Call For Papers

NSS 2023 (17th International Conference on Network and System Security)
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
August 14-16, 2023

== Introduction

Founded in 2007, the aim of the NSS (International Conference on
Network and System Security) series 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

NSS 2023 is the 17th edition of the conference series. Previous
editions were held in: Fiji (2022); Tianjin, China (2021); Melbourne,
Australia (2020); Sapporo, Japan (2019); Hong Kong, China (2018);
Helsinki, Finland (2017); 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).

Note that this year NSS 2023 will be co-located with SocialSec 2023
(9th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social
Networks and Big Data), with which NSS 2023 shares the same website.

== Important Dates

All dates are AoE (anywhere on the Earth).

Paper submission: March 3, 2023
Notification to authors: May 5, 2023
Camera-ready version: June 26, 2023

== Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be made through the Conference's EasyChair system
available at the following link:

Authors are invited to submit original papers: they must not
substantially duplicate work that any of the authors have published
elsewhere or have submitted in parallel to any other conferences that
have proceedings or any journal. The submission must be anonymous,
with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious

We will publish our proceedings with Springer as a volume of the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Submitted papers
should be written in English, and can have up to 16 pages in length
(single column) excluding well-marked appendices and bibliography, and
up to 20 pages in total, following the official Word or LaTeX template
from Springer for LNCS papers and using the default settings for font
size, font face and page margins. Note that papers should be
intelligible without all appendices, since committee members are not
required to read them. Detailed author instructions and LaTeX/Word
templates for LNCS publications can be found via the following link:

Submitted papers may risk being rejected directly without
consideration of their merits if they do not follow all the above
submission instructions.

== Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Intrusion Detection and Prevention
- Network Infrastructure Security
- NFV/SDN Security
- Network Attacks and Defenses
- Wireless Security
- Secure Networked Systems
- Distributed Systems Security
- Cloud Security
- Mobile Security
- Malware/Ransomware Analysis and Detection
- Digital Forensics
- Analysis of Network Security Protocols
- Program and Binary Analysis
- Formal Verification for Network Systems and Protocols
- Fuzzy Testing
- Privacy-enhancing Techniques and Anonymity
- Applied Cryptography
- Cryptographic Protocols for Networks and Systems
- Blockchain Protocols and Systems
- Smart Contract Security
- Blockchain Powered Applications and Services
- Digital Forensics
- Trustworthy Machine Learning and AI
- Privacy-preserving Machine Learning
- Federated Learning Protocols and Systems
- Hardware Security
- Cyber-Physical Systems Security
- Internet of Things Security
- Side-Channel Attacks and Countermeasures
- Confidential Computing and Its Applications
- Watermarking and Digital Rights Management
- Security and Privacy For Digital Health
- Human Factors in Network and System Security

== Organizing Committee

NSS-SocialSec 2023 General Co-Chairs:

- Budi Arief, University of Kent, UK
- Robert Deng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
- Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria, Italy

NSS 2023 TPC Co-Chairs:

- Shujun Li, University of Kent, UK
- Mark Manulis, Universit√§t der Bundeswehr M√ľnchen, Germany
- Atsuko Miyaji, Osaka University and Japan Advanced Institute of
  Science and Technology, Japan

NSS 2023 Publicity Co-Chairs:

- Yuntao Wang, Osaka University, Japan
- Zhe Xia, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Publication Chair:

- Shujun Li, University of Kent, UK

Web Chair:

- Haiyue Yuan, University of Kent, UK

NSS Steering Committee:

- Yang Xiang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (Chair)
- Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
- Robert Deng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
- Dieter Gollmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
- Xinyi Huang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
- Kui Ren, Zhejiang University, China
- Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
- Wanlei Zhou, City University of Macau, China