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"Rene Mayrhofer (IWSSI 2007 Program Co-Chair)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Rene Mayrhofer (IWSSI 2007 Program Co-Chair)
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We cordially invite you to submit to IWSSI 2007, the First International 
Workshop on Security for Spontaneous Interaction, which will be held on 
September 16, 2007 in Innsbruck, Austria in conjunction with Ubicomp 2007.

Please circulate this CfP to your colleagues and co-workers as you deem 

UPDATE: Please note that the proceedings format has now been fixed. 
Submissions should use Springer two-column style, a template can be
downloaded from

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--                     Call for Papers: IWSSI 2007                      --
-- First International Workshop on Security for Spontaneous Interaction --
--                Held in conjunction with Ubicomp 2007                 --
--                      --

One of the cornerstones in Mark Weiser's vision of ubiquitous computing 
is the potential for interacting with services, anywhere, anytime. 
Advances in mobile computing, ad hoc networks, context awareness, and 
human computer interaction now facilitate a seamless, spontaneous
interaction between users, devices, and services. However, securing such 
interactions is difficult, because typically there will be no a priori
shared information such as passwords, addresses, or PIN codes. Neither can
we assume a globally trusted third party for certifying users, devices, 
and services. A few different approaches to securing spontaneous 
interactions have recently been suggested, and some of them have already 
been adopted for standardization. However, many research challenges still 
remain as none of the known solutions is fully satisfactory with respect 
to security, on the one hand, and usability, on the other hand.

One of the main issues in security for spontaneous interaction is the lack 
of common ground. This workshop aims to bring together researchers working 
on the topic, to define open issues, clarify the used terminology, and 
foster cooperation between researchers in this area. 

* Topics of Interest *
Topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to (in 
the context of spontaneous interaction):
  - Authentication protocols and methods for device pairing
  - Sensor-, context-, and location-based authentication methods
  - Methods for realizing constrained channels
  - Authorization, access contol, and trust management
  - Logging and auditing
  - Network and system models
  - User interfaces and models for user interaction
  - Privacy and anonymous/pseudonomous interactions
  - Making use of spontaneous interaction in applications

* Submission Categories *
There are two separate categories for submission:
  - Full papers: We solicit novel contributions of up to 6 pages in 
    Springer two-column style on any of the topics of interests or related 
    areas. These must not significantly overlap with other papers 
    previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Accepted 
    papers will be published in the Ubicomp 2007 workshop proceedings.
  - Position papers: Position papers should be no longer than 2 pages in 
    Springer two-column style and may present already published work in the 
    context of IWSSI 2007, work in progress, as well as ideas and concepts 
    for future research.
We encourage authors to submit to both categories if deemed appropriate.

* Submission guidelines *
All submissions should be sent to Rene Mayrhofer <[log in to unmask]> 
in PDF or Postscript format no later than June 1st, 2007 with a subject of
"IWSSI 2007 submission". Please do not send Word or other formats to avoid 
formatting problems.

* Workshop format and goals *
Authors of accepted full and position papers will be invited to give short
presentations at the beginning of the workshop with brief discussion 
phases, followed by an open panel and more specific discussion groups
to discuss common ground and open challenges. The open panel is also a 
forum for informally presenting demonstrators, which is encouraged.

In addition to the Ubicomp 2007 workshop proceedings, accepted 
contributions will be published on the workshop web page. Results in form 
of agreed terminology, recognized issues and research challenges, and 
potentially future research agendas will be added to a workshop Wiki where 
attendees can directly add content after the workshop. This Wiki may act as 
an initial platform for a research community on security for spontaneous 

Depending on the open panel and wrap-up sessions, we intend to organize a 
special issue of an international journal to present the current state of
the art of the research area in a coherent manner. Select authors will be 
invited to prepare articles for the special issue after the workshop, with 
an additional review phase by the workshop committee and journal editors.

* Important Dates *
June 01, 2007      -- Submission Deadline
July 01, 2007      -- Acceptance Notification
July 14, 2007      -- Camera-ready accepted papers
September 16, 2007 -- Workshop

* Workshop Co-Chairs *
Rene Mayrhofer, Lancaster University, UK
Kaisa Nyberg, Helsinki University of Technology and Nokia Research Centre, FI

* Homepage *
Updated information can be found at

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