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ARES 2006

The First International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

The International Dependability Conference - Bridging Theory and Practice
April 20th - April 22nd 2006, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Call for Paper

The First International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS)
ARES 2006 - "The International Dependability Conference- Bridging Theory and Practice"

April 20th – April 22nd, 2006
Vienna University of Technology


In conjunction with AINA 2006 (The IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications ( http://www.aina-conference.org/2006/)


The First International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (“ARES 2006 – The International Dependability Conference”) will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of dependability.

ARES 2006 will highlight the various aspects of dependability - especially on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability, and security.

ARES 2006 aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of dependability as an integrative concept that covers amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity, maintainability and security in the different fields of applications.

ARES 2006 will emphasize on the interplay between foundations and practical issues of dependability in emerging areas such as e-government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc.

ARES 2006 is devoted to the critical examination and research challenges of the various aspects of Dependable Computing and the definition of a future road map.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Secure Enterprise Architectures
  • (Process based) Security Models / Methods
  • Risk planning, analysis & awareness
  • Availability and Reliability
  • Reliability Models
  • Failure Prevention
  • Dependability Assessment
  • Standards, Guidelines and Certification
  • Common Criteria Protocol
  • Security in Distributed Systems / Distributed Databases
  • Dependability in Open Source Software
  • Authorization and Authentication
  • Dependability Requirement Engineering 
  • Network Security
  • Software Security
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Intrusion Detection and Fraud Detection
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Security and privacy issues for sensor networks, wireless/mobile devices and applications
  • Security and Trust Management in P2P and Grid applications
  • Survivability of Computing Systems
  •  Interoperability aspects
  • Security as Quality of Service.
  • Information Flow Control
  • Dependability Modelling and Prediction
  • Tools for Dependable System Design and Evaluation
  • Temporal Aspects of Dependability
  • Dependability administration
  • Dependability Measurement and Analysis
  • Dependability Benchmarking
  • Trust  Models and Trust Management
  • Fault/Bug Tolerant Aspects
  • Internet Dependability
  • E-Commerce Dependability
  • Safety Critical Systems
  • Software Engineering of Dependable Systems
  • Dependability Aspects of  Mobile Government (m-Government)
  • Dependability Aspects of  Electronic Government (e-Government)
  • Effectivity of Biometrics
  • Security in Electronic Voting
  • Security Issues for Ubiquitous Systems
  • Availability of Pervasive Computing Systems
  • Dependability Aspects for Special Applications (e.g ERP-Systems, Logistics)
  • Designing Business Models with security requirements
  • Security for Biometrics Applications
  • Security in Electronic Payments
  • Incident Response and Prevention
  • Mobile Resources/Services
  • Mobile Security
  • VOIP/Wireless Security
  • Web Security
  • RFID Security and Privacy
  • User Interfaces and Dependability
  • Legal issues
  • IPR of Security Technology

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers following the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:

URL: http://computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm

or http://www.tinmith.net/tabletop2006/IEEE/Format/instruct.htm

Submission papers are classified into 3 categorizes (1) full paper (8 pages), (2) short paper (5 pages), and (3) poster (2 pages) representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Contact author must provide the following information at the AReS2006 web site: paper title, authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords. Prepare your paper in PDF file and submit it at our web site:

URL: http://www.ares-conf.org/?q=submission

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Proceedings of the ARES 2006 conference will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Based on quality and referee reviews, some papers not suitable for acceptance as full paper will be accepted for presentation at ARES 2006 in Poster category and will be also included in the IEEE Proceedings. The best papers selected by ARES 2006 program committee out of papers accepted for presentation at ARES 2006 will be further published in some International journals.

Important Dates

  • Workshop Proposal: September, 30th 2005
  • Submission Deadline: December, 4th 2005 ==> December, 15th 2005 (Extension !!!)
  • Author Notification: January, 15th 2006
  • Author Registration: February, 1st 2006 ==> Extended to February, 10th 2006
  • Proceedings Version: February, 1st 2006 ==> Extended to February, 10th 2006

    Workshop Proposal

    In conjunction with the AReS2006 conference, a number of workshops will be organised.

    Workshop proposals which should include the call for papers, the number of papers to be accepted, the contact person, etc. are to be sent to the Workshop Co-Chairman Nguyen Manh Tho (tho@ifs.tuwien.ac.at), by September 30th 2005. Proceedings of the ARES 2006 workshops will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

    ARES2006 Organizing Committee

    Honorary Co-Chairs
    Norman Revell, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
    Roland Wagner, University of Linz, Austria

    General Co-Chairs
    Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
    Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan

    Program Co-Chairs
    Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Southern Australia, Australia
    A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

    Workshops Co-Chairs
    Nguyen Manh Tho, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    Abdelkader Hameurlain, University of Toulouse, France
    Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan

    International Liaison Chair
    Maria Wimmer, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

    Publicity Chair
    Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

    Publication Chair
    Monika Lanzenberger, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

    Local Organizing Co-Chairs
    Maria Schweikert, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    Markus Klemen, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

    Program Committe

    See the ARES 2006 Website (http://www.ares-conf.org/?q=pc)

    For further information, please contact Workshop co-chair:
    Dr. Nguyen Manh Tho,
    Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems,
    Vienna University of Technology,
    Favoritenstraße 9-11/188 A-1040 Vienna, Austria,
    Tel.: +43-1-58801-18862,
    Fax: +43-1-58801-18899,
    email: tho@ifs.tuwien.ac.at