1st International CNCCS Workshop on Security Aspects for Online Social Networks (CNCCS - SAONS)

To be held in conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2011)

Online social networks are one of the most used Internet services and they consume most of the time users spend connected to the Internet. These sites allow sharing knowledge, help in finding and integrating communities and provide tools to develop activities together. However, they are prone to misuse such as identity theft, malware, spam and data leaking. The Spanish National Advisory Council on Cyber-Security (CNCCS) is the main sponsor of this workshop, which aims to bring together security research and industry with innovative and practical ideas in order to secure online social networks.

Suggested topics, but not limited, are:

  • Data security in Online Social Networks
  • Data privacy in Online Social Networks
  • Fraud and Scam in Online Social Networks
  • Identity in Online Social Networks
  • Spam filtering in Online Social Networks
  • Malware in Online Social Networks
  • Harassing in Online Social Networks
  • Anonymity on Online Social Networks
  • Propagation Models for Online Social Networks


The Spanish National Advisory Council on Cyber-Security (CNCSS) is a private initiative born in May 2009, which concerns about Spanish security industry.

Consejo Nacional Consultivo de CyberSeguridad (CNCCS) - Spanish National Advisory Council on Cyber-Security (CNCSS)

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: April 18th 2011 May 13th 2011 (extended)

Author Notificacion: May 18th 2011

Camera-ready Versión submission: June 1st

Author Registration: June 1st

Conference Dates: August 22nd-26th

Workshop: TBD

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the CNCCS-SAONS workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at:


Organizing Committee

Pablo García Bringas, University of Deusto, Spain

Pierangela Samarati, University of Milan, Italy

Stefano Paraboschi, University of Bergamo, Italy

Program Committee

Pablo García Bringas, University of Deusto, Spain

Igor Santos Grueiro, University of Deusto, Spain

Borja Sanz Urquijo, University of Deusto, Spain

Javier Nieves Acedo, University of Deusto, Spain

Carlos Laorden Gómez, Univesty of Deusto, Spain

José María Gómez-Hidalgo, Optenet, Spain

Gonzalo Álvarez Marañon, CSIC, Spain

Iker Pastor López, University of Deusto, Spain

Xabier Ugarte-Pedrero, University of Deusto, Spain

Felix Brezo Fernández, University of Deusto, Spain

Paolo Boldi, University of Milan, Italy

Urko Zurutuza, University of Mondragon, Spain

Roberto Uribeetxeberria, University of Mondragon, Spain

Paolo Rosso, University of Valencia, Spain

Dimitrios Vogiatzis, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Greece

Contact Information

Pablo García Bringas, pablo.garcia.bringas [at] deusto.es