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2nd IEEE International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data

posted Aug 16, 2016, 1:19 AM by Symeon Papadopoulos
Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa, Fiji, 8-10 December 2016

Symposium Outline

Social Networks and Big Data have pervaded all aspects of our daily lives. With their unparalleled popularity, social networks have evolved from the platforms for social communication and news dissemination, to indispensable tools for professional networking, social recommendations, marketing, and online content distribution. Social Networks, together with other activities, produce Big Data that beyond the ability of commonly used computer software and hardware tools to capture, manage, and process within a tolerable elapsed time.

Due to their scale, complexity and heterogeneity, a number of technical and social challenges in Social Networks and Big Data must be addressed. It has been widely recognised that security and privacy are the critical issues. On one hand, Social Networks and Big Data have been an effective platform for the attackers to launch attacks and distribute malicious information. On the other hand, privacy leakage through Social Networks and Big Data has become common exercise. Following the success of the first event, the aim of the 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (IEEE SocialSec 2016) 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.

IEEE SocialSec 2016 will be held at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa, Yanuca Island, Fiji on 8-10 December 2016. Get ready to enjoy a unique trip in an wonderful island in this Globe.


Co-located Events

  • 6th International Symposium on Cloud and Service Computing (SC2-2016)
  • 3rd International Conference on Internet of Vehicles (IOV 2016)
  • 16th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2016)


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: 7 September 2016
Author Notification: 28 September 2016
Camera-ready Paper due: 5 October 2016
Registration due: 5 October 2016
Symposium Date: 8-10 December 2016


Symposium Topics

The symposium 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. Papers describing case studies, implementation experiences, and lessons learned are also encouraged. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Attacks in/via social networks
  • Information control and detection
  • Malicious behaviour modelling 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


Instructions for authors



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 8 pages in A4 format, including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in IEEE Computer Society proceedings format with Portable Document Format (.pdf). Please refer to http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html for preparing the submission.

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 symposium to present the work.


Conference Organisation


General Chairs
Shawkat Ali, University of Fiji, Fiji
David Chadwick, University of Kent, UK
Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

Program Committee Chairs
Jun Zhang, Deakin University, Australia
Mirosław Kutyłowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Porland
Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas, US

Workshop Chairs
Motoki Sakai, Chiba University of Commerce, Japan
Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Ilsun You, Soonchunhyang University, Korea

Publicity Chairs
Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Temple University, US
Xin Zhu, University of Aizu, Japan
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste, Italy

Program Committee Members
Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Man Ho Au, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Joonsang Baek, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, Abu Dhabi
Ero Balsa, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
K. Selcuk Candan, Arizona State University, United States
Nan Cao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, China
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
David Chadwick, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Richard Chbeir, LIUPPA Laboratory, France
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy
Hasan Davulcu, Arizona State University, United States
Nan Du, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Wei Gao, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Gabriel Ghinita, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Jaya Kawale, University of Minnesota, United States
Muhammad Khurram Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Shinsaku Kiyomoto, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan
Xiangnan Kong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Joseph Liu, Monash University, Australia
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Prasenjit Mitra, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Franco Maria Nardini, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Evangelos Papalexakis, Carnegie Mellon University, Australia
Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Günther Pernul, Universität Regensburg, Germany
Hung-Min Sun, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Lu-An Tang, NEC Labs America, United States
Ting Wang, Lehigh University, United States
Yu Wang, Deakin University, Australia
Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Sheng Wen, Deakin University, Australia
Yanghua Xiao, Fudan University, China
Guomin Yang, University of Wollongong, Australia

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