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
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
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
Safety critical systems
Semantic Web and semantic Web services
Smart card applications
SOA applications
Software engineering for dependable systems
Web services


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 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] by e-mail by January 15, 2007.

Tutorial proposals are submitted to the Tutorials Chair, Saban Eren (sabaneren [at] 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.


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


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)

(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
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


For updated information, please refer to or the Promotion Chair. 
Released on 26.11..06.