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2nd International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2009)
6-10 October 2009
Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel, Gazimagusa, North Cyprus

In Technical Cooperation with ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC)

Organized by
-Dept. of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, TRNC, North Cyprus
-Dept. of Security of Information Technologies, South-Russian Regional Scientific-Educational Center for Information Security Problems, Southern Federal University, Taganrog, Rostov, Russia
-The Information and Networked Systems Security (INSS) & The Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), Dept. of Computing, Macquarie University, Australia

Supported by
Russian Foundation for Basic Research
National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), Turkey
IEEE Turkey Section
IEEE Computer Society Turkey Branch
Chamber of Computer Engineers, TRNC, North Cyprus
Internet Technologies Association (INETD), Turkey
Linux Users Association (LKD), Turkey
others tba

Sponsored by
Unitary State Enterprise "Sistemprom", Moscow, Russia
Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), Moscow, Russia
Technopark (GMTGB), TRNC, North Cyprus
Microsoft Turkey
EC-Council, USA
others tba

Hosted by
Department of Computer Engineering, and Internet Technologies Research Center (ITRC)
Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, TRNC, North Cyprus

In succession to the extremely successful SIN 2007, the 2nd International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2009) provides an international forum for presentation of research and applications of security in information and networks. SIN 2009 conference features contributed as well as invited papers, special sessions, workshops, and tutorials on theory and practice. Its drive is to convene a high quality, well-attended, and up-to-date conference on scientific and technical issues of security in information, networks, and systems.

The main theme of SIN 2009 is "Intelligent Systems for Information Assurance, Security, and Public Policy in the Age of e-Euphoria." Conference main theme will be supported also by the following keynote papers and talks:
- Bart PRENEEL -- Professor and Head of Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.(Regrets)
- Vijay Varadharajan -- Professor and Microsoft Chair in Innovation in Computing, and Director of Information and Networked System Security Research, Macquarie University, Australia.
     Talk: "Evolution and Challenges in Trust and Security in Information System Infrastructures".
- Elisa Bertino -- Professor of Computer Science and Research Director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University, USA:
     Talk: "Assured Information Sharing - Concepts and Research Issues".
- Erdal Cayirci -- Professor, NATO JWC & University of Stavanger, Norway:
     Talk: "Deployed Sensor Networks and Their Security Challenges in Practice".

Future SIN Conferences are scheduled to take place in Russia (2010) and Australia (2011).


Researchers and practitioners of security are invited to propose papers. Papers addressing all aspects of security in information and networks are being sought. Researchers working on the following and related subjects are especially encouraged: realization of security schemes, new algorithms, experimenting with existing approaches; secure information systems, especially distributed control and processing applications, and security in networks; interoperability, service levels and quality issues in such systems; information assurance, security, and public policy. Doctoral students are encouraged to propose short papers.

Original papers will be considered; submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. All submitted papers will be reviewed by three members of the program committee judging its originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance. Authors are also encouraged to propose position papers on practical studies and experiments, critique of existing work, emerging issues, and novel ideas under development.

Enterprises and research centers developing, implementing, or using security tools and frameworks are encouraged to propose application / tool demo.

Half-day tutorials on fundamental to advanced subjects covering practical implementation aspects of security are welcome.

Proposals of special session(s) to be held in the main conference are welcome.

Proposals are invited for workshops to be held in conjunction with SIN 2009 Conference. The workshop proposal theme should be closely related to the conference topics.

Broad areas of interest in security will include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Access control and intrusion detection
* Autonomous and adaptive security
* Cryptographic techniques and key management
* Information assurance
* Network security and protocols
* Security in information systems
* Security tools and development platforms
* Security ontology, models, protocols & policies
* Secure ontology-based systems
* Standards, guidelines and certification
* Security-aware software engineering
* Trust and privacy

Following is a non-exhaustive list of subtopics of interest:

* Agent & MAS security
* Authentication & authorization
* Cryptographic hardware design
* Cryptography and cryptanalysis (symmetrical and asymmetrical)
* Digital signature
* Executables security
* Information security development processes
* Intrusion & fraud detection
* Malicious codes
* Mobile code and agent security
* Privacy
* Scripts and languages
* Side-channel attacks
* Signals & security
* Securing storage: SAN/NAS security
* Security ontology, models, protocols & policies
* Semantics of security
* Software security and testing
* Spam counter measures
* Steganography
* Vulnerability analysis
* Web security
* Wireless security

Applications of security in the following areas are especially sought for:

* Ad hoc networks
* Agent-based systems
* Autonomous systems
* Computer modeling / simulation
* Computer security / forensics
* Computer networks
* Control systems
* Data mining
* Digital rights management
* Distributed systems
* E-government, -commerce, -learning,…
* E-signature
* Electronic payments
* Embedded systems
* Emergent intelligence
* Information systems / databases
* Information security management
* Internet and Web-based systems
* Knowledge-based systems
* Mobile computing
* Multimedia applications
* Network processors
* Peer-to-peer networks
* Personal networks
* RFID systems
* Autonomous and semantic robotics
* Safety critical systems
* Security issues for ubiquitous systems
* security technologies
* Semantic Web and semantic Web services
* Sensor networks
* Smart card applications
* SOA applications
* Software engineering for dependable systems
* Security of Web services


