International Symposium on
Information Assurance and Security (IAS'06)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
August 9-12, 2006

Conference Chairs 


General Chairs

A. Abraham

School of Computer Science and Engineering,

Chung-Ang University,
221 Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu
Seoul 156-756, Korea



M. Sambandham
Department of Mathematics,
Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA 30314, USA


Program Chairs

J. Thomas

Department of Computer Science
Oklahoma State University (Tulsa)

700 N Greenwood Avenue
Oklahoma 74106, USA


C. Peng
Department of Mathematics,
Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA 30314, USA

International Technical Committee

Sugata Sanyal, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Robert Akl, University of North Texas, USA
Edwin H-M. Sha, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Katrin Franke, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

Frank Adelstein, ATC-NY, Ithaca, USA
Steve Tate, University of North Texas, USA
Vijay Varadharajan, Macquerie University, Australia
Dharma P. Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, USA
Rayford B. Vaughn, Mississippi State University, USA
N. Zhang, University of Manchester, UK
Madjid Merabti, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Marcin Paprzycki , Oklahoma State University, USA

Maria Ganzha, Private Higher Educational Institute, Poland
Luc Longpre, University of Texas, El Paso, USA
George Ghinea, Brunel University, UK
Mathews Thomas, IBM e-commerce solutions center, USA

Massimiliano Rak, Second University of Naples, Italy

Ashutosh Saxena, IDRBT, India

Nedeljko Cvejic, University of Bristol, UK

S Venkatesan, University of Texas, Dallas, USA




Information assurance has become an important research issue. Finding effective ways to protect information systems, networks and sensitive data within the critical information infrastructure is challenging even with the most advanced technology and trained professionals. This track aims to bring together individuals involved in multiple disciplines of information security and assurance to foster exchange of ideas. This special track invites authors to submit original contributions of not more than 8 pages which include, but are not limited to the following topics of interest:
  • Authentication
  • Data protection
  • Computer forensics
  • Internet and www security
  • Information and data integrity
  • Intrusion detection
  • Data and system integrity
  • Authorization and access control
  • Information warfare and cyber-terrorism
  • Security models and architectures
  • Risk analysis and risk management
  • Security verification
  • Cryptography and coding
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • E-commerce protocols
  • Agent and mobile code security
  • Security in sensor networks
  • Biometrics
  • Key management
  • Homeland security
  • Wireless and ad hoc network security
  • Information security management
  • Database and system security
  • Denial of service

Paper Submission:
Papers should be original and contain contributions of theoretical or experimental nature, or be unique experience reports. Interested authors should submit a 6-page summary of their original and unpublished work including 5 keywords in the IEEE format to the track chair. Electronic submission in the PDF or Word format is strongly encouraged.

Evaluation Process:
Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Except for invited papers, all papers will be reviewed by at least three independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE CS Press. Selected papers presented in the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of an international journal.

Best Student Paper:
The Best Student Paper will be awarded at the conference. To be eligible, the student must be the sole author of the paper, or the first author and primary contributor. (The winner of the award will present the paper in a plenary session at the conference). A cover letter to the General Chair/Program Chair must identify the paper as a candidate for this competition at the time of submission.

Submission deadline: May 15, 2006

Author Notification: June 15, 2006

Camera Ready (6 pages): July 15, 2006