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Conference on Email and Anti-Spam final call for papers

2008-04-02 07:18:35

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The 2008 Conference on Email and Anti-Spam submission deadline is approaching, and has been extended by a week, to 10 April. If you have any work to report on in the area of Internet messaging abuse and its prevention — not limited to email spam; see the topic list in the CfP, below — please form it into a paper by next week, and submit it.



           Thursday August 21 and Friday August 22, 2008
                  Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
                     Mountain View, California

                      FINAL 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.


*  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


*  Submission deadline: April 10, 2008 (10:59pm UTC) -- EXTENDED DATE
*  Notification of acceptance: June 6, 2008.
*  Final camera-ready version of papers: June 21, 2008
*  Conference: August 21 and 22, 2008


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: The style for
submissions and final papers is a two-column, 8.5 by 11 inch format. See 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.


*  The conference chair and co-chairs can be reached at


*  Gordon Cormack
  University of Waterloo


*  Aleksander Kolcz
  Microsoft Live Labs


*  Andrej Bratko
  Jozef Stefan Institute

*  Barry Leiba
  IBM Research

*  Tobias Scheffer
  Max Planck Institute for Computer Science

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