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Second Franco American Workshop On CyberSecurity, January 20-21, 2014

The workshop that will be held at the University of Arizona between January 20-21, 2014, will present ongoing cybersecurity efforts in the US as well as in Europe. This workshop is partially funded by a Franco-American collaboration project entitled (Cybersecurity Collaboratory: Cyberspece Threat Identification, Analysis and Proactive Response” that is funded by Partner University Fund (PUF). The first Franco-American workshop on Cyber Security was held in Lyon, Campus Scientifique de la Doua, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, on 17 and 18 October 2013. 28 participants took part in this workshop. The program, with abstracts and slides of the presentations, is available at:
A website dedicated to this project is operational and its content will evolve very quickly

The registration is now open. Please click on the link below and fill out the form to register.

For hotel reservation, University Mariott is the recommended hotel. Kindly request the University of Arizona Rate.

For further information about the workshop, please contact Dr. Salim Hariri at or by phone at 520-977-7954.

Second Franco-American Workshop on CyberSecurity
January 20-21, 2014, Santa Rita Room, Student Union, University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona


Partner University Fund (PUF)
UA NSF Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing
NSF Cybersecurity Scholarship for Service (SFS)

January 20, 2014 Monday
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Opening and Welcoming Remarks (Tamal Bose, ECE Department Head, UA)
1:15PM – 2:00 PM Workshop Program Overview & UA CAC Cybersecurity Projects (Salim Hariri, ECE Department, UA) Presentation
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Advanced issues in data security and process compatibility (Mehdi Haddad, Sarah Naït Bahloul, Emad Elabd, Emmanuel Coquery and Mohand-Said Hacid , Univ Lyon1 , France) Abstract Presentation
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Defending against Multi-Stage Attacks through Collaborative Identification of Intentionality (Doug Lundquist and Aris Ouksel, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL) Presentation
Collaborative Sentiment Analysis in Social Media for Detection of Attacks: Preliminary Results. (Kunpeng Zhang and Aris M. Ouksel, CISORS Lab, The University of Illinois at Chicago) Abstract Presentation
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Coffee Break

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM CyberCamp: Creating a sustainable learning community through a cyber camp experience
Curriculum: Developing an information assurance curriculum to serve traditional and non-traditional student learners
(William Neumann, Eller/MIS, UA) Presentation
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Weaknesses in Defenses Against Web-borne Malware (Saumya Debray, CS Department, UA) Abstract
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Robustness study of emerged communities from exchanges in peer-to-peer networks (Slimane Lemmouchi, Mohammed Haddad, Hamamache Kheddouci, Univ Lyon 1, France) Abstract Presentation
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Towards A Resilient Service-Oriented Computing from Security and Business Perspectives (Youakim Badr, INSA, Lyon, France) Abstract Presentation
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM ADMIT: Automated Detection Method for Insider Threats (Joe Valacich, Jeff Jenkins, Salim Hariri, and John Howie) Abstract Presentation
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Reception, Demonstration of Student Cybersecurity Projects


January 21, 2014, Tursday
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Speech: Arizona Cybersecurity Projects: Hacker Web and AZSecure. (Hsinchun Chen, Eller/MIS, UA) Abstract Presentation
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM IBM Security Framework Overview (Sadu Bajekal, IBM) Presentation
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Resilient Cloud Services (Youssif Alnashif, Hemayamini Kurra, Avinash Kudalappa Gudagi, and Salim Hariri, ECE, UA) Abstract Presentation
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM IBM Academic Initiative Resources to Cyber Security Curriculum (Nanci P Knight, IBM) Abstract Presentation
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Lunch Break

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Securing Smart Grids and Buildings Infrastructures and Services (Jesus Horacio Pacheco-Ramierz, Bilal Al Baalbaki, Jin Bai, Zhiwen Pan, Youssif Al Nashif and Salim Hariri, ECE, UA) Abstract
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Towards Human-Centric Predictive Analytics of Cyber-Threats: A Temporal Dynamics Approach (Jerzy Rozenblit and Michael Valenzuela, ECE, UA. Additional Researchers Ronald L. Breiger, Brinton H. Milward, Loukas Lazos, and Ryan Seebruck) Abstract Presentation
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Sociology Plans and Status in Hacker Web Project (Ronald Breiger and Meltem Odabas, Sociology, UA) Abstract Presentation
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Cloud Risks and Opportunities (John Howie, Cloud Security Alliance) Abstract Presentation
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Discussions