== Call For Papers

SocialSec 2023 (9th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in
Social Networks and Big Data)
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
August 14-16, 2023

== Introduction

The 9th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks
and Big Data (SocialSec 2023) seeks submissions from academia, industry,
and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical
aspects of security and privacy in Social Networks and Big Data. The aim of
the symposium is to provide a leading-edge forum to foster interactions
between researchers and developers with the security and privacy
communities in Social Networks and Big Data and to give attendees an
opportunity to interact with experts in academia, industry, and
governments. Papers describing case studies, implementation experiences,
and lessons learned are also encouraged. Authors of each accepted paper
must ensure that at least one author registers for the conference, and that
their paper is presented either through an online meeting or in-person at
the conference.

Since the first SocialSec was held in Hangzhou, China 2015, SocialSec has
been successfully held every year: SocialSec 2016 in Fiji, SocialSec 2017
in Melbourne, Australia, SocialSec 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, USA, SocialSec
2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, SocialSec 2020 in Tianjin, China, SocialSec
2021 in Fuzhou, SocialSec 2022 in Xi'an, China. The SocialSec 2023
symposium will be held in Canterbury, Kent, UK, co-located with the 17th
International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2023).

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Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Attacks in/via social networks
- Information control and detection
- Malicious behavior modeling in social networks
- Malicious information propagation via social networks
- Phishing problems in social networks
- Privacy protection in social networks
- Big data analytics for threats and attacks prediction
- Spam problems in social networks
- Trust and reputations in social networks
- Big data outsourcing
- Big data forensics
- Security and privacy in big database
- Applied cryptography for big data
- Big data system security
- Mobile social networks security
- Security and privacy in cloud
- Forensics in social networks and big data
- Privacy and Security in AI
- AI for Privacy and Security
- Security of blockchain
- Privacy and Security in Cooperative AI

== Important Dates
All dates are AoE (Anywhere on Earth).
Paper submission: March 20, 2023
Notification to authors: May 5, 2023
Camera-ready version: June 26, 2023

== Paper Submission Information
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, acknowledgments, or obvious references. Original
contributions should be prepared in English and structured in accordance
with the Springer LNCS requirements. Author instructions, style files, and
the copyright form are all available for download here (
In this format, papers can be up to 16 pages long (single column),
excluding well-marked appendices and bibliography, and up to 20 pages in
total. Submissions not meeting the submission guidelines risk rejection
without consideration of their merits.
We will publish our proceedings with Springer as a volume of the
Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series or of the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (to be confirmed).

Papers must be submitted via EasyChair
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=socialsec2023 by the deadline
specified above.

== NSS-SocialSec General Chairs:
- Budi Arief,  University of Kent, UK
- Elena Ferrari,  University of Insubria, Singapore
- Robert H. Deng, Singapore Xi'an University of Posts & Telecommunications,

== Program Co-Chairs:
- Anna Monreale, University of Pisa, Italy
- Michael Sirivianos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

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