Workshop on Collaboration and Security (COLSEC'06)

held at: The 2006 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'06)

May 14-17, 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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, ...).