CFP: MCIS 2009 – Web Application Security Track

The Greek Chapter of OWASP co-organizes a track in the 4th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems on the topic of Web Application Security. Below (or here) you can find the corresponding call for papers. Please forward to whoever might be interested.

You are invited to submit papers to the MCIS 2009 track: “Web Application Security”. The conference will be held in Athens, 25-27 September 2009.

The emergence of Web 2.0 technologies brought about the extensive deployment and use of web-based applications and web services. Such applications are easy to develop and deploy and demonstrate impressive features for users, resulting in their current wide use. Nonetheless, the level of security in web applications doesn’t seem to go along with their popularity: important security issues have been found and privacy concerns have also been raised recently. In addition, the
Cloud Computing paradigm promises even greater flexibility; however corresponding security and privacy issues still need to be examined. This track aims to bring together application security experts, researchers, educators and practitioners from the industry, academia and international communities such as OWASP, in order to discuss open problems and new solutions in application security. In the context of this track academic researchers will be able to combine interesting results with the experience of practitioners and software engineers.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
•       Secure application development
•       Security of service oriented architectures
•       Threat modeling of web applications
•       Cloud computing security
•       Web applications vulnerabilities and analysis
•       Countermeasures for web application vulnerabilities
•       Secure coding techniques
•       Platform or language security features that help secure web applications
•       Secure database usage in web applications
•       Access control in web applications
•       Web services security
•       Browser security
•       Privacy in web applications
•       Standards, certifications and security evaluation criteria for web applications

Track co-chairs
Panagiotis Georgiadis, University of Athens, p.georgiadis AT
Costas Vassilakis, University of Peloponnese, costas AT
Konstantinos Papapanagiotou, University of Athens, conpap AT
Vasileios Vlachos, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, vsvlachos AT

Important Dates
Submission of papers and all other contributions due: April 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2009
Camera-ready version of accepted contributions: July 15, 2009
Conference : September 25-27, 2009

More information is available at the conference website ( or by contacting the track chairs.


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