Call for Papers

IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) is a new conference series in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) core conference portfolio and the only ComSoc conference focusing solely on cyber security. IEEE CNS is a spin-off of IEEE INFOCOM, the premier ComSoc conference on networking. The goal of CNS is to provide an outstanding forum for cyber security researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference, IEEE CNS 2014 seeks original high-quality technical papers from academia, government, and industry. Topics of interest encompass all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security, all the way from the physical layer to the various network layers to the variety of applications reliant on a secure communication substrate. Submissions with main contribution in other areas, such as information security, software security, system security, or applied cryptography, will also be considered if a clear connection to secure communications/networking is demonstrated.

Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Security and privacy in the Internet
  • Security and privacy in peer-to-peer networks and overlay networks 
  • Security and privacy in single-hop wireless networks: Wi-Fi, Wi-Max
  • Security and privacy in multihop wireless networks: ad hoc, mesh, sensor, vehicular and RFID networks 
  • Security and privacy in social networks and cloud computing
  • Security and privacy in smart grid, cognitive radio networks, and disruption/delay tolerant networks
  • Information-theoretic security
  • Anonymization and privacy in communication systems
  • Traffic analysis, location privacy and obfuscation of mobile device information
  • Physical layer security methods: confidentiality and authentication
  • Secure routing, network management
  • Mobile security, Android security, and trusted computing on mobile devices
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Computer and network forensics 
  • Vulnerability, exploitation tools, Malware, Botnet, DDoS attacks 
  • Key management and PKI in the context of secure communications
  • Security metrics and performance evaluation, traffic analysis  techniques 
  • Web, e-commerce, m-commerce, and e-mail security
  • Social, economic and policy issues of trust, security and privacy
  • Ensuring the availability of communications, survivability of networks  in the presence of denial of service
PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE CNS 2014 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in dvance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE CNS 2014 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission:
March 7, 2014
Paper Submission:
March 14, 2014 11:59pm PDT, March 21, 2014
Notification of Acceptance:
June 13, 2014
Final Paper:
July 11, 2014

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