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Call for papers: 13th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Organized in a series of European countries, ESORICS is conīŦrmed as the European research event in computer security. The symposium started in 1990 and has been held on alternate years in different European countries and attracts an international audience from both the academic and industrial communities. Since 2002 it has been held annually. The Symposium has established itself as one of the premiere, international gatherings on Information Assurance.

Papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of computer security are solicited for submission to the Thirteenth European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2008). Papers may present theory, technique, applications, or practical experience on topics including (among else): anonymity, authentication, authorization and delegation, data integrity, dependability, system security, digital right management, covert channels, cybercrime, denial of service attacks, information warfare, peer-to-peer security, security management, privacy-enhancing technology, survivability, information dissemination control, trust models and trust management policies.

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Welcome to the FORWARD blog!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Welcome to the official FORWARD project blog! January marked the onset of the project with the kickoff meeting that was held on Monday January 21st at the Technical University of Vienna. The meeting was marked by lively discussion and active brainstorming. The primary topics discussed were the first FORWARD workshop, the project infrastructure, and the project working groups.

The workshop was scheduled for the 17th and 18th of April at Gothenburg, Sweden. The consortium will be inviting leaders in the field of security, from ongoing European projects, as well as experts from the industry and project managers from the Commission to participate in the workshop.

The consortium also highlighted topics of interest to each partner. The list includes: Distributed Defense, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Fraud and Economics, Harassment and Misinformation, Smart Devices, Network Infrastructure, and Metrics. These topics will be included for discussion during the first FORWARD workshop. However we expect other topics to also come out of the discussion. These topics will form the basis of the consortium working groups (and also the focus of more blogs that will appear on this site!).

The FORWARD blogs site is only part of the online collaboration platform of the project. The exact synthesis of the platform was discussed during the project kickoff meeting. FORTH presented the web pages created for the project as well as the proposed collaboration tools. The tools included a wiki, online forums, an online file repository and this blog. All these will enable close collaboration between the partners as well as a basis for distribution of the work performed in the FORWARD project.