Call for Papers for the 9th International Conference on

Security, Privacy and Anonymity in Computation, Communication and Storage

(SpaCCS 2016)


Central South University, China
Guangzhou University, China
Jishou University, China

Technical Co-Sponsorship:
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

Venue & Dates:
Zhangjiajie, China, November 16-18, 2016



The SpaCCS 2016 conference is the 9th event in the series of conferences which are devoted to security, privacy and anonymity in computation, communication and storage. SpaCCS is now recognized as the main regular event of the world that is covering many dimensions including security algorithms and architectures, privacy-aware policies, regulations and techniques, anonymous computation and communication, encompassing fundamental theoretical approaches, practical experimental projects, and commercial application systems for computation, communication and storage. As applications of computer systems and networks have permeated in every aspect of our daily life, the issues of security, privacy, and anonymity have become increasingly critical. The conference will provide a forum for the world-class researchers to gather and share their research achievements, emerging ideas and trends in the highly challenging research fields.


Following the traditions of previous successful SpaCCS conferences, formerly SpaIoT and SQC symposiums, held in Helsinki, Finland (2015), Beijing, China (2014), Melbourne, Australia (2013), Liverpool, UK (2012), and Changsha, China (2011), the 9th International Conference on Security, Privacy and Anonymity in Computation, Communication and Storage (SpaCCS 2016) will be held in Zhangjiajie, China, November 16-18, 2016. Zhangjiajie is an emerging tourist destination famous for its unique natural scenery and abundant tourism resources. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park was established by the State Council in 1982 as the first National Forest Park of China. Zhangjiajie was listed into the World Natural Heritage Catalogue by the UNESCO in 1992. Zhangjiajie was awarded the title of "World Geological Park" in 2004. The conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners in the world working in the research fields of computation, communication and storage, with regard to security, privacy, and anonymity aspects of computer systems and networks. SpaCCS 2016 will focus on three broad areas of computation, communication, and storage, i.e. architectures, algorithms, techniques, and applications for security, privacy and anonymity.



Scope and Interests

Track 1: Security

1.1 Computation

          (1) Security Model and Architecture

          (2) Software and System Security

          (3) Secure Computing Platform

          (4) Secure Network Computing

          (5) Security in Cloud Computing and Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing

          (6) Risk Analysis and Management

1.2 Communication

          (1) Network Security

          (2) Malware and Botnets

          (3) Intrusion Detection

          (4) Security in Web Services

          (5) Security in Mobile Social Networks

          (6) Security in Mobile and Wireless Communications

          (7) Fraud and Cyber-Crime

1.3 Storage

          (1) Access Control

          (2) Applied Cryptography

          (3) Database Security

          (4) Data Protection and Data Integrity

          (5) Digital Content Protection and Digital Forensics

          (6) Information Hiding

          (7) Security in Big Data and its Applications

Track 2: Privacy

2.1 Computation

          (1) Measuring and Quantifying Privacy

          (2) Privacy Modelling and Analysis

          (3) Software and System Privacy

          (4) Privacy-preserving Computing Platform

          (5) Privacy-enhanced Network Computing

          (6) Obfuscation-based Privacy

          (7) Cryptographic Tools for Privacy

          (8) Building and Deploying Privacy-enhancing Systems

          (9) Reliability, Robustness, and Abuse Prevention in Privacy Systems

2.2 Communication

          (1) Privacy in Web Services

          (2) Privacy Metrics and Policies

          (3) Crowdsourcing for Privacy

          (4) Location and Mobility Privacy

          (5) Privacy in Cloud and Big Data Applications

          (6) Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing and Mobile Devices

          (7) Privacy in Social Networks and Microblogging Systems

          (8) Privacy-enhanced Access Control, Authentication, and Identity Management

2.3 Storage

          (1) Data Protection Technologies

          (2) Differential Privacy

          (3) Privacy in Big Data and its Applications

          (4) Policy Languages and Tools for Privacy

          (5) Privacy and Human Rights

          (6) Interdisciplinary Research Connecting Privacy to Other Fields

          (7) Privacy in Cloud Computing and Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing

          (8) Information Leakage, Data Correlation and Generic Attacks to Privacy

          (9) Privacy-Preserving Data Mining, Data Release and Publishing

Track 3: Anonymity

3.1 Computation

          (1) Anonymous Data Mining and Data Sharing

          (2) Parallelism Exploitation Techniques for Anonymity

          (3) Anonymity in Big Data Analytics

          (4) Anonymous Management in Trust Relationships

          (5) Anonymous Video Analytics Technology

          (6) Anonymity Metrics, Measures and Evaluations

          (7) Anonymity Models, Hardware/Device of Anonymity

3.2 Communication

          (1) Anonymity in Wireless Communication Systems

          (2) Anonymous Communication Protocols

          (3) Anonymity in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Sensor Networks

          (4) Anonymous Proxy Software

          (5) Anonymous Communication and Internet

          (6) Anonymous Social Networks, Structural k-Anonymity in Social Networks

          (7) Authentication Protocol Providing User Anonymity

3.3 Storage

          (1) Distributed Anonymous Information Storage and Management

          (2) Private and Anonymous Data Storage

          (3) Anonymity-Preserving Data Collection and Database

          (4) Anonymity, Pseudonymity & Identity Management

          (5) Anonymity in Big Data and Cloud Scenarios

          (6) Anonymity in Health and Medical Databases

Submission and Publication Information

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference website ( with PDF format. 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 14 pages in Springer LNCS format(or up to 20 pages with the pages over length charge), including tables, figures, references and appendices. Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation assessed by at least three reviewers. 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 conference to present the work. SpaCCS 2016 reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from the digital library and indexing services), if the paper is not presented at the conference. All accepted papers will be published by Springer LNCS (EI Indexed). Two outstanding papers will be selected to receive the Best Paper Awards.

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal Deadline:


Paper Submission Deadline:

Extended to July 20, 2016 (Firm Deadline)

Author Notification:

August 20, 2016

Camera-Ready Paper Due:

September 15, 2016

Conference Dates

November 16-18, 2016


General Chairs

Jianbin Li, Central South University, China

Felix Gomez Marmol, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany

Juan E. Tapiador, The University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain


Program Chairs

Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA

Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Sabu M. Thampi, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, India


Program Vice Chairs

(1) Security Track

Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain

Qin Liu, Hunan University, China

(2) Privacy Track

Rinku Dewri, University of Denver, USA

Wenjun Jiang, Hunan University, China

(3) Anonymity Track

Mario Freire, The University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Md. Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Temple University, USA


Steering Committee Chairs

Guojun Wang, Central South University, China

Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain


Steering Committee

Jemal H. Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia

Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Jinjun Chen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Raymond Choo, University of South Australia, Australia

Robert Deng, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Mario Freire, The University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Minyi Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Weijia Jia, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Wei Jie, University of West London, UK

Georgios Kambourakis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Ryan Ko, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Constantinos Kolias, George Mason University, USA

Jianbin Li, Central South University, China

Jie Li, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan

Felix Gomez Marmol, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany

Geyong Min, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland

Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA

Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan

Juan E. Tapiador, The University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Sabu M. Thampi, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, India

Jie Wu, Temple University, USA

Yang Xiao, The University of Alabama, USA

Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

Zheng Yan, Aalto University, Finland

Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Wanlei Zhou, Deakin University, Australia


Workshop Chairs

Raymond Choo, University of South Australia, Australia

Mianxiong Dong, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

Jin Li, Guangzhou University, China


Publicity Chairs

Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Scott Fowler, Linkoping University, Sweden

Xiaofei Xing, Guangzhou University, China


Publication Chair

Shuhong Chen, Hunan Institute of Engineering, China


Registration Chair

Pin Liu, Central South University, China


Local Chairs

Fang Qi, Central South University, China

Xiaofei Xing, Guangzhou University, China

Qingping Zhou, Jishou University, China



Binji Mo, Central South University, China




Please email inquiries concerning SpaCCS 2016 to:

Prof. Guojun Wang: csgjwang AT gmail DOT com and the conference organizers (SpaCCS2016 AT gmail DOT com).

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