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When Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
Where Beirut
Abstract Registration Due Sep 1, 2018
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2018
Notification Due Oct 30, 2018
Final Version Due Nov 15, 2018
Categories    big data   data science   data analytics   cybersecurity

Call For Papers

Hadath, Lebanon
December 13-15, 2018

The 1st edition of International Conference on Big Data and Cybersecurity Intelligence (BDSCIntell'2018) will be hosted in Beirut, Lebanon - one of the most prominent technology hub in the Middle-East for startups, talents, and education. BDSCIntell'2018 is a pioneering conference in Lebanon aiming at accelerating research, innovation, and industrial practices of Big Data and Cybersecurity intelligence.

The conference is organized by Lebanese University - one of the top ranked universities in Lebanon - in connection with universities and a research and innovation accelerator in Europe. The main theme of the first edition is to increase the awareness of Cybersecurity and discuss the opportunities and disruptions brought about by Big Data within government and industries. BDSCIntell'2018 will be the platform to validate the applicability and impact of innovation in the field of Big Data and Cybersecurity.

The conference will bring experts from both Big Data and Cybersecurity and provide them an opportunity to share their innovation and thoughts of designing and developing next generation smart solutions for building highly secure Cyberworld and intelligent Big Data products. The mixing of Big Data and Cyber-Security opens the door for multidisciplinary contributions spanning a wide spectrum of domains like computer science, mathematics, data analysis, real-time data processing, security and privacy management, information system management, and many more. In addition, this conference will assemble a line of renowned speakers who will deliver their innovative thoughts to tackle challenges and build better world by leveraging the power of advanced technologies.


BDSCIntell'2018 expects original and high-quality papers in all aspects of Big Data and Cyber-Security. The scope includes - but not limited to:

o Foundation of Big Data
o Models and algorithms for Big Data intelligence
o Big Data Management
o Missing Data Imputation
o Big Data search, mining, and visualization
o Knowledge discovery and semantic based mining from Big Data
o Machine learning and Artificial intelligence for big data
o Deep learning for Big data
o Cloud based infrastructure for Big Data applications
o Information retrieval from massive scale data
o Big Data governance: Big Data quality
o Real-Time Big Data Analysis
o Algorithms, models, and tools of real-time data processing


o Threat models and attacker strategies of cyber-warfare
o Models of cyber terrorism
o Malware analytics
o Cyber forensics and threat intelligence
o Information security intelligence
o Intrusion detection and visualization
o Detecting security threats in social networks
o Algorithms and models for information and network security
o Monitoring and real-time cyber supervision
o Privacy policies
o Data Protection System
o Distributed access control
o Reliable security infrastructure
o Big Data architecture for cybersecurity
o Deep learning for cybersecurity
o Security and information assurance for Big Data
o Security, privacy and legal issues specific to big data

o Telecommunication
o Banking and Finance
o Smart City
o Public Services
o Healthcare
o Environment
o National Security/Defense Industry
o Energy
o Oil & Gas Mining
o Etc.

************* Guidelines and Submission Information ********

Language: English.

Paper size and format: US Letter; Two-column format in the IEEE style.
Page limit: Up to 8 pages for peer review.
Abstract length: Approximately 1500 characters.
File format: Limit the size of a single PDF file to be 6 MB.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted papers with confirmed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. The conference will publicly announce the winners of its Best Paper Award, and Best Student Paper Award. The authors of selected papers will be encouraged to submit extended and enhanced versions of their papers.

********************Key Dates*************************************

Abstract submission: 01/09/2018
Full paper submission: 15/09/2018
Notification to authors: 30/10/2018.
Camera-ready papers due: 15/11/2018.
Conference date: December 13-15, 2018.
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**********************Steering Committee*************************
Dr. Yehia Taher (UVSQ, France)
Prof. Mohamed Dbouk (LU, Lebanon)
Prof. Dr. Salim Hariri (UA, USA)
Prof. Dr. Mike P. Papazoglou (UvT, Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. Mohand-Said Hacid (UCBL, France)
Prof. Dr. Athman Bouguettaya (The University of Sydney, France)
Prof. Dr. Nashat Mansour (LAU, Lebanon)
Dr. Rafiqul Haque (Cognitus, France)

********************* General Conference Chair **************************
Prof. Mohamed Dbouk (LU, Lebanon)
Dr. Yehia Taher (UVSQ, France)

********************* Technical Program Chairs **************************
Prof. Salima Benbernou (UPD, France)
Prof. Dr. Mohand-Said Hacid (UCBL, France)
Prof. Dr. Karine Zeitouni (UVSQ, France)
Dr. Maguy Medlej(Alpha Telecom, Lebanon)

********************* Track Chair **************************
Dr. Bassem Haider (LU, Lebanon)
Dr. Jacques Demerjian(LU, Lebanon)
Dr. Zoubida Kedad (UVSQ, France)
Dr. Hamid Mcheik (UQAC, Canada)

******************* Proceeding Chairs **************************
Dr. Beatrice Finance (UVSQ, France)
Dr. Cihan Tuck (UA, USA)

******************* Organizing Committee **************************
Dr. Jacques Demerjian(LU, Lebanon)
Dr. Antoun Yacoub (LU, Lebanon)
Dr. Zainab Assaghir (LU, Lebanon)
Dr. Zein El Abidin Ibrahim (LU, Lebanon)
Dr. Kamal Beydoun (LU, Lebanon)

******************* Finance Chairs **************************
Dr. Ali Jaber (LU, Lebanon)
Dr. Raef Mousheimish (Cognitus, France)

******************* Publicity Chairs **************************
Dr. Ihab Sbeity (LU, Lebanon)
Dr. Raef Mousheimish (Cognitus, France)
Dr. Ali Masri (Cognitus, France)

******************* Web Chairs **************************
Mohammed AlShaer (LU, Lebanon/UCBL, France)

*****************Program Committee************************
Mohand-Said Hacid, UCBL, France
Salima Benbernou, Paris Descartes, France
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, Dubai
Walid Gaaloul, Télécom SudParis, France
Beatrice Finance (UVSQ, France)
Yehia Taher, UVSQ, France
Ali Masri, Cognitus, France
Amal Elgamal, Cairo University, Egypt
Ahmad Fadlallah, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Kaniz Fatema, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Raef Moushiemesh, Cognitus, France
Rafiqul Haque, Cognitus, France
Yasser Fadlallah, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Samir Amir (PressInov, France)
To be announced more..

************************* Questions and further information *******************

Detailed information could be found on:

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