The 3rd International Workshop on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2011)

Milan, Italy, September 6-8, 2011

in conjunction with the 5th International Conference of Network and System Security (NSS 2011)

The workshop is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Systems Council.

A large fraction of the population in the world now spends a great deal of time in cyberspace. Cyberspace has become a critical infrastructure that is embedded in almost all other critical infrastructures and enables every movement of human society. It is thus very much in the public interest to have a safe and secure cyberspace.

In the past several years, there has been large number of attacks in cyberspace, such as attacks on the Internet, attacks on embedded/real-time computing and control systems, and attacks on dedicated computing facilities. Many research efforts have been made to achieve cyberspace safety and security, such as blocking and limiting the impact of compromise, enabling accountability, promoting deployment of defense systems, and deterring potential attackers and penalizing attackers.

In this context, we focus our program on Cyberspace Safety and Security, such as authentication, access control, availability, integrity, privacy, confidentiality, dependability and sustainability issues of cyberspace. The aim of this workshop is to provide a leading edge forum to foster interaction between researchers and developers with the cyberspace safety and security communities, and to give attendees an opportunity to network with experts in this area.

Previously CSS has been held in Sydney, Australia (2008) and Chengdu, China (2009).

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 6 pages, including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in IEEE proceedings 8.5″ x 11″ Two-Column Format with Portable Document Format (.pdf). Submission is now closed.

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work. IEEE templates that will be used for preparing the final version of the papers. The templates are available here: Accepted papers will be published by IEEE and included in the IEEE digital library. Selected best papers will be published in international journals.

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Access Control and Trust Management
  • Active Defense Techniques and Systems
  • Attack Containment
  • Attack Recovery
  • Benchmark, Analysis and Evaluation of Cybersecurity
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Distributed Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
  • Denial-of-Service Attacks and Countermeasures
  • Identity Management and Authentication
  • Implementation, Deployment and Management of Cybersecurity
  • Intelligent Defense Systems
  • Internet and Network Forensics
  • Risk Assessment in Cybersecurity
  • Secure Design and Testing
  • Secure Network Architectures
  • Security for Large-scale Systems and Critical Infrastructures
  • Security for P2P systems and Grid Systems
  • Security for Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Security in Web Services
  • Security in Pervasive and Embedded Systems
  • Security Theory and Tools
  • Spam Detection and Prevention
  • Social and Legal Issues in Cybersecurity
  • Software and System Assurance
  • Viruses, Worms, and Other Malicious Code

Important Dates

  • Submission due: June 30, 2011, at 11:59pm Samoa Time, UTC -11 hours
  • Author notification: July 11, 2011
  • Camera-ready version due: July 15, 2011
  • Early registration due: July 21, 2011

General Chair (NSS 2011 General Chair)

  • Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Program Chairs

  • Cliff C. Zou, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

Program Committees

Carlo Blundo, University of Salerno, Italy
Clemente Galdi, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
Xinyi Huang, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore
Andrei Kelarev, University of Ballarat, Australia
Lei Pan, Deakin University, Australia
Udaya Parampalli, University of Melbourne, Australia
Nicolas Sklavos, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
Weichao Wang, UNC Charlotte, USA
Paul Watters, University of Ballarat, Australia
Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Wenbing Zhao, Cleveland State University, USA

Accepted Papers
The length limit of your camera-ready paper is 8 pages, in IEEE conference papers format, including everything. The format template can be found at

*** Please email your camera-ready package including the following to by July 15, 2011, 11:59PM Australian Eastern Time (UTC +10 hours).

1. the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file of your paper (see IEEE PDF eXpress instructions

2. the e-mail showing that the PDF file of your paper is IEEE Xplore-compatible.

3. the source files (either Word or Latex package)

4. a scanned PDF file of the signed and dated copyright transfer form (can be downloaded from

5. a text file in ASCII format containing the following information, in this order:
–title, authors (please clearly distinguish the first name from the last name of each author), and abstract of your paper
–name of the author who registered to the conference by July 21, 2011 (see Registration to conference)
–name and email address of a contact author

*** Please also make sure you register your paper by July 21, 2011 (Details are at

Congratulations for having your paper accepted to CSS 2011. We look forward to welcoming you in Milan, Italy in September.