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[anti-spam-wg] (CFP) CEAS 2006 Call for Papers

  • From: Dave Crocker <
  • Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 08:24:24 -0800
  • Organization: Brandenburg InternetWorking
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Attached is the Call for Papers for The Third Conference on Email and
Anti-Spam (CEAS 2006).

Please distribute it to any groups you feel will be interested.




   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking
   dcrocker  a t ...
   WE'VE MOVED to:

                             (CEAS 2006)

              Thursday July 27 and Friday July 28, 2006               
                     Mountain View, California

                           CALL FOR PAPERS

               ** Submission Deadline: March 23, 2006 **

The Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS) invites short and long
paper submissions on research results pertaining to a broad range of
issues in email and internet communication.

Submissions may address issues relating to any form of electronic
messaging, including traditional email, instant messaging, mobile
telephone text messaging, and voice over IP. Issues of interest include
the analysis and abatement of abuses (such as spam, phishing, identity
theft, and privacy invasion) as well as enhancements to and novel
applications of electronic messaging.

Papers will be selected by peer review for presentation at CEAS and
inclusion in the proceedings.


    Past proceedings are available on-line: 

       2004:  <>
       2005:  <>

    These give an indication of some of the diverse topics of interest to 
    CEAS. Novel departures from previously included topics are welcome. 


    * Message filtering, blocking, authentication
          o Machine learning techniques
          o statistical techniques
          o natural language processing
          o protocols
          o signatures

    * Message organization
          o automatic foldering
          o categorization
          o clustering
          o work flow 

    * Message retrieval
          o search
          o summarization 

    * Systems and network issues
          o performance & scalability
          o reliability & security
          o archival & retrieval 

    * Evaluation
          o corpus and benchmark creation
          o measures and methodologies
          o tests of specific methods or products 

    * Analysis
          o abuse tactics and patterns
          o legitimate use patterns 

    * User issues
          o user interfaces
          o usability studies
          o messaging in support of user activities 

    * Social issues
          o costs and benefits of messaging use and abuse
          o other social impacts
          o deducing social phenomena 

    * Legal issues
          o spam
          o phishing
          o identity theft
          o privacy
          o freedom of speech
          o digital rights management 


    * Paper submission deadline: March 23, 2006
    * Notification of acceptance: May 22
    * Final camera-ready version of papers: June 22
    * Conference: July 27 and 28, 2006


    Papers may be of one of two types: short papers (two pages plus
    bibliography) or full papers (eight pages plus bibliography). Work
    may not have been previously published in, or under consideration
    for publication in any other conference or journal. Work that has
    been summarily reported on-line, or in technical reports or
    workshops, may be the basis of a CEAS submission provided that
    presentation and publication by CEAS would be unencumbered by prior
    copyright assignment. 
    Submissions must use the CEAS electronic system (link to be announced). 
    The style for submissions and final papers is a two-column, 8.5 by 11 
    inch format, as specified in <>.

    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.


    * <
> (sends mail to the chair and co-chairs.) GENERAL CONFERENCE CHAIR: * Gordon V. Cormack University of Waterloo <> PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS: * Ion Androutsopoulos Athens University of Economics and Business <> * Alek Kolcz AOL <> * Dave Crocker Brandenburg InternetWorking <>