The 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Anonymity and Communication Systems

(IEEE ACS 2011)

In conjunction with

The 10th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-11)

November 16-18, 2011, Changsha, China



Call for Papers

With the extensive applications of computer network technologies, various network environments, including cloud computing, Internet of Things, P2P networks, and social networks, are emerging in our daily lives. The emerging applications require stronger security and privacy mechanisms to protect network communications among users. Anonymous communication is used to hide communication participants or communication relations so as to achieve effective protection for network nodes and user identities. Anonymous communication can address potential network security issues, and becomes one of the hot topics in the field of network and information security. For the better protection of secure communication and user privacy, including location, identity and behavior habits, it is necessary to develop anonymous communication theories, methods and key technologies of anonymous communication systems in all varieties of application environments. ACS 2011 aims at providing a forum for discussing the latest academic and industrial research results in all aspects of anonymous communication systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

l   Architecture for anonymous communication system

l   Formalizing anonymous communication system

l   Anonymity measures and evaluation

l   Controllable management and revocability in anonymous communication

l   Anonymous communication in cloud computing

l   Anonymous communication in Internet of Things

l   Anonymous communication in P2P networks

l   Anonymous communication in social networks

l   Anonymous signature and authentication

l   Anonymous communication & privacy protection

l   Anonymous communication & network security

l   Anonymous email system

l   Anonymous storage and publishing system

l   Anonymous browsing system



All accepted papers from this workshop will be published by IEEE Computer Society in TrustCom-11 conference/workshop proceedings (indexed by EI Compendex and ISTP). Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be published in two special issues: (1) Elsevier's Journal of Computer and System Sciences (JCSS); (2) Wiley's Security and Communication Networks (SCN), both to be indexed by SCI and EI.


Important Dates

Paper submissions due:

July 25, 2011 (Extended Firm Deadline)

Notification of decision:

August 30, 2011

Camera-ready papers due:

September 30, 2011


Submission Instructions

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum length of 6 pages (or 10 pages with the over length charge) in the IEEE Conference Proceedings Format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). Papers should be submitted through the paper submission system at the workshop website.



The conference registration has been opened. Please refer to the conference registration page for detail.


Program Co-Chairs

Prof. Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Prof. Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan

Prof. Guihua Duan, Central South University, China


PC Members (In alphabetical order)

Cataldo Basile, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Frederic Cuppens, Telecom Bretagne, France

Ying Guo, Central South University, China

Biduyt Gupta, Southern Illinois University, USA

Hsiang-Cheh Huang, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Mike Jones, University of Manchester, UK

Youssef Iraqi, Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research, The United Arab Emirat

Kami Makki, Lamar University, USA

Wissam Mallouli, Montimage, French

Juan Pedro Munoz-Gea, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain

Mohammad S. Obaidat, Monmouth University, USA

Chung-Ming Ou, Kainan University, Taiwan

Christos Papadopoulos, Colorado State University, USA

Slobodan Petrovic, Gjovik University College, Norway

Fang Qi, Central South University, China

Peter Y. A. Ryan, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Technical University Darmstadt and Fraunhofer SIT, Germany

Jean-Marc Seigneur, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Bin Wang, Central South University, China

Zhengping Wu, University of Bridgeport, USA

Congxu Zhu, Central South University, China


Publicity Co-Chairs

Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland

Mianxiong Dong, The University of Aizu, Japan




Please email inquiries concerning ACS 2011 to:

Prof. Guihua Duan ( and the workshop organizers (