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Call For Papers

International Symposium on Foundation of Open Source Intelligence and
Security Informatics

Terrorist and criminals are threatening the society more than ever
before. There groups are benefiting from the advance technology. They
communicate easier and form global communities that are hard to track.
Fortunately the social media, event logs, phone call logs, web logs,
etc, constitute a rich source for knowledge discovery. There is a
serious need for powerful techniques and tools capable of achieving
the ultimate goal of early warning to help in defeating the source of
threat. Motivating by this need which has high social impact, the
research related to open source intelligence and security informatics
is gaining popularity in the academia, industry and government
institutes. The three communities are working closely to develop new
techniques and technologies. Thus, the aim of the FOSINT-SI symposium
is to provide a unique international forum for researchers,
professionals, and industrial practitioners to socialize, seek
collaboration, share and exchange their data, knowledge, and

FOSINT-SI 2012 invites research submissions on all topics related to
the foundations of open source intelligence and security informatics,
including but not limited to those listed below:
Command and Control
Consumer and corporate related scurity politics and behavioral analysis
Criminology and Terrorism
Cyber-crime detection and analysis
Dark Web
E-commerce and security
FOSINT Case Studies
Fraud Detection
Geographical and temporal analysis of crime patterns and security informatics
Infrastructural bioterrorism analysis
Investigative Data Mining
Media Content Mining
Multi-agent systems for intelligence in security
Multilingual data integration and analysis
Multinational and Global Networks
News Analysis and Visualization
News Monitoring
Online Personalization and Recommendation System
Online and offiline Integration of Intelligence Data
Privacy and Legal Issues
Security Intelligence Case Studies
Social Media Analysis
Social Network Analysis for Suspect identification
Structural and Contextual Web Analysis
Surveillance of public/corporate sentiment
Visualization of intelligence systems for information sharing
Web Dynamics
Web Content Mining
Web Harvesting
Web Usage Mining
Web Structure Mining
Submission Guidelines
We welcome all submissions reporting original and unpublished research
papers written in English and pertaining to the above topics. Three
categories of submissions will be accepted: full papers up to 8
pages,short communications up to 4 pages, and abstracts up to 2 pages,
all in IEEE two-columns format. Submissions should include the title,
author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax
numbers,abstract, and postal address(es) on the first page. Papers
should be submitted online using the symposium Online Submission
System ( . If online
submission is not possible, manuscripts should be sent as an
attachment via email to [log in to unmask] before April 08, 2012.
The attachment must be in PDF format. Paper submission implies one of
the authors must register and attend the symposium to present the
paper. Participants in FOSINT-SI 2012 will enjoy free access to the
full program of ASONAM 2012 and all the accompanying symposiums. All
papers accepted by FOSINT-SI 2012 will appear in the proceedings which
will be published by IEEE CPS and hence all the rules and regulations
of IEEE CPS will be applied as explained in the following
Selection Criteria
Papers will be thoroughly reviews by experts in the field and will be
selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance,
relevance, and clarity of presentation. Further, authors should
certify that their submissions contain substantially new and
previously unpublished research. Papers will be refereed and appear in
the conference proceedings, which will be published by IEEE Computer
Society. A selection of best papers will be recommended for
publication in special issues of scientific journals, or as an edited
book published by Springer.
Important Dates:
April 08, 2012 Submission of abstract
April 15, 2012 Paper submission deadline
May 20, 2012 Acceptance Notification
May 31, 2012 Camera-ready paper due
May 31, 2012 Presenting authors registration due
August 27-28, 2012 Conference events
Symposium Chairs
Zeki Erdem, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Fatih Özgül, Turkish National Police, Turkey
Uğur Ayan, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Olcay Kurşun, Istanbul University, Turkey

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