To be held in conjunction with
The 2016 IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress (CyberSciTech 2016)
Auguest 8-Auguest 12, 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

CyberSciTech'2016 Special Session on Cyber Security and Privacy with Network Log Analytics (CyberSPNLA)
Scope and Background

With the advancement of Internet, sensor network technologies, the sheer volume of data in network logs are expanding at an increasing speed. Analysing network log data are useful as it enables one to monitor network performance, check compliance with regulation and security policies, and carry out forensic tasks. Recently, there has been an increasing demand for big-data techniques of log analysis to provide predictive analytics. This has brought serious concerns regarding security and privacy risks. By revealing private information, network users may unintentionally reveal their identities and expose their cyber-activities, putting themselves under severe security risks. In this context, traditional methods are no longer sufficient to protect user’s sensitive information and ensure safe transactions. Therefore, it is imperative to reconsider the specification, design and implementation for algorithms and protocols, in order to achieve security, trust, and privacy.

The purpose of this special session for CyberSciTech 2016 is two-fold: Firstly, the special session offers a forum for scientists and engineers to exchange ideas on novel analytical techniques using network log data. Secondly, the special session has a thematic focus on emerging technology for security and privacy in the cyberspace. We seek publications on all theoretical and practical work in areas related to the theme above, including (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • (1) Complex network monitoring
  • (2) Predictive models and analytics
  • (3) Cryptographic protocols
  • (4) Network anonymity (e.g. k-anonymity, differential privacy)
  • (5) Monitoring and surveillance on social networks
  • (6) Social login and authentication
  • (7) Smart grid, wireless sensor networks and Internet of things

Important Dates

Special Session Paper Submission Due: May 13, 2016 (Anywhere on Earth)

Author Notification Date: May 23, 2016

Camera-ready Papers Due: June 6, 2016


Authors are invited to submit their original research work that has not previously been submitted or published in any other venue. Submitted papers need to abide by IEEE Computer Society formats. Final papers must be formatted accordingly (see “IEEE Manuscript Templates”).

Special Session papers need to be submitted to the corresponding special sessions. A special session paper needs to be in IEEE CS format and 6 pages.

We use CMT (by Microsoft Research) for paper submission and review. Move to CMT to submit a paper.

For more information, please refer to CyberSciTech 2016 Paper Submission Page.

Please select the Special Track option and tick the box "CyberSPNLA"


All accepted papers in the main special sessions will be published in an IEEE Computer Society proceedings (EI indexed). Extended versions of selected excellent papers will be considered for publication in special issues of prestige journals (SCI/EI indexed).

Track Chairs
Program Committee Members (to be confirmed)
Contact Person

Dr. Jiamou Liu

University of Auckland

The University of Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 923 9528