Special Session on:

Security in Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Computing

Special Session on "Security in Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Computing" aims to bring together researchers and practitioners involved in multiple disciplines concerning security in distributed systems to exchange ideas and to learn the latest developments in this important field. We will focus on issues related to network and distributed system security, such as authentication, access control, confidentiality, integrity, availability, privacy, dependability and sustainability of distributed systems.
Previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions to the theoretical and practical aspects of security in distributed systems are solicited for submission.

  • Adaptive security
  • Applied cryptography
  • Authentication, authorization and access control
  • Big data for security
  • Cloud security
  • Computer and network forensics
  • Data mining, machine learning, and bio-inspired approaches for security
  • Digital rights management
  • Embedded system security
  • Internet and web security
  • Intrusion and malware detection and prevention
  • Risk analysis and risk management
  • Security and privacy in pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Security evaluation
  • Security of emerging technologies
  • Security modeling and simulation
  • Security policies
  • Security protocols
  • Software security
  • Survivability
  • Tamper resistance
  • Trust management
  • Trusted computing

Important dates

Paper submission: 25th Aug. 2014, 1st Sept. 22nd Sept. 2014
Acceptance notification: 25th Oct. 2014 2nd Nov. 2014
Camera ready due: 20th Nov 2014
Registration due: 20th Nov. 2014
Conference: 4th - 6th Mar 2015


  • Igor Kotenko (St Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia)

Programme Committee:

  • Fabrizio Baiardi (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Cataldo Basile (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Julien Bourgeois (FEMTO-ST, France)
  • Dumitru Burdescu (University of Craiova, Romania)
  • David Chadwick (University of Kent, UK)
  • Andrey Chechulin (SPIIRAS, Russia)
  • Miguel Correia (IST/INESC-ID, Portugal)
  • Herve Debar (Telecom SudParis, France)
  • Dennis Gamayunov (Moscow State University, Russia)
  • Stefanos Gritzalis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
  • Alexander Grusho (IPI RAN, Russia)
  • Ming-Yuh Huang (The Boeing Company, USA)
  • Andrew Hutchison(T-Systems, South Africa)
  • Antonio Mana (University of Malaga, Spain)
  • Fabio Martinelli (IIT-CNR, Italy)
  • Gregorio Martinez Perez (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Nikolay Moldovyan (Admiral Makarov State Univ., Russia)
  • Haralambos Mouratidis (University of East London, UK)
  • Nuno Neves (DI FC UL, Portugal)
  • Vladimir Oleshchuk (University of Agder, Norway)
  • Roland Rieke (Fraunhofer SIT, Germany)
  • Luigi Romano (University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy)
  • Igor Saenko (Signal Academy, Russia)
  • Peter Teufl (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Shambhu Upadhyaya (SUNY at Buffalo, USA)
  • Brecht Wyseur (Nagravision S.A., Switzerland)
  • Ilsun You (Korean Bible University, Republic of Korea)

Submission guidelines

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in the Conference proceedings format (double-column, 10pt). Double-bind review: the first page of the paper should contain only the title and abstract; in the reference list, references to the authors’ own work should appear as "omitted for blind review" entries. Manuscript submission


All accepted papers will be included in the same volume, published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions will be published after the notification of acceptance. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be submitted to IEEE explore, CSDL, and for indexing among others to DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.


Prof. Igor Kotenko

Head of Laboratory of Computer Security Problems
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
39, 14th Liniya, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia
Telephone: +7-(812)-328-7181
Fax: +7-(812)-328-4450
E-mail: ivkote[AT]comsec[DOT]spb[DOT]ru