Call for Workshop Proposals

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. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference, IEEE CNS 2014 solicits proposals for workshops in conjunction with the conference to be held in San Francisco from October 29 to 31, 2014 ( Workshops will take place on Wednesday, October 29. 
A workshop associated with CNS can be a full or half day in length. Each workshop should provide a forum to address a specific topic at the forefront of communications and network security research. Workshop papers will be included in the CNS conference proceeding and also IEEE Xplore.  Submissions of workshop proposals must reach the workshop chairs by March 22, 2014.


Workshop Proposal Submission

A workshop proposal should contain at least the following information:

  • Workshop title
  • Motivation, rationale, and proposed format for the workshop
  • A draft “Call for Papers” articulating the scope and topics covered by the workshop
  • The workshop deadlines, both internal and external. See below for important external deadlines
  • Expected number of submissions and acceptance rate
  • Expected number of attendees
  • Program chair(s), and if available, tentative program committee
  • A one-paragraph biographical sketch for each main organizer, describing relevant qualifications in research and conference/workshop organizing experience
  • Past history of the workshop, if any, including number of submissions, number of accepted papers, and number of registered attendees for the most recent incarnation of the workshop.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

  • Each workshop proposal will be carefully evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • The workshop is within the scope of communications and network security
  • An important technical topic of high interest and high impact in the community
  • Novelty with respect to other CNS workshops and forums
  • Potential to attract high participation

Workshop Chairs

Hasan Cam, Army Research Lab (  
Yanchao Zhang, Arizona State University (

Important Workshop Dates:

Workshop proposal submission: March 15, 2014 March 22, 2014
Notification of porposal acceptance: March 22, 2014 March 25, 2014
Final CFP and Website for each workshop: April 1, 2014
Workshop papers submission: June 1, 2014
Workshop papers notification of acceptance: July 1, 2014
Workshop papers camera ready: July 11, 2014

CNS Support for Accepted Workshops

The IEEE CNS workshop chairs will work closely with workshop organizers. The IEEE CNS organizers will do their best to obtain funding to support keynote speakers and student travel awards.