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When Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019
Where Rotorua, New Zealand
Submission Deadline Apr 11, 2019
Notification Due Apr 27, 2019
Final Version Due May 27, 2019
Categories    cyber physical system   security   smart city   IOT

Call For Papers

Selected papers from SECSOC 2019 will be recommended for submission and publication in the CCPE Special Issue on Recent Advance in Security and Privacy for Smart Society (RASPSS19)

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-Computer Abstracts (Emerald)
-Computer Science Index (EBSCO Publishing)
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Welcome to the SECSOC-2019 workshop!
The Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) present unprecedented opportunities for society progressively moving towards a socio-technical ecosystem. Big data collected from numerous CPS, connected via the advanced 4G/LTE and the near future 5G 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, 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 smart society.

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.

The SECSOC-2019 workshop will be held in Rotorua, New Zealand, and in conjunction with The 18th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-19). The workshop will be co-organised by The Edinburgh Napier University, The University of Aizu, and The University of Aukland on the 5th – 8th of August 2019. 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.

Call for papers: [PDF Version]
Objectives, Scope, and Topics:

This international workshop is intended to serve a platform for interested stakeholders from industry and academia to present their original work on building secure Smart Society in next-generation networking paradigm. In this context, it is critical to understand the potential security vulnerabilities and threat models, as well as to develop security architectures and defending mechanisms for CPS and next-generation network infrastructures.

The topics of interest may include but are not limited to the followings:

Security and privacy of CPS including IoT
o Threat Models in CPS
o Attack Strategies for CPS
o Security Architectures
o Reliable Interactions with Network Services
o System and Data Integrity
o Scalability and Robustness for CPS
o Identity Management in CPS
o Trustworthiness in CPS
o Privacy in CPS
o Adaptive Security in CPS
o Secure CPS interactions
o Secure CPS architecture design

Secure 5G networks
o Core Network Security
o Cellular security
o Physical Layer Security
o Terminal and Edge Computing Security
o Security Management and Orchestration of NFV and SDN elements
o Trusted Computing with NFV and SDN
o Protocol security: Diameter, SS7, BGP etc.
o 5G wireless communications

General network security schemes for next-generation networking
o Malware and attack detection and prevention techniques
o Authentication and Authorisation
o Encryption protocols, e.g. homomorphic encryption
o Key Exchange, Storage and Protection
o Honeypot and Firewall Technologies
o Software vulnerability testing, or reverse engineering.
o Formal Specification and Analysis of Protocols and Attacks, e.g. model checking etc.
o Blockchain technologies
o Cloud computing

Important Dates
NEW Submission deadline: April 11, 2019
Author’s notification: April 27, 2019
Camera-Ready Manuscript due: May 27, 2019

Organisers/General Chairs
Dr Zhiyuan Tan; Edinburgh Napier University, UK (Leading Organiser)
Associate Prof. Chunhua Su; University of Aizu, Japan
Dr Xuyun Zhang; The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Steering Committee
Associate Prof. Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo; University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Prof. Song Guo; The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Prof. Xiangjian He; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Prof. Jiankun Hu, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia
Prof. Pieter Hartel, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Prof. Shujun Li, University of Kent, UK

Program Chairs
Prof. Ren Ping Liu; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Prof. Kuo-Hui Yeh; National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Dr Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan; Fordham University, USA

Publicity Chairs
Associate Prof. Hao Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norwegian
Dr Aruna Jamdagni, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Dr Mian Ahmad Jan, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Publication Chairs
Associate Prof. Entao Luo, Hunan University of Science and Engineering, China
Dr Houbing Song, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Dr Shaobo Zhang, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China

Paper submission guideline:
All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference submission website ( with PDF format.

The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each workshop paper is limited to 6 pages (or 8 pages with over length charge) including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be found at

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE CPS Proceedings. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be recommended to high-quality international journals.

Accepted workshop papers will be published under the same IEEE proceedings. Up to two extra pages can be purchased. At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register ( the paper at the conference.

All questions about submissions should be emailed to (Dr Zhiyuan Tan)

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