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We cordially invite you to submit your studies to the FOSINT-SI 2012, which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on August 27-28, 2012. The call for papers is given below. Would you to please sent it to the interested colleagues and your network.

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings to be published by the prestigious IEEE Computer Society CPS and will be included in the digital library and all related indexes. FOSINT is colocated with ACM/IEEE ASONAM 2012.

We look forward to meeting with you at FOSINT-SI 2012.

Kind regards,
FOSINT-SI 2012 Program Chairs

(Full Papers, Position Papers and Abstracts)

International Symposium on Foundation of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics
(FOSINT-SI 2012, see

In conjunction with ASONAM 2012 (see
Istanbul, Turkey on August 27-28, 2012

For paper submission:

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 expertise.

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 15, 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 link:

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 (recommended)
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 Ozgul, Turkish National Police, Turkey
Ugur Ayan, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Olcay Kursun, Istanbul University, Turkey

Asst. Prof. Tansel Özyer
Department of Computer Engineering
TOBB ETU, Ankara Turkey
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