The 2006 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2006)

In Technical Cooperation with
The IEEE Computer Society
Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) and
Task Force on Human Centered Information Systems (TFHIS)
The IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetic Society (SMCS)

Workshops

Workshop I: Collaborative Knowledge Discovery in Databases (CKDD)
Submission Deadline: Feb. 7, 2006 html pdf

Workshop II: Collaboration and Security (COLSEC'06)
Submission Deadline: Feb. 7, 2006 html pdf

CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on
Collaborative Knowledge Discovery in Databases (CKDD)

Submission Deadline: February 7, 2006

Brief Description:

Data Mining and the process of Knowledge Discovery from Databases (KDD) in general are highly iterative and interactive processes aimed at the extraction of novel and potentially useful information from data. Humans are heavily involved with many kinds of decisions that have to be taken at different points of the process. On the one hand, due to the goal-driven, domain-oriented nature of the knowledge discovery process, decisions involve the knowledge of the application domain. On the other hand, very often, Data Mining techniques require complex technical and mathematical backgrounds, whose knowledge is essential in order to use those techniques properly. Hence, two kinds of expertise have to be incorporated into the KDD process. First, distributed organizations collect data in distributed heterogeneous repositories and perform decision making in a distributed fashion. Distributed Data Mining algorithms can help manage distributed heterogeneous data as well as deal with partial information and models. Similarly, collaboration tools and platforms can help different geographically dispersed groups to work together on the same KDD problem in a collaborative way.

The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of most recent advances, both emergent and mature ideas, in the methods and techniques for collaborative data mining and knowledge discovery in databases, and to identify the short- and long-term research directions in the field.

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Computer Supported Collaborative Data Mining
  • Human-computer interaction in data mining
  • Knowledge modeling for communication, information exchange and collaboration in data mining
  • Support systems for collaborative KDD process specification and execution
  • KDD workflow systems
  • KDD process versioning
  • KDD process annotation
  • Integration of Data Mining algorithms and models
  • Cooperative Learning and cooperative KDD algorithms
  • Case studies and applications

  • Submission Instructions:

    Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and any other related topics are solicited. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author. Include up to 6 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript (not to exceed 15 double-spaced pages including figures, tables, and references or not exceeding 7 pages in length in single-space, two columns IEEE format) to ckdd@diiga.univpm.it.

    Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format, sent at the email address above. Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers in the Workshop are expected to be presented and will be included in the Symposium proceedings. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.

    Organizer Information:

    Prof. Claudia Diamantini
    Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione
    Università Politecnica delle Marche
    Via Brecce Bianche
    60131 Ancona, ITALY
    Phone: (+39) 071 2204824
    Fax: (+39) 071 2204474
    E-mail: c.diamantini@univpm.it

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members.

    Doina Caragea, Iowa State University, USA
    Claudia Diamantini,Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA
    Hillol Kargupta, University of Maryland, USA
    Donato Malerba, Universita degli Studi di Bari , Italy
    Dunja Mladenic, J.Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Domenico Potena, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    Important Dates:
    Paper Submission Deadline: February 7, 2006
    Notification of Acceptance: February 17, 2006
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 10, 2006

    For information or questions about the workshop and the paper submission procedure, please contact the Workshop organizer.

    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: http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts06/ or contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed W. Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu).

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    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Workshop on
    Collaboration and Security (COLSEC'06)

    Submission Deadline: February 7, 2006

    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, etc.). 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, smartcards, wireless networks, high performance networks and grid computing. These environments introduce new needs, requirements and difficulties related to security. Hence, collaborative organizations and technologies face several challenges in the field of security.

    This Workshop on Security and Collaboration - to be held as part of the 2006 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'06) - will focus on security issues related to collaborative systems with emphasis on distributed environments, smartcards, grid or clustering systems for cooperation, mobile and wireless cooperation. The aim is to have a dedicated workshop that fosters closer interactions among researchers and users communities, providing an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss their ideas. It addresses specifically relationships between collaborative systems and security. It intends to present new challenges and solutions related to latest security requirements, specific methods of access control enabling large scale cooperation, usage of mobile technologies and smartcards, new security infrastructures supporting better prevention, detection, recovery and healing in the context of cooperative systems. It will also consider security in different domains of application (e.g., e-Government, e-Business, Public Services, P2P, e-Social Security, Medical Collaboration, ...).

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

    Workshop topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Frameworks for Security in Collaborative Systems
  • Access Control in Collaborative Environments
  • Trusted Operating Systems for Distributed Environments
  • Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures Supporting Cooperative Applications
  • Honeypots for Collaborative Systems
  • Intrusion and Attacks Detection for Collaborative Systems
  • Role Based, Reputation, and Trust
  • Encryption and Cryptography Systems Supporting Cooperative Systems
  • Use of Smartcards in the Context of Collaboration
  • Security in Mobile and Wireless Work
  • Disclosure and Integrity Issues
  • Resistance to Denial of Service
  • Detection and Self-Recovery Schemes and Strategies Supporting Cooperation
  • Security for Specific Collaboration Domains (e.g., e-Government, e-Business, Public Services, P2P, e-Social Security, Medical Collaboration, íŽ)
  • Submission Instructions:

    Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and any other related topics are solicited. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author. Include up to 6 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript (not to exceed 15 double-spaced pages including figures, tables, and references, or not to exceed 8 pages in length in single-space, two columns IEEE format Conference style) to christian.toinard@ensi-bourges.fr and jean-francois.lalande@ensi-bourges.fr. Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format, sent at the email address above or uploaded at http://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/Manifestations/CTS2006/COLSEC2006/. For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers.

    Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers in the Workshop are required to be presented and will be included in the Symposium proceedings. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.

    Further instructions will be provided at http://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/Manifestations/CTS2006/COLSEC2006/

    Organizers Information:

    Prof. Christian Toinard and Dr Jean-François Lalande
    Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orléans (LIFO)
    ENSI-Bourges
    10 Bld Lahitolle
    18020 Bourges Cedex France
    Emails: christian.toinard@ensi-bourges.fr, jean-francois.lalande@ensi-bourges.fr.

    Technical Program Committee:

    All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members.

    Dr. Elisa Bertino (Purdue University, USA)
    Dr. Jorge R. Cuellar(Siemens AG Corporate Technology, Germany)
    Dr. Nora Cuppens (ENST Bretagne, France)
    Dr. Michel Cukier (University of Maryland, USA)
    Dr. Jean-Bernard Fisher (Oberthur Card Systems, France)
    Mr. Vincent Glaume (CEA, France)
    Pr. Claude Godard (INRIA Lorraine, France)
    Pr. Hervé Guyennet (LIFC, France)
    Dr. Fabien Laguillaumie (LIX, France)
    Dr. Volkmar Lotz (SAP, France)
    Pr. Pierre Paradinas (CNAM Paris, France)
    Dr. Emmanuel Prouff (Oberthur Card Systems, France)
    Dr. Michael Rusinowitch (INRIA Lorraine, France)
    Dr. Luca Spalazzi (Universita' Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)
    Pr. Pascal Urien (ENST, France)

    Important Dates:

    Extended Paper Submission Deadline: February 7, 2006
    Notification of Acceptance: February 17, 2006
    Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due: March 10, 2006

    For information or questions about the workshop and the paper submission procedure, please contact the Workshop organizers.

    For information or questions about the full Symposium's program, tutorials, exhibits, demos, panel and special sessions organization, please consult the conference web site at URL: http://www.engr.udayton.edu/faculty/wsmari/cts06/ or contact the symposium co-chairs: Bill McQuay at AFRL/IFSD, WPAFB (William.McQuay@wpafb.af.mil) or Waleed W. Smari at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton (Waleed.Smari@notes.udayton.edu).

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