The Second Workshop in Ubiquitous Computing Systems Security (Ubisec'09)

In conjuction with The Fourth International Conference on Digital
Information Management(ICDIM 2009)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2009


This workshop will bring together researchers and industry participants who are involved with the design, development, and implementation of novel secure ubiquitous applications which can be used in heterogeneous computer systems and mobile devices.

In the last few years we have witnessed a significant increase in the use of the computers and mobile devices in Ubiquitous Computing Systems. While this is a welcome trend, security concerns are becoming one of the major problems. It is affecting the adoption rate and usage of these systems. Unless deliberate efforts are taken to secure these systems from design to implementation most of development achieved to date may not be realised and rolled out to the real world.

We welcome original, high-quality research contributions that advance the state of the art in the design, development, deployment, evaluation and understanding of secure ubiquitous computing systems.



  • Privacy concerns in Ubiquitous Computing Systems
  • Trust concerns in Ubiquitous Computing Systems
  • Design principles of secure context-aware applications
  • Adaptation of secure input and output to the situation
  • How does security address the legal and ethical issues in emerging ubiquitous computing systems?
  • Tools and techniques for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating ubiquitous computing
  • Challenges in building secure Ubiquitous Computing Systems for health, academic institutions, and
    other applications

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2009
Notification of Paper acceptance: July 31, 2009
Camera-ready paper submission: September 1, 2009


We encourage submissions from researchers and practitioners from academia and industry. All are invited to submit papers limited to 8 pages in IEEE format, describing original work or a position paper. Participants will be selected based on their submissions; a selection of papers will be presented at the workshop. Proceedings of all ICDIM 2009 workshops are to be published as a single volume of IEEE to be distributed at the ICDIM 2009 conference.

Authors of accepted papers will be expected to present their work at the workshop.
All attendees must register for the ICDIM 2009 conference.

Paper must be submitted electronically to All papers will be fully refereed by at least two referees and before final acceptance all referees comments must be considered. The required formats of the paper are available on the conference website,


Program Co-Chairs

Fredrick Mtenzi, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Program Committee

Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Victor Ralevich, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
Maaruf Ali, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Dragana Martinovic, University of Windsor, Canada
Ciaran O'Driscoll, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Ion Tutanescu, University of Pitesti, Romania
Paul Doyle, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Emmanuel Mkusa, Namibia University, Namibia
Kudakwashe Dube, Hamilton University, New Zealand
Dennis Lupiana, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Mike Jackson, Birmingham City University, UK
George S. Oreku, Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organisation, Tanzania
Gongjun Yan, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA
Alex Osadzinski, University of East London, UK
Bossi Masamila, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Chelnokov Valery P., Moscow Engineering Physical Institute, Russia
Eyas El-Qawasmeh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Owen OíConnor, Cernam Ltd and ISSA Ireland, Ireland

Details of previous workshop

This will be the Second Workshop in Ubiquitous Computing Systems Security (UCSS), the first was co-hosted with the third International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2008). The participation during the workshop was very good.


Dr. Fredrick Japhet Mtenzi

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