6th International Symposium on Security in Collaboration Technologies and Systems
Call for Papers and Participation
As part of
The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
October 31 - November 04, 2016
The Florida Hotel and Conference CenterOrlando, Florida, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP
Paper Submission Deadline: August 05, 2016 - Extended
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Collaboration relies on distributed systems that combine different resources, often provisioned on-demand for the duration of the mission or project, and that typically interact through the Internet. Security is a fundamental aspect of collaboration systems in order to ensure normal un-interruptible reliable operation. Nowadays, collaborative systems use new technologies such as mobile devices, smartcards, wireless networks, high performance networks, cloud and grid computing, multi-agent systems. These environments introduce new needs, requirements and difficulties related to security. Hence, besides the well known threats of systems exposed on the internet, collaborative systems and technologies face several challenges in the field of security.
This Symposium on Security in Collaboration Technologies and Systems, to be held as part of the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016), will focus on security issues related to collaboration systems with emphasis on secure and trustworthy distributed environments, Grid and Cloud based resource virtualization and on-demand provisioning, multi-agent systems, mobile and wireless cooperation, cybersecurity, privacy, and encryption for collaboration. The aim is to have a dedicated forum that fosters closer interactions among researchers and users communities, providing an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss their ideas. The symposium will address issues related to the security infrastructure and services design, implementation and operation. It intends to address new security challenges and present new ideas and solutions addressing modern security requirements, specific methods of access control that should allow large scale multi-organizational cooperation, use of mobile technologies and smartcards, enabling multi-level privacy, intrusion detection, system recovery and healing in the context of cooperative systems.
We invite original contributions from researchers in academia, research institutions and industry on these emerging and important cybersecurity areas of information technology.
Selected papers will be solicited from the best papers of SECOTS 2016 sessions for submitting an extended version of their papers to a special issue in a leading international journal.
The SECOTS Symposium topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to security in collaboration systems. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://cts2016.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers/call-for-posters for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.
Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the symposium EasyChair paper submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=secots2016. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.
Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the symposium.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the symposium, please contact the organizers.
International Program Committee:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the symposium technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.
For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://cts2016.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.