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ICNC - CIS 2018 : Communications and Information Security (CIS) Symposium - International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2018)


When Mar 5, 2018 - Mar 8, 2018
Where Maui, Hawaii, USA
Submission Deadline Aug 7, 2017
Notification Due Sep 20, 2017
Final Version Due Oct 20, 2017
Categories    security   privacy   digital forensics

Call For Papers

Symposium Co-chairs
Lei Chen, Georgia Southern University, USA,
Shucheng Yu, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA,

The Communications and Information Security Symposium will focus on all security and privacy related issues in communications and systems including wired/wireless communication infra-structure, networking protocols, and service/application system platforms. The Communications and Information Security Symposium solicits original and unpublished contributions in, but not limited to, the following topical areas:

• Physical layer security
• Security and privacy in big data
• Security and privacy in cloud computing
• Security and privacy in social networks
• Security and privacy in computer networks
• Security and privacy in optical networks
• Security and privacy in mobile cellular networks
• Security in mobile ad hoc networks
• Security and privacy in vehicular networks
• Security and privacy in wireless sensor networks
• Security in smart grid and power line communications
• Security and privacy in data center networking
• Security and privacy in software defined networking
• Security and privacy in energy harvesting and wireless powered communications
• Embedded system security
• SCADA security
• Security and privacy in Internet of Things
• RFID security and privacy
• Secure multimedia communications
• Secure social network services
• Secure MAC protocols
• Secure routing, transport and application protocols
• Network and information forensics

Submission Guidelines
Please follow the author instructions at
Direct paper submission for this symposium can be found at

Short biography of co-chairs

Lei Chen is an associate professor with the Department of Information Technology under the College of Engineering and Information Technology at Georgia Southern University. He received his B.Eng. in Computer Science and Applications from Nanjing University of Technology, China, in 2000 and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Auburn University, USA, in 2007. He then joined the Department of Computer Science at Sam Houston State University as Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2013.
Dr. Chen’s research interests focus on the security and digital forensics of networks, information, and the Cloud, especially mobile, handheld, and wireless security. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scholarly works. His edited book “Wireless Network Security: Theories and Applications”, published by Springer (U.S.) and Higher Education Press (HEP) in 2013, received more than 15,000 combined downloads. Dr. Chen successfully organized multiple workshops with IEEE INFOCOM, GLOBECOM and ICNC. He is serving as the TPC (co-)chair for MobiMedia 2017. Dr. Chen has also served as TPC member at numerous international conferences and in the editorial board for various books and well recognized journals, and has served as reviewer for top conferences and journals. His research is supported by both internal and external funding sources, including the National Security Agency (NSA).

Shucheng Yu received his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2010. He is now an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he is also the chairperson of the Computer Science Department and the director of the Computational Research Center.
Dr. Yu’s research interests include security and privacy in big data applications, cloud computing security, wireless network security, security and privacy in smart and connected systems. He has published over 60 high-impact research papers in scholarly journals and conference proceedings which received more than 5000 citations in past five years. Dr. Yu served as the Technical Program Chair for the 4th International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Security (ISDFS 2016), and the Symposium Co-Chair for IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) 2016. He has also served in the organizing committee for other international conferences including IEEE Infocom, BodyNets, etc. His research is supported by several federal funding agencies including the National Science Foundation.

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