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CFP - Conference on Email and Anti Spam

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@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.index.html

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

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