International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2007) May 8-10, 2007 Venue Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel, Gazimagusa (TRNC), North Cyprus Organized by Faculty of Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa (TRNC), North Cyprus Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey Sponsored By Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) (pending) National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE) IEEE Turkey Section IEEE Computer Society Turkey Branch Chamber of Computer Engineers, TRNC, North Cyprus Hosted by Computer Engineering Department, and Internet Technologies Research Center (ITRC) Eastern Mediterranean University Gazimagusa (TRNC), North Cyprus The International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2007) provides an international forum for presentation of research and applications of security in information and networks. The SIN 2007 conference features contributed as well as invited papers, workshops and tutorials on theory and practice. Its drive is to convene a high quality, well-attended, and up-to-date conference on scientific and technical issues of security in information, networks, and systems. Conference main theme is Information Assurance, Security, and Public Policy, that is, by another name, .Effecting Security in the Age of e-X., where X could stand for any buzzword such as commerce, tourism, banking, wallet, learning, . Other themes vying for the top spot are .Security Development Lifecycle: Promises, Practices, Findings., .High-Assurance Design., .Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Identity Management., and .VoIP & Wireless Access: Boon or Bust for Enterprise Security.. The conference main theme will be supported by invited papers and talks. The following have gracefully accepted to talk: - Prof. Bart Preneel, Head of Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium - Prof. Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Head of Crypto Group at Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - Prof. Elisabeth Oswald, Cryptography and Information Security Group, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK - Prof. Çetin Kaya KOÇ, Istanbul Commerce U., Turkey, & Oregon State U., USA - Prof. Mehmet Ufuk ÇA.LAYAN, Bogaziçi U., Turkey - others are pending. Papers will be accepted into chaired presentation sessions. Broad areas of interest in security will include, but are not limited to, the following: Access control and intrusion detection Cryptographic techniques and key management Information assurance Network security and protocols Security in information systems Security tools and development platforms Security ontology, models, protocols & policies Standards, guidelines and certification Following is a non-exhaustive list of subtopics of interest: Agent security Authentication & authorization Cryptographic hardware design Cryptography and cryptanalysis (symmetrical and asymmetrical) Digital signature Executables security Information security development processes Intrusion & fraud detection Malicious codes Mobile code and agent security Privacy Scripts and languages Side-channel attacks Signals & security Securing storage: SAN/NAS security Security ontology, models, protocols & policies Semantics of security Software security and testing Spam counter measures Steganography Vulnerability analysis Web security Wireless security Applications of security in the following areas are especially sought for: Ad hoc networks Agent-based systems Autonomous systems Computer modeling / simulation Computer security / forensics Computer networks Control systems Data mining Digital rights management Distributed systems E-government, -commerce, -learning,. Electronic payments Embedded systems Emergent intelligence Information systems / databases Information security management Internet and Web-based systems Knowledge-based systems Mobile computing Multimedia applications Network processors RFID systems Robotics Safety critical systems Semantic Web and semantic Web services Smart card applications SOA applications Software engineering for dependable systems Web services CALL FOR PROPOSALS Researchers and practitioners of security are invited to propose papers. Position papers addressing all aspects of security in information and networks are being sought. Researchers working on the following and related subjects are especially encouraged: realization of security schemes, new algorithms, experimenting with existing approaches; secure information systems, especially distributed control and processing applications, and security in networks; interoperability, service levels and quality issues in such systems; information assurance, security, and public policy. Doctoral students are encouraged to propose short papers. Original papers will be considered; submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee judging its originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance. Authors are also encouraged to propose position papers on practical studies and experiments, critique of existing work, emerging issues, and novel ideas under development. Enterprises and research centers developing, implementing, or using security tools and frameworks are encouraged to propose application / tool demo. Half-day tutorials on fundamental to advanced subjects covering practical implementation aspects of security are welcome. Proposals are invited for workshops to be held in conjunction with SIN 2007 Conference. The workshop proposal theme should be closely related to the conference topics. Conference medium will be English; papers in Turkish will be accepted as well. Paper proposals must be submitted electronically via the SIN 2007 Submission Site by February 14, 2007. The SIN 2007 Submission Site at URL https://msrcmt.research.microsoft.com/SIN2007 will become available by November 2006. Title, author's name(s), affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax and email of the principal author should be included. Maximum length for the proceedings is ten pages for full paper, 5 pages for short paper, and two pages for demo and tutorial proposals. All papers should be written by using LNCS/LNAI format. Please download LNCS Paper format by Clicking here (MS Word and LaTex formats are available). Workshop proposals are submitted to the Workshops Chair, Justin Zhan (justinzh [at] andrew.cmu.edu) by e-mail by January 15, 2007. Tutorial proposals are submitted to the Tutorials Chair, Saban Eren (sabaneren [at] maltepe.edu.tr) by e-mail by February 21, 2007. