About ISPEC 2018

The 14th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC 2018) will be held in Tokyo in September 2018. The ISPEC conference is an established forum that brings together researchers and practitioners to provide a confluence of new information security technologies, including their applications and their integration with IT systems in various vertical sectors. In previous years, ISPEC has taken place in Singapore (2005), Hangzhou, China (2006), Hong Kong, China (2007), Sydney, Australia (2008), Xi'an, China (2009), Seoul, Korea (2010), Guangzhou, China (2011), Hangzhou, China (2012), Lanzhou, China (2013), Fuzhou, China (2014), Beijing, China (2015), Zhangjiajie, China (2016) and Melbourne, Australia (2017). For all sessions, the conference proceedings were published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Organized by:

University of Tukuba, Japan

Sponsored by:

Hitachi, Ltd.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

TOSHIBA Corporation

Supported by:

ISEC of IEICE, Japan

News & Updates

April 17, 2018   The submission deadline is extended to 25th April, 2018, 23:59 JST (Strict! No more extension!).

April 2, 2018   The submission deadline is extended to 16th April, 2018, 23:59 JST.

March 19, 2018   Springer had formally accepted ISPEC 2018 for publication as an LNCS proceedings.

March 01, 2018   The paper submission is available.

Call For Papers       CFP Download

Authors are invited to submit full papers presenting new research results related to information security technologies and applications. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cryptology
  • Applied cryptography
  • Mobile security
  • Cloud security
  • Access control
  • Privacy enhanced technology
  • Viruses and malware
  • Software security
  • Database security
  • Web security
  • Operating system security
  • Intrusion detection
  • Big data security and privacy
  • Biometric Security
  • Implementation
  • Network security
  • Key management
  • Security and privacy in ubiquitous computing
  • Formal methods for security
  • Digital forensics
  • Security for critical infrastructures
  • Embedded systems security
  • Lightweight security
  • Smart grid security
  • Cyber security for urban transportation
  • Cyber-physical security
  • Cryptocurrency

Important Dates

Submission Deadline 16th April, 2018, 23:59 JST , 25th April, 2018, 23:59 JST (Strict! No more extension!)
Acceptance Notification25th May, 2018
Camera-ready Copy Due15th June, 2018
Conference 25th - 27th September, 2018

Author Instructions

Authors are invited to submit original papers: they must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors have published elsewhere or have submitted in parallel to any other conferences that have proceedings or any journal. The submission must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references. Original contributions are invited up to 16 pages in length (single column) excluding appendices and bibliography and up to 20 pages in total, using at least 11-point fonts and with reasonable margins. Submissions not meeting the submission guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

ISPEC 2018 Submission Link

We are pleased to announce that the proceeding will be published by Springer as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Auther instructions and LaTeX/Word templates for LNCS publications can be found via the following link.

Springer LNCS Author Information

Journal Special Issues

Selected papers presented at the ISPEC 2018 will be invited to consider submission (after significant extension) for special issues in the following journals (more to come):

Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Special Issue on Security, Privacy and Trust on Internet of Things
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Journal of Information Security and Application
Special Issue on Recent Advances in Internet-of-Things Attacks and Defences
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Security and Communication Networks
Special Issue on Machine Learning for Wireless Multimedia Data Security   Learn more
AI-Driven Cyber Security Analytics and Privacy Protection   Learn more
Special Issue on Threat Identification and Defence for Internet-of-Things
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Special Issue "Information Security Practice and Experience"
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Organising Committee

Honored Chair

Eiji Okamoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan

General Co-Chairs

Kazumasa Omote, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Jiageng Chen, Central China Normal University, China

Program Co-Chairs

Chunhua Su, University of Aizu, Japan
Hiroaki Kikuchi, Meiji University, Japan

Liaison Chair

Naoto Yanai, Osaka University, Japan

Local Organizing Chair

Keita Emura, NICT, Japan

Publication Co-chairs

Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Takeshi Okamoto, Tsukuba University of Technology, Japan

Publicity Co-chairs

Debiao He, Wuhan University, China
Atsuo Inomata, Tokyo Denki University/NAIST, Japan

Registration Chair

Masaki Fujikawa, Kogakuin University, Japan

Web Chair

Kaitai Liang, University of Surrey, UK

Program Committee

Man Ho Au, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Joonsang Baek, University of Wollongong, Australia
Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
David Chadwick, University of Kent, UK
Xiaofeng Chen, Xidian University, China
Chen-Mou Cheng, Osaka University, Japan
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
Robert Deng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Dieter Gollmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Gemerny
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Gerhard Hancke, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Shoichi Hirose, University of Fukui, Japan
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Julian Jang-Jaccard, Massey University, Nеw Zеаlаnd
Kwangjo Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Noboru Kunihiro, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Miroslaw Kutylowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Albert Levi, Sabanci University, Turkey
Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Giovanni Livraga, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Shujun Li, University of Kent, UK
Yingjiu Li, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Joseph Liu, Monash University, Australia
Zhe Liu, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Rongxing Lu, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Di Ma, University of Michigan, USA
Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Chris Mitchell, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
David Naccache, École normale supérieure, France
Günther Pernul, Universität Regensburg, Gemerny
Josef Pieprzyk, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
C. Pandu Rangan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Indrajit Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Na Ruan, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Sushmita Ruj, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Pierangela Samarati, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jun Shao, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia
Qiang Tang, Cornell University, USA
Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ding Wang, Peking University, China
Qianhong Wu, Beihang University, China
Shouhuai Xu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Toshihiro Yamauchi, Okayama University, Japan
Wun-She Yap, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Kuo-Hui Yeh, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Xun Yi, RMIT University, Australia
Siu Ming Yiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

To be announced

Registration Information

Registration payment is required by 6 August 2018 for EACH accepted paper. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Failure to pay the registration fee by 6 August 2018 will result in the exclusion of the papers from the Conference Proceedings.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee (in Japanese Yen)By 6 August 2018After 6 August 2018
Full Registration65,000 yen80,000 yen
Student Registration65,000 yen70,000 yen

Both types of registration include: full attendance of the conference, conference proceedings, conference banquet, lunches and coffee break.

Registration Method

To be announced


ISPEC 2018 will be held at Tokyo Campus, University of Tsukuba, Myogadani St., Tokyo. Tokyo Campus of University of Tsukuba is located near Myogadani Station of Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.


Address: 3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0012 Japan.

If you have any question, please contact: ispec2018-info@ml.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp

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