Paper proposals must be submitted electronically via the SIN 2009 Submission Site. The SIN 2009 Submission Site is at Title, author's name(s), affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax and email of the principal author should be included. Maximum length for the proceedings is 10 pages for full paper, 6 pages for short paper, 4 pages for fast abstract and position statement, and 4 pages for demo and tutorial proposals. Extra page charges apply. Acceptance and final category depend on reviewer feedback. All papers should be written according to double-column ACM conference format (

Special session proposals are submitted to the Program Chair by e-mail (

Workshop proposals are submitted to the Workshops Chair by e-mail (

Tutorial proposals are submitted to the Tutorials Chair by e-mail (

Accepted papers will be published by ACM Press in a conference proceedings and placed into ACM Digital Library. Extended versions of select papers will be invited for possible publication in a special issue of a prominent journal (TBA). At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the conference for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

Proceedings book of SIN 2007 was published by Trafford Publishing, Canada. Trafford is an OnDemand printing publisher, thus any number of purchases are served at any time upon orders by individuals, bookshops, online sellers, through catalogs and distributors. It is available for online orders from the publisher (, Barnes and Noble,, Books-A-Million,, and Google Book Search, as well as an e-book through LSI. The book data is as follows:

Security of Information and Networks
by Elci, A., Ors, B., & Preneel, B. (eds.)
Trafford Publishing, Canada. 2008. ISBN: 978-1-4251-4109-7.


Workshop / Special Session Proposals: open.
Paper Submission by: 24 May 2009 Final Extraordinary Extension on Account of Requests
Tutorial Proposal by: 17 June 2009
Tutorial Notification: 25 June 2009
All Author Notification: 17 June 2009
All Papers Camera Ready by: 6 July 2009
Author Registration due date: 6 July 2009
Tutorial Dates: 6-7 October 2009
Conference Dates: 8 – 9 October 2009
Workshops Date: 10 October 2009


Conference Chair: Atilla Elci (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Conference Co-Chair: Mehmet Orgun (Macquarie U, Australia)
Conference Co-Chair: Oleg Makarevich (SFU, Russia)

Steering Committee Members:
Alexander Ivanovich SUKHINOV (Southern Federal U, Russia)
Bülent Örencik (TUBITAK Marmara Research Center, Turkey)
Bart Preneel (Katholieke U Leuven, Belgium)
Hasan Kömürcügil (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Elisa Bertino (Purdue U, USA)
Suha Bayindir (Eastern Mediterranean U, and Teknopark, North Cyprus)
Dervis Deniz (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
others tba
Program Chair: Alexander Chefranov (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Program Co-Chair: Josef Pieprzyk (Macquarie U, Australia)
Program Co-Chair: Yuri Anatolievich BRYUKHOMITSKY (SFU, Russia)
Program Co-Chair: Siddika Berna Ors (ITU, Turkey)
Tutorials Chair: Ahmet Unveren (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Tutorials Co-Chair: Christophe Doche (Macquarie U, Australia)
Tutorials Co-Chair: Anatoly Malyuk (MEPhI, Russia)
Workshops Chair: Ahmet Hasan Koltuksuz (IIT, Turkey)
Workshops Co-Chair: Alexander Yurievich DOBRODEEV (Sistemprom,Russia)
Workshops Co-Chair: Rajan Shankaran (Macquarie U, Australia)
Workshops Co-Chair: Duygu Çelik (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Treasurer: Muhammad Salamah (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Finance Co-Chair: Michael Hitchens (Macquarie U, Australia)
Registration Chair: Zafer Erenel (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Registration Chair: Alev Elçi (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Registration Onsite Team (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Local Arrangements Chair: Yiltan Bitirim (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
e-Presence Chair: Behnam Rahnama (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Volunteers Team: ACM & IEEE CS EMU Student Chapters, Computer Club, Robotics Club (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Promotion Chair: Zeki Bayram (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)
Promotion Co-Chair: Yi Mu (U of Wollongong, Australia)
Promotion Co-Chair: Evgeny Panchenko (Kordon Ltd, Russia)
Promotion Co-Chair: Ahmed Y. Mahmoud (Eastern Mediterranean U, North Cyprus)

(to be updated)

