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The 6th Central Area Networking and Security Workshop (CANSec)

The CANSec workshop brings together researchers and practitioners in security and networking related fields in the central area of the US. It was originally named KanSec (for Greater Kansas Area Security Workshop), and later changed to CANSec as the workshop expanded well beyond the Kansas area. Since spring of 2012, the workshop has attracted attendees from Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, etc. We have also invited guest speakers from Texas, Indiana, Colorado, South Carolina, Virginia, etc.

The goal of the CANSec workshop is to provide a regular forum for presenting research and education activities in all areas related to computer security and networking, as well as promoting interactions and collaborations among scholars and students and between academia and industry.

The 6th CANSec workshop will be hosted by The University of Kansas on October 25-26, 2014. It will be a one-day workshop plus a one-day cyber-defense competition. The workshop includes invited talks, research presentations, industrial panels, and poster sessions. There will be no printed proceedings. We would like to invite researchers, engineers, educators, and students to join us in the sixth event of the series. Registration information will be available on the workshop website.

We seek submissions presenting research and education activities on all practical and theoretical aspects of networking and security. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Anonymity
  • Access control
  • Cryptography
  • Cybersecurity experimentation
  • Cyber-physical systems security
  • Database security
  • Information Assurance education
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity
  • Privacy
  • Risk management
  • Security for cyber-physical systems
  • Security for mobile computing platforms
  • Security metrics
  • Systems security
  • Usable security
  • Web security
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Data Center Networking
  • Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networks
  • Future Internet
  • Information-Centric Networking
  • Internet of Things
  • Network monitoring
  • Network security
  • Online/Mobile Social Networks
  • P2P, overlay, and content distribution networks
  • Resilient and Survivable Networking
  • Smart Grid Communications
  • Software-defined network
  • Urban Sensing, Environmental Monitoring, and Underwater Networks
  • Wireless, Mobile, Ad-Hoc, and Sensor Networks
  • Vehicular Networks

Submissions: For oral and poster presentations, please submit a one-page abstract to using this form by October 12. Notifications of accepted presentations will be sent out by October 17.

Ph.D. Forum

We are organizing a PhD Forum for PhD students to present their research work. Each participant in the PhD Forum will perform a 5-minute oral presentation to introduce their work. To encourage participation in the PhD Forum, CANSec 2014 will prioritize student travel fund allocation to PhD Forum participants within the pool of all applicants. Please submit a one-page abstract to using this form by October 17. Notifications of accepted presentations will be sent out by October 20.