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the conference for the paper to be included in the proceedings. IMPORTANT DATES Workshop Proposals Due Date: Jan. 15, 2007 Workshop Proposal Acceptance Notification Due Date: Jan. 23, 2007 Conference Paper Submission Due Date: Feb. 14, 2007 Workshop Paper Submission Due Date: Feb. 23, 2007 Tutorial Proposal Submission Due Date: Feb. 21, 2007 Tutorial Notification Due Date: Mar. 9, 2007 All Author Notification Due Date: Mar. 19, 2007 All Papers Camera Ready Due Date: Apr. 5, 2007 Conference Dates: May 8-10, 2007 CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS Steering Committee Chair: Bülent ÖRENCIK, TUBITAK MAM (TR) Conference Chair: Atilla ELÇI, EMU (TRNC) Conference Co-Chair: Siddika Berna Örs YALÇIN, ITU (TR) Program Chair: Ahmet Hasan KOLTUKSUZ, IYTE (TR) Program Co-Chair: Attila ÖZGIT, METU (TR) Program Co-Chair: Alexander CHEFRANOV, EMU (TRNC) Tutorials Chair: Saban EREN, Maltepe U. (TR) Tutorials Co-Chair: Sefer KURNAZ, Air Force Academy (TR) Workshops Chair: Justin ZHAN, CMU (USA) Treasurer: Muhammed SALAMAH, EMU (TRNC) Finance Co-Chair: Süha BAYINDIR, EMU (TRNC) Finance Co-Chair: Ender YÜKSEL, ITU (TR) Registration Chair: Alev ELÇI, EMU (TRNC) Operations / Local Arrangements Chair: Yiltan BITIRIM, EMU (TRNC) Site Facilities Chair: Ahmet ÜNVEREN, EMU (TRNC) Volunteers, Internet Presence, and Exhibits Chair: Behnam RAHNAMA, EMU (TRNC) Volunteers Team: Computer Club & IEEE EMU Student Chapter (TRNC) Promotion Chair: Nurten KARA, EMU (TRNC) Local Publicity / Press Relations Chair: Süleyman IRVAN, EMU (TRNC) INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be updated) Khalil A. Abuosba, Philadelphia University, Jordan Sheikh Iqbal AHAMED, Marquette U., USA Ersan AKYILDIZ, METU, Turkey Serap ATAY, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey Arkadiy B. BARSKIY, Moscow State U. of Transport Ways, Russia Süha BAYINDIR, Eastern Mediterranean U., North Cyprus Zeki BAYRAM, Eastern Mediterranean U., North Cyprus Ayse BENER, Bogazici U., Turkey Jun BI, Tsinghua U., China Jan CAPPAERT, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Alexander CHEFRANOV, Eastern Mediterranean U. & ITRC, North Cyprus Danny De COCK, Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium Mehmet Ufuk ÇAGLAYAN, Bogaziçi U., Turkey Mina DENG, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Claudia DIAZ, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Atilla ELÇI, Eastern Mediterranean U., North Cyprus Saban EREN, Maltepe U., Turkey Rüyal ERGÜL, METU, Turkey Ana Isabel Gonzlez-Tablas FERRERES, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain Johann GROSCHDL, Graz University of Technology, Austria Selim HENDRICKSON, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey David HWANG, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Fuat INCE, Marmara U., Turkey Hai JIN, Huazhong U. of Science and Technology, China Tai-hoon KIM, Security Engineering Research Group (SERC), Korea Il Seok KO, Dongguk U., Korea Çetin Kaya KOÇ, Istanbul Commerce U., Turkey, & Oregon State U., USA Ahmet Hasan KOLTUKSUZ, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey Klaus KURSAWE, Phillips, The Nederlands Özgül KÜÇÜK, Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium Sefer KURNAZ, ASTIN- Air Force Academy, Turkey Tiberiu S. LETIA, Technical U. of Cluj-Napoca, Romania Albert LEVI, Sabanc. U., Turkey Robert MAIER, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Nele MENTENS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Jorge NAKAHARA, Universidade Catolica de Santos, Brazil Gregory NEVEN, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Svetla NIKOVA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Valeriy O. OSIPYAN, Kuban State U., Russia Bülent ÖRENCIK, TUBITAK MAM, Turkey Mehmet A. ORGUN, Macquarie U., Australia Attila ÖZGIT, Middle East Tech U., Turkey Elisabeth OSWALD, Graz University of Technology, Austria Pascal PAILLIER, Gemalto, France Norbert PRAMSTALLER, Graz University of Technology, Austria Mesut RAZBONYALI, Maltepe U., Turkey Seref SAGIROGLU, Gazi U., Turkey Muhammed SALAMAH, Eastern Mediterranean U., North Cyprus Erkay SAVAS, Sabanci University, Turkey Bruce SCHNEIER, BT Counterpane, USA Stefaan SEYS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Dave SINGELEE, Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium Boris V. SOBOL, Don State Technical U., Russia Eugene H. Spafford, Purdue U., USA Tugkan TUGLULAR, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey Vladimir I. VASILYEV, Ural State Aviation Technology U., Russia Dai WATANABE, Hitachi, Japan Thomas WOLLINGER, escrypt GmbH - Embedded Security, Germany Karel WOUTERS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Brecht WYSEUR, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium SIddIka Berna Örs YALÇIN, Istanbul Technical U., Turkey Justin ZHAN, Carnegie-Mellon U., USA Mohammad ZULKERNINE, Queens U., Canada GENERAL INQUIRIES For updated information, please refer to www.sinconf.org or the Promotion Chair. Released on 26.11..06.