The 7th IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS 2019)

10-12 June 2019

Washington, D.C., USA

The IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) is a premier forum for cyber security researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experiences related to all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security. The conference seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research results in communications and network security.

Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Anonymity and privacy technologies
  • Censorship countermeasures and privacy
  • Combating cyber-crime (anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-fraud techniques, etc.)
  • Computer and network forensics
  • Cyber deterrence strategies
  • Game-theoretic security technologies
  • Implementation and evaluation of networked security systems
  • Information-theoretic security
  • Intrusion detection, prevention, and response
  • Key management, public key infrastructures, certification, revocation, and authentication
  • Malware detection and mitigation
  • Security metrics and models
  • Physical-layer and cross-layer security technologies
  • Security and privacy for big data
  • Security and privacy for data and network outsourcing services
  • Security and privacy for mobile and wearable devices
  • Security and privacy in cellular networks
  • Security and privacy in cloud and edge computing
  • Internet Security: protocols, standards, measurements
  • Security and privacy in crowdsourcing
  • Security and privacy in cyber-physical systems
  • Security and privacy in emerging wireless technologies and applications (dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, millimeter wave communications, MIMO systems, smart/connected vehicles, UAS, etc.)
  • Security and privacy in peer-to-peer and overlay networks
  • Security and privacy in WiFi, ad hoc, mesh, sensor, vehicular, body-area, disruption/delay tolerant, and social networks.
  • Security and privacy in smart cities, smart and connected health, IoT, and RFID systems
  • Security for critical infrastructures (smart grids, transportation systems, etc.)
  • Security for future Internet architectures and designs
  • Security for software-defined and data center networks
  • Security in machine learning
  • Social, economic, and policy issues of trust, security, and privacy
  • Traffic analysis
  • Usable security and privacy
  • Web, e-commerce, m-commerce, and e-mail security

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 21 December 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: 28 February 2019
  • Final Paper Submission: 21 March 2019


  • Charles Clancy, Virginia Tech


  • Ann Cox, Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
  • Ming Li, University of Arizona


  • Ed Colbert, Virginia Tech
  • Cliff Wang, Army Research Office


  • Negar Kiyavash, Georgia Tech
  • K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi, Stevens Institute of Technology


  • Kai Zeng, George Mason University
  • Yao Liu, University of South Florida


  • Ryan Gerdes, Virginia Tech
  • Seth Andrews, Virginia Tech (EDAS)
  • Russ Walker, Virginia Tech (Web)