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The International Symposium on the Future of Security Controls (FSC 2018) 

in conjunction with
The Fifth International Conference on Software Defined Systems(SDS-2018) 
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Barcelona, Spain. April 23-26, 2018

_*Call For Papers:*_
Software applications continue to evolve with more functionalities, 
complex structures and interactions with users. Security risks continue 
to evolve as well in both quantity in the same domains as well new types 
and ways on how to break into software applications, websites, 
databases, etc. Software Defined Networking (SDN) evolves in the recent 
years to coin several concepts related to programmable networks. Such 
technology trend (of programming and automating more and more features) 
is not only a trend in software applications. For example, monitoring 
the car manufacturing industry, we can see that recent car models have 
more automated programmable features in comparison with their earlier 
models. Same thing can be applicable to most other engineering products. 
SDN brings security opportunities to change the way security controls 
(e.g. firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems IDS, etc.) are developed 
and enforced. They also bring security challenges related to SDN 
architecture or any changes that can be directly or indirectly related 
to SDN. Security Issues and Software Defined Networking: FSC will focus 
on issues related to SDN security challenges as well as opportunities. 
Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in 
all major areas, which include, but not limited to:

_*Topics of interest:*_
· SDN and network design.
· SDN controllers and applications vulnerabilities.
· SDN and access control issues.
· Future programmable firewalls.
· Autonomous firewalls and IDS/IPS.
· SDN and wireless security issues.
· Virtualization and cloud security.
· SDN and security in data centers.
· SDN and security in education.
· SDN and vehicular communication security challenges and opportunities.

_*Important Dates:*_
Submission Date: January 6th. 2018
Notification to Authors: February 20th, 2018
Camera Ready Submission: March 5th, 2018

*_Instructions for Authors_*
Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 6 pages, 
strictly following the IEEE Proceedings Templates. Submitted papers will 
be peer-reviewed and prospective authors are expected to present their 
papers at the conference. The papers that are accepted and presented at 
the conference will appear in conference proceedings and will be 
submitted for IEEE. At least one author of each accepted submission must 
attend the workshop and that every workshop participant must register 
and present the paper. Please submit your paper in PDF format via the 
electronic submission system

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