance technologies, security policies, security for protocol
management, location management, QoS management, resource
channel management, mobility management, digital contents copyright
protection, system security management, network security
management in network equipment, Storage Area Networks (SAN)
management, information security management, government security
policy, web penetration testing, security operations,
vulnerabilities management.
O Security Applications:
Security in e-Commerce and M-Commerce, secure OS, watermarking,
high-tech systems at airports, emerging technologies and
applications, Cloud computing security, database security, data
mining security, cyber security automation.
O Biometrics and Forensics:
Novel biometric methods, forensics, biological security
face recognition systems, signature recognition systems, cyber
forensics, forensic analysis, biometric technologies for security,
feature extraction and matching algorithms.
O Hardware Security:
Embedded systems security, cryptographic processors and co-
security architectures, true and pseudorandom number generators,
side channel attacks, fault attacks, hardware tamper resistance,
smart card processors, secure storage devices.
O Information Assurance:
Mission assurance, risk assessment and risk management, continuity
of operations and business impact analysis, cyber security
security auditing, security-savvy software development, disaster
recovery, business continuity analysis, access control, secure use
of software, secure performance.
O Computer Security:
Firewall systems, hacking techniques and related issues, intrusion
detection system (IDS), honeypot, virus issues (detection,
prevention ...), trusted computing, alert correlation, attack
incident responding, malware analysis, incident responding, malware
analysis, intrusion detection.
O Security Education:
Computer security education, network security education, cyber
security education, cyber security body of knowledge, information
assurance education.


March 12, 2012: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on Security
and Management (SAM'12)


Currently being prepared - The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering
of SAM (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany's University of Siegen;
UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria;
Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy
of Sciences, Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy;
University of Naples Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples,
Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M University Com.; University of North Dakota;
and others.
CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list):
Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico
Computing; SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing
for Nanotechnology (HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent
Biological Medicine; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and
Technologies; Int'l Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; UK
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Scientific
Technologies Corporation; and HoIP - Health without Boundaries; and


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading
them to the evaluation web site at:
Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting
format to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not
have been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact
Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent
the content of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, SAM) that
the paper is being submitted for consideration must be stated on the
first page of the paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The
length of the final Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited
to 7 (two-column IEEE
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program
committee will be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees by
using a double-blinded review process. In addition, all papers whose
authors include a member of the conference program committee will be
evaluated using the double-blinded review process.
(Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered
for discussion/panels). Proceedings of SAM will be published and
indexed in:
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS
Bibliography, & others. The printed proceedings/books will be
available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors
will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for
publication in a number of research books contracted with various
publishers (such as, Springer, Elsevier, ...) - these books will be
composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be
forming journal special issues to be published after the conference.


SAM 2012 is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a session,
a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a
workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track
chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including:
soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of track chairs
will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on
the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums)
should include the following information: name and address (+ email)
of proposer, his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description
of the topic of the track, the name of the conference (ie, SAM) the
track is submitted for consideration, and a short description on how
the track will be advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit
papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the
track proposer). E-mail your track proposal to Dr. Gevorg Margarov
( ) or Dr. Sergey Morozov ( ). We
would like to receive the track proposals as soon as possible but by
no later than January 31, 2012.


Interested authors are invited to submit a short proposal illustrating
the main contributions of their posters. Proposals should contain an
abstract stressing the motivation and rationale for their
contribution. Poster may reflect initial results of the work.

Posters will be evaluated mainly on their ability to promote
discussion, inspire the exchange of ideas, and foster collaborations
among conference participants. Poster proposals must conform to IEEE
writing style guidelines with 3 pages maximum including title,
authors’ affiliation, abstract, content, figures, and references.

Accepted posters will be published as an extended abstract. The
maximum number of pages for the extended abstract is 2.

Poster boards will be provided on site at the conference. The poster
boards will be large enough to accommodate 8 US standard size
stationaries to be pinned on them using 4 rows with 2 pages per row,
or 2 rows with 4 pages per row. The poster board sizes are 45 inches x
22 inches. The boards can be flipped if desired. Two poster boards
next to each other for one accepted poster can be arranged if needed.

Submissions should be emailed to the Posters Chair, Kathy Liszka


The Organizing Committee includes: Dr. Kevin Daimi (Chair), Professor
and Director, Computer Science and Software Engineering Programs,
University of Detroit Mercy; Christoph Meinel (Program Co-chair),
Hasso-Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany; Dr. Wasim Al
Hamdani (Program Co-chair), Professor, Department of Computer
Technology Sciences, Kentucky State University, USA; Dr. Solange
Ghernaouti-Hélie (Program Co-chair), Professor, Faculty of Business
and Economics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Kathy Liszka
(Posters Chair), Professor, Department of Computer Science, University
of Akron, USA; Dr. Gevorg Ivan Margarov (Sessions Co-chair), Chair of
Information Security and Software Development Department, State
Engineering University of Armenia, Republic of Armenia; Dr. Sergey
Morozov (Sessions Co-chair), Assistant Professor, Computer Science and
Software Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy; Ashu M.G. Solo,
FBCS (Publicity Chair), Principal/Interdisciplinary R&D Engineer and
Mathematician at Maverick Technologies America Inc. and Director/
Interdisciplinary Researcher at Solo Research Lab, Crocels, Swansea

The 2012 Program Committee for SAM is currently being compiled. Many
who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars,
researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many
are directors of research labs., members of National Academy of
Engineering, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of
departments, program directors of research funding agencies, as well
as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong
and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the
Program Committee should email Prof. Kevin Daimi
( ) the following information for consideration/
evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address,
email address, a one-page biography that includes research expertise
and the name of the conference(s) offering to help with. The list of
Program Committee of SAM 2011 appears at:


The SAM 2012 conference is being held jointly (same location and
dates) with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to
have 2,100 or more attendees from over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012
will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited
presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations.
In recent past, keynote/ tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof.
David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of California,
Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology),
Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of
Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of
Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof.
Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head, NASA
Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a
feeling about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates
photos available at:

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government
agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The
congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that
have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with
institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress
uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.


As of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of
proceedings have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to
November 2011), there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers
(about 164 citations per month). The above record is significant
(thanks to the authors). As the result of high impact (based on
citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, "Microsoft Academic Search" has listed
each individual track of the congress among its compiled list of "Top
Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of proceedings is
in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable journals in
computer science and computer engineering. (The above citation data
does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011;
thus, it is highly probable that the actual number of citations is
higher; citation data was obtained from


To see the DBLP entries for SAM, go to:
The Table of Contents of last offering of SAM (2011) appears at:


General inquiries should be sent to:
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