3rd IEEE International Workshop on Data Security and PrivAcy in wireless Networks

In conjunction with IEEE WoWMoM 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA

Submission website: http://edas.info/N11887

Welcome to D-SPAN 2012, the Third IEEE International Workshop on Data Security and PrivAcy in wireless Networks (D-SPAN). The workshop focuses on defining novel problems and developing novel techniques for data security and privacy issues in wireless and mobile networks. With the emergence of data-intensive wireless networks such as wireless sensor networks and data-centric mobile applications such as location-based services, the traditional boundaries between these three disciplines are blurring. This workshop solicits papers from two main categories: (1) papers that consider the security and privacy of data collection, transmission, storage, publishing, and sharing in wireless networks broadly defined, e.g., MANET, cellular, vehicular, ad hoc, cognitive, as well as sensor networks, and (2) papers that use data analytics techniques to address security and privacy problems in wireless networks. The workshop provides a venue for researchers to present new ideas with impact on three communities –wireless networks, databases, and security.

The list of topics includes, but not limited to,

• Location privacy in wireless networks

• Secure data collection and aggregation for wireless sensor networks

• Secure query processing over wireless sensor networks

• Secure and privacy-preserving data streaming

• Key exchange, distribution and management in wireless networks

• Secure data processing in mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET)

• Secure data collection in body-area networks

• Throughput-security tradeoffs in wireless networks

Click here to download the pdf version of the call for papers.

Important dates:

All deadlines are at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)

Paper submission:
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Camera ready version:
Saturday, April 29, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012


Submission will be managed electronically through EDAS. The paper submission website is http://edas.info/N11887


We welcome original, unpublished manuscripts for 6-page papers inclusive of all references and figures. Papers should report completed results and must not be previously published elsewhere or currently under review for any other publication. Vision papers and descriptions of work-in-progress are also welcome as short paper submissions (4 pages).

  • Papers must be written in English, and formatted according to the WoWMoM Proceedings format.

  • Your submission must be in PDF format. Whatever text processor or formatter you use to write your paper (LaTeX, Microsoft Word, FrameMaker, etc.), please convert the output to PDF before submission.

  • Submission must be limited to 6 pages (short papers limited to 4 pages), single spacing, double column, and must STRICTLY adhere to the template format.

  • The font size used in the text of your submission must not be smaller than 10 points.

  • We must be able to print your paper once it is submitted. Due to the large variety of systems available for formatting papers and producing PDF, this is not always possible for some systems. To maximize the chances that your paper will print correctly, please use only standard printer fonts (e.g., Times Roman, Helvetica, etc.) or standard TeX Computer Modern fonts; other fonts may be used but must be included in the PDF file. The use of standard printer fonts is strongly preferred over TeX fonts, if possible.

  • The paper must be able to print clearly on standard black-and-white printers. Reviewers are not required to view your paper in color.

  • Each accepted paper needs to have a registration to the workshop/conference (a no-show will result in exclusion of the corresponding paper from the IEEE Digital Library).

Please direct any questions regarding paper submission to d-span2012-chairs@edas.info


General Co-Chairs

•   Sajal K. Das
                Computer Science and Engineering
                The University of Texas at Arlington
                Arlington, TX, USA
                das at cse.uta.edu

•   Krishna Sampigethaya
                Boeing Research and Technology
                Seattle, WA, USA
                radhakrishna.g.sampigethaya at boeing.com

Program Co-Chairs

•   Guevara Noubir
                Computer and Information Science
                Northeastern University
                Boston, MA, USA
                noubir at ccs.neu.edu

•   Radha Poovendran
                Electrical Engineering
                University of Washington, Seattle
                Seattle, WA, USA
                rp3 at uw.edu

Program Committee

•   Basel Alomair, KACST Saudi Arabia

•   Tansu Alpcan, The University of Melbourne 

•   Arati Baliga, AT&T Security Research Center

•   Michel Barbeau, Carleton University

•   Erik-Oliver Blass, Eurecom

•   Mooi Choo Chuah, Lehigh University

•   Mauro Conti, University of Padua

•   Reza Curtmola, NJIT

•   Sajal Das, University of Texas at Arlington

•   Roberto Di Pietro, Università di Roma Tre

•   Yuguang Fang, University of Florida

•   Xinwen Fu, University of Massachusetts Lowell

•   Mohamed Gouda, National Science Foundation

•   Loukas Lazos, University of Arizona

•   Heejo Lee, Korea University

•   Donggang Liu, University of Texas at Arlington

•   Guevara Noubir, Northeastern University

•   Neal Patwari, University of Utah

•   Radha Poovendran, University of Washington

•   Kui Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology

•   Bo Sheng, University of Massachusetts, Boston

•   Bishal Thapa, Raytheon BBN Technology

•   Zhi Wang, North Carolina State University

•   Wei Yu, Towson University

•   Nan Zhang, The George Washington University

•   Sencun Zhu, The Pennsylvania State University





Session 1: Enhancing Security of Wireless Networks (Chair: Daniel W. Engels, Revere Security)

Detecting Receiver Attacks in VRTI-Based Device Free Localization
Arijit Banerjee (University of Utah, USA), Manas Maheshwari (Nvidia Corporation, USA), Neal Patwari and Sneha Kumar Kasera (University of Utah, USA)

Hiding Contextual Information in WSNs
Alejandro Proano and Loukas Lazos (University of Arizona, USA)

Living with Boisterous Neighbors: Studying the Interaction of Adaptive Jamming and Anti-Jamming
Bruce DeBruhl, II and Patrick Tague (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Efficient Broadcast Communication in the Presence of Inside Attackers: A Non-cooperative Game
Bishal Thapa (Raytheon BBN Technology, USA) and Guevara Noubir (Northeastern University, USA)


Lunch Break


Session 2: Security and Privacy for Networks Broadly Defined (Chair: Patrick Tague, CMU)

Adaptive and Context-Aware Privacy Preservation Schemes Exploiting User Interactions in Pervasive Environments
Gautham Pallapa (University of Texas at Arlington, USA), Mario Di Francesco (Aalto University, Finland), and Sajal K. Das (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)

PPS: Privacy-Preserving Statistics using RFID Tags
Erik-Oliver Blass (Northeastern University, USA), Kaoutar Elkhiyaoui (EURECOM, France), and Refik Molva (Insitut Eurecom, France)

Lightweight Host and User Authentication Protocol for All-IP Telecom Networks
Jani Pellikka (University of Oulu, Finland), Zoltan Faigl (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary), and Andrei Gurtov (University of Oulu, Finland)


Coffee Break


Session 3: Emerging Attacks in Wireless Networks (Chair: Bishal Thapa, Raytheon BBN Tech.)

Traffic Analysis Attacks and Countermeasures in Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks
Levente Buttyan and Tamás Holczer (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

How To Develop Clairaudience - Active Eavesdropping in Passive RFID Systems
Qi Chai, Guang Gong (University of Waterloo, Canada), and Daniel W Engels (Revere Security, USA)

Association Attacks: Identifying Association Protocols
Tingting Sun, Wade Trappe, Yanyong Zhang (Rutgers University, USA)


Coffee Break


Session 4: Panel (Privacy of Future Computation and Communication Platforms)

(Jointly organized with the Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC) workshop)

Panel moderator: Krishna Sampigethaya
- Levente Buttyan, Sajal Das, Philip Ginzboorg, Loukas Lazos, Melek Onen

Camera Ready Instructions can be founded here



Privacy of future computation and communication platforms

Jointly organized with the AOC workshop

Panel Moderator: Krishna Sampigethaya, Boeing Research & Technology  
Levente Buttyán was born in 1970 in Salgótarján, Hungary. He received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 1995, and earned the Ph.D. degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne (EPFL) in 2002. In 2003, he joined the Department of Telecommunications at BME, where he currently holds a position as an Associate Professor and leads the Laboratory of Cryptography and Systems Security (CrySyS). His main research interests are in the design and analysis of secure protocols and privacy enhancing mechanisms for wireless networked embedded systems (including wireless sensor networks, mesh networks, vehicular communications, and RFID systems). For more information, see http://www.hit.bme.hu/~buttyan/
Sajal K. Das is a University Distinguished Scholar Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the Founding Director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). During 2008-2011 he was Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Computer Networks and Systems. His broad research interests include wireless and sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, smart physical systems, security and privacy, cloud computing, social and biological networks, applied graph theory and game theory. For more information, see http://ranger.uta.edu/~das/

Philip Ginzboorg is a Principal Researcher at the Nokia Research Center (NRC) in Helsinki, Finland. He holds an MSEE from Helsinki University of Technology. Philip joined the NRC in 1995 after working for several years on switching software development in Nokia Networks. Since joining NRC, he has contributed to Nokia research and product development in the areas of e-commerce, wireless security and ad hoc networks. Philip is a co-author of a book, has several scientific publications and holds many patents.

Loukas Lazos is a faculty member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Arizona. Before joining the University of Arizona, I was a co-director of the Network Security Lab at the University of Washington. I received my Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. I obtained my undergraduate diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. My current research interests are in the areas of security and privacy, networking, and wireless communications, focusing on identification, modeling and mitigation of network security vulnerabilities, visualization of network threats, and analysis of network performance. For more information, see http://www2.engr.arizona.edu/~llazos/
Melek Önen is a senior researcher at EURECOM. Her current research interests are the design of security and privacy protocols for various systems and communication networks such as cloud computing, ad hoc networks, sensor networks, opportunistic networks and social networks. She was/is involved in many European and national French research projects. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from ENST (2005); her thesis was focusing on securing multicast communications in satellite networks. For more information, see http://www.eurecom.fr/~onen/