Event dates: Sunday, 9th December 2007 09:00 AM to Tuesday, 11th December 2007 17:00 PM

Location: Doha, Qatar Contact: Announcements
 
Asian Computing Science Conference (ASIAN)
Science

Doha, Qatar - The ASIAN conference series provides a forum for researchers throughout Asia to present cutting-edge results in yearly-themed areas of Computer Science, to discuss advances in these fields, and to interact with researchers from other continents. The 2007 edition focuses on computer and network security.

The series of annual Asian Computing Science Conferences (ASIAN) was initiated in 1995 by AIT, INRIA and UNU/IIST to provide a forum for researchers in computer science from the Asian continent and to promote interaction with researchers in other regions. Accordingly, the conference moves every year to a different center of research throughout Asia. Since its inception in 1995, the proceedings of ASIAN have been published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

The ASIAN conference series provides a forum for researchers throughout Asia to present cutting-edge results in yearly-themed areas of Computer Science, to discuss advances in these fields, and to interact with researchers from other continents. The 2007 edition focuses on computer and network security.

Networked computer systems stand at the core of today's information society: by providing fast access to huge quantities of information, they enable higher productivity at a much higher convenience than ever in the past. They also provide a substantial opportunity for abuse. The closely related areas of Network and Computer Security are concerned with mitigating this risk and preventing disruption, fraud, disclosure, etc. The former tends to concentrate on the infrastructure, while the latter deals with everything else. In recent years, they have made enormous progress both in our theoretical understanding of what security is and in the development of practical protection mechanisms. Yet, they are engaged in a continuing arms race with an underground army of ever more sophisticated attackers intent to bypass whatever shield protects a system. This makes network and computer security one of the most active fields in today's scientific landscape.

New results in the fields of computer and network security are welcome. Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories and practices. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Access control
Database security
Privacy and Anonymity
Cryptographic protocols
Trust and trust management
Authentication
Digital rights management
Executable content
Language-based security
Formal methods for security
Data and system integrity
Distributed systems security
Security for mobile computing
Wireless network security
Denial-of-service and prevention
Intrusion detection and avoidance
Digital forensics
Vulnerabilities and risk management
Secure electronic commerce
Secure software engineering



Invited Speakers
It has been a tradition of ASIAN to invite three of the most influential researchers in the focus area, one from Asia, one from Europe and one from the Americas, to discuss their work and their vision for the field. We are honored that the following members of the community have accepted this invitation.

Joshua Guttman, MITRE (USA)
Andrei Sabelfeld, Chalmers University (Sweden)
Kazuhiko Kato, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Submission Instructions
Submissions must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers should be submitted in Postscript or Portable Document Format (PDF); papers submitted in a proprietary word processor format such as Microsoft Word cannot be considered. Submissions can be of two types:

Regular papers are meant to describe solid new research results. They can be up to 15 pages long in LNCS style, including figures, bibliography and appendices.
Short papers are intended to report on interesting work in progress. They can be at most 7 pages long in the LNCS style.
Papers can be electronically submitted by visiting http://www.easychair.org/ASIAN07/. Prospective authors are required to register a title and an abstract a week before the paper submission deadline (see below).

As with the previous editions, the proceedings of ASIAN'07 will be published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. They will be available at the conference.

Participation
Authors of accepted papers are required to ensure that at least one will be present at the symposium. Papers that do not adhere to this policy will be removed from the proceedings.
Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: July 27, 2007 Extended to August 3, 2007
Paper submission deadline: August 3, 2007 Extended to August 10, 2007
Notification of acceptance: September 7, 2007
Camera-ready papers: September 28, 2007
ASIAN 2007: December 9-11, 2007

Please send email to asian07@qatar.cmu.edu for any additional information.

http://www.qatar.cmu.edu/asian07/index.shtml

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