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3rd International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 2017)

posted Aug 24, 2017, 2:04 PM by yuhong liu
3rd International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data
Melbourne, Australia, 13-15 December 2017

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 is beyond the ability of commonly used computer software and hardware tools to capture, manage, and process within a tolerable elapsed time. It has been widely recognised that security and privacy are the critical challenges for Social Networks and Big Data applications due to their scale, complexity and heterogeneity.

The 3rd International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 2017) will be held in Melbourne, Australia on 13-15 December 2017. It follows the success of SocialSec 2015 in Hangzhou, China and SocialSec 2016 in Fiji. 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.

Co-located Events

- 13th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC 2017)

Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: 30 August 2017
Author Notification: 30 September 2017
Camera-ready Paper Due: 10 October 2017
Registration Due: 10 October 2017
Symposium Date: 13-15 December 2017

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

Submission Website:

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 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 Chair
Yang Xiang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Program Committee Chair
Yu Wang, Deakin University, Australia

Publicity Chair
Joseph K. Liu, Monash University, Australia


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