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EAI SecureComm 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference.
In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication and indexing. Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, this will also be the case in 2021.
All matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged. Learn more about EAI’s online conferences here.

September 6-9, 2021
Canterbury, Great Britain (online)

Watch the full recording of the EAI SecureComm2020 livestream (including EmergencyComm Workshop)
and get involved in this year’s edition!

SecureComm 2021 is still accepting submissions!

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Keynote speakers
Prof. Yong Tang
Cyber Security Research and Education Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas
Prof. Tao Li
School of Computer Science at Northeastern University in Boston

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EAI SecureComm's highlights
SecureComm authors have enjoyed over

6000+ citations (avg. 8,23 citations per paper)

Top performing SecureComm paper is currently at 357 citations and counting!


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from wherever you are!

Get the same full publication and indexing, enjoy EAI’s fair evaluation and recognition, present your paper to a global audience, and experience virtual meetings live as well as
on-demand from the safety and comfort of your home.

Although we will miss having everyone meet and connect in person, we feel strongly that knowledge exchange must continue, if not more so. That is why we have equipped our online conferences with live viewing with chat, virtual Q&A, and a multitude of other measures to provide you with a great experience.

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- The first open and transparent way of recognizing great researchers worldwide
- Credits are awarded to all authors based on review, but regardless of acceptance
- Members with top 0.1% EAI Index at the end of the year will become EAI Fellows

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Let the EAI Community help you build your career with collaborative research, objective evaluation, and fair recognition:

  • Extra visibility for your paper and fair review  →  Community Review
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Update: Proceedings have been published in SpringerLink Digital Library (Part I and Part II).


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Inspec, and Zentralblatt MATH.

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:


  • Network security and privacy (for all types of networks such as wired, wireless, mobile, hybrid, sensor, vehicular, satellite, 5G, 6G, ad hoc, peer-to-peer, and software-defined networks)
  • Attacks on telecommunications and networking (e.g., malware, botnets, DoS, MitM, relay attacks, side channel attacks, phishing/pharming, DNS poisoning/hijacking, address spoofing, cybersquatting)
  • Security protocols at all network layers and for different applications (e.g., for secure routing, naming/addressing, network management, remote authentication and attestation)
  • Physical layer security (e.g., jamming, GPS spoofing)
  • Systems security with a strong secure communication and networking element (e.g., security in cloud, edge and fog computing, IoT, RFID, cyber-physical sysytems, teleconferencing)
  • Network intrusion detection and prevention, firewalls, packet filters
  • Web and mobile security & privacy
  • Anonymous communications and other forms of privacy-enhancing or privacy-aware communications (e.g., Tor, darknet)
  • Distributed ledger technologies (blockchain and cryptocurrencies)
  • Internet censorship and countermeasures
  • Resilience of computer networks and critical infrastructures
  • Visualisation of secure communications and networking
  • Cyber (both offensive and defensive) deception related to secure communications and networking (e.g., honeypots / honeytokens, cyber fraud)
  • False information online including mis-, dis- and mal-information
  • Moving target defence
  • Information hiding (steganography, steganalysis, and digital watermarking)
  • Privacy-preserving computing in secure communication and networking
  • Cryptographic systems for secure communications and networking (e.g., key management, multi-party computing, broadcast encryption, sectre sharing schemes)
  • Quantum key distribution and other quantum-based secure communications
  • Network, internet and cloud forensics
  • Cyber threat intelligence and cyber incident responses
  • Cybercrime investigation and attribution
  • Data leakage/loss prevention/protection (DLP)
  • Secure communication and networking applications (e.g., industry 4.0, energy, smart cities, transportation, water, logistics, waste)
  • Security and privacy of contact tracing and other COVID-19 related digital interventions with a core element on telecommunications or networking
  • Socio-technical aspects of secure communications and networking (e.g., usability, human behaviours, legal issues, cybercrime, economics)

About SecureComm 2021

SecureComm 2021 is calling for high-quality research contributions in ALL areas of secure communications and networking, including those addressing interdisciplinary challenges in different application domains. Topics in less related areas will be considered only if a clear connection to secure communication/networking is demonstrated in the title or the abstract.

EAI SecureComm's highlights

GII-GRIN-SCIE: B (Top 21%)


CORE conference ranking: C

SecureComm authors have enjoyed over:
480.000 paper downloads
6000+ citations (avg. 8,73 citations per paper)

Top performing SecureComm paper is currently at 357 citations and counting!

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About EAI

This event is organized by EAI.

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.

EAI’s vision is to foster excellence in research and innovation on the principles of transparency, objectivity, equality, and openness. Our guiding principle is community cooperation to create better research, provide fair recognition of excellence and transform best ideas into commercial value proposition.

EAI‘s mission is to create an environment that rewards excellence transparently, and builds recognition objectively regardless of age, economic status or country of origin, where no membership fees or closed door committees stand in the way of your research career.

Through these shared values, EAI leads the way toward advancing the world of research and innovation, empowering individuals and institutions for the good of society to fully benefit from the digital revolution.

Important dates – Updates!

These deadlines follow AoE Time Zone 

Late Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
4 May 2021 
Notification deadline 
29 June 2021 
Camera-Ready deadline
19 July 2021

Video submission deadline
26 July 2021
Start of Conference
6 September
End of Conference
9 September

Main Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
31 March 2021
Notification deadline
24 May 2021 
Camera-Ready deadline
28 June 2021
Video submission deadline
19 July 2021 (extended!) 

Start of Conference
6 September
End of Conference
9 September

Previous SecureComm editions

2020 – Virtual conference
2019 – Orlando, United States
2018 – Singapore, Singapore
2017 – Niagara Falls, Canada
 – Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China
2015 – Dallas, United States
2014 – Beijing, People’s Republic of China
2013 – Sydney, Australia
2012 – Padua, Italy
2011 – London, Great Britain
2010 – Singapore, Singapore
2009 – Athens, Greece
2008 – Istanbul, Turkey
2007 – Nice, France
2006 – Baltimore, Maryland, United States
2005 – Athens, Greece