Khalil A. ABUOSBA, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada.
Sheikh Iqbal AHAMED, Marquette U., USA
Ersan AKYILDIZ, METU, Turkey
Fatih ALAGOZ, Bogazici University, Turkey
Taner ALTINOK, Defense Sciences Institute, Military Academy, Turkey
Kubilay ATASU,IBM Zürich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
Serap ATAY, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Lyudmila Klimentyevna BABENKO, Federal U. of South Russia, Russia
Yuri Vladimirovich BORODAKIY, Sistemprom, Moscow, Russia
Arkadiy B. BARSKIY, Moscow State U. of Transport Ways, Russia
Suha BAYINDIR, Eastern Mediterranean U., North Cyprus
Zeki BAYRAM, Eastern Mediterranean U., North Cyprus
Ayse BENER, Bogazici U., Turkey
Jun BI, Tsinghua U., China
Müslim BOZYIGIT, Middle East Technical U., Turkey
Mehmet Ufuk CAGLAYAN, Bogazici U., Turkey
Jan CAPPAERT, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Alexander CHEFRANOV, Eastern Mediterranean U. & ITRC, North Cyprus
Anton CHUVAKIN, LogLogic, USA
Danny De COCK, Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium
Mina DENG, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Claudia DIAZ, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Tharam S. DILLON, U. of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia
Atilla ELCI, Eastern Mediterranean U., North Cyprus
Saban EREN, Maltepe U., Turkey
Ruyal ERGUL, METU, Turkey
Ana Isabel Gonzlez-Tablas FERRERES, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Johann GROSCHDL, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Song HAN, Curtin U. of Technology, Australia
Selim HENDRICKSON, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Sorin HUSS, Techniche U. Darmstadt, Germany
David HWANG, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Fuat INCE, Marmara U., Turkey
Zhen JIANG, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA
Emmanuel HOOPER (Harvard-MIT-Yale University of London)
Hai JIN, Huazhong U. of Science and Technology, China
Tai-hoon KIM, Security Engineering Research Group (SERC), Korea
Il Seok KO, Dongguk U., Korea
Cetin Kaya KOC, Istanbul Commerce U., Turkey, & Oregon State U., USA
Ahmet Hasan KOLTUKSUZ, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Ozgul KUCUK, Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium
Sefer KURNAZ, ASTIN- Air Force Academy, Turkey
Klaus KURSAWE, Phillips, The Nederlands
Geuk LEE, Hannam U. & SERC, Korea
Tiberiu S. LETIA, Technical U. of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Albert LEVI, Sabanci U., Turkey
Chuchang LIU, DSTO, Australia
Robert MAIER, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Oleg Borisovich MAKAREVICH, Federal U. of South Russia, Russia
Nele MENTENS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Jorge NAKAHARA, Universidade Catolica de Santos, Brazil
Svetla NIKOVA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Jose Antonio ONIEVA, U. de Málaga, Spain
Mehmet A. ORGUN, Macquarie U., Australia
Valeriy O. OSIPYAN, Kuban State U., Russia
Elisabeth OSWALD, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Attila OZGIT, Middle East Tech U., Turkey
Pascal PAILLIER, Gemalto, France
Josef PIEPRZYK, Macquarie U., Australia
Guangzhi QU, Oakland U., USA
Behnam RAHNAMA, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., North Cyprus
Vasant H. RAVAL, Creighton U., USA
Mesut RAZBONYALI, Maltepe U., Turkey
Alfonso Rodríguez RIOS, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile
Seref SAGIROGLU, Gazi U., Turkey
Khaled SALAH, KFUPM, Sauid Arabia
Muhammed SALAMAH, Eastern Mediterranean U., North Cyprus
Erkay SAVAS, Sabanci University, Turkey
Ashutosh SAXENA, Infosys Technologies, India
Bruce SCHNEIER, BT Counterpane, USA
Siraj SHAIKH, United Nations U., Macau SAR China
Sushil K. SHARMA, Ball State University, USA
Dave SINGELEE, Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium
Gennadiy Viasilyevich SLYUSAREV, North Caucasus State Technical U., Russia
Boris V. SOBOL, Don State Technical U., Russia
Eugene H. SPAFFORD, Purdue U., USA
Kaile SU, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Cengiz TAVUKCUOGLU, Defense Sciences Institute, Military Academy, Turkey
Dongvu TONIEN, CIS, TITRI, U. of Wollongong, Australia
Carmela TRONCOSO, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Tugkan TUGLULAR, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Ion TUTANESCU, U. of Pitesti, Romania
Ahmet UNVEREN, Eastern Mediterranean U., North Cyprus
Vladimir I. VASILYEV, Ural State Aviation Technology U., Russia
Huaxiong WANG, Nanyang Technological U., Singapore
Dai WATANABE, Hitachi, Japan
Edgar WEIPPL, Security Research, Austria
Carlos Becker WESTPHALL, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brasil
Thomas WOLLINGER, escrypt GmbH - Embedded Security, Germany
Karel WOUTERS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Shaoen WU, ADTRAN Inc., USA
Brecht WYSEUR, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Siddika Berna Ors YALCIN, Istanbul Technical U., Turkey
Wei YAN, TrendMicro, USA
Mohammad ZULKERNINE, Queens U., Canada

[The International Program Committee is being formed]


For updated information, please refer to or
the Conference Chair (

Dated 2009-6-21.