EC2ND 2009 CFP - 5th European Conference on Computer Network Defence, 12-13 Nov, 2009

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Politecnico di Milano/IEEE Computer Society - Italy
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The 5th European Conference on Computer Network Defence
will take place in November 2009 at the Politecnico di Milano technical university in Milano, Italy.

The theme of the conference is the protection of computer networks. The conference will draw participants from academia and industry in Europe and beyond to discuss hot topics in applied network and systems security.

EC2ND invites submissions presenting novel ideas at an early stage with the intention to act as a discussion forum and feedback channel for promising, innovative security research. While our goal is to solicit ideas that are not completely worked out, and might have challenging and interesting open questions, we expect submissions to be supported by some evidence of feasibility or preliminary quantitative results.

Topics include but are not limited to:

* Intrusion Detection
* Denial-of-Service
* Privacy Protection
* Security Policy
* Peer-to-Peer and Grid Security
* Network Monitoring
* Web Security
* Vulnerability Management and Tracking
* Network Forensics
* Wireless and Mobile Security
* Cryptography
* Network Discovery and Mapping
* Incident Response and Management
* Malicious Software
* Web Services Security
* Legal and Ethical Issues

The conference will be technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society - Italy Chapter.

*** Submitting a Paper ***

You are hereby invited to submit papers up to 6-8 pages, 8.5" x 11", two-column format. We particularly encourage position papers on preliminary work that shows promise, rather than mature and well-polished papers. Surprising results and thought-provoking ideas will be strongly favored. All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Authors of accepted papers will be given the option of including their paper in the proceedings of the conference.

We suggest you to format your paper according to IEEE-CS guidelines:

*** Important Dates ***

Submissions due: September 15th, 2009
Reviews due: October 1st, 2009
Notification: October 15th, 2009
Final papers due: November 1st, 2009

*** Conference Location ***

The conference will be held at the Politecnico di Milano University in Milan, Italy.

*** Organizers ***

General chair: Stefano Zanero, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Publicity chair: Federico Maggi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Website manager: Manolis Stamatogiannakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece

Program Committee

Kostas Anagnostakis, I2R, Singapore
Davide Balzarotti, Eurecom, France
Wayne L. Bethea, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Marco Cremonini, University of Milan, Italy
Eric Cronin, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Sandro Etalle, Eindhoven Technical University and University of Twente, Netherlands
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Thorsten Holz, University of Mannheim, Germany
Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
Engin Kirda, Eurecom, France
Pavel Laskov, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Tieyan Li, I2R, Singapore
Paolo Milani Comparetti, TUV, Austria
George Mohay, QUT, Australia
Cyril Onwubiko, Research Series, UK
Philippe Owezarski, LAAS-CNRS, France
Michalis Polychronakis, FORTH-ICS and University of Crete, Greece
George C. Polyzos, AUEB, Greece
Carlos Ribeiro, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
Panos Trimintzios, ENISA
Theo Tryfonas, University of Bristol, UK
Stefano Zanero, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

*** Steering Committee ***

Panos Trimintzios, ENISA
Kostas Anagnostakis, I2R, Singapore
Andrew Blyth, University of Glamorgan, UK
Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
Evangelos Markatos, FORTH-ICS, Greece