Workshop on Collaboration and Security (COLSEC'10)

held at: The 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'10)

May 17-21, 2010
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Submission Deadline (extended) : January 25, 2010
Submission process is CLOSED

Brief Description

Dynamic, on-demand, whole life-cycle, multi-domain, coalition, fusion between security technologies and models.

Collaboration relies on distributed systems that combine different resources, often provisioned on-demand for the duration of the mission or project. Security services are an important component of the collaboration infrastructure that ensures normal uninterruptible reliable operation of the collaborative systems. The open Internet and networking environment, over which the modern collaborative systems operate, impose a number of common and specific security threats and attacks (spamming, worms, session hijacking, buffer overflow, denial of service, social engineering, etc.). Collaborative organizations require better security properties (strong authentication, efficient encryption, Mandatory Access Control, integrity, non-repudiation and availability). Nowadays, collaborative organizations use new technologies such as mobile devices, smartcards, wireless networks, high performance networks, cloud and grid computing, multi-agent systems. These environments introduce new needs, requirements and difficulties related to security. Hence, collaborative organizations and technologies face several challenges in the field of security.

This Workshop on Security and Collaboration, to be held as part of the 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2010), will focus on security issues related to collaborative systems with emphasis on distributed environments, Grid and cloud based resource virtualisation and on-demand provisioning, multi-agent systems, mobile and wireless cooperation. The aim is to have a dedicated workshop that fosters closer interactions among researchers and users communities, providing an excellent opportunity for them to meet and discuss their ideas. The workshop will address issues related to the security infrastructure and services design, implementation and operation. It intends to address new security challenges and present new ideas and solutions addressing modern security requirements, specific methods of access control that should allow large scale cooperation, use of mobile technologies and smartcards, enable intrusion detection, system recovery and healing in the context of cooperative systems.