The 2004 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS’04)

Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

January 18-23, 2004

In conjunction with the 2004 Western Multi conference (WMC’04)




Security and Collaboration



Paper Submission Deadline:  October 15, 2003




Brief Description:

Collaboration relies on distributed systems that provide the required security properties. Virtual organizations often use the Internet to support collaboration.  The Internet, operating systems and distributed environments currently suffer from poor security support and cannot resist common attacks (spamming, worms, session hijacking, buffer overflow, denial of service, social engineering). 


Collaborative organizations require better security properties (strong authentication, efficient encryption, Mandatory Access Control, insurance of confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation and availability).  Nowadays, collaborative organizations use new technologies such as mobile devices, wireless networks or grid computing.  These environments introduce newer needs and difficulties related to security.  Hence, collaborative organizations and technologies face several challenges in the field of security. 


This special session on Security and Collaboration – to be held as part of the 2004 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS’04) – will focus on security issues related to distributed systems with emphasis on collaborative environments, grid or clustering systems for cooperation, mobile and wireless cooperation. The aim is to have a dedicated session that fosters closer interactions among researchers and users communities, providing an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss their ideas. 


We invite original contributions from researchers in academia, research institutions and computer industry on these emerging and important areas of information technology. 



Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

* Access Control in Collaborative Environments

* Trusted Operating Systems for Distributed Environments

* Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures

* Honeypots

* Intrusion Detection

* Encryption

* Security in Mobile and Wireless Work

* Disclosure and Integrity Issues

* Resistance to Denial of Service


Instructions for author:

Authors are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizers by October 15, 2003.  Electronic (postscript or pdf) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to and  For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers.  Papers should not exceed 5000 words or a maximum of 6 pages. Additional pages will be accepted but with extra fees.  Include up to 5 keywords and an abstract of no more than 250 words.  Submissions should also include the title, authors name, affiliation, e-mail address, fax number and postal address.  In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence should also be included. For non-electronic submission, please send four copies of the manuscript to one of the special session co-organizers. All accepted and presented papers will be included in the CTS’04 Proceedings. 


Important Dates:

Paper submission Deadline:                                      October 15, 2003

Notification of Acceptance:                                        October 21, 2003

Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due:            October 31, 2003


Special Session Organizers:

Prof. Christian Toinard

Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale d’Orléans (LIFO), ENSI-Bourges

10 Bld Lahitolle

18020 Bourges Cedex France



Vincent Glaume


BP 12

91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel France




If you have questions concerning session paper submission or the session content, please contact the organizers. If you have questions concerning symposium paper submissions or the symposium program, please contact the symposium co-chairs:  Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB ( or Waleed Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton ( 


For information or questions about Symposium's paper submission, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL: