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IEEE ISI 2020 : IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI)


When Nov 9, 2020 - Nov 10, 2020
Where Virtual
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2020
Notification Due Oct 1, 2020
Categories    artificial intelligence   cybersecurity   security   data science

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) (Due Date: August 15, 2020)
Location: Virtual
Dates: November 9 – 10, 2020
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2020

Conference Chairs: Ahmed Abbasi (U. of Notre Dame), Heng Xu (American U.), and Ryan Wright (U. of Virginia)
Program Chairs: Matt Jensen (U. of Oklahoma), Nan Zhang (American U.), and Sagar Samtani (Indiana U.)
Publication Chairs: Victor Benjamin (Arizona State U.) and Weifeng Li (U. of Georgia)

Intelligence and security informatics (ISI) is an interdisciplinary field involving academic researchers in information technology, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, law, and public policy. The field also includes industry consultants, practitioners, security managers, and chief information security officers who support physical and cybersecurity missions at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels (e.g., anticipation, interdiction, prevention, preparedness, and response to threats). Since 2003, IEEE ISI has become a premier vehicle for sharing and disseminating knowledge pertaining to security informatics, homeland security, AI for Cybersecurity, and high-impact topics. This year, IEEE ISI will be delivered in its first ever virtual format. We welcome papers on topics pertaining to, but not limited to:

Security Analytics and Threat Intelligence
● Threat pattern models and modeling tools
● Real-time situational awareness
● Intrusion and cybersecurity threat detection and analysis
● Cyber-physical-social system security and incident management
● Computing and networking infrastructure protection
● Crime analysis and prevention
● Forecasting threats and measuring the impact of threats
● Surveillance and intelligence through unconventional means
● Information security management standards
● Information systems security policies
● Mobile and cloud computing security
● Big data analytics for cybersecurity
● Resilient cyberinfrastructure design and protection

Data Science and Analytics in Security Informatics
● Data representation and fusion for security informatics
● Criminal/intelligence information extraction
● Data sharing and information visualization for security informatics
● Web-based intelligence monitoring and analysis
● Spatial-temporal data analysis for crime analysis and security informatics
● Criminal/intelligence machine learning and data mining
● Cyberattack and/or bio-terrorism tracking, alerting, and analysis
● Digital forensics and computational criminology
● Financial and accounting fraud analysis
● Consumer-generated content and security-related social media analytics
● Security-related social network analysis (radicalization, fund-raising, recruitment, conducting operations)
● Authorship analysis and identification
● Security-related analytical methodologies and software tools

Emerging Topics in AI for Cybersecurity:
● Novel deep learning and/or adversarial machine learning methods for security
● AI-enabled vulnerability assessment and management
● Representation, algorithmic, or extrinsic explainable AI for cybersecurity
● Multi-view learning for fusing multiple cybersecurity data sources
● Graph neural network-based approaches for netflow analysis
● Risk management and/or uncertainty quantification via deep Bayesian learning
● Augmented intelligence or human-in-the-loop approaches for SOC environments
● Cross-lingual analytics for multi-lingual threat detection
● Adversarial malware evasion and detection
● AI approaches for IoT fingerprinting, telescopes, and measurements
● Automated misinformation/disinformation detection

Human Behavior and Factors in Security Applications
● Behavior issues in information systems security
● User interventions and training for secure computing
● Human-computer interaction and user interfaces of relevance to intelligence and security
● Social impacts of crime, cybercrime, and/or terrorism
● Board activism and influence
● Measuring the effectiveness of security interventions
● Citizen and employee education and training
● Understanding user behavior (e.g. compliance, susceptibility, and accountability)
● Security risks related to user behaviors/interactions with information systems
● Human behavior modeling, representation, and prediction for security applications

Organizational, National, and International Security Applications
● Best practices in security protection
● Information sharing policy and governance
● Privacy, security, and civil liberties issues
● Emergency response and management
● Disaster prevention, detection, and management
● Protection of transportation and communications infrastructure
● Communication and decision support for research and rescue
● Assisting citizens' responses to cyber attacks, terrorism, and catastrophic events
● Accounting and IT auditing and fraud detection
● Corporate governance and monitoring
● Election fraud and political use and abuse
● Machine learning for the developing world
● AI methods and applications for humanitarian efforts

Submission Guidelines
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Each manuscript must clearly articulate their data (e.g., key metadata, statistical properties, etc.), analytical procedures (e.g., representations, algorithm details, etc.), and evaluation set up and results (e.g., performance metrics, statistical tests, case studies, etc.). Making data, code, and processes publicly available to facilitate scientific reproducibility is not required, but is strongly encouraged. The following paper categories are welcome:
Paper Format
● Long paper (maximum of 6 pages)
● Short paper (maximum of 3 pages)
● Poster (1 page)

Consult the IEEE publications page at for formatting requirements.
Submission website:

All submissions must be PDF.
Accepted paper will be presented by an IEEE member. 2020 IEEE ISI proceedings will be published by the IEEE Press in formal proceedings. IEEE ISI Proceedings are EI-indexed. Selected papers may also be encouraged to submit to a special issue at IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) pertaining to Explainable AI for Cyber Threat Intelligence (XAI-CTI) or considered for IEEE Intelligent Systems and ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2020
Notification of Acceptance to Authors: October 01, 2020
Camera-ready Due Date: October 15, 2020

Please contact Victor Benjamin for any questions about paper submissions at
Please contact Amanda Morris for any questions about conference logistics at

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