Call for Workshop Proposals


The SpaCCS 2017 Workshops provide vibrant opportunities for academic researchers and industry practitioners to share their research experiences, original research achievements and practical development products on specific new challenges and emerging issues. The themes of the SpaCCS 2017 Workshops should be related to the scopes of the SpaCCS 2017 main conference, reflecting to advances in all aspects of security, privacy and anonymity of computing systems, communication networks and storage services.


The organizers of the SpaCCS 2017 Workshops shall have responsibility of soliciting call for papers, forming program committee on reviewing and selection of papers as well as planning workshop program. The registration fees for workshops will be determined by and paid to the main conference other than the workshops. The main conference will provide workshop facilities including the working notes printing, meeting rooms, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, proceedings, etc.


The proceedings of the SpaCCS 2017 Workshops will be published by Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) in SpaCCS 2017 Workshops Proceedings (indexed by EI Compendex).


Prospective Workshop Organizers should send a proposal containing the following information to SpaCCS 2016 Workshop Chairs via email by 15, 2017 (Extended):


 - Title of the workshop (Full name and Abbreviation)

 - Objectives, scope, and contribution to the main conference (up to 1 page)

 - Short bio of the key organizers and their experience on conference/workshop organization

 - Procedures for selecting papers, plans for advertising call for papers, and intentions for organizing journal special issues if possible

 - The expected number of participants

 - A tentative list of program committee members

 - The workshop website URL address if available


Approved workshops should strictly