Special Session


Machine Learning in Information and System Security Issues


The Seventh International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA’08)


December 11-13, 2008, San Diego , California   USA



Recent developments in information and communication technologies require secure processing, storing, and sharing information in electronic environments. The importance of information and system security increases all the time in diversity as well as in quantity because of continuous threats encountered in many new forms. In order to protect information and systems, new approaches, methods, techniques, technologies and concepts are always required.


Advances in Machine Learning (ML) provide new challenges and solutions to the security vulnerabilities encountered in applications. Machine Learning (ML) techniques have found widespread applications in security issues. Many ML techniques, approaches, algorithms, methods and tools are extensively used by security experts.


The aim of this special session on Information and System Security Issues is to:

in the area of application of ML methods in the information and system security area.


This session aims to provide a platform to present and discuss recent advancements in security applications using ML methods.


Papers are sought on a range of topics that include Security Applications using ML methods but are not limited to

·        Cryptographic Tools, Techniques and Protocols

·        Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

·        Public Key Infrastructure

·        Steganography and Steganalysis

·        Digital watermarking

·        Mobile Communications Security

·        Network  Security

·        Wireless Security

·        Internet and web Security

·        Database security

·        Mobile Code & Agent Security  

·        Information security

·        Computer Forensics

·        Broadband powerline security

·        E-sign and m-sign

·        Biometrics

·        IDS and IPS,


Papers submitted for this special session should be submitted by June 15, 2008   July 15, 2008, at the regular paper submission website (http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla08/). Papers should not exceed a maximum of 6 pages (including abstract, body, tables, figures, and references), and should be submitted as a pdf in 2-column IEEE format. Detailed instructions for the authors can be found at the conference website. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, as a hardcopy. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors to be published in the conference proceedings.


If you have any questions do not hesitate to direct your questions to the special session organizer Dr. Seref Sagiroglu (ss at gazi.edu.tr).


Special Session Organizer:

Dr. Seref Sagiroglu Gazi University, Turkey.


Program Committee:

Dr. E. Akyildiz, METU, Turkey

Dr. M. Alkan, Telecommunication Authority, Turkey

Dr. A. H. Koltuksuz, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey.

Dr. K. Lavangnananda, King Mongkut’s Univ of Technology, Thonburi, Tailand.

Dr. I. Sogukpinar, Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey

Dr. N. Yilmaz, Selcuk University, Turkey.

Dr. R. Alcock, AHEPA University, Greece

Dr. Taner ALTUNOK, Turkish Military Academy Defense Sciences Institute, Turkey


The key dates for this special session are:

Paper deadline                          : June 15, 2008   July 15, 2008

Notification of acceptance                     : September 1st, 2008

Camera-ready papers                           : October 1st, 2008.