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ICISSP is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy aims at creating a meeting point for researchers and practitioners that address security and privacy challenges that concern information systems, especially in organizations, including not only technological issues but also social issues. The conference welcomes papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications addressing all aspects of security and privacy, that concerns to organizations and individuals, thus creating new research opportunities.


  • Access and Usage Control
  • Authentication, Privacy and Security Models
  • Automotive Security
  • Biometric Technologies and Applications
  • Content Protection and Digital Rights Management
  • Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Data and Software Security
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Database Security
  • Identity and Trust Management
  • Information Hiding and Anonymity
  • Intrusion Detection and Response
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Malware Detection
  • Mobile Systems Security
  • Phishing
  • Privacy Metrics and Control
  • Privacy, Security and Trust in Social Media
  • Privacy-Enhancing Models and Technologies
  • Risk and Reputation Management
  • Security and Privacy in Cloud and Pervasive Computing
  • Security and Trust in Pervasive Information Systems
  • Security Architecture and Design Analysis
  • Security Awareness and Education
  • Security Frameworks, Architectures and Protocols
  • Security Testing
  • Software Security Assurance
  • Threat Awareness
  • Vulnerability Analysis and Countermeasures
  • Web Applications and Services


ICISSP 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 22 - 24 January, 2018

Paper Submission: July 31, 2017
Authors Notification:
October 18, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 1, 2017

Paper Submission: September 29, 2017
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: November 9, 2017
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017

Open Communications
Paper Submission: November 9, 2017
Authors Notification: November 22, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017


ICISSP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Available soon.


Olivier CampMODESTE/ESEO, France


Paolo MoriIstituto di Informatica e Telematica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Steven FurnellPlymouth University, United Kingdom


Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Ja'far Alqatawna, University of Jordan, Jordan
Mario Alvim, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Morteza Amini, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Thibaud Antignac, CEA List, France
Benjamin Aziz, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Alessandro Barenghi, Polytecnic University of Milan, Italy
Reinhardt A. Botha, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Christos Bouras, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, University of Patras, Greece
Ahmed Bouridane, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Francesco Buccafurri, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Luigi Catuogno, Università di Salerno, Italy
Feng Cheng, Hasso-Plattner-Institute at University of Potsdam, Germany
Stelvio Cimato, Università degli studi di Milano - Crema, Italy
Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
Miguel Correia, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Gianpiero Costantino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Mathieu Cunche, INSA-Lyon / Inria, France
Mohammad Dastbaz, University of Suffolk, United Kingdom
Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis, France
Mingcong Deng, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Andreas Dewald, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
David Eyers, University of Otago, New Zealand
Oriol Farras, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Stephen Flowerday, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Apostolos Fournaris, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece
Alban Gabillon, Laboratoire GePaSud - Université de la Polynésie Française, French Polynesia
Clemente Galdi, Universit`a di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy
Debin Gao, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Bok-Min Goi, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Mario Goldenbaum, Princeton University, United States
Dieter Gollmann, TU Hamburg, Germany
Ana I. González-Tablas, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Gilles Guette, University of Rennes, France
R. C. Hansdah, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, India
Martin Hell, Lund University, Sweden
Man Ho Au, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Fu-Hau Hsu, National Central University, Taiwan
Dieter Hutter, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Rafiqul Islam, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Jens Jensen, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom
Rafael Timoteo de Sousa Junior, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Anne Kayem, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Zubair Ahmad Khattak, ISACA, Pakistan
Hiroaki Kikuchi, Meiji University, Japan
Dong Seong Kim, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Elisavet Konstantinou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Hristo Koshutanski, Safe Society Labs, Spain
Thomas Lagkas, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, Greece
Nadira Lammari, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
Andrea Lanzi, University of Milan, Italy
Gianluca Lax, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Flamina Luccio, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
Rakesh M. Verma, University of Houston, United States
Ilaria Matteucci, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR, Italy
Vashek Matyas, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Florian Mendel, TU Graz, Austria
Joseph Migga Kizza, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, United States
Mattia Monga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Charles Morisset, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Kirill Morozov, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Antonino Nocera, University Mediterrana of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Mehrdad Nojoumian, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Donal O'Mahony, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Carles Padro, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Yin Pan, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Mauricio Papa, University of Tulsa, United States
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Kenneth Radke, Information Security Institute, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Wolfgang Reif, University of Augsburg, Germany
Karen Renaud, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Neil Rowe, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Antonio Ruiz-Martínez, University of Murcia, Spain
Michaël Rusinowitch, Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et Ses Applications, France
Giovanni Russello, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Hossein Saiedian, University of Kansas, United States
Andrea Saracino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, Italy
Nahid Shahmehri, Linköping University, Sweden
Qi Shi, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Abdulhadi Shoufan, Khalifa University of Science, United Arab Emirates
Li Shujun, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Xiaoyu Song, Portland State University, United States
Paul Stankovski, Lund University, Sweden
Rainer Steinwandt, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Timothy Storer, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Hung-Min Sun, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Cihangir Tezcan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Raylin Tso, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Yasuyuki Tsukada, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Japan
Pierre Ugo Tournoux, Université de la Réunion, Reunion Island
Catalin V. Birjoveanu, Al.I.Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Adriano Valenzano, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Artemios Voyiatzis, SBA Research, Austria
Yong Wang, Dakota State University, United States
Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, Austria
Bing Wu, Fayetteville State University, United States
Ching-Nung Yang, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Ping Yang, Binghamton University, United States
Alec Yasinsac, University of South Alabama, United States
Meng Yu, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Jianhong Zhang, North China University of Technology, China
Wenbing Zhao, Cleveland State University, United States

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