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Hi everybody,

so I've been silently lurking on the list for a while, again, but seeing
the constant overlap with what "we" (the cs and security folks) do, I'd
like to post the call for papers for our workshop on security and social
networks, again. May be somebody is interested in submitting, or

My best,


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   )                        SESOC 2013                        )
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   )               5th International Workshop on              )
   (              SECurity and SOCial Networking              (
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   (                      March  18th 2013                    (
   )                       San Diego, USA                     )
   (                  (as part of PerCom 2013)                (
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 Online Social Networks arguably are the most accepted service on the
Web, today. Facebook alone has a claimed base of over 950 millons of
users worldwide, google+ reached the mark of 10 million users in only 16
days after going public, and mobile social networks, like foursquare and
Instagram, consistently gain momentum.
  So far, Online Social Networks (OSN) are self-contained, walled garden
services, with a centralized omniscient provider that collects and
shares PII selectively with customers and affiliates. The amount of
information gathered about the users in the case of Web-based SNS has
already been extensive -- but it even consists of detailed location
traces and preference information, given by the frequency of "check-ins"
at visited establishments and comments annotated to them, in this new
paradigm. The problems of security and privacy in such a surveiled,
pervasive communication environments hence are becoming more and more
  Moreover, observing the current trends, new communication systems are
becoming even more dynamic, open and heterogeneous, enriched with social
information. Future pervasive communication systems aim at supporting
social and collaborative communications: the evolving topologies are
expected to resemble the actual social networks of the communicating
users and information on their characteristics can be a powerful aid for
any network operation. Social networking services may be leveraged for
providing extended information on contacts and their relations based on
the containing online identities and the information they share. The
emerging pervasive communication systems, which, with high probability
will more often than today face lack of connectivity to central
services, however, cannot rely on any a-priori knowledge, on any
pre-established trust relationship nor on sophisticated integrated
security infrastructures. They therefore are calling for new and
dedicated security and trust mechanisms: raising entirely new privacy
concerns they require new reflections on security problems such as trust
establishment, cooperation enforcement or key management. The
information leveraged, spanning social relations and personal opinions,
consists of highly sensitive data at the same time, a fact that leads to
a high risk of misuse or abuse.

The aim of SESOC 2013 hence is to encompass research advances in all
areas of security, trust and privacy in pervasive communication systems
with a special focus on the social aspects of the services.

Topics of Interest

- all types of emerging privacy concerns
- new aspects of trust
- decentralized social networking services
- social engineering, and phishing in OSN
- availability and resilience
- community based secure communication
- data confidentiality, data integrity
- anonymity, pseudonymity
- new key management approaches
- secure bootstrapping
- security issues in forwarding, routing
- security aspects regarding cooperation
- new approaches to reputation
- new attack paradigms
- new requirements for software security
- malware in and through OSN

Important Dates

Submission deadline: October 30, 2012
Notification date: December 21, 2012
Camera ready submission: January 27, 2013
Workshop date: March 18, 2013

Submission instructions

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for
publication. Camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be limited to
6 pages in IEEE 8.5x11 conference format, and formatted in accordance
with the IEEE Computer Society author guidelines. The link for the
templates and further guidelines for preparing and submitting the
manuscript are available on the workshop website. All papers are managed
electronically through EDAS. The submission web site will be posted soon.

Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous and double-blind review process
handled by the Technical Program Committee.
***** Authors' names must not appear in the paper.*****

All accepted papers need to have a full registration to the PerCom 2013
Conference (There is no workshop only registration). Moreover, no-shows
of accepted papers at the workshop will result in those papers not being
included in the IEEE Digital Library.

SESOC is happy to announce a *best paper award*. Papers of special merit
will again, like in previous years, be considered for possible *fast*
*track publication* in *Elsevier's Computer Communications Journal*.


Workshop General Co-Chairs:
    Melek Önen        EURECOM, France
    Thorsten Strufe   TU Darmstadt & CASED, Germany

Technical Program Committee:
    Frederik Armknecht, Uni Mannheim, Germany
    Erik-Oliver Blass, Northeastern University, USA
    Jens-Matthias Bohli, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
    Sonja Buchegger, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
    Levente Buttyan, BUTE, Hungary
    Claude Castelluccia, INRIA, France
    Lorenzo Cavallaro, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
    Ahmet Çamtepe, DAI-Labor / Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
    Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
    Emiliano de Cristofaro, PARC, USA
    Alexander Eichhorn, Simula, Norway
    Sébastien Gambs, Université de Rennes 1 - INRIA, France
    Artur Hecker, Télécom ParisTech (ENST), France
    Sotiris Ioannidis, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
    Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU-Darmstadt, Germany
    Albert Levi, Sabanci University, Turkey
    Mark Manulis, University of Surrey, UK
    Christian Rohner, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
    Georgios Theodorakopoulos, Cardiff University, UK
    Olivier Thonnard, Symantec, France
    Michael Waidner, TU-Darmstadt & Fraunhofer SIT, Germany
    Dirk Westhoff, Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU), Germany

Thorsten Strufe
TU Darmstadt              

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