In succession to the successful annual SIN 2007 - SIN 2021, SIN 2022 provides an international forum for presentation of research and applications of security in information and networks. The SIN 2022 conference will be held in Sousse, Tunisia and accept 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 prominent institutions and co-hosted by two universities in each of the USA, UK, Russia, Türkiye, India, and Australia since 2007. SIN 2022 is sponsored by the University of Sfax, Tunisia, IEEE Tunisia Section, IEEE Tunisia Computer Chapter, IEEE Council on RFID Tunisia Chapter, ATRS Tunisian Association for Scientific Research, and Hasan Kalyoncu University, Türkiye.

2022
November 11th – 13th

Sousse
Tunisia

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 architecture
  • 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.

  • Proposals for special sessions, tutorials, and workshops should provide sufficient detail to evaluate them.

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 US English.

All submissions are made through EasyChair. Please only use this link for submission.

Important dates

Please consult SINConf 2022 (www.sinconf.org) webpage for the most up-to-date info on the following:

  • Paper Submission by: July 10th
  • Author Notification: September 1st
  • Author Registration: October 10th
  • Camera Ready Submission: October 10th
  • Conference: November 11th – 13th

Conference program

To be announced

Organisers

Honorary Chair

  • Adel BOUHOULA , Arabian Gulf University and Tunisian Society for Digital Security

Conference Chair

  • Omar Cheikhrouhou, ISIMA,Tunisia.

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Mohamed Abid, CES-Lab, Tunisia.
  • Atilla Elçi, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Turkey
  • Naghmeh Moradpoor, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
  • 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

  • Habib Youssef, ISITCom, Tunisia

Program Co-Chairs

  • Kais Loukil, ESC, Tunisia
  • Olfa Gaddour, CES Lab, Tunisia
  • Andrei Petrovski, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
  • 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

  • Wassim Jmal, IEEE Tunisia CRFID Chapter.

Promotion Co-Chairs

  • Habib M. Kammoun, IEEE Tunisia Section.
  • Oussema Fitouri, IEEE Tunisia Computer Chapter.
  • Xavier Bellekens, Strathclyde University, Scotland
  • Şerif Bahtiyar, Istanbul Technical University
  • Tahir Sandıkkaya, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Rajan Shankaran, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Manoj Kumar Bohra, Manipal University Jaipur, India
  • Benjamin NGUYEN, INSA/LIFO CVL, France.

Publication Chair

  • Mouna Baklouti, ENIS, Tunisia.

Local Arrangement Chair

  • Walid Hassairi, ISIMA, Tunisia.

Keynote Talks


  • Mohamed Hamdi, Higher School of Communications (Sup'Com), University of Carthage, Tunisia. “Blockchain-enabled Applications: Decentralized Trust for Information and Communication Systems”
  • A. Senhaji Hafid, Full Professor Research Fellow, CIRRELT Director, Network Research Lab Director, Montreal Blockchain Lab Co-chair, SIG on Scalable Blockchains & Parachains University of Montreal. “Title: Scaling Blockchains”

Advisory Committee Members

  • Imed Romdhani , Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
  • Anis Koubaa, Prince Sultan University, KSA.
  • Faouzi Zarai, ENET’Com, Tunisia.
  • 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

E-presence, Website and Informatics Support

  • Sepideh Sadeghpour, Medis Inc., Iran
  • Mojtaba Hosseini, Medis Inc., Iran

Past Events & Special issues

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