Event: 22-24 Aug 2012 Denmark European Intelligence & Security Informatics Conference

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European Intelligence & Security Informatics Conference (EISIC 2012)
The Premier European Conference on Counterterrorism and Criminology
Odense, Denmark August 22-24, 2012
http://www.eisic.org, http://www.eisic.eu
Co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society

Call for Papers  DUE 22 APRIL 2012

Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) research is an interdisciplinary research field involving academic researchers in information technologies, computer science, public policy, bioinformatics, medical informatics, and social and behavior studies as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement and intelligence experts, and information technology industry consultants and practitioners to support counterterrorism and homeland security missions of anticipation, interdiction, prevention, preparedness and response to terrorist acts. The annual IEEE International ISI Conference series (http://www.isiconference.org) was started in 2003.  The European ISI 2011 was held at Athens last year.

The goal of EISIC 2012 is to gather people from previously disparate communities to provide a stimulating forum for exchange of ideas and results. We invite academic researchers (in information technologies, computer science, public policy, and social and behavioral studies), law enforcement and intelligence experts, as well as information technology companies, industry consultants and practitioners in the fields involved. EISIC 2012 will be held in the world of HAPPIEST PEOPLE, i.e., DENMARK (Odense, Denmark) on August 22-24, 2012.

Submissions may include systems, methodology, testbed, modeling, evaluation, policy, and position papers. Research should be relevant to informatics, organization, and/or public policy in applications of counter-terrorism or protection of local/ national/ international/ global security in the physical world and/or cyberspace. The accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press (approval pending) in

formal Proceedings.
EISIC 2012 will be organized in four main streams focusing on:

– Terrorism Informatics
– Information Sharing and Data/Text Mining
– Computational Criminology
– Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Responses
-Enterprise Risk Management and Information Systems Security

Topics include but are not limited to:
1. Information Sharing and Data/Text Mining
– Intelligence-related knowledge discovery
– Computer or cyber crime investigations and digital forensics
– Criminal investigative criteria and standard of procedure on Computer crime
– Criminal data mining and network analysis
– Criminal/ intelligence information sharing and visualization
– Web-based intelligence monitoring and analysis
– Spatial-temporal data analysis/GIS for crime analysis and security informatics
– Deception and intent detection
– Cyber-crime detection and analysis
– Authorship analysis and identification
– Applications of digital library technologies in intelligence data processing, preservation, sharing, and analysis
– Agents and collaborative systems for intelligence sharing
– HCI and user interfaces of relevance to intelligence and security
– Information sharing policy and governance
– Privacy, security, and civil liberties issues
– Intelligence-computerized community security and surveillance system
2. Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Responses
– Cyber-infrastructure design and protection
– Intrusion detection
– Bio-terrorism tracking, alerting, and analysis
– Bio-terrorism information infrastructure
– Transportation and communication infrastructure protection
– Border/transportation safety
– Emergency response and management
– Disaster prevention, detection, and management
– Communication and decision support for search and rescue
– Assisting citizens’ responses to terrorism and catastrophic events
– Computer forensics and crime lead discovery
– Anti-fraud information technology
3. Terrorism Informatics
– Terrorism related analytical methodologies and software tools
– Terrorism knowledge portals and databases
– Terrorist incident chronology databases
– Terrorism root cause analysis
– Social network analysis (radicalization, recruitment, conducting operations),
– visualization, and simulation
– Forecasting terrorism
– Countering terrorism
– Measuring the impact of terrorism on society
– Measuring the effectiveness of counter-terrorism campaigns
– Crime intelligence and cyberspace crime investigation
– Immigration and security
4. Computational Criminology
– Crime pattern recognition and modeling tools
– Offender social network analysis (infrequent to frequent offenders)
– Crime generators and crime attractors
– Forecasting crime and its impact
– Drug, gang and special crime analysis and modeling tools
– Data mining and data fusion of crime – urban databases
– Dynamic information systems analysis for crime and place
– Privacy and security in crime and justice system data
– Spatial and temporal analysis and software tools
– Law Enforcement decision support systems
– Cybercrime
5. Enterprise Risk Management and Information Systems Security
– Information security management standards
– Information systems security policies
– Behavior issues in information systems security
– Fraud detection
– Cyber crime and social impacts
– Corporate going concerns and risks
– Accounting and IT auditing
– Corporate governance and monitoring
– Board activism and influence
– Corporate sentiment surveillance
– Market influence analytics and media intelligence
– Consumer-generated media and social media analytics

Types of submissions
Full, Short Papers and Posters.


In conjunction with EISIC 2012, several workshops will be held on August 21-22, 2012. The currently committed ones include (1) the Innovation in Border Control Workshop, (2) Bio-inspired and Computational Intelligence Systems in Cyber Security (BCISCS 2012) Workshop, and (3) the OSINT-WM 2012 symposium. Workshop proposals are welcome.

Important Dates
■Paper submission due: April 15, 2012
■Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2012
■Camera ready paper due: June 15, 2012
■Authors registration due: June 15, 2012
■Conference: August 22-24, 2012

Organizing Committee
Honorary General Chairs

Hsinchun Chen,
University of Arizona, AZ, USA

George J. Hagerty,
St. John International University, Turin, Italy

Per Michael Johansen,
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

General Chairs
Uffe Kock Wiil,
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Panagiotis Karampelas,
Hellenic American University, NH, USA

Progam Chairs
Nasrullah Memon,
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Daniel Zeng,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and University of Arizona, AZ, USA

Publicity Chairs
Matthias Meckel,
University of Central Lancashire, UK

Mahmood Shah,
University of Central Lancashire, UK

Please refer to http://www.eisic.eu/organization.aspx for the full list of members

Program Committee
Please refer to http://www.eisic.eu/committee.aspx for the full list of members

Best regards

Program Chairs
European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference 2012