Call for Papers

EAI SecureComm 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference (with an on-site possibility).

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.
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. Learn more about EAI’s online conferences.
If the situation allows it, the event will take place in its original location with an option to present remotely. In any case, all matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged.

Scope

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.

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Topics

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

  • 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)

Publication

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

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:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

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.

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Important dates Late Track extended!

These deadlines follow AoE Time Zone 

Late Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
4 May 2021 (extended!)
Notification deadline
3 June 2021
Camera-Ready deadline
28 June 2021
Start of Conference
6 September
End of Conference
9 September

Main Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
31 March 2021
Notification deadline
17 May 2021
Camera-Ready deadline
14 June 2021
Start of Conference
6 September
End of Conference
9 September