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Brief Description

Collaboration relies on distributed systems that provide the required security properties. Virtual organizations often use the Internet to support collaboration. The Internet, operating systems and distributed environments currently suffer from poor security support and cannot resist common 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, insurance of confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation and availability). Nowadays, collaborative organizations use new technologies such as mobile devices, smartcards, wireless networks, high performance networks and grid computing. 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 2006 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'06) - will focus on security issues related to collaborative systems with emphasis on distributed environments, smartcards, grid or clustering systems for cooperation, 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. It addresses specifically relationships between collaborative systems and security. It intends to present new challenges and solutions related to latest security requirements, specific methods of access control enabling large scale cooperation, usage of mobile technologies and smartcards, new security infrastructures supporting better prevention, detection, recovery and healing in the context of cooperative systems. It will also consider security in different domains of application (e.g., e-Government, e-Business, Public Services, P2P, e-Social Security, Medical Collaboration, ...).

We invite original contributions from researchers in academia, research institutions and industry on these emerging and important areas of information technology.

This workshop covers (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  1. Frameworks for Security in Collaborative Systems
  2. Access Control in Collaborative Environments
  3. Trusted Operating Systems for Distributed Environments
  4. Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures Supporting Cooperative Applications
  5. Honeypots for Collaborative Systems
  6. Intrusion and Attacks Detection for Collaborative Systems
  7. Role Based, Reputation, and Trust
  8. Encryption and Cryptography Systems Supporting Cooperative Systems
  9. Use of Smartcards in the Context of Collaboration
  10. Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks
  11. Disclosure and Integrity Issues
  12. Resistance to Denial of Service
  13. Detection and Self-Recovery Schemes and Strategies Supporting Cooperation
  14. Security for Specific Collaboration Domains (e.g., e-Government, e-Business, Public Services, P2P, e-Social Security, Medical Collaboration)

Submission Instructions:

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on above and any other related topics are solicited. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author. Include up to 6 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript (not to exceed 15 double-spaced pages including figures, tables, and references, or not to exceed 8 pages in length in single-space, two columns IEEE format Conference style) to and Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format, sent at the email address above or uploaded at For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers.

Further instructions will be provided at

Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers in the Workshop are required to be presented and will be included in the Symposium proceedings. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.

Important Dates:

Event Date
Full paper submission deadlineFebruary 7, 2006
Notification of AcceptanceFebruary 23, 2006
Registration and Camera-Ready Paper dueMarch 10, 2006


Dr. Jean-Francois Lalande, and Prof. Christian Toinard

Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orleans (LIFO)
ENSI de Bourges
10 Bld Lahitolle
18020 Bourges cedex France
Phone +33 2 48 48 40 00
Fax +33 2 48 48 40 00