2nd International Workshop on Mobile and Wireless Networks Security (MWNS’09)

For those of you who care about mobility and security you might be interested in the following conference. As noted below, I plan to give the keynote speech.

*MWNS’09* is the *second event* in the series of international workshops on “Mobile and Wireless Networks Security”, following the highly successful MWNS workshop in Singapore 2008. This year the workshop will be organized on *May 15, 2008*, as a *full-day event* on the last day of the IFIP conference Networking 2009 which will be held May 11-15, 2009, in Aachen, Germany.

Call for Papers

Network security being for many years addressed in wired networks, it becomes more and more challenging in mobile and wireless networks since those environments are widely open and accessible.

In this context, mobile and wireless terminals and communication are more vulnerable than wired terminals and networks to different attacks such as denial of service, man in the middle, hijacking, spoofing, etc.
In addition, they have less resources which is a real problem in security solution design. This poses new challenges in a sense that we need to design secure and robust solution and light enough to be supported by those wireless and mobile terminals and communications.

Different wireless and mobile technologies are available today such as RFID, Wifi, Wimax, 3G, etc promising the deployment of a variety of services for mobile users. However, security needs to be robust enough in order for the user to trust the services offered on top of those technologies. Other technologies such as ad hoc or sensor networks are also very interesting for new type of services, but they also need to prove that security level is high enough to support user services.

Authors are invited to submit work on issues related to, but not limited by, the following list of topics:

  • Security in wireless PAN, LAN, MAN, RAN
  • Security in IP Mobility networks
  • Security in Mobile P2P
  • Security policies and models
  • Privacy, anonymity, and tracking
  • AAA – Authentication, Authorisation, Accounting
  • Security in Mobile networks (2G, 3G, 4G, …)
  • Security in ad hoc networks
  • Security in sensor/RFID networks
  • Identity management
  • Security of wireless and mobile terminals (smart cards, biometry, …)

Keynote Speaker

The first MWNS workshop in Singapore we welcomed *Charles Perkins* who gave us a very interesting talk on mesh wireless networks, this year for MWNS 2009 we are welcoming *Hannes Tschofenig* who is an active fellow at the IETF. He is Senior Standardization Specialist at Nokia Siemens Networks in Finland.

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