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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, 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, peer-to-peer systems, sensor networks. 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 2009 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'09) - 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.

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

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. 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 Security, Reputation, and Trust
  8. Cross Domain Identity Management Systems Collaboration
  9. Collaborative Security Monitoring Schemes and Systems
  10. Web Services Security
  11. Privacy Protection for Collaborative Systems
  12. Encryption and Cryptography Systems Supporting Cooperative Systems
  13. Use of Smartcards in the Context of Collaboration
  14. Disclosure and Integrity Issues of Collaborative systems
  15. Resistance to Denial of Service in Collaborative systems
  16. Detection and Self-Recovery Schemes and Strategies Supporting Cooperation
  17. Security in Multi Agent Systems
  18. Secure Collaborative Agents
  19. Using Multi Agent Systems for Security
  20. Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks
  21. Security of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
  22. Security in Peer to Peer Networks
  23. Security in Social Networks

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. Include up to 6 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Authors can submit their contribution as a short or long contribution:

  1. Short paper: it should present ongoing work of the researchers in order to communicate and share their current ideas with the community. It could also present new extended results of a previously published paper. Short papers should not exceed 4 pages in length in single-space, two columns IEEE format Conference style.
  2. Long paper: this is a full research paper presenting innovative and interesting research results, containing original and new material. Long papers should not exceed 8 pages in length in single-space, two columns IEEE format Conference style.

If accepted the final camera ready version will be following the CTS 2009 template and should not exceed 8 pages for long papers, 4 pages for short papers. 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 CTS 2009 Symposium web site later.

Important Dates:

Event Date
Full paper submission deadline: EXTENDED: February 4, 2009
Notification of AcceptanceFebruary 20, 2009
Registration and Camera-Ready Paper dueMarch 3, 2009


Dr. Patrice Clemente and Dr. Jean-Francois Lalande

Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orleans (LIFO)
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