Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) research is an 
interdisciplinary research field involving academic researchers in 
information technology, social and behavioral sciences, computer 
science, law, and public policy. It also includes industry consultants, 
practitioners, security managers, and chief information security 
officers (CISOs) that support physical and cyber security missions at 
the individual, organizational, national, and international levels, 
including anticipation, interdiction, prevention, preparedness, and 
response to threats.

The annual IEEE International Conference on ISI (IEEE ISI) was started 
in 2003 in Tucson, Arizona. Since then, the conference has been hosted 
in Atlanta, San Diego, New Brunswick, Taipei, Dallas, Vancouver, 
Beijing, Seattle, Washington DC, the Hague, Baltimore, Tucson, Beijing, 
and Shenzhen. Over the past 18 years, the IEEE ISI Conference has 
evolved from its traditional orientation towards the intelligence and 
security domain towards a more integrated alignment of multiple domains, 
including technology, humans, organizations, and security. The 
scientific community has increasingly recognized the need to address 
intelligence and security threats by understanding the 
interrelationships between these different components and integrating 
recent advances from different domains. This year, the IEEE ISI 
conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas.


Submission Deadline: August 7, 2021
Notification of Acceptance to Authors: October 1, 2021
Camera-ready Deadline: October 15, 2021​
Early-Bird Conference Registration: August 31, 2021
Conference: November 2-3, 2021

Topics: We invite academic researchers in the field of Intelligence and 
Security Informatics and related areas as well as IT, security, and 
analytics professionals, intelligence experts, and industry consultants 
and practitioners in the field to submit papers and workshop proposals.

ISI 2021 submissions may include empirical, behavioral, systems, 
methodology, test-bed, modeling, evaluation, and policy papers. Research 
should be relevant to informatics, organizations, public policy, or 
human behavior in applications of security or protection of 
local/national/international security in the physical world, 
cyber-physical systems, and/or cyberspace.

  Security Analytics and Threat Intelligence
Threat pattern models and modeling tools
Real-time situational awareness
Intrusion and cybersecurity threat detection and analysis
Cyber-physical-social system security and incident management
Computing and networking infrastructure protection
Crime analysis and prevention
Forecasting threats and measuring the impact of threats
Surveillance and intelligence through unconventional means
Information security management standards
Information systems security policies
Mobile and cloud computing security
Big data analytics for cybersecurity
Machine learning for cybersecurity
Artificial Intelligence for cybersecurity

Resilient cyber infrastructure design and protection
Data Science and Analytics in Security Informatics
Data representation and fusion for security informatics
Criminal/intelligence information extraction
Data sharing and information visualization for security informatics
Web-based intelligence monitoring and analysis
Spatial-temporal data analysis for crime analysis and security 
Criminal/intelligence machine learning and data mining
Cyber attack and/or bio-terrorism tracking, alerting, and analysis
Digital forensics and computational criminology
Financial and accounting fraud analysis
Consumer-generated content and security-related social media analytics
Security-related social network analysis (radicalization, fund-raising, 
recruitment, conducting operations)
Authorship analysis and identification
Security-related analytical methodologies and software tools

Human Behavior and Factors in Security Applications
Behavior issues in information systems security
HCI and user interfaces of relevance to intelligence and security
Social impacts of crime, cybercrime, and/or terrorism
Board activism and influence
Measuring the effectiveness of security interventions
Citizen and employee education and training
Understanding user behavior such as compliance, susceptibility, and 
Security risks related to user behaviors/interactions with information 
Human behavior modeling, representation, and prediction for security 

Organizational, National, and International Security Applications
Best practices in security protection
Information sharing policy and governance
Privacy, security, and civil liberties issues
Emergency response and management
Disaster prevention, detection, and management
Protection of transportation and communications infrastructure
Communication and decision support for research and rescue
Assisting citizens' responses to cyber attacks, terrorism, and 
catastrophic events
Accounting and IT auditing and fraud detection
Corporate governance and monitoring
Election fraud and political use and abuse
Machine learning for the developing world
Artificial Intelligence methods and applications for humanitarian 


All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another 
journal or conference. Each manuscript must clearly articulate their 
data (e.g., key metadata, statistical properties, etc.), analytical 
procedures (e.g., representations, algorithm details, etc.), and 
evaluation set up and results (e.g., performance metrics, statistical 
tests, case studies, etc.). Making data, code, and processes publicly 
available to facilitate scientific reproducibility is not required, but 
is strongly encouraged.

We accept three types of paper submissions on proposed tracks and 
related topics: long paper (maximum of 6 pages), short paper (maximum of 
3 pages), and poster (1 page). The submission format is PDF.  The 
accepted paper will be presented by an IEEE member. Consult the IEEE 
publications page at for 
formatting information.

Papers will be submitted through the EasyChair submission and review 
system. The Call for Papers and submission links are at the end of this 
message. The accepted papers from ISI 2021 and its affiliated workshops 
will be published by the IEEE Press in formal proceedings.

There will be a Best Paper Prize, Prize Amount TBD.

Call for Papers: