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CALL FOR PAPERS
and
Call For Conference Tracks

SAM'12
The 2012 
International Conference on
Security and Management

Date and Location: 
July 16-19, 2012, USA

http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam12
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
Location: See the 
above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for 
consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference 
books/proceedings (they
will also be available on the web). The proceedings 
will be indexed in
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and 
Technology, DBLP /
Computer Science Bibliography, and others. Like prior 
years, extended
versions of selected papers (about 40%) will appear in 
journals and
edited research books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, 
...).

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the 
following:

O Network Security:
Security algorithms, mobile network 
security, security in CDN
(Contents Distribution Networks), Virtual Private 
Network (VPN),
tracing techniques in internet, active networks, security in 
Grid,
web monitoring, network security engineering, 
transport-level
security, wireless network security, IP security, electronic 
mail
security.
O Cryptographic Technologies:
Security protocols, key 
management techniques, cryptographic
technologies, applications of block and 
stream ciphers, applications
of public key cryptology, message authentication 
and hash functions,
anonymity, digital signature schemes, secret sharing, 
cryptanalysis.
O Security Management:
Surveillance technologies, security 
policies, security for protocol
management, location management, QoS 
management, resource management,
channel management, mobility management, 
digital contents copyright
protection, system security management, network 
security management,
management in network equipment, Storage Area Networks 
(SAN)
management, information security management, government 
security
policy, web penetration testing, security 
operations,
vulnerabilities management.
O Security 
Applications:
Security in e-Commerce and M-Commerce, secure OS, 
watermarking,
high-tech systems at airports, emerging technologies 
and
applications, Cloud computing security, database security, data
mining 
security, cyber security automation.
O Biometrics and Forensics:
Novel 
biometric methods, forensics, biological security technologies,
face 
recognition systems, signature recognition systems, cyber
forensics, forensic 
analysis, biometric technologies for security,
feature extraction and 
matching algorithms.
O Hardware Security:
Embedded systems security, 
cryptographic processors and co-processors,
security architectures, true and 
pseudorandom number generators,
side channel attacks, fault attacks, hardware 
tamper resistance,
smart card processors, secure storage devices.
O 
Information Assurance:
Mission assurance, risk assessment and risk 
management, continuity
of operations and business impact analysis, cyber 
security compliance,
security auditing, security-savvy software development, 
disaster
recovery, business continuity analysis, access control, secure 
use
of software, secure performance.
O Computer Security:
Firewall 
systems, hacking techniques and related issues, intrusion
detection system 
(IDS), honeypot, virus issues (detection,
prevention ...), trusted computing, 
alert correlation, attack graphs,
incident responding, malware analysis, 
incident responding, malware
analysis, intrusion detection.
O Security 
Education:
Computer security education, network security education, 
cyber
security education, cyber security body of knowledge, 
information
assurance education.


IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12, 
2012: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012: Notification 
of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012: Final papers + Copyright/Consent 
+ Registration
July 16-19, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on 
Security
and Management (SAM'12)

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being 
prepared - The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering of
SAM (2011) included 
research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of 
California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern 
California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; 
Germany's University of Siegen; UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and 
Translational Research, Austria; Georgia
Institute of Technology; University 
of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences,
Russia; University of Naples Federico 
II, Italy; University of Naples
Parthenope, Italy; Second University of 
Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M
University Com.; University of North 
Dakota; and others.
CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a 
partial list):
Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; 
Pico Computing;
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing 
for Nanotechnology
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological 
Medicine; World
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l 
Council on Medical
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, 
Enterprise and Regulatory
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and 
HoIP - Health without
Boundaries; and others.


SUBMISSION OF 
PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by 
uploading them
to the evaluation web site at:
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=sam12
Submissions 
must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf 
formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references - single 
space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are 
acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a 
particular typesetting format
to prepare their final papers for publication.) 
Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for 
publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of 
the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for 
each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact 
Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the 
content
of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, SAM) that the paper 
is
being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of 
the
paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the 
final
Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column 
IEEE
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in 
the field for originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In 
cases of contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program 
committee will be charged
to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, 
this would involve seeking
help from additional referees by using a 
double-blinded review process. In
addition, all papers whose authors include 
a member of the conference program
committee will be evaluated using the 
double-blinded review process.
(Essay/philosophical papers will not be 
refereed but may be considered for
discussion/panels). Proceedings of SAM 
will be published and indexed in:
Inspec / IET / The Institute for 
Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS
Bibliography, & others. The 
printed proceedings/books will be available for
distribution on site at the 
conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected 
authors will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers for 
publication in a
number of research books contracted with various publishers 
(such as,
Springer, Elsevier, ...) - these books will be composed after 
the
conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal 
special
issues to be published after the conference.


PROPOSAL FOR 
ORGANIZING CONFERENCE TRACKS:

SAM 2012 is composed of a number of tracks. 
A track can be a session,
a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at 
least 6 papers; a
workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 
papers. Track
chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, 
including:
soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of track 
chairs
will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and 
on
the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as 
such).

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums) 
should
include the following information: name and address (+ email) of 
proposer,
his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the 
topic of
the track, the name of the conference (ie, SAM) the track is 
submitted
for consideration, and a short description on how the track will 
be
advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from 
colleagues
and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer). E-mail 
your
track proposal to Dr. Gevorg Margarov ( [log in to unmask] ) or Dr. Sergey 
Morozov
( [log in to unmask] ). We 
would like to receive the track proposals
as soon as possible but by no later 
than January 31, 2012.


MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING 
COMMITTEES:

Currently being finalized:
The members of the Steering 
Committee of The 2011 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, 
Intel Corp., USA); Prof. Hamid Arabnia
(ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, 
University of Georgia; Editor-in-Chief,
The Journal of Supercomputing / 
Springer; Board member, Journal of
Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory 
Board, IEEE TC on Scalable
Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National 
Academy of Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of 
California, Berkeley,
USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry 
of Information &
Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea 
Information Processing
Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet 
Technology; Professor,
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi 
Fang (IEEE Fellow,
TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung 
University, Hsinchu,
Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center); Prof. 
Kun Chang Lee
(Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, 
Sungkyunkwan
University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director of HoIP and 
Director
of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int'l 
Council
for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK); Prof. 
Layne
T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The 
National
Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
& State
University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy 
of
Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA 
Fellow;
Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 
USA).
2012 Publicity Chair:  A. M. G. Solo (Fellow of British Computer Society;
Principal/Interdisciplinary R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick 
Technologies America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo 
Research Lab, Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems and
New Math Instructor, Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)

The 2012 Program 
Committee for SAM is currently being compiled. Many
who have already joined 
the committees are renowned leaders, scholars,
researchers, scientists and 
practitioners of the highest ranks; many are
directors of research labs., 
members of National Academy of Engineering,
fellows of various societies, 
heads/chairs of departments, program
directors of research funding agencies, 
as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to 
have established a strong and
documented research track record. Those 
interested in joining the Program
Committee should email Prof. Kevin Daimi ( [log in to unmask] ) 
the
following information for consideration/evaluation: Name, 
affiliation
and position, complete mailing address, email address, a 
one-page
biography that includes research expertise and the name of 
the
conference(s) offering to help with. The list of Program Committee 
of
SAM 2011 appears at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/sam11/committee


GENERAL 
INFORMATION:

The SAM 2012 conference is being held jointly (same location 
and dates)
with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP 
is the
largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, 
computer
engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,100 or 
more
attendees from over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed 
of
research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, 
tutorials,
panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, 
keynote/
tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson 
(pioneer,
architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler 
(known as
Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father 
of
Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father 
of
Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, 
VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of 
MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X 
Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of 
Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program 
Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of 
Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and 
Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard 
U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi 
(Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, 
Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; 
Director,
NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas 
(Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. 
Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford 
(Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. 
Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, 
SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a 
feeling
about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates 
photos
available at: www.pixagogo.com/1676934789

An important mission of 
WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of 
constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and 
practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to 
participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, 
institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) 
from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants 
from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are 
affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The 
congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography 
diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a 
spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a 
coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This 
model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields 
of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. 
The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and 
inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased 
opportunities for
cross-fertilization across 
sub-disciplines.


MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

As 
of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings
have 
received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November 2011),
there 
had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164 citations per
month). 
The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As the
result of 
high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, "Microsoft
Academic 
Search" has listed each individual track of the congress among its
compiled 
list of "Top Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP set 
of
proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many 
reputable
journals in computer science and computer engineering. (The above 
citation
data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 
2011; thus,
it is highly probable that the actual number of citations is 
higher;
citation data was obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ )


USEFUL 
WEB LINKS:
To see the DBLP entries for SAM, go to:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/csreaSAM/index.html
The 
main web site of SAM'12 is currently under construction, it will
soon appear 
at: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
The Table of 
Contents of last offering of SAM (2011) appears at:
http://world-comp.org/proc2011/sam/contents-vol-i.pdf

CONTACT:
General 
inquiries should be sent to: [log in to unmask]