Call for Papers for the 12th International Conference on

Information Security Practice and Experience

(ISPEC 2016)


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

Technical Sponsorship:
HUAWEI Company,China
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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



ISPEC is an annual conference that brings together researchers and practitioners to provide a confluence of new information security technologies, their applications and their integration with IT systems in various vertical sectors. The previous ISPEC conference series were successfully held in Singapore, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Sydney, Xi’an, Seoul, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Lanzhou , Fuzhou and Beijing. The twelfth ISPEC will be held in Zhangjiajie, China, 16-18 November 2016. ISPEC 2016 will be hosted by Central South University, China.


Scope and Interests

Authors are invited to submit full papers presenting new research results related to information security technologies and applications. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Access control

- Applied cryptography

- Availability, resilience, and usability

- Big data and cloud security

- Cryptanalysis

- Embedded system security

- Database security

- Digital Forensics

- Digital rights management

- Information security in vertical applications

- Intrusion detection

- Multimedia security

- Network security

- Privacy and anonymity

- Risk evaluation and security certification

- Security for cyber-physical systems

- Security of smart cards and RFID systems

- Security policy

- Security protocols

- Security systems

- Smart grid security

- Smartphone security

- Trust model and management

- Trusted computing


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 or 20 pages with the over length charge in Springer LNCS format, including tables, figures, references and appendixes. 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. ISPEC 2016 reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from the digital library and index service), if the paper is not presented at the conference. All accepted papers will be published by Springer LNCS (EI Indexed). One outstanding paper will be selected to receive the Best Paper Award.

Important Dates

(1)  Workshop Proposal Deadline:                     (Closed)

(2)  Paper Submission Deadline:                        Extended to July 20, 2016 (Firm Deadline)

(3)  Author Notification:                                   August 20, 2016

(4)  Camera-ready Papers Due:                         September 15, 2016

(5)  Conference Dates:                                     November 16-18, 2016


General Chairs

Guojun Wang, Central South University, China

Feng Bao, Huawei, Singapore


Program Chairs

Liqun Chen, Hewlett Packard Labs, UK

Robert H. Deng, Singapore Management University, Singapore



Workshop Chairs

Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland

Mark Ryan, University of Birmingham, UK

Shui Yu, Deakin University, Australia


Publicity Chairs

Mamoun Alazab, Macquarie University, Australia

Chunhua Su, JAIST, Japan

William Liu, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Zhe Tang, Central South University, China


Publication Chairs

Yongdong Wu, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore


Local Arrangement Chairs

Fang Qi, Central South University, China

Xiaofei Xing, Guangzhou University, China

Qingping Zhou, Jishou University, China


Registration chair

Pin Liu, Central South University, China


Conference Secretariat

Wenxiu Ding, Xidian University, China



Yang Shu, Central South University, China




Please email inquiries concerning ISPEC 2016 to:

Prof. Guojun Wang: csgjwang AT gmail DOT com and the conference organizers ( ISPEC2016 AT gmail DOT com).



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