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FOSINT-SI 2014 : International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics


When Aug 18, 2014 - Aug 19, 2014
Where Beijing - China
Submission Deadline Apr 18, 2014
Notification Due May 30, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 21, 2014
Categories    criminology and terrorism   cyber-crime   e-commerce and security   fraud detection

Call For Papers

The 2014 FOSINT-SI International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics (FOSINT-SI 2014) is now accepting paper submissions online. Instructions for submission are at and also below. We encourage you to submit your best original research in open source intelligence and security informatics to FOSINT-SI 2014.

Key Dates

April 18, 2014 Paper submission deadline

May 30, 2014 Acceptance notification

June 21, 2014 Camera-ready paper due

The paper submission site is


International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics (FOSINT-SI 2014)
Beijing, China, August 18-19, 2014 (see
In conjunction with ASONAM 2014, Beijing, August 17-20, (see

Terrorism and crime threaten the international community and our society more than ever before. Criminal networks and terrorist groups that often operate globally try to hide their illegal activities by using advanced information and communications technology. They communicate easier and form global communities that are hard to track. Fortunately, resources like social media, event logs, phone call logs, web logs, and other time series data, constitute a rich source for knowledge discovery. There is a serious need for innovative techniques and tools capable of achieving the ultimate goal of early warning to help detecting, identifying and neutralizing the source of a threat. Motivated by this need with high social impact, research related to open source intelligence and security informatics is gaining momentum in academia, industry, law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Developing effective knowledge discovery methods, techniques and tools to combat crime and terrorism requires coordinated and intensified collaborations across these communities. The aim of this symposium is to provide a unique international forum for academic researchers, government professionals and industrial practitioners to socialize, share their ideas, and exchange their data, knowledge, and expertise.

Conference Topics:

The International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics (FOSINT-SI 2014) invites original research submissions on all topics related to the foundations of open source intelligence and security informatics, specifically—but not exclusively—those listed below:

Web Intelligence and Security
News monitoring, analysis and visualization
Online social networks security and privacy
Web spam detection
Privacy and security issues in social media
E-mail security, phishing and fraud
Trust and security in e-commerce
Security in location based services
Terrorist activity detection on the Web
Crime Data Mining
Criminal network analysis
Social network analysis for suspect investigation
Crime forecasting
Spatiotemporal analysis of crime data
Big crime data mining algorithms
Criminal profiling methods
Privacy preserving algorithms for crime data
Crime pattern recognition and modeling
Data mining for counterterrorism
Cybercrime Analysis
Cybercrime monitoring and filtering
Cybercrime investigation
Intrusion detection and prevention
Protection against cyber terrorism
Detection and analysis of online abuse of children
Social effect of cyber crime
Digital identity management
Open Source Situational Awareness
Command and control
Improving situational awareness through social media
Social media for natural disasters monitoring and recovery
Crowdsourcing and wisdom of the crowds
Multi-agent system for security and surveillance

Paper Submission

We welcome all submissions reporting original and unpublished research papers written in English and pertaining to the above topics. Three categories of submissions will be accepted: full papers up to 8 pages, short communications up to 4 pages, and abstracts up to 2 pages, all in IEEE two-columns format. Submissions should include the title, authors, affiliation, e-mail address, tel/fax numbers, abstract, and postal address on the first page. Papers should be submitted online using the symposium Online Submission System (
Paper submission implies one of the authors must register and attend the symposium to present the paper. FOSINT-SI 2014 participants will also enjoy free access to the full program of ASONAM 2014 and all the accompanying symposia and workshops.

Selection Criteria

Papers will be thoroughly reviewed by experts in the field and will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Further, authors should certify that their submissions contain substantially new and previously unpublished research.
Accepted and presented papers will be included in the FOSINT-SI 2014 Conference Proceedings and forwarded for inclusion in IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL), IEEE Xplore and the ACM Digital Library. The conference proceedings will be submitted for EI indexing through INSPEC by IEEE.
A selection of high-quality research papers from FOSINT-SI 2014 will be invited to submit an extended version for an edited book in the Lecture Notes in Social Networks (LNSN) series published by Springer.

Honorary Co-Chairs
Donald E. Brown, University of Virginia, USA
Raúl Manásevich, University of Chile, Chile

General Chair
Daniel Zeng, University of Arizona, USA

Program Co-Chairs
Zeki Erdem, TUBITAK BILGEM, Turkey
Uwe Glässer, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Lisa Kaati, Swedish Defence Research Agency & Uppsala University, Sweden

Program Coordinators
Alper Aksac, University of Calgary, Canada
Mohammad Tayebi, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Publicity Co-Chairs
Omar Zaarour, University of Calgary, Canada
Jamal Jida, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Abdullah Sarhan, University of Calgary, Canada

Web Chair
Omar Addam, University of Calgary, Canada

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