Monday, February 16, 2009

The 2009 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'09), USA, July 13-16, 2009


The 2009 International Conference on Security and Management - SAM'09

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

You are invited to submit a paper; see below for submission instructions. All accepted papers will be published in the respective conference proceedings (in printed books, DVD, as well as online/web).

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

- Security algorithms

- Security in e-Commerce and m-Commerce

- Surveillance technologies

- Security protocols

- Firewall systems

- Key management techniques

- Mobile network security

- Hacking techniques and related issues

- Security policies

- Secure OS

- Security in CDN (Contents Distribution Networks)

- Security for protocol management (SNMP, CMIP, etc)

- Location management

- QoS management

- Resource management

- Channel management

- Mobility management

- Encryption technologies


- IDS (Intrusion Detection System)

- Digital contents copyright protection techniques

- Watermarking

- Honeypot

- Virus issues (detection, prevention, ...)

- Tracing techniques in internet

- Active networks

- Security in grid

- Biological security technologies

- High-tech systems at airports

- Face recognition systems

- Signature recognition systems

- System security management

- Network security management

- Management in network equipments

- SAN (Storage Area Networks) management

- Applications of block and stream ciphers

- Applications of public key cryptology

- Message authentication and hash functions

- Grid computing and security

- Cloud computing and security

- Web monitoring

- Trust computing

- Emerging technologies and applications

Web links:

SPONSORS (confirmed as of Feb. 10, 2009):

Academic Sponsors include:
United States Military Academy, Network Science Center, USA; Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University and MIT, USA; Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility of Argonne National Laboratory, USA; Functional Genomics Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, USA; Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA; Harvard Statistics Department Genomics & Bioinformatics Laboratory, Harvard University, USA; Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA; Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program, George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry, Vienna University of Technology, Austria; BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Laboratory, 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, USA; Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab), University of Iowa, USA; SECLAB of University of Naples Federico II, University of Naples Parthenope, and the Second University of Naples, Italy; The University of North Dakota, North Dakota, USA; Intelligent Cyberspace Engineeing Lab., ICEL, Texas A&M University (Com./Texas), USA; International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences & Technologies; & European Commission.

Other Sponsors include:
High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano); HoIP - Health without Boundaries; The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; The UK Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform; VMW Solutions Ltd.; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and Bentham Science Publishers.

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 publication.)

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 author. 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 committee. The referees' evaluations will then be reviewed by two members of the program committee who will recommend a decision to the co-chairs. The co-chairs will make the final decision. Lastly, the Camera-Ready 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. Arabnia ( 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 Management.
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 topics 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 number of research areas that interact. The model used facilitates communication among researchers from all over the world in different fields of computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. Both inward research (core areas of computer science and engineering) and outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, 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 discussions, 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. Holland (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Prof. Brian D. Athey (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Prof. H. J. Siegel (Colorado State U.); Prof. Barry Vercoe (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, ...)

mLife 2009: Three Conferences and Exhibitions

“Converting impacts of mobile technologies to economical and social welfare”

2 - 3 - 4 September 2009, Barcelona, Spain,
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona
mLife 2009: Three Conferences and Exhibitions

-- mSOCIETY 2009: The 2nd International Conference on Mobile Society
-- EURO mGOV 2009: The 4th European Conference on Mobile Government
-- mDEVELOPMENT 2009: The 1st Int. Conference on Mobile Development


Practice talk proposals :as soon as possible
Research Paper Submission dead line :1st of June 2009


mLife conference and exhibitions are prime events for all organizations and professionals who would like to monitor, take part in, and shape the development of the social impact of the mobile
revolution. They provide opportunities to businesses, public sector organizations and researchers to explore the frontiers of the social mobile revolution and be informed in order to reach their goals.

Covering all aspects of mobile business, mobile society, m/e-government and mDevelopment. mLife Organisation invites research, practice and policy presentations; exhibitions and demos; tutorials and special sessions.

For more on submissions please visit:

Conference Chairs:
I. Kushchu (mLife 2009), Mobile Government Consortium Int.
M. Bull, (mSociety 2009), Sussex University
C. Borucki and J. Batlle (EURO mGOV 2009), Temple University, Japan and Barcelona City Council
K. Banks, (mDevelpment 2009),

Program Chairs:
Carl Adams, University of Portsmouth, UK
Rain Rannu, Mobi Solutions & Fortumo, Estonia

Organizers & Supporters:
-- Mobile Government Consortium International
-- Barcelona City Council

For more on participation, exhibitions and sponsorship, previous conferences,
please visit or send email to