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SKM 2021 : International Conference on Secure Knowledge Management


When Oct 8, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Where San Antonio
Submission Deadline Jul 12, 2021
Notification Due Aug 2, 2021
Final Version Due Aug 9, 2021
Categories    AI   IOT   security   security management

Call For Papers

International Conference on Secure Knowledge Management: Call for Papers

With the advent of revolutionary technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, big data, and IoT; Secure Knowledge Management (SKM) continues to be an important research area that deals with methodologies for systematically gathering, organizing, and disseminating information in a secure manner. The recent development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the security arena shows a promising future, and there is no doubt that AI can provide new ideas and tools for SKM. Therefore, this conference on SKM will bring together researchers & practitioners from academia, industry, and government on a global scale. The scope and focus of SKM-2021 conference are to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns including practical challenges encountered and solution adopted with special emphasis on AI. SKM 2019 was held in BITS Pilani, Goa Campus, Goa, India and past iterations of SKM were held at SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY Albany, NYU, SUNY Stony Brook, UT Dallas, Rutgers University, BITS Dubai, and University of South Florida. Following the biennial tradition of the Secure Knowledge Management Workshop that began in 2004, SKM-2021 ( will be held during October 8 – 9, 2021, at the Courtyard by Marriott on the Riverwalk (dependent on the status of the Covid-19 Pandemic) in San Antonio. Papers offering novel research contributions in all aspects of SKM are solicited for submission. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• SKM in specific technology domains such as:
• Artificial Intelligence
• Data mining and Machine Learning
• Hybrid Cloud Computing
• Big Data in Collaborative Environment
• Internet of Things
• Cyber-Physical Systems
• Healthcare
• Online Social Networks
• Role of SKM in Design of Secure Systems
• Role of SKM in General Data Protection Regulation
• SKM for Digital Payments
• Risk & Security Metrics for Knowledge Management
• SKM for Insider Threat Detection and Mitigation
• Knowledge Management for Fake News Detection
• Trust concerning Knowledge Management

Submission Guidelines
Only original papers should be submitted. Submissions should not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without a review.
Paper Format
• All submissions must be in English and should adhere to the LNCS/CCIS format guidelines:
o Guidelines for proceedings authors (pdf)
o LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip)
o CCIS Consent form for the publication
• Including references and appendices, full paper should be 10-20 pages in the LNCS / CCIS one-column page format.
• To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation, authors are kindly requested to submit the paper WITHOUT any self-reference to any of the authors anywhere in the paper, including the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.
• Papers should be uploaded to EasyChair in PDF format only. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. It is planned to publish the peer-reviewed and selected papers of conference as proceedings with Springer in their prestigious Communications in Computer and Information Science series (Scopus and DBLP indexed).

Some selected papers presented at the conference will be invited for extension and further review for a fast-tracked special issue of Information Systems Frontiers (SCIE, Scopus and DBLP indexed) a Springer journal.
Authors of registered papers (including posters) must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference. At least one FULL registration is mandatory for each accepted paper. Papers which are not presented will be excluded from the conference proceedings.
Camera Ready Paper Submission Guidelines
Please send the following files to EasyChair ( before July 26, 2021.
• A single pdf file of the final paper.
• A zip file containing all the source files (LNCS/CCIS latex format) of the final paper.
• Authors response to reviewer's comments.
• Duly signed “Consent to Publish Form”.
• Email subject: Final Camera Ready Paper (PaperID).
• Registration fee transaction receipt/screenshot.
Key Dates
• Paper Submission Deadline: June 28, 2021
• Acceptance Notification: July 12, 2021
• Camera Ready Deadline: July 26, 2021
• Early Bird Registration: Before August 10, 2021
• Standard Registration: After August 10, 2021
• Conference Dates: October 8 – 9, 2021

Steering Committee

Kevin Kwiat, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA, (Retd)
Nasir Memon, New York University, USA
Raghav Rao, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Bhavani M. Thuraisingham, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Shambhu Upadhyaya, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA

General Chairs

Ram Krishnan, University of Texas at San Antonio
Raghav Rao, University of Texas at San Antonio

Technical Program Committee Chairs

Sagar Samtani, Indiana University
Ziming Zhao, University at Buffalo

Publicity Chair

Elias Bou-Harb,, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ankit Shah, University of South Florida

Publications Chair

Sanjay Sahay, BITS Pilani, Goa Campus, India

Technical Program Committee

Mahmoud Abdelsalam, Manhattan College
Abdullah Al-Alaj, Virgina Wesleyan University
Victor Benjamin, Arizona State University
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
Smirti Bhatt, Texas A&M San Antonio
Indranil Bose, IIM Calcutta
Rui Chen, Iowa State University
Yuan Cheng, California State University, Sacramento
Dipanwita Roy Chowdhury, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Sanjay Goel, University of Albany
Maanak Gupta, Tennessee Technological University
Raju Halder,Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Hongxin Hu, University at Buffalo
Peizhao Hu, Rochester Institute of Technology
Shweta Jain, City University of New York
Raj K. Jaiswal, BITS Pilani, Goa Campus, India
Weifeng Li, University of Georgia
Yunji Liang, Northwestern Polytechnic University
Peng Liu, Penn State University
Carlos Rubio Medrano, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Amirreza Masoumzadeh, University at Albany
Shagufta Mehnaz, Dartmouth College
Xianghang Mi, University of Buffalo
Sumita Mishra, Rochester Institute of Technology
Aziz Mohaisen, University of Central Florida
Kichan Nam, American University of Sharjah
Pratik Narang, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, India
Jiwan Ninglekhu, InterDigital Communications
Abhipsa Pal, IIM Kozikode
Jaehong Park, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Paul Ratazzi, Air Force Research Laboratory
Hemant Rathore, BITS Pilani, Goa Campus India
Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University
Raghu Santanam, Arizona State University
Ankit Shah, University of South Florida
Jay Shan, Miami University
Ashu Sharma, Mindtree, Hyderabad, India
Rahul Thakur, IIT Roorkee, India
Abhishek Vaish, Indian Institute of Information Technology
Rohit Valecha, University of Texas at San Antonio
Rakesh Verma, University of Houston
Huibo Wang, Baidu Security
Weihang Wang, University at Buffalo
Nan Xiao, University of Texas at RGV
Jay Yang, Rochester Institute of Technology
Penghui Zhang, Arizona State University
Hongyi Zhu, University of Texas at San Antonio

SKM 2021 is happy to announce that selected students will be provided travel support to attend the conference contingent upon availability of funds.

We will continue to monitor the COVID situation as it progresses. In case a fully physical hosting is deemed inappropriate, the chairs will move the conference to a hybrid/virtual meeting through Zoom. Such a decision will take place 1 month ahead of the scheduled conference date.

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