The 1st International Workshop on

the Emerging Future Internet and Network Security

(EFINS 2014)

 

Beijing, China on 24-26 September, 2014

 

in conjunction with

 

The 13th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-2014)

 

http://www.greenorbs.org/TrustCom2014/index.htm

 

 

All accepted papers will be included in the IEEE TrustCom-14 main proceedings (Indexed by EI)

 

Workshop Chairs

 

Mahdi Aiash (M.Aiash@mdx.ac.uk)

 

Jonathan Loo (J.Loo@mdx.ac.uk)

 

School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, UK

 

Program Committee

 

Aboubaker Lasebae

Middlesex University

UK

Alexey Vinel

Halmstad University

Sweden

Ameer AL-Nemrat

University of East London

UK

Changchuan Yin

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

China

David Lizcano Casas

Open University of Madrid

Spain

Denis trcek

University of Ljubljana

Slovenia

Florian Kammueller

Middlesex University

UK

Fragkiskos Sardis

Middlesex University

UK

George C. Polyzos

Athens University of Economics and Business

Greece

Giannis Marias

Athens University of Economics and Business

Greece

Glenford Mapp

Middlesex University

UK

Jaime Lloret Mauri

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Spain

Javier Aguiar

Univeresidad de Valladolid

Spain

João Vilela

University of Coimbra

Portugal

Jose Miguel Jimenez Herranz

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Spain

Juan Ramón Díaz Santos

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Spain

Mamoun Alazab

Australian National University

Australia

Marcelo Atenas

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Spain

Marilia Curado

University of Coimbra

Portugal

Matthias Waehlisch

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Germany

Mauro Conti

University of Padua

Italy

Michael  Chai

Queen Mary University of London

UK

Nikos Fotiou

Athens University of Economics and Business

Greece

Olaf Maennel

Loughborough University

UK

Orhan Gemikonakli

Middlesex University

UK

Oscar Esparza

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Spain

Somaya Arianfar

Aalto university

Finland

Tara Yahiya

Paris- Sud University

France

Vasilios Siris

Athens University of Economics and Business

Greece

Yue Chen

Queen Mary University of London

UK

 

 

 

 

Subject and Purpose of the Workshop

 

Text Box: Subject and Purpose of the Workshop




The Internet is the main information exchange means nowadays. It has become the core communication environment, not only for business relations, but also for social and human interaction. Yet, the immense success of Internet has created even higher hopes and expectations for new immersive and real-time applications and services, without guarantees that the Internet as we know it today will be able to support them. The new demands can be addressed to a certain degree through incremental infrastructure investment (i.e. more and more bandwidth in wireline, wireless and mobile networks) combined with “over-dimensioning”. However, analyses have shown that increasing the bandwidth to peta-bps on the backbone network will not suffice due to new qualitative requirements in, for example, highly critical services such as e-health applications, clouds of services and clouds of sensors, new social network applications like collaborative 3D immersive environments, new commercial and transactional applications, new location-based services and so on. Therefore, research efforts have been considering fundamental modifications to the current Internet and hence, novel communication architectures and new trends have been recently proposed under the umbrella of Future Networks. Research areas that could be seen as components of Future Networks include new communication models such as Information Centric Networks, Software Defined Networks, Network Virtualization and Cloud Networking. In addition to other trends that could be deployed with minimal modifications to the current TCP/IP suite such as the Internet of Things, Peer-to-Peer and Device-To-Device networks.

 

Our experience of the Internet as an unsecure environment is mainly due to the fact that security has not been taken into consideration earlier in the design stage; security protocols and mechanisms are adds-on to the TCP/IP suit and they have always been devised as reactions to attacks. Learning from the lessons of the Internet, research in Future Networks should view security as a key part of the network architecture and consider to integrate security at the design stage. The fact that Future Networks introduce novel communication models which are different from the Internet’s model implies that current security mechanisms and protocols might not be appropriate for or compatible with the new communication models. Therefore, modifications to current mechanisms or even new security approaches have to be considered. In addition to the security threats found in the current Internet, Future Networks will have to deal with new threats. A key challenge here is how to integrate security into system without compromising the flexibility, dynamics and ubiquity of Future Networks.

 

Topics of Interests

 

The International Workshop on the Emerging Future Internet and Network Security is intended to bring forth the recent advancements in these areas; it invites original contributions on emerging internetworking and communication models with an emphasis on Security, Privacy and Trust in issues in these models. Topics of interest includes but not limited to:

o   Accountability verses anonymity and privacy

o   Application level trust, privacy and security

o   Architectures related to trust, privacy and security

o   Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) for future networks

o   Cross-layer security

o   Key management issue and solutions

o   Identity management

o   Privacy, anonymity and traceability

o   Threat and vulnerability analysis for future networks

o   Trust technologies, technologies for building trust in future networks

 

Important Dates

 

Paper submission deadline: June 10, 2014                    
Author notification: July 15, 2014            
Final manuscript and Registration due: July 30, 2014

Workshop date: TBC

 

Paper Submission

 

All Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format through EasyChair system. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 8 pages (or 10 pages with over length charge) including figures and references using IEEE CS Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE CS Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting. Accepted papers will be included in the TrustCom2014 main proceedings (indexed by EI). At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered for the conference in order for that paper to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled for presentation. For submission-related questions, please contact workshop chairs.