January 18-23, 2004
SPECIAL SESSION III
Security and Collaboration
Paper Submission Deadline:
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
* Intrusion Detection
* Security in
* Disclosure and Integrity Issues
* Resistance to Denial of Service
Instructions for author:
are invited to submit original papers to the special session organizers by
Notification of Acceptance:
Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due:
Special Session Organizers:
Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale d’Orléans (LIFO), ENSI-Bourges
10 Bld Lahitolle
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 (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed Smari at the Dept. of
Electrical and Computer Engineering,
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: