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.

News & Updates

To be announced

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 1st April, 2018
Acceptance Notification25th May, 2018
Camera-ready Copy Due15th June, 2018
Conference 25th - 27th September, 2018

Journal Special Issues

We plan to select papers presented at the ISPEC 2018 for further submission to the special issues of some journals.

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.

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

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

To be announced

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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

Univesity of Tsukuba