[Elsnet-list] Call for Papers: The 5th Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS 2008)

Thoralf Klein tklein at mpi-inf.mpg.de
Thu Oct 18 18:33:58 CEST 2007


      THE FIFTH CONFERENCE ON EMAIL AND ANTI-SPAM (CEAS 2008)


            Thursday August 21 and Friday August 22, 2008
                   Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
                      Mountain View, California
                        <http://www.ceas.cc>



                       FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS


The Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS) invites the submission
of papers for its fifth meeting. Papers are invited on all aspects of
electronic communication including email, instant messaging, text
messaging, and voice over internet protocol (VoIP). Topics of interest
include novel applications of electronic messaging, abatement of abuses
of electronic messaging, spam, spit (spam over internet telephony), spim
(spam over instant messenger), phishing, identity theft via messaging,
viruses, and spyware.

Paper submissions can be either research papers, extended abstracts,
industry reports, or law and policy papers. Submissions from
practitioners and vendors are encouraged. Papers will be selected by
peer review for presentation at CEAS 2008. Papers will be reviewed based
on their contribution to the literature.


SUGGESTED TOPICS:

*  Message filtering, blocking, authentication
   -  Machine learning
   -  Natural language processing
   -  Adversarial learning
   -  Challenge-response
   -  Payment schemes
   -  Disposable addresses
   -  Messaging protocols
   -  Digital signatures
*  Evaluation
   - Corpus and benchmark creation
   - Measures and methodologies
   - Comparative tests of methods or products
*  Analysis
   - Economics of spam, spit, spim, phishing, etc.
   - Abuse tactics and patterns
   - Legitimate use patterns
   - Historical data
*  Message organization and search
   - Advanced calendaring and scheduling
   - Automatic foldering
   - Automatic routing
   - Summarization
   - Search
*  Systems and network issues
   - Performance & scalability
   - Reliability & security
   - Archival & retrieval
*  User issues
   - User interfaces
   - Usability studies
   - Messaging in support of user activities
*  Social issues
   - Deducing social networks
   - Costs and benefits of messaging use and abuse
   - Other social impacts
*  Industry
   - Cooperation for stopping abuse
   - Messaging and abuse reporting standards
   - Interoperability
*  Legal issues
   - Spam, spit, spim and phishing, etc.
   - Identity theft
   - Privacy
   - Freedom of speech
   - Digital rights management


KEY DATES:

*  Submission deadline: April 3, 2008 (11:59pm Samoa Time <UTC-11>)
*  Notification of acceptance: June 6, 2008.
*  Final camera-ready version of papers: June 21, 2008
*  Conference: August 21 and 22, 2008


REQUIREMENTS:

Papers may be of one of two types:
*  Extended abstracts (up to 2 pages) may outline work in progress,
   exceptional papers published for different scientific communities,
   original research, or industry reports.
*  Full papers (up to 10 pages). Work may not have been previously
   published in, or under consideration for publication in any other
   conference or journal.

Submissions must use the CEAS electronic system at:
https://msrcmt.research.microsoft.com/CEAS2008/. The style for
submissions and final papers is a two-column, 8.5 by 11 inch format. See
http://www.ceas.cc/2008/format.htm for details.

Papers will be reviewed by a committee of experts from academic and
industrial research centers. Accepted papers will be made freely
available on the web, and will be published on CD-ROM. Authors will
retain copyright of their work.


CONTACT:

*  The conference chair and co-chairs can be reached at
   information at ceas.cc


CEAS PRESIDENT

*  Gordon Cormack
   University of Waterloo
   http://plg.uwaterloo.ca/~gvcormac/

GENERAL CONFERENCE CHAIR:

*  Alek Kolcz
   Microsoft Research
   http://ir.iit.edu/~alek/

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:

*  Andrej Bratko
   Jozef Stefan Institute
   http://ai.ijs.si/andrej/

*  Barry Leiba
   IBM Research
   http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_people.nsf/pages/leiba.i
   ndex.html

*  Tobias Scheffer
   Max Planck Institute for Computer Science
   http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~scheffer/
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