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CfP - Workshop on "Resilience and IT-Risk in Social Infrastructures (RISI 2011)"

Held in conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Availability, Reliability, and Security (ARES) 2011
August 22nd - 26th, 2011 Vienna University of Technology Vienna, Austria
WWW: <>

Accepted papers will be published in the ARES proceedings.
Submission deadline: April 24, 2011.
The submission server is ready to welcome your submissions: <>

Populations of cities will continue to increase: the share of the world's population living in cities is predicted to rise from 50% in 2011 to 70% in 2050. Threats to cities and their social infrastructures, e.g. from natural disasters, crime, and terrorism, endanger human life directly and indirectly. Resilience is gaining importance as a core concept to cope with such threats. In general, resilience means strengthening social infrastructures to prevent or mitigate such threats and to consistently deliver the intended services in a trustworthy and normal way even in changing situations. 

Information and communication infrastructure (IT) is one primary part of the social infrastructure and therefore one of the central objects of resilience research. The provision and processing of real-time information for communication, coordination, and cooperation is a vital role and IT still has to provide its services, e.g., to rescue organizations and for catastrophe management, when a threat becomes reality. 

Since resilience research is still in its infancy, the main objective of the RISI 2011 workshop is to identify research problems and to discuss future research initiatives regarding IT support for "Resilience in Social Infrastructures". We encourage academic researchers and industry experts to present and discuss novel ideas as well as ongoing work. Contributions addressing promising approaches, methods and tools supporting resistance against attacks and threats (i.e., prevent and protect) as well as to adapt social infrastructures to deal with threats and attacks (i.e., respond and recover) are invited.

- Identification of vulnerabilities in service-oriented computing
- Critical Information Infrastructure Protection
- Modeling of resilience properties
- Data provenance
- Privacy-enhancing technologies
- Usage control mechanisms
- Resilience in cryptographic and communications protocols
- Digital forensics
- Measurements for Resilience
- Risk assessment and evaluation of IT risks
- Business Continuity Plan and Business Continuity Management
- Economics of controls

Important Dates
2011-04-24: Submission Deadline
2011-05-09: Author Notification
2011-06-01: Author Registration & Proceedings Version
2011-08-22 - 2011-08-26: Conference/Workshop

Submission Guidelines
The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at:

Workshop Co-Chairs
Stefan Sackmann (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

Sven Wohlgemuth (National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan)

Program Committee
Rafael Accorsi (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Markus Aleksy (ABB Corporate Research Germany)
David Basin (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Rainer Boehme (University of Muenster, Germany)
Isao Echizen (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Marlen Hofmann (University of Halle, Germany)
Dennis Kundisch (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
Emanuela Merelli (University of Camerino, Italy)
Guenter Mueller (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Ryoichi Sasaki (Tokyo Denki University, Japan)
Noboru Sonehara (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
A Min Tjoa (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Hiroshi Yoshiura (University of Electro-Communications of Tokyo, Japan)

ARES Workshop on Resilience and IT-Risk in Social Infrastructures (RISI) 2011
Paper submission until: April 24, 2011


National Institute of Informatics (NII)	
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku		
Tokyo 101-8430						
Phone	+81 3 4212 2594	
Fax   	+81 3 3556 1916 (c/o Prof. Dr. Isao Echizen)

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