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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Asian Computing Science Conference ASIAN'07

		       *** DEADLINE EXTENDED ***

	     12th Annual Asian Computing Science Conference
	       Focusing on Computer and Network Security
			  December 9-11, 2007

		       Carnegie Mellon University
			      Doha, Qatar

The ASIAN conference series provides a forum for researchers throughout
Asia to present cutting-edge results in yearly-themed areas of Computer
Science, to discuss advances in these fields, and to interact with
researchers from other continents.  The 2007 edition focuses on computer
and network security.

Networked computer systems stand at the core of today's information
society: by providing fast access to huge quantities of information,
they enable higher productivity at a much higher convenience than ever
in the past.  They also provide a substantial opportunity for abuse.
The closely related areas of Network and Computer Security are concerned
with mitigating this risk and preventing disruption, fraud, disclosure,
etc.  The former tends to concentrate on the infrastructure, while the
latter deals with everything else.  In recent years, they have made
enormous progress both in our theoretical understanding of what security
is and in the development of practical protection mechanisms.  Yet, they
are engaged in a continuing arms race with an underground army of ever
more sophisticated attackers intent to bypass whatever shield protects a
system.  This makes network and computer security one of the most active
fields in today's scientific landscape.

New results in the fields of computer and network security are welcome.
Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open
questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories and
practices.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  * Access control                   * Data and system integrity
  * Database security                * Distributed systems security
  * Privacy and Anonymity            * Security for mobile computing
  * Cryptographic protocols          * Wireless network security
  * Trust and trust management       * Denial-of-service and prevention
  * Authentication                   * Intrusion detection and avoidance
  * Digital rights management        * Digital forensics
  * Executable content               * Vulnerabilities and risk management
  * Language-based security          * Secure electronic commerce
  * Formal methods for security      * Secure software engineering

Invited Speakers
It has been a tradition of ASIAN to invite three of the most influential
researchers in the focus area, one from Asia, one from Europe and one
from the Americas, to discuss their work and their vision for the field.
We are honored that the following members of the community have accepted
this invitation.

  * Joshua Guttman, MITRE (USA)
  * Andrei Sabelfeld, Chalmers University (Sweden)
  * Kazuhiko Kato, University of Tsukuba (Japan)

Submission Instructions
Submissions must not substantially overlap papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings.  Papers should be submitted in Postscript
or Portable Document Format (PDF); papers submitted in a proprietary
word processor format such as Microsoft Word cannot be considered.
Submissions can be of two types:

  * Regular papers are meant to describe solid new research results.
    They can be up to 15 pages long in LNCS style, including figures,
    bibliography and appendices.

  * Short papers are intended to report on interesting work in progress.
    They can be at most 7 pages long in the LNCS style.

Papers can be electronically submitted by visiting  Prospective authors are required to
register a title and an abstract a week before the paper submission
deadline (see below).

As with the previous editions, the proceedings of ASIAN'07 will be
published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
They will be available at the conference.

Authors of accepted papers are required to ensure that at least one will
be present at the symposium.  Papers that do not adhere to this policy
will be removed from the proceedings.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline:   August 3, 2007     *** EXTENDED ***
Paper submission deadline:      August 10, 2007    *** EXTENDED ***
Notification of acceptance:     September 7, 2007
Camera-ready papers:            September 28, 2007
ASIAN 2007:                     December 9-11, 2007

Program Committee
  * Michael Backes,     Saarland University (Germany)
  * Iliano Cervesato,   Carnegie Mellon University (Qatar) - chair
  * Anupam Datta,       Stanford University (USA)
  * Mourad Debbabi,     Concordia University (Canada)
  * Sven Dietrich,      CERT (USA)
  * Masami Hagiya,      University of Tokyo (Japan)
  * Yassine Lakhnech,   VERIMAG (France)
  * Ninghui Li,         Purdue University (USA)
  * Catherine Meadows,  Naval Research Lab (USA)
  * R. Ramanujam,       Institute of Mathematical Sciences (India)
  * Takamichi Saito,    Meiji University (Japan)
  * Dheeraj Sanghi,     IIT Kanpur (India)
  * Thierry Sans,       Carnegie Mellon University (Qatar)
  * Andre Scedrov,      University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  * Vitaly Shmatikov,   University of Texas-Austin (USA)
  * Duminda Wijesekera, George Mason University (USA)
  * Yuqing Zhang,       Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
  * Jianying Zhou,      Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)

General Chair
  * Kazunori Ueda,      Waseda University (Japan)

Local Arrangements Chair
  * Thierry Sans,       Carnegie Mellon University (Qatar)

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