Call For Papers

IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) is a premier forum for cyber security researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security.


The conference seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research results in all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security.


Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Anonymity and privacy technologies
  • Attacks and defenses
  • Computer and network forensics
  • Cyber deterrence strategies
  • Game-theoretic security technologies
  • High-availability communication systems
  • Implementation and evaluation of networked security systems
  • Information-theoretic security
  • Intrusion detection, prevention, and response
  • Key management, public key infrastructures, certification, and revocation
  • Location privacy
  • Malware detection and mitigation
  • Novel authentication technologies
  • Physical-layer and cross-layer security technologies
  • Security and privacy for big data
  • Security and privacy for data and network outsourcing services
  • Security and privacy for mobile and wearable devices
  • Security and privacy in cellular networks
  • Security and privacy in cloud and edge computing
  • Security and privacy in crowdsourcing
  • Security and privacy in emerging wireless technologies (dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, millimeter wave communications, MIMO systems, etc.)
  • Security and privacy in peer-to-peer and overlay networks
  • Security and privacy in pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Security and privacy in single/multi-hop wireless networks: WiFi, ad hoc, mesh, sensor, vehicular, body-area networks, disruption/delay tolerant networks, etc.
  • Security and privacy in smart and connected health
  • Security and privacy in smart cities, Internet of Things, and RFID systems
  • Security and privacy in social networks
  • Novel security metrics and models
  • Security for critical infrastructures (smart grids, transportation systems, etc.)
  • Security for deep/machine learning applications in communications systems
  • Security for future Internet architectures and designs
  • Security for software-defined and data center networks
  • Secure routing and network management
  • Social, economic, and policy issues of trust, security, and privacy
  • Traffic analysis
  • Usable security and privacy
  • Web, e-commerce, m-commerce, and e-mail security

PLEASE NOTE: Accepted and presented technical papers will be published in the IEEE CNS 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. See the submission instructions section of the website for author requirements of accepted authors.


Important Dates:
Paper Submission Deadline: April 14 2017 April 28 (21:00 PDT), 2017
Notification of Acceptance: June 23 2017
Final Paper Submission: July 7 2017