Special Track/Issue on Security and Privacy of Modern Software


In the last decade, mobile network, cloud computing, deep learning, 5G, Blockchain, software defined networking, Internet of Things, new techniques constantly emerge and reconstruct our society and life. The current world is deeply dependent on these cyber infrastructures, however they are also become an intriguing attack target for cyber criminals. In the meantime of enjoying the convenience by these technical resolutions, related researchers and practitioners should make the best endeavors to ensuring their security and privacy, preventing security threats and alleviating the costs and pains by attacks. Therefore, we offer this special track as a dedicated venue for the contributions of any forms on the security and privacy of modern software.

Security and privacy of modern software (SPMS) brings together cutting-edge professionals from both academia and industry in a wide range of research areas. Aiming at fostering a sustained community on cybersecurity, we welcome all research studies on theoretical innovations, new technologies and practices, reports of new security issues, hands-on evaluations, surveys on security ensuring approaches, and etc. Interested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Cryptography and its applications
  • Network and critical infrastructure security
  • Hardware security
  • Software and system security
  • Cybersecurity data analytics
  • Data-driven security and measurement studies
  • Adversarial reasoning
  • Malware analysis
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies and anonymity
  • IoT Security
  • Artificial Intelligence Security
  • Blockchain Security
  • 5G Security

As one of the tracks hosted by Internetware 2020, we encourage people to attend the main conference. So there will be two disjoint review rounds as below.

To submit an article to Internetware 2020 round, please sign in with your account at easychair, and select “Security and Privacy of Modern Software” Track in EasyChair system. Each submission must not exceed 10 pages including figures, appendices and references, and must come in English and in PDF format. Please use the ACM Master article template, which can be obtained from proceedings-template. Authors should be liable for guaranteeing the submissions have not been previously published or considered for publication elsewhere. For accepted papers, authors are required to prepare their final submissions for the proceedings based on the suggestions provided by reviewers. At least one author need to present their paper during the conference.

Journal Information

Cybersecurity is the 1st Open Access journal on Cybersecurity. The publication costs for Cybersecurity are covered by the Institute of Information Engineering, CAS, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge. The extended article from Internetware 2020 should be submitted through: http://www.editorialmanager.com/cyse/default.aspx. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series, please select the appropriate thematic series “Security and privacy of modern software (SPMS)” in the “Additional Information”.

More information about Cybersecurity can be found in https://cybersecurity.springeropen.com/.

Important Dates

Internetware conference round
  • Submission Deadline: July 20, 2020
  • Submission Deadline: August 20, 2020
  • All Review Due: August 25, 2020
  • Author Notifications: August 30, 2020
Journal round
  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020
  • First Round Review Due: November 15, 2020
  • Revision Due: December 15, 2020
  • Final Decisions: December 30, 2020

Track co-Chairs

Guozhu Meng, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Yepang Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China Shouling Ji, Zhejiang University, China