14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks
About The Event
Edinburgh, Scotland
November 10th – 12th

In succession to the successful annual SIN 2007 - SIN 2020, the 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2021) provides an international forum for presentation of research and applications of security in information and networks. SIN 2021 conference features contributed as well as invited papers, special sessions, workshops, and tutorials on theory and practice of security of information and networks.

Call for papers

Papers, special sessions, tutorials, and workshops addressing all aspects of security in information and networks are being sought. Researchers and industrial practitioners working on the following and related subjects are especially encouraged. Doctoral students are encouraged to propose papers on ongoing research.

Broad areas of interest in security theory, technology and applications will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Secure information systems
  • Security, privacy, and trust of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • Consensus mechanisms, especially distributed control and processing applications
  • Secure smart contracts
Security in networks
  • Network security and protocols
  • Computer network defence
  • Next generation network architectures
  • Autonomous and adaptive security
Development and realization of fundamental technologies
  • Cryptographic techniques and key management
  • Post Quantum Cryptography
  • Security schemes
  • New algorithms
  • IoT Security and Trust
  • Malware analysis
  • Access control and intrusion detection
  • Computational intelligence techniques in security
  • Trust and privacy
Application Areas
  • detection and prevention of cybercrimes such as fraud and phishing
  • Industrial applications of security
  • Industrial experiences and challenges of security systems
  • Security of cyber-physical systems
  • Security tools and development platforms
  • Security-aware software engineering
  • Security challenges in Mobile/Embedded Systems
  • Cloud security
  • Security Awareness and Education
Security Assurance
  • Critical analysis of existing approaches
  • Interoperability, service levels and quality issues in security systems
  • Information assurance, security, and public policy
  • Security ontology, models, protocols & policies
  • Standards, guidelines and certification
  • Information assurance

Types of submissions

Original papers will be considered; submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee judging its originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance.

Authors are also encouraged to propose position papers on practical studies and experiments, critique of existing work, emerging issues, and novel ideas under development.

Enterprises and research centers developing, implementing, or using security tools and frameworks are encouraged to propose application / tool demo.

Proposals of half-day tutorials on fundamental to advanced subjects covering practical implementation aspects of security are welcome. Proposals of special session(s) to be held in the main conference are welcome

Proposals of workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference are welcome. The theme of a workshop proposal should be closely related to a specific area of the conference topics.

Paper submission


Papers must be submitted electronically via the SIN 2021 Submission Site at the link bellow:

Paper Submission Link

Title, author's name(s), affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax and email of the principal author should be included. Maximum length for the proceedings is 8 pages for full paper, 4 pages for short paper, 2 pages for fast abstract and position statement, and 2 pages for demo and tutorial proposals. Extra page charges apply for full and short papers.

All proposals for organizing workshops, tutorials, demos, and special sessions are expected at the conference e-mail

Important dates

Please consult site for the most up-to-date info on the following:

  • Paper Submission by: September 2nd
  • Author Notification: October 6th
  • Author Registration: October 20th
  • Camera Ready Submission: October 27th
  • Conference: November 10th – 12th

Conference program

Will be announced...


Conference Chair
  • Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Conference Co-Chairs
  • Atilla Elçi, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Turkey
  • Berna Ors Yalcin, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Oleg Makarevich, Ludmila Babenko, Southern Federal University, Russia
  • Pete Burnap, Cardiff University, Wales
  • Manoj S. Gaur, MNIT, India
  • Rajveer S. Shekhawat, MUJ, India
  • Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, USA
  • Mehmet Orgun, Macquarie University, Australia
Program Chair
  • Andrei Petrovski, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Program Co-Chairs
  • Alexander Chefranov, Eastern Mediterranean University, TRNC
  • Maxim Anikeev, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Germany
  • Philipp Reinecke, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, USA
  • Vijay Laxmi, MNIT, India
  • Behnam Rahnama, Medis Inc., Iran
  • Josef Pieprzyk,CSIRO, Australia, and Polish Academy of Sceiences, Poland
Promotion Chair
  • Xavier Bellekens, Strathclyde University, Scotland
Promotion Co-Chairs
  • Şerif Bahtiyar, Istanbul Technical University
  • Tahir Sandıkkaya, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Rajan Shankaran, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Manoj Kumar Bohra, Manipal University Jaipur, India
SIN 2021 will feature the following keynote talks:

Will be announced...

Advisory Committee Members
  • Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Bülent Örencik, Beykent University, Turkey
  • Cetin Kaya Koc, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
  • Edward Dawson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
  • N. Balakrishnan, IISc Bangalore, India
  • Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Alexander Shelupanov, Tomsk State University for Control Systems and Radio Electronics, Russia
International Program Committee
  • Stelvio Cimato, University of Milan
  • Luigi Logrippo, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Utsav Upadhyay, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • Natalia Miloslavskaya, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
  • Bulent Orencik, Beykent University
  • Alexander Tselykh, SFEDU
  • Ercan Buluş, Namık Kemal Üniversitesi
  • Jan Jurjens, TU Dortmund
  • Bernardi Pranggono, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Ekaterina Maro, Southern Federal University
  • Edgar Weippl, University of Vienna
  • Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano
  • Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)
  • Albert Levi, Sabanci University
  • Alexey Tselykh, Southern Federal University
  • Cihangir Tezcan, Middle East Technical University
  • Evgeny Abramov, Southern Federal University
  • Evgenia Ishchukova
  • Gaurav Somani, Central University of Rajasthan
  • Maxim Kalinin, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
  • Manoj Gaur, Department of Computer Engineering, Malaviya National Instotute of Technology, Jaipur, India
  • Josef Pieprzyk, CSIRO/Data61
  • Gaurav Prasad, National Institute of Technology karnataka
  • Christophe Feltus, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Behnam Rahnama, Dept. of Computer Engineering, Okan University
  • Ankit Mundra, Manipal University Jaipur
  • Sunita Singhal, Manipal University Jaipur
  • Rajveer Singh Shekhawat, Manipal University Jaipur
  • Shweta Saharan, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
  • Vasileios Vlachos, University of Thessaly
  • Naghmeh Moradpoor, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Tugkan Tuglular, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
  • Olga Peskova
  • Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Institute of Computer Science
  • Mohammad Rahman, Florida International University
Website and Informatics Support
  • Sepideh Sadeghpour, Medis Inc., Iran
  • Mojtaba Hosseini, Medis Inc., Iran

Past Eevents & Special issues

Previous SIN Conf events and their proceedings (see below for special issues and books):