Venue: MIT

Location: Cambridge, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 09, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 11, 2006
Registration Date: May 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: May 15, 2006
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IASTED International Conference on
~ CNIS 2006 ~

October 9-11, 2006
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

* Technical Committee on Communication, Network, and Information Security
* Technical Committee on Networks
* Technical Committee on Information Systems

International Society for Law and Technology (ISLAT)

Modern communications systems – the Internet and Wireless Networks – demand everyday security, both at home and at work. Email, online shopping, and pervasive computing allow increased information sharing, but they also provide an avenue for malicious attackers to negate our privacy and alter our information. The IASTED International Conference on Communication, Network, and Information Security (CNIS 2006) will bring together industry leaders and academic pioneers from several disciplines to further understand the direction that security is moving toward and the methods that will be used to get there. This conference is for both builders and users of modern communications systems.

CNIS 2006 will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1630, Cambridge is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in all of North America. Just across the Charles River from metropolitan Boston, today it is a vibrant and diverse city packed with world-class attractions. Visitors can arrange to go on walking tours of Harvard University and MIT, sit in the famed public squares, browse through the world’s largest concentration of bookstores, or just enjoy a coffee in the café-lined brick streets while taking in local artisans and street performers. These prestigious academic institutions bring a one of a kind international charm to small town Cambridge, filling it with first-class restaurants and specialty stores that cater to the large international student body and faculty living in the area. A quick trip over the Longfellow Bridge will take you into the heart of Boston, a bustling modern city steeped in American history. Here, visitors can hop on one of many historic tour trolleys and visit some of America’s greatest landmarks. From Paul Revere’s House to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, there is no better way to spend an autumn afternoon than enjoying the vibrant foliage and breathtaking charm of this lively city.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Communication Security
Access Control
Cryptographic Protocols and Applications
Digital Signatures
Disaster Protocols
Hash Functions
Warning Systems

Network Security
Computer/Network Disaster Recovery
Global Security Architectures and Infrastructures
Hacking and Intrusion Detection
Secure Deletion
Secure Email
Viruses and Worms
Web Security
WiFi Spying/Sniffing
Wireless Privacy
Wireless Security
Virtual Private Networks

Information Security
Digital Rights Management
Digitally Embedded Signatures
DNA, Fingerprint, Iris, and Retina Scanning
Identify Theft
Information Hiding
Legal and Regulatory Issues in Communication
Operating System Security
Privacy and Confidentiality
Software Security

To be announced.

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by May 15 , 2006. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by July 1, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by August 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by August 15, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by May 15, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by May 15, 2006, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:

Submissions due May 15 , 2006
Notification of acceptance July 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due August 1, 2006
Registration Deadline August 15, 2006