Call for Papers

The 11th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2017)
August 21-23, 2017, Helsinki, Finland

NSS 2017 will be held jointly with IEEE CIT 2017 and ICA3PP 2017 in
Helsinki, Finland on 21-23 August 2017.

* Keynote speakers
Prof. Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain (EiC of Information
Prof. Y. Thomas Hou (Tom Hou), Virginia Tech, USA (IEEE Fellow)
Dr. Anand Prasad, NEC Corporation, Japan (3GPP SA3 Chair)
Prof. Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia
Prof. Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

1. Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Special Issue on
   Security and Privacy for RFID and IoTs (SCI indexed, Impact Factor:
2. Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA), Special
   Issue on Mobile Networks and Devices Security, Privacy and Trust.
3. IEEE Internet of Things, Special Issue on Trust, Security and
   Privacy in Crowdsourcing (SCI indexed)
4. Special in IEEE Access (SCI indexed, Impact Factor: 1.27)
5. Special Issue in Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility (Scopus indexed)

- 3rd International Workshop on 5G Security and Machine Learning 
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While the attack systems have become more easy-to-use, sophisticated, and
powerful, interest has greatly increased in the field of building more
effective, intelligent, adaptive, active and high performance defense
systems which are distributed and networked. The conference will cover
research on all theoretical and practical aspects related to network and
system security, such as authentication, access control, availability,
integrity, privacy, confidentiality, dependability, trustworthiness, and
sustainability of computer networks and systems. The aim of NSS is to
provide a leading edge forum to foster interaction between researchers and
developers with the network and system security communities, and to give
attendees an opportunity to interact with experts in academia, industry,
and governments. NSS 2017 is the next event in a series of highly
successful events of Network and System Security. Previous editions were
held in: Taipei (2016), New York City, USA (2015), Xi'an, China (2014),
Madrid, Spain (2013); Wu Yi Shan, China (2012); Milan, Italy (2011);
Melbourne, Australia; (2010); Gold Coast, Australia (2009); Shanghai, China
(2008); and Dalian, China (2007).

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Active Defense Systems
- Adaptive Defense Systems
- Analysis, Benchmark of Security Systems
- Applied Cryptography
- Authentication
- Big Data Trust, Security and Privacy
- Biometric Security
- Blockchain and Bitcoin Security
- Complex Systems Security
- Cyber Hacking and Protection
- Database and System Security
- Data Protection and Integrity
- Digital Forensics
- Distributed Access Control
- Distributed Attack Systems
- Denial-of-Service
- High Performance Network Virtualization
- High Performance Security Systems
- Hardware Security
- Identity Management
- Intelligent Defense Systems
- Insider Threats
- Intellectual Property Rights Protection
- Internet and Network Forensics
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention
- Key Distribution and Management
- Large-scale Attacks and Defense
- Malware Detection
- Network Resiliency
- Network Security
- RFID/NFC Security and Privacy
- Security Architectures
- Security for Critical Infrastructures
- Security for Cyber Physical Systems
- Security in Cloud and Grid Systems
- Security, Trust and Privacy in Internet of Things
- Security, Trust and Privacy in Crowdsourcing, Crowdsensing and
- Security in Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing
- Security and Privacy in Smart-X Systems
- Security and Privacy in Social Networks
- Security and Privacy in Wireless Networks
- Secure Mobile Agents and Mobile Code
- Security Policy
- Security Protocols
- Security Simulation and Tools
- Security Theory and Tools
- Standards and Assurance Methods
- Trusted Computing
- Trust Management
- Wantermarking and Digital Rights Management
- World Wide Web Security


Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference
with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not
exceed 14 pages, including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in
Springer LNCS Format with Portable Document Format (.pdf). Please submit
your paper via

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. The conference proceeding will be published by Springer Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, EI indexed). Excellent Papers will be
recommended to high-quality journal special issues as below (SCI/SCIE

1. Special Issue on IEEE Access (SCI indexed, Impact Factor: 1.27)
2. Special Issue on IEEE Internet of Things (SCI indexed)
... More journal special issues will be announced soon.


Paper Submission Deadline: 15 March, 2017
Author Notification: 10th June, 2017
Camera-ready and Registration: 25th June, 2017
Conference Dates: 21-23 August, 2017

The NSS 2017 Organization Committee invites proposals for one-day workshops
affiliated with the conference and addressing research areas related to the
conference. The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, EI indexed). Excellent Papers will be
recommended to high-quality journal special issues (SCI/SCIE indexed).
Submit workshop proposals via emails to;


General Chairs
Raimo Kantola, Aalto University, Finland
Valtteri Niemi, University of Helsinki, Finland

Program Chairs
Zheng Yan, Xidian University, China
Refik Molva, Eurocom, France
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Workshop Chairs
Silke Holtmmans, Nokia, Finland
Xin Huang, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Publicity Chair
Li Yang, Xidian University, China

Steering Committee
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
Robert H. Deng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Dieter Gollmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Kui Ren, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA
Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Yang Xiang (Chair), Deakin University, Australia
Wanlei Zhou, Deakin University, Australia

Web Chair
Mingjun Wang, Xidian University, China
Huaqing Lin, Xidian University, China