Call for Papers


SecureComm is celebrating its 16th year as one of the highest-quality conferences for research in secure communications and networking. This year’s conference seeks high-quality research contributions in the form of well-developed papers. Topics of interest encompass research advances in ALL areas of secure communications and networking. Topics in other areas (e.g., formal methods, database security, secure software, theoretical cryptography) will be considered only if a clear connection to private or secure communication/networking is demonstrated.


The submissions have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Submit paper to late track

We solicit submissions to the conference for the late breaking results track. These submissions are expected to be less mature than typical research papers, more thought-provoking, radically-changing and potentially transformative research ideas that will complement our main track and trigger community discussions. They will be published in the conference proceedings like the main track papers and presented mixed with the regular track papers in the program.

Meet the Chairs

General Co-Chairs:
Kun Sun
George Mason University, United States
Sara Foresti
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Kevin Butler
University of Florida, United States
Nitesh Saxena
University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Steering Committee:
Imrich Chlamtac (Co-Chair)
Create-Net, Italy
Guofei Gu, (Co-Chair)
Texas A&M University, USA
Peng Liu
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Sencun Zhu
Pennsylvania State University, USA


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Security & Privacy in Wired, Wireless, Mobile, Hybrid, Sensor, Ad Hoc networks
  • Security & Privacy in the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security & Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Security & Privacy in next-generation communication systems (e.g., VoIP, 5G)
  • Secure applications of blockchain technology
  • Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Firewalls, Packet Filters
  • Malware Analysis and Detection including Botnets, Trojans and APTs
  • Web and Systems Security
  • Distributed Denial of Service Attacks and Defenses
  • Communication Privacy and Anonymity
  • Circumvention and Anti-Censorship Technologies
  • Network and Internet Forensics Techniques
  • Authentication Systems: Public Key Infrastructures, Key Management, Credential Management
  • Secure Routing, Naming/Addressing, Network Management
  • Security & Privacy in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, e.g., RFIDs
  • Security & Privacy in Peer-to-Peer and Overlay Networks
  • Security & Isolation in Cloud, Data Center and Software-Defined Networks

Important dates – Updates!

Full Paper Submission deadline
19 May 2020 25 June 2020
Notification deadline
26 June 2020 26 July 2020
Camera-ready deadline
31 August 2020
Start of Conference
21 October 2020
End of Conference
23 October 2020
EmergencyComm Workshop
24 October 2020 (date changed)

Submission Instructions

Papers should be submitted using HotCRP system at and must comply with Springer LNCS format. Papers should be in English. Regular papers should be no more than 18 pages in LNCS format, excluding references and well-marked appendices (note that the final camera-ready version of the paper must be no more than 20 pages in total). Paper review will be double-blind; please ensure that your submissions have been anonymized prior to submission. Non-blinded submissions will be rejected without review. Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal; these submissions will be rejected without review. Detailed submission instructions can be found on the conference website (


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.
SecureComm proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:

Instructions and Templates

Papers must be formatted using the Springer LNICST Authors’ Kit.

Instructions and templates are available from Springer’s LNICST homepage:

Please make sure that your paper adheres to the format as specified in the instructions and templates.

When uploading the camera-ready copy of your paper, please be sure to upload both:

  • a PDF copy of your paper formatted according to the above templates, and
  • an archive file (e.g. zip, tar.gz) containing the both a PDF copy of your paper and LaTeX or Word source material prepared according to the above guidelines.