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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, 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 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'07) - will focus on security issues related to collaborative systems with emphasis on distributed environments, smartcards, grid, clusters and 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. 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.

Workshop topics must address security and collaboration:

  1. Information Assurance for Collaborative Systems
  2. Frameworks for Security in Collaborative Systems
  3. Access Control in Collaborative Environments
  4. Trusted Operating Systems for Distributed Environments
  5. Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures Supporting Cooperative Applications
  6. Honeypots for Collaborative Systems
  7. Intrusion and Attacks Detection for Collaborative Systems
  8. Role Based, Reputation, and Trust
  9. Cross Domain Identity Management Systems Collaboration
  10. Collaborative Security Monitoring Schemes and Systems
  11. Web Services Security
  12. Privacy Protection for Collaborative Systems
  13. Encryption and Cryptography Systems Supporting Cooperative Systems
  14. Use of Smartcards in the Context of Collaboration
  15. Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks
  16. Disclosure and Integrity Issues
  17. Resistance to Denial of Service
  18. Detection and Self-Recovery Schemes and Strategies Supporting Cooperation
  19. Security for Specific Collaboration Domains (e.g., e-Government, e- Business, Public Services, P2P e-Social Security, Medical Collaboration, ...)
  20. Security in multi agent systems
  21. Secure collaborative agents
  22. Using multi agent systems for security

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 jean- Electronic submissions will be accepted only in PDF format uploaded at " For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers.

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. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the web site later.

Important Dates:

Event Date
Full paper submission deadline(extended !): January 31, 2007
Notification of AcceptanceFebruary 9, 2007
Registration and Camera-Ready Paper dueMarch 4, 2007


Dr. Patrice Clemente and Dr. Jean-Francois Lalande

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