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                 C A L L    F O R    P A P E R S

             The 2009 International Conference on
                    Security and Management

      Date and Location: July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a paper (and/or a proposal to organize
a session/workshop).  All accepted papers will be published in the
respective conference proceedings.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the

  O  Security algorithms
  O  Security in e-Commerce and m-Commerce
  O  Surveillance technologies
  O  Security protocols
  O  Firewall systems
  O  Key management techniques
  O  Mobile network security
  O  Hacking techniques and related issues
  O  Security policies
  O  Secure OS
  O  Security in CDN (Contents Distribution Networks)
  O  Security for protocol management (SNMP, CMIP, etc)
  O  Location management
  O  QoS management
  O  Resource management
  O  Channel management
  O  Mobility management
  O  Encryption technologies
  O  VPN
  O  IDS (Intrusion Detection System)
  O  Digital contents copyright protection techniques
  O  Watermarking
  O  Honeypot
  O  Virus issues (detection, prevention, ...)
  O  Tracing techniques in internet
  O  Active networks
  O  Security in grid
  O  Biological security technologies
  O  High-tech systems at airports
  O  Face recognition systems
  O  Signature recognition systems
  O  System security management
  O  Network security management
  O  Management in network equipments
  O  SAN (Storage Area Networks) management
  O  Applications of block and stream ciphers
  O  Applications of public key cryptology
  O  Message authentication and hash functions
  O  Grid computing and security
  O  Cloud computing and security
  O  Web monitoring
  O  Trust computing
  O  Emerging technologies and applications

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ACADEMIC SPONSORS (a partial list):

The following are confirmed academic sponsors for 2009:
United States Military Academy, Network Science Center; Biomedical
Cybernetics Lab., HST of Harvard University & MIT; Argonne's
Leadership Computing Facility of Argonne National Lab; Functional
Genomics Lab., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Minnesota
Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota; Intelligent Data
Exploration & Analysis Lab., U. of Texas at Austin, Texas; Harvard
Statistics Department Genomics & Bioinformatics Lab., Harvard
University; Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at
Austin, Texas; Center for the Bioinformatics & Computational Genomics,
Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia; Institute of Discrete
Mathematics & Geometry, Vienna U. of Technology, Austria; BioMedical
Informatics & Bio-Imaging Lab., Georgia Institute of Technology and
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Knowledge Management &
Intelligent System Center (KMIS) of University of Siegen, Germany;
Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, College of Medicine, University of
Iowa, Iowa; Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy
of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab.
(MiHi Lab), University of Iowa, Iowa; SECLAB of University of Naples
Federico II, University of Naples Parthenope, and the Second
University of Naples, Italy; The University of North Dakota,
Grand Forks, North Dakota; Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Program, George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Intelligent
Cyberspace Engineeing Lab., ICEL, Texas A&M University (Com./Texas);
International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; European Commission;
and High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano).

General Co-Chair and Coordinator:

   H. R. Arabnia, PhD
   Professor, Computer Science
   Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
   Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on TCSC
   Vice President, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
   The University of Georgia
   Department of Computer Science
   415 Boyd Building
   Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA

   Tel: (706) 542-3480
   Fax: (706) 542-2966


   Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft papers by
   uploading them to .
   Submissions must be received by Feb. 25, 2009 and they must be in
   either MS doc or pdf formats (about 5 to 7 pages - single space,
   font size of 10 to 12).  All reasonable typesetting formats are
   acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to
   follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their papers for

   The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited
   to 7 (IEEE style) pages.  Papers must not have been previously
   published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.  The
   first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper,
   name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
   The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
   and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the
   content of the paper.  Finally, the name of the conference (SAM)
   must be mentioned on the first page.

   Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity,
   impact, and soundness.  Each paper will be refereed by two experts
   in the field who are independent of the conference program
   The referees' evaluations will then be reviewed by two members of
   the program committee who will recommend a decision to the co-
   The co-chairs will make the final decision.  Lastly, the Camera-
   papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.


   Feb.  25, 2009:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
   March 25, 2009:    Notification of acceptance
   April 25, 2009:    Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
   July 13-16, 2009:  The 2009 International Conference on Security
                      and Management (SAM'09)


   The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World Academy
   of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing; AI;
   imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
   embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
   bioinformatics; computational biology; and computer security.)
   The Program Committee for SAM is currently being formed.  Those
   interested in joining the Program Committee should email Prof.
   ( the following information: Name, affiliation
   and position, complete mailing address, email address, a short
   biography together with research interests and the name of the
   conference (SAM) offering to help with.
   Many who have already joined the committees of individual tracks
   are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and
   practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research
   laboratories, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of
   departments, deans and provosts.


   SAM'09 is an annual research conference about Security and
   It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of
   other conferences (WORLDCOMP'09).  WORLDCOMP is the largest annual
   gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering
   and applied computing.

   The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research
   into a coordinated meeting held in a common place at a common time.
   The main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a
   of research areas that interact.  The model used facilitates
   communication among researchers from all over the world in
   fields of computer science, computer engineering and applied
   computing.  Both inward research (core areas of computer science
   engineering) and outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-
   and applications) will be covered during the event.

   SAM'09 and WORLDCOMP'09 will be composed of research presentations,
   keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel
   and poster presentations.  In recent past, keynote and/or tutorial
   speakers included: Prof. David A. Patterson (U. of California,
   Berkeley); Prof. Michael J. Flynn (Stanford U.); Prof. John H.
   (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Prof. Brian D. Athey (U. of Michigan,
   Ann Arbor), Prof. H. J. Siegel (Colorado State U.); Prof. Barry
   (MIT); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (U. of California, Berkeley);
   Prof. Jun Liu (Harvard U.); Dr. Jim Gettys (OLPC + developer of X
   Window); Dr. Chris Rowen (President and CEO, Tensilica, Inc.); and
   many other distinguished speakers.


   The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, Las Vegas,
   Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).  This is
   a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000
   rooms.  It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour shuttle
   service to and from the airport.  This hotel has many recreational
   attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools, sunning decks, Easy
   River, wave pool, lighted tennis courts, health spa, nightly shows,
   a number of restaurants, ...  The negotiated room rate for
   conference attendees is very reasonable.  The hotel is within
   walking distance from most other attractions (recreational
   destinations, Golf courses, ...)

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