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2nd International Conference on Science of Cyber Security (SciSec'2019)

The conference is organized by the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. This new forum aims to catalyze the research collaborations between the relevant communities and disciplines that can work together to deepen our understanding of, and build a firm foundation for, the emerging Science of Cyber Security. Publications in this venue would distinguish themselves from others by taking or thinking from a holistic perspective about cyber security, rather than the building-block perspective. Each submission will be reviewed (double blind) by at least 3 reviewers. The program committee plans to select and award a Best Paper and a Best Student Paper. The post-conference proceedings will be published in Springeris Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Selected papers from the ones published in the post-conference proceedings will be invited to submit to a special issue of the Information Systems Frontier journal (officially approved; see, which requires substantial new materials and has its own review process.


The conference solicits high-quality, original research papers that can justifiably help achieve the ultimate Science of Cyber Security. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cybersecurity Dynamics
  • Cybersecurity Metrics and Their Measurements
  • First-principle Cybersecurity Modeling and Analysis (e.g., Dynamical Systems, Control-Theoretic, and Game-Theoretic Modeling)
  • Cybersecurity Data Analytics
  • Quantitative Risk Management for Cybersecurity
  • Big Data for Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity
  • Machine Learning for Cybersecurity
  • Economics Approaches for Cybersecurity
  • Social Sciences Approaches for Cybersecurity
  • Statistical Physics Approaches for Cybersecurity
  • Complexity Sciences Approaches for Cybersecurity
  • Experimental Cybersecurity
  • Macroscopic Cybersecurity
  • Statistics Approaches for Cybersecurity
  • Human Factors for Cybersecurity
  • Compositional Security
  • Biology-inspired Approaches for Cybersecurity
  • Synergetics Approaches for Cybersecurity


Submissions must be written in English and in the PDF format. Submissions should be made anonymous (i.e., no author names and affiliations information). The length limit is 15 pages (everything included). Authors should use Springer's template which is available at Submission of a paper is regarded as a commitment that at least one of its authors will register and attend the conference to present the work.


  • Paper submission deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: June 22, 2019
  • Pre-conference version due: August 5, 2019
  • Conference dates: August 9-11, 2019
  • Post-conference camera-ready version due: September 5, 2019


  • Invited paper submission deadline: November 5, 2019
  • Notification of first round review: January 15, 2020
  • Revised paper due: February 20, 2020
  • Notification of second round review: March 20, 2020
  • Final version due: April 20, 2020


General Chair:

  • Guo-Ping Jiang (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Feng Liu (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Jia Xu (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
  • Shouhuai Xu (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
  • Moti Yung (Google and Columbia University, USA)

Publicity Co-Chairs:

  • Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
  • Guen Chen (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
  • Wenlian Lu (Fudan University, China)
  • Sheng Wen (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
  • Xiaofan Yang (Chongqing University, China)

Organization Committee Chair

  • Geng Yang (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

Web Chair

  • Yaqin Zhang (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Guest Editors for Information Systems Frontiers Special Issue

  • Jingguo Wang (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
  • Shouhuai Xu (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
  • Moti Yung (Google and Columbia University, USA)
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Nanjing, China