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When Aug 23, 2023 - Aug 23, 2023
Where Edinburgh, UK
Submission Deadline Jul 5, 2023
Notification Due Jul 20, 2023
Final Version Due Jul 25, 2023
Categories    cyber physical system   security   smart city   IOT

Call For Papers

SECSOC 2023: The 5th International Workshop on Secure Smart Societies in Next-Generation Networks

Edinburgh, UK, 23 August 2023

Conference website:
Submission link:

Full Paper Submission deadline: 5 July 2023
Notification deadline: 20 July 2023
Camera-ready deadline: 25 July 2023
The timezone of Important Dates is AoE (Anywhere on the Earth) 23:59:59pm.

The 5th International Workshop on Secure Smart Societies in Next Generation Networks (SECSOC-2023) will be held in conjunction with The 13th EAI International Conference on Big Data Technologies and Applications (EAI BDTA 2023) in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom. The focus of this international workshop is to bring together expertise from industry and academia to build a secure smart society in next-generation networking paradigm. It solicits papers for presenting novel schemes to enhance the reliability, robustness, and privacy of the smart society that is constructed upon the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).

== Submission Guidelines ==

- Papers should be in English.
- Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review.
- The paper submissions must follow the Springer formatting guidelines (see Author’s kit section on
- Read the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

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

- Papers should be 12 - 15 pages in length.

Paper templates can be downloaded from:
- LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip) -
- Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip) -

== Objectives, Scope, and Topics ==

Big data collected from numerous CPS, connected via the advanced 5G and the future 6G networks across various interfaces and locations, will facilitate more sophisticated Smart Decision Making and Personalised Services. Security vulnerabilities in CPS, however, leave users or even the entire smart society at risk. Besides, a rapid on-going evolution in the technical architectures and topologies of the Internet brings new security challenges to the fore. The migration of networks to Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization, particularly, captures attention on the security of orchestration, management functionality, surveillance as well as privacy. Novel security schemes are, therefore, in urgent demand to enhance the reliability, robustness, and privacy of a smart society. It is critical to understand the potential security vulnerabilities and threat models, as well as to develop security architectures and defence mechanisms for CPS and the next-generation network infrastructures.

The topics of interest may include but are not limited to the following:
Security and privacy of CPS including IoT
Threat Models in CPS
Attack Strategies for CPS
Security Architectures
Reliable Interactions with Network Services
System and Data Integrity
Scalability and Robustness for CPS
Identity Management in CPS
Trustworthiness in CPS
Privacy in CPSAdaptive Security in CPS
Secure CPS interactions
Secure CPS architecture design
Secure 5G/6G networks
Core Network Security
Cellular security
Physical Layer Security
Terminal and Edge Computing Security
Security Management and Orchestration of NFV and SDN elements
Trusted Computing with NFV and SDN
Protocol security: Diameter, SS7, BGP etc.
5G/6G wireless communications
General network security schemes for next-generation networking
Malware and attack detection and prevention techniques
Authentication and Authorisation
Encryption protocols, e.g. homomorphic encryption
Key Exchange, Storage and Protection
Honeypot and Firewall Technologies
Software vulnerability testing, or reverse engineering.
Formal Specification and Analysis of Protocols and Attacks, e.g. model checking etc.
Blockchain technologies
Cloud computing

== Committees ==

-- General Chairs
Assoc. Prof. Zhiyuan Tan; The Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), UK
Dr. Aruna Jamdagni; The University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia

-- Program Chairs
Prof. Ren Ping Liu; The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia
Assoc. Prof. Chunhua Su, The University of Aizu, Japan
Dr. Xuyun Zhang; Macquarie University, Australia

-- PC members
Prof. Christoph Thuemmler, Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), UK
Prof. Jiankun Hu, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia
Prof. William Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), UK
Prof. Xiangjian He, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia
Prof. Shujun Li, University of Kent, UK
Assoc. Prof. Lam-for Kwok, City University of Hong Kong, China
Dr. Alexandr Vasenev, TNO, The Netherlands
Dr. Budi Arief, University of Kent, UK
Dr. Christian Doerr, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Dr. Gordon Russell, Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), UK
Dr. Imed Romdhani, Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), UK
Dr. Julio Hernandez-Castro, University of Kent, UK
Dr. Mian Ahmad Jan, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
Dr. Naghmeh Moradpoor, Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), UK
Dr. Priyadarsi Nanda, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia
Dr. Rameez Asif, University of East Anglia, UK
Dr. Shancang Li, Cardiff University, UK

== Publication ==

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, IO-Port, MatchSciNet, Inspec and Zentralblatt MATH.

Additional publication opportunities:

EAI Transactions series (Open Access)
EAI/Springer Innovations in Communications and Computing Book Series
(titles in this series are indexed in Ei Compendex, Web of Science & Scopus)

== Venue ==

The conference will be held in Craiglockhart Campus - Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

== Contact ==

All questions about submissions should be emailed to

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