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                                  Special Session in Security with Social Networks (SOSN)


Online social networks (OSN) have attracted half a billion of active users and this critical mass of users are increasing exponentially. Internet social network applications such as Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. are providing valuable social information on contacts and their relationships.  Such online communities trigger exciting research interest in
collaborative systems arising from the analysis of the structure and properties of social networking.  The use of private social information provides additional avenues for new networking operations in security problems --- problems that allow
the exploitation of social networking to solve network and system security vulnerabilities, and how these new social network solutions can shape the design of secured distributed systems and networks.

The goal of this special session is to catalyse cross-disciplinary research discussions that are of relevance to new and novel computer networking ideas and applications, and experimental results in the area of security with social networks. We solicit original, previously unpublished ideas on completed work, position papers, and/or work-in-progress papers. We also encourage papers that propose new research directions that could generate lively debate at the special session.

Topics of Interests
♦Implications of social networking on network security design
♦System security design for social networks
♦New aspects of rating, review, reputation, and trust systems
♦Anonymity and privacy concerns
♦Mobile social networks
♦Social community-based secure communication
♦Data confidentiality, data integrity by social networks
♦Security key management by social networks
♦Secure bootstrapping by social networks
♦Security aspects regarding social cooperation
♦New security challenges, issues and new attack paradigms posed by social
♦New requirements for software security
♦Malware analysis in social networks

Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit regular technical papers or position papers. The position papers should present novel technologies at an early stage of development or share future vision. All submissions should describe original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal. Manuscripts should not exceed five (5) pages in double-column IEEE format. Please submit the paper through EDAS.ـ Formatting details can be found underـ Author Informationـon the CCNC web site.

Co - Chairs
Dr John Buford,ـAvaya Labs, USA,ـ,
Professor Zhong Chen,ـSoftware College of Peking University and Director of the Network and Information Security Research Group of the Software Institute, Peking University, CHINA,ـ,
Eng Keong Lua, NTT Laboratories, Japan,ـ


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