Call for Papers

Background, aim and scope

NordSec addresses a broad range of topics within IT security with the aim of bringing together computer security researchers and encouraging interaction between academia and industry.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Access control and security models
  • Applied cryptography
  • Blockchains
  • Cloud security
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Cyber crime, warfare, and forensics
  • Economic, legal, and social aspects of security
  • Formal analysis
  • Hardware and smart card security
  • Information flow security
  • Intrusion detection and mitigation
  • Language-based security
  • Mobile, embedded, and Internet of Things security
  • Operating System security
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Security and machine learning
  • Security education and training
  • Security management and audit
  • Security metrics
  • Security protocols
  • Security usability
  • Social engineering and phishing
  • Software security and malware
  • Threat modelling
  • Trust and identity management
  • Trusted computing
  • Vulnerability testing
  • Web application security

Contributions should reflect original research, developments, studies and experience. Submitted papers should not exceed 16 pages (excluding references and appendices) in Springer LNCS 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.

Submission Guidelines

All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality and relevance through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. As an author, you are required to make a good-faith effort to preserve the anonymity of your submission, while at the same time allowing the reader to fully grasp the context of related past work, including your own. Minimally, please take the following steps when preparing your submission:

  • Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page.
  • Remove acknowledgment of identifying names and funding sources.
  • Use care in referring to related work, particularly your own. Do not omit references to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer unable to grasp the context. Instead, reference your past work in the third person, just as you would any other piece of related work by another author.
  • We encourage the inclusion of anonymized digital research artifacts in the form of anonymized download links in the submitted manuscript. Tools like https://github.com/tdurieux/anonymous_github/ could be useful to authors to anonymize links and contents of research artifacts consisting in code repositories.
  • Submissions should be formatted using the Springer LNCS format and must not exceed 16 pages (excluding well-marked appendices, and references), with an overall limit of 20 pages. Appendices may be included to assist reviewers who may have questions that fall outside the stated contribution of the paper on which your work is to be evaluated or to provide details that would only be of interest to a small minority of readers. Reviewers are not required to read any appendices so the paper should be self-contained without them. Finally, notice that, according to latest LNCS guidelines, if a paper includes appendices, they should be placed in front of the references.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee listed at https://events.tuni.fi/nordsec2021/committees/.

Papers must be written in English, and submitted online in PDF format, via Easychair, at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nordsec2021.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Authors of accepted papers must agree with Springer LNCS copyright and guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.

Important dates

  • Submission due: 23 August 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 04 October 2021
  • Camera ready due: 15 October 2021
  • Conference: 29-30 November 2021

Publication

Nordsec 2021 proceedings will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Contact

PC chair: Antonis Michalas (antonios.michalas@tuni.fi)