SOSOC 2008

Workshop on Security in Opportunistic and SOCial Networks

(in conjunction with SecureComm 2008)

September 22, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey

In cooperation with:

acm sigsac



Scope of the workshop:

Opportunistic Networks are considered as an evolution of the Mobile Ad-hoc Networking paradigm, in which the assumption of an existing end-to-end connectivity is relaxed. The evolving topologies are expected to resemble the actual social networks of the communicating users and information on their characteristics can be a powerful aid for any network operation. Online services that assist social networks (facebook, linkedin, xing, etc.) in consequence are able to provide additional information on contacts and their relations. The lack of end-to-end connectivity and the use of personal information for the networking operations raise entirely new privacy concerns and require new reflections on security problems.

The aim of this workshop is to encompass research advances in all areas of security, trust and privacy in Opportunistic and Social Networks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • new aspects of trust
  • privacy concerns
  • availability and resilience
  • community based secure communication
  • data confidentiality, data integrity
  • anonymity, pseudonymity
  • key management
  • secure bootstrapping
  • security issues in forwarding, routing
  • security aspects regarding cooperation
  • reputation systems for opportunistic/social networks
  • new security issues, new attack paradigms
  • new requirements for software security
  • malware analysis in opportunistic/social networks

Submission Instructions: Submissions must be made in PDF to the submission website. Paper submissions must not exceed 10 pages in ACM proceedings style. They should be thoroughly edited and read as though written by an English native speaker. All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality through double-blind reviewing. Authors' names must not appear in the paper.

Important dates:
  • Submission deadline: July 7, 2008 July 14, 2008
  • Notification date: August 18, 2008
  • Camera ready submission deadline: September 1, 2008


Önen, Melek EURECOM, France
Strufe, Thorsten EURECOM, France

Technical Program Committee:

Blass, Erik-Oliver EURECOM, France
Bohli, Jens-Matthias NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Cavallaro, Lorenzo University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Conti, Mauro Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Crowcroft, Jon University of Cambridge, UK
Dacier, Marc Symantec, France
di Pietro, Roberto Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain / UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy
Eichhorn, Alexander Simula, Norway
Freiling, Felix Universität Mannheim, Germany
Hecker, Artur TELECOM ParisTech, France
Ioannidis, Sotiris FORTH, Greece
Levi, Albert Sabanci University, Turkey
Molva, Refik EURECOM, France
Müller-Quade, Jörn Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Noubir, Guevara North Eastern University, USA
Robshaw, Matt Orange Labs, France
Rohner, Christian Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Roudier, Yves EURECOM, France
Schäfer, Günter TU Ilmenau, Germany