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The conference series ICISS (International Conference on Information Systems Security), held annually, provides a forum for disseminating the latest research results in information and systems security. The acceptance ratio of the first four conferences has averaged less than 30%, and the proceedings have been published as part of the Springer Verlag series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The ICISS 2009 encourages submissions addressing theoretical and practical problems in information and systems security and related areas. We especially like to encourage papers in domains that have not been represented much in the past at the conference, such as database security/privacy, usability aspects of security, operating systems security, and sensor networks security. Papers that introduce and address unique security challenges or present thought-provoking ideas are also welcome. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Security and External World
Biometric security
Database security and privacy
Audits and digital forensics
Digital rights management
Privacy and anonymity
User interfaces and security
Security/privacy on the web
Security/privacy in healthcare
Computer System and Network Security
Security on handheld devices
Security in sensor and ad hoc networks
Malware analysis and mitigation
Vulnerability detection and mitigation
Distributed system security
Operating system security
Software security analysis
Security in cyber-physical systems

Security: Models and Analysis
Authentication and access control
Access control models
Cryptographic protocols
Language-based security
Security policies

Important Dates

Paper Submission

Submissions must be made to the submission web site. Papers should be formatted as they would appear in the final LNCS proceedings. Papers should be at most 15 pages in length, including the bibliography. One of the authors of an accepted paper must attend the conference to present the paper. Conference papers will be presented between Dec. 16th and 18th, 2009. ICISS accepts only electronic submissions in PDF format. Note that our publisher, Springer LNCS series, strongly prefers camera-ready manuscripts to be submitted in LaTeX2e (or LaTeX) format using the llncs.cls LaTeX template provided by Springer Verlag. See detailed manuscript preparation instructions and options at Information for LNCS Authors.

Dual Submission Policy: Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers published or currently submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.

Proceedings: Conference Proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series.

Poster/Demo Session

There will be a poster/demo session for researchers to present new ideas and latest preliminary research. Ideas that provoke, intrigue, or inspire information security audience are specially encouraged. The submission can be just a poster, just a demo, or a combination of the two. Contact Poster/Demo Session Chair: Prof. Raja Datta: rajadatta at

Tutorial Proposals

There will be tutorial program for two days (14-15 December 2009). At most four three-hour tutorials will be offered. Proposals are invited for tutorials of duration three hours on relevant topics of current interest. A tutorial proposal should include the extended abstract of the tutorial and a brief biography of the speaker(s). Please mail your proposal to A.K. Pujari or Indrakshi Ray (reachable via iciss09-tutorials at by 3rd Aug 2009. The speaker(s) of the accepted proposals need to submit their final presentation one month before the conference to the Tutorial Chairs.