5th IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS 2017)
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA -- October 9-11, 2017

IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) is a
premier 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.

The 5th IEEE CNS will be held in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada from
October 9, 2017 to October 11, 2017. Las Vegas, which in Spanish means
''The Meadows,'' is the leading financial, commercial, and cultural
center for Southern Nevada. The city is one of the top three leading
destinations in the U.S. for conventions, business and meetings.  It
is also internationally renowned for its entertainment industry -
gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife. Las Vegas is well
serviced by major domestic and international airlines, with direct
flights from major U.S. Cities as well as major cities in Europe and

The conference seeks submissions from academia, government, and
industry presenting novel research results in all practical and
theoretical aspects of communications and network security. Particular
topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Anonymity and privacy technologies
- Attacks and defenses
- Computer and network forensics
- Cyber deterrence strategies
- Game-theoretic security technologies
- High-availability communication systems
- Implementation and evaluation of networked security systems
- Information-theoretic security
- Intrusion detection, prevention, and response
- Key management, public key infrastructures, certification, and revocation
- Location privacy
- Malware detection and mitigation
- Novel authentication technologies
- Physical-layer and cross-layer security technologies
- Security and privacy for big data
- Security and privacy for data and network outsourcing services
- Security and privacy for mobile and wearable devices
- Security and privacy in cellular networks
- Security and privacy in cloud and edge computing
- Security and privacy in crowdsourcing
- Security and privacy in emerging wireless technologies (dynamic spectrum 
  sharing, cognitive radio networks, millimeter wave communications, MIMO 
  systems, etc.)
- Security and privacy in peer-to-peer and overlay networks
- Security and privacy in pervasive and ubiquitous computing
- Security and privacy in single/multi-hop wireless networks: WiFi, ad hoc, 
  mesh, sensor, vehicular, body-area networks, disruption/delay tolerant 
  networks, etc.
- Security and privacy in smart and connected health 
- Security and privacy in smart cities, Internet of Things, and RFID systems
- Security and privacy in social networks
- Novel security metrics and models
- Security for critical infrastructures (smart grids, transportation systems, 
- Security for deep/machine learning applications in communications systems
- Security for future Internet architectures and designs
- Security for software-defined and data center networks
- Secure routing and network management
- Social, economic, and policy issues of trust, security, and privacy 
- Traffic analysis 
- Usable security and privacy 
- Web, e-commerce, m-commerce, and e-mail security

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Manuscript submissions should be in Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF) only.  The page limit is 9 pages. Font
size should be no smaller than 10 points. When you upload your PDF,
EDAS should report the margins are no less than 0.625x0.625x1x0.75
with a text region no more than 7.25 inches x 9.25 inches on a
standard US Letter document (8.5 inches x 11 inches). The minimum line
spacing should be 10pt. More detailed rules on margins can be found in
the conference website, and these rules will be automatically enforced
by EDAS.

PLEASE NOTE: Accepted and presented technical papers will be published
in the IEEE CNS 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE
Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. See
the website for concrete instructions and submissions rules and
regulations and for author requirements of accepted authors.

For more detailed information about the conference, please visit the
conference website: 

- Paper submission: April 14, 2017
- Notification date: June 23, 2017
- Final paper: July 7, 2017

- Indrajit Ray, Colorado State University, USA
- Sencun Zhu, Pennsylvania State University, USA

- Moti Yung, Snapchat and Columbia University, USA
- Yanchao Zhang, Arizona State University, USA