The First International Workshop on Security for Mobile Wireless Communications (SeMIC 2008)

Venue: The Chancery Pavillion

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Event Date/Time: Jan 06, 2008 End Date/Time: Jan 06, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Sep 28, 2007
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Mobile Wireless Communications enable the exchange of information in a real, or near real-time manner, without the constraint of a fixed point of access. Reliable and secure communications combined with constant and universal network availability, are key elements for the successful commercialization of the applications that utilize the wireless technology. However, new security challenges emerge due to the dynamic network topology, the open nature of the wireless medium, the resource constraints of the mobile devices and, possibly, the lack of a pre-deployed infrastructure. The workshop on Security for Mobile Wireless Communication (SeMIC), held in conjunction with COMSWARE 2008, seeks submissions from the academia and industry, that present novel approaches on addressing security issues for mobile wireless communications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Authentication and access control
* Secure MAC/PHY protocols for mobile networks
* Cooperation, fairness and incentive -based security
* Key management for wireless/mobile environments
* Trust establishment
* Intrusion detection in mobile networks
* Accountability for malicious behavior and resource misuse
* Revocation of malicious parties
* Secure location services
* Privacy, anonymity and prevention of traffic analysis
* Security in cognitive radios
* Security in vehicular networks
* Anti-Jamming techniques, and DoS Countermeasures
* Vulnerability modeling and threat analysis
* Security & privacy in RFID systems
* Secure routing

Paper submission instructions
Submission of papers based on work-in-progress is encouraged. Submitted papers must not be previously published elsewhere or currently under review for any other publication. Please direct any questions regarding the paper submission process to the Program Co-Chairs.

All submissions are limited to 6 PAGES in fonts no smaller than 10pt, and must be in standard IEEE double-column format. Each submission should start with the title, abstract, and names and contact information of authors. The introduction should give background and summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader.

All paper submissions will be handled electronically via the COCUS system. Authors should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of their paper.

Important dates
* Paper submission deadline: September 28, 2007
* Notification of acceptance: November 3, 2007
* Camera-ready papers due: December 3, 2007
* Workshop date: January 6, 2008

Technical Program Co-Chairs
* Loukas Lazos, University of Arizona, USA
* Mingyan Li, Boeing Phantom Works, USA

Honorary Chair
* Radha Poovendran, University of Washington, USA

Publicity Chair
* Krishna Sampigethaya, University of Washington, USA

Technical Program Committee
* Rana Barua, Indian Statistical Institute, India
* Levente Buttyan, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
* Srdjan Capkun, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
* Bogdan Carbunar, Motorola Labs, USA
* Reza Curtmola, John Hopkins University, USA
* Rainer Falk, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Germany
* Leping Huang, Nokia Research Center & University of Tokyo, Japan
* Dijiang Huang, Arizona State University, USA
* Iordanis Koutsopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
* Jun Li, University of Oregon, USA
* Donggang Liu, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
* Guevara Noubir, Northeastern University, USA
* Roberto Di Pietro, Università "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
* Wenyuan Xu, University of South Carolina, USA
* Yanyong Zhang, Rutgers University, USA

For further information, please contact Loukas Lazos ( or 520-626-0736) or Mingyan Li ( or 425-865-1027)


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