The Graduate Symposium will provide an interactive forum for graduate students in the area of information security to discuss their ongoing research work and obtain a constructive feedback from the community of the established researchers for the successful completion of the thesis research as well as expose students to peers’ work and establish ground for future inter-institutional collaborations.
Selected students will be invited to present their work in front of the panel of expert researchers as well as other interested attendees. Each participant will give a 10-15 minute presentation followed by 10-15 minutes of discussions. The symposium will be organized in a friendly pseudo-defence fashion to allow each panellist to provide suggestions, comments or other feedback to student.
Students are invited to submit original, unpublished work in the area of information security that reflects their thesis research at MS or PhD level. Potential topics may include but are not limited to:
- Access control
- Anti-Virus and Anti-Worms
- Anonymity and Privacy
- Authentication and Authorization
- Biometric Security
- Cryptographic Protocols
- Data and System Integrity
- Database Security
- Distributed Systems Security
- Electronic Commerce Security
- Formal Security Models
- Grid Security
- Information Hiding and Watermarking
- Intrusion Detection and Response
- Key Management and Key Recovery
- Network Security
- Operating System Security
- Public-Key Cryptography
- Risk Evaluation and Security Certification
- Security Management
- Security for Mobile Computing
- Security Models
- Security Policy
- Security Protocols
- Software Security
- Symmetric-Key Cryptography
- Theory of Security
- Trusted Computing
Submissions are not expected to contain polished work with complete results and should focus on the
- problem description (i.e., current problem state, the significance of the problem)
- research goal (i.e., research contributions)
- proposed approach (i.e., methods, algorithms, experiments, (if any) preliminary results)
Each paper will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Submissions are limited to 4 pages of double column text and must conform to the formatting instructions of the IEEE format. A letter from the student's supervisor must accompany the submission, attesting to the student's full-time status. Due to the nature of the symposium, we encourage participation of the students who settled on a solid research topic, but have not completed their thesis/dissertation.
The author of each accepted paper is required to pay the symposium registration fee to attend the graduate symposium. The submissions in PDF format will be accepted through the main conference submission site.A letter from the student's supervisor should be send by email to the symposium chairs.
Based on originality, overall contribution, technical merit and presentation, the accepted submissions will be considered for the Best Symposium Paper award. The accepted papers will be included in the main conference proceedings.
The Graduate Symposium is offering a limited number of financial grants to students who have their work accepted at the Symposium. The grant will cover part of the registration fee, travel costs and accommodations for the student to attend the Symposium. The application details can be found here
For More Information For additional information, or questions, please contact the Graduate Symposium chairs.
Full paper submission due: May 18th, 2009 (new)
Notification of acceptance: June 8, 2009
Final paper due: July 3, 2009
Graduate Student Symposium: August 26-27, 2009
Graduate Symposium Chairs
Wei Lu, University of New Brunswick, firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalia Stakhanova, University of New Brunswick, email@example.com