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CFP: SocialSec 2018

posted Sep 28, 2018, 4:03 PM by yuhong liu

4th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data
Santa Clara, CA, USA, 10-12 December 2018

Welcome to SocialSec 2018

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


The 4th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 2018) will be held at

Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA, USA on 10-12 December 2018. It follows the success of SocialSec 2015 in

Hangzhou, China, SocialSec 2016 in Fiji, and SocialSec 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. 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.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: 31 October 2018
Author Notification: 20 November 2018
Camera-ready Paper Due: 01 December 2018
Registration Due: 01 December 2018
Symposium Date: 10-12 December 2018

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 Portal:

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. The page limit is 6 pages in IEEE Conference Proceedings

format. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of


Journal Special Issue
Selected papers presented at the SocialSec 2018 will be invited to consider fast-track submission (after significant

extension) for the following journal special issues (more SIs are pending):

- Special Issue "Symmetry and Asymmetry Applications for Internet of Things Security and Privacy" in Symmetry (ISSN

2073-8994, Impact Factor: 1.256).

Conference Organisation

General Co-Chairs
Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno and University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Nam Ling, Santa Clara University, USA

Program Committee Chair
Yuhong Liu, Santa Clara University, USA
Tianqing Zhu, Deakin University, Australia

Publication Chair
Haibing Lu, Santa Clara University, USA

Financial Chair
Ahmed Amer, Santa Clara University, USA

Publicity Chair
Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Yu Wang, Guangzhou University, China

Program Committee
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
Richard Chbeir, IUT de Bayonne, France
Chao Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Xiaofeng Chen, Xidian University, China
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Muhammad Khurram Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Wenjia Li, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Na Li, Prairie View A&M University, USA
Xiang Li, Santa Clara University, USA
Haibing Lu, Santa Clara University, USA
Xiao Luo, IUPUI, USA
Changqing Luo, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Weizhi Meng, Technical Universtiy of Denmark, Denmark
Franco Maria Nardini, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Jia-Yu Pan, Google, USA
Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Xiaojun Ruan, California State University East Bay, USA
Edoardo Serra, Boise State University, USA
Hung-Min Sun, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Guomin Yang, University of Wollongong, Australia
Yong Yu, Shaanxi Normal University, China


SocialSec 2018 will be held in the Vari Hall at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA, which is located at the

southern tip of the San Francisco Bay. The location is adjacent to San Jose, the 10th largest city in the U.S., and just

two miles from San Jose International Airport.