14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks

(an online conference due to the current pandemic)

About The Event
Edinburgh, Scotland and Gaziantep, Turkey
December 15th – 17th

In succession to the successful annual SIN 2007 - SIN 2020, SIN 2021 provides an international forum for presentation of research and applications of security in information and networks. The SIN 2021 conference will be held online due to the current pandemic and features contributed, as well as invited, papers, special sessions, workshops, and tutorials on theory and practice of security of information and networks. The SIN Conference series has been co-organized by two universities in each of the USA, UK, Russia, Turkey, India, and Australia since 2007. SIN 2021 is hosted by Edinburgh Napier University and sponsored by IEEE UK & Ireland Section, IEEE UK & Ireland Section C Chapter and Hasan Kalyoncu University.

Registration page:

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

The following two paper categories are welcome. Any submission needs to be explicitly marked as “full paper” or “short paper”.

  • Full papers – scientific research papers, surveying works and industrial experiences describing significant advances. Papers should be no longer than 8 pages, including references.
  • Short papers – early results or work in progress with initial findings. Papers should be maximum 4 pages long, including references.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. All paper submissions must contain a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough double‐blind review by at least three reviewers. Submitted papers shall be anonymised and all author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable references should be eliminated to be eligible for the review process. 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 centres developing, implementing, or using security tools and frameworks are encouraged to propose application / tool demo.

  • Special sessions, tutorials, and workshops proposals should provide sufficient detail to evaluate them.

Paper submission

Submitted manuscripts should represent novel research contributions.

All manuscripts will have to be submitted in anonymised form for double-blind review. In double-blind review, neither the author nor the reviewers are aware of each other's identity. Papers that are not properly anonymised may be rejected without review.

To prepare your manuscript under double-blind review rules:

  • Remove author names and affiliations from the title page.
  • Carefully review the figures and appendices to ensure affiliations are not accidentally included
  • When referring to your previous work, do so in the third person, as though it were written by someone else.
  • Authors may include links to websites that contain source code, tools, or other supplemental material. Neither the link in the paper nor the website or any of the materials therein may contain the authors’ names and affiliations.

Submissions should be made according to the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings (Microsoft Word template, LaTex template, Overleaf). Kindly note that we prefer the use of United Kingdom English.

All submissions are made through EasyChair, please only use this link for submission. SIN 2021 proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore.

Important dates

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

  • Paper Submission by: November 9th
  • Author Notification: December 7th
  • Author Registration: December 12th
  • Camera Ready Submission: December 14th
  • Conference: December 15th – 17th

Conference program


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:
  • Frank Wang, University of Kent, United Kingdom. More info
  • William (Bill) J Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom. More info
  • Willy Susilo, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia. More info
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
Organizing Institutions
  • Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Southern Federal University, Taganrog, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Sochi State University, Sochi, Russia
  • Cardiff University, Wales, UK
  • Rutgers University, Newark, USA
  • Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India
  • Manipal University Jaipur, India
  • Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland
Website and Informatics Support
  • Sepideh Sadeghpour, Medis Inc., Iran
  • Mojtaba Hosseini, Medis Inc., Iran


  • The paper submission deadline for the 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks - SIN 2021 has been extended to 9th of November 2021.

Past Events & Special issues

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