The Third International Workshop on Resilience and IT-Risk in Social Infrastructures (RISI 2013)

To be held on September 2, 2013 in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2012 – http://www.ares-conference.eu).

September 2nd – 6th, 2013
University of Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany

Resilience gains importance for sustainable welfare of societies with respect to their acceptable adaption to interferences of all kind. In order to prepare for expected interferences and to response to unexpected ones in real-time, current initiatives in computer science aim to analyze huge amount of data from public and private domains with adaptive IT systems, e.g. Cloud Computing. One main challenge is cross-domain processing of (personal) data in compliance to law, business rules, and social norms. Whereas many security solutions are well studied for models and their implementation for separated security domains, this is only rudimentarily the case for so-called data-centric services and adaptive IT systems.

The main objective of the third realization of the RISI workshop – within the Eighth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security in Regensburg, Germany – is to identify research problems and to discuss scenarios and future research initiatives regarding data-centric services and their support for "Resilience in Social Infrastructures" as well as the necessity to take non-technical aspects into consideration. A double-blind review process has resulted in five contributions being accepted for presentation and publication in addition to the invited keynote speech of Koichiro Hayashi, President and Professor of the Institute of Information Security, Yokohama, Japan.

The workshop is opened by Koichiro Hayashi discusses in his keynote “Social Issues of Big Data and Cloud: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Public Utility” Big Data as a means for resilience with privacy and confidentiality. Memiko Otsuki et al. present a study about people’s behavior in Japan regarding their disclosure of personal data such as identifiers, demographic information or preferences, and their willingness to pay for using a service protecting their personal information. Hiroshi Yoshiura et al. address disclosure of face images on social networks sites and privacy. He introduces a method for face anonymization enabling users to control the trade-off between security and utility. Hiroshi Maruyama et al. show a specific area of resilience in Japan: Safety. They argue that the priorities on security/privacy requirements change in the face of emergency such as a natural disaster. This contribution presents some of the insights and challenges already obtained from their work on a security architecture to incorporate policy switching. Using twitter for efficient emergency message propagation is the topic of the contribution by Kelly Itakura et al. Moussa Quedraogo et al. present an attack graph based estimation of security risk and its aggregation from lower level components to the entire service to predict QoS of critical infrastructures.

We thank the authors and reviewers for contributing to the high quality of the RISI 2013 workshop with their submissions and their constructive and thorough reviews.

Isao Echizen, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Stefan Sackmann, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Sven Wohlgemuth, TU  Darmstadt/CASED, Germany

          Important dates

          Submission Deadline
          alt March 22nd, 2013
          Author Notification
          alt May 15th, 2013
          Author Registration
          alt May 25th, 2013
          Proceedings Version
          alt June 14th, 2013
          alt September 2nd 2013


          Session 1: Resilience and Privacy


          Moderation: Isao Echizen (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

          Invited keynote: Social Issues of Big Data and Cloud: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Public Utility
          Koichiro Hayashi

          Estimating the Value of Personal Information with SNS Utility
          Memiko Otsuki and Noboru Sonehara

          Anonymizing Face Images by Using Similarity-Based Metric
          Tomoya Muraki, Shintaro Oishi, Masatsugu Ichino, Isao Echizen, and Hiroshi Yoshiura

          Session 2: Resilience and Safety

          11:00 - 12:30

          Moderation: Sven Wohlgemuth (TU Darmstadt/CASED, Germany)

          ICHIGAN Security - A Security Architecture that Enables Situation-Based Policy Switching
          Hiroshi Maruyama, Kiyoshi Watanabe, Sachiko Yoshihama, Naohiko Uramoto, Yoichi Takehora, and Kazuhiro Minami

          Using Twitter's Mentions for Efficient Emergency Message Propagation
          Kelly Itakura and Noboru Sonehara

          Towards a Risk based Assessment of QoS Degradation for Critical Infrastructure
          Moussa Quedraogo, Manel Khodja and Djamel Khadraoui


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          Organizing Committee

          Isao Echizen
          National Institute of Informatics, Japan

          Stefan Sackmann
          Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

          Sven Wohlgemuth
          CASED, Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC), TU Darmstadt, Germany,

          Program Committee

            • Sonja Buchegger, KTH – Stockholm, Sweden
            • Mathias Fischer, TU Darmstadt / CASED, Germany
            • Koichiro Hayashi, Institute of Information Security Yokohama, Japan
            • Bernd Heinrich, University of Regensburg, Germany
            • Marlen Hofmann, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
            • Rüdiger Kapitza, TU Braunschweig, Germany
            • Ioannis Krontiris, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany
            • Dennis Kundisch, University of Paderborn, Germany
            • Hiroshi Maruyama, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan
            • Ryoichi Sasaki, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
            • Christian Schaefer, Ericsson AB Research, Sweden
            • Stephan Sigg, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
            • Kazuo Takaragi, RISEC National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
            • A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
            • Edgar Weippl, Secure Business Austria, Austria
            • Rigo Wenning, W3C/ERCIM, France
            • Hideki Yoshii, Softbank Telecom Corp., Japan
            • Hiroshi Yoshiura, The University of Electro-Communications of Tokyo, Japan
            • Alf Zugenmaier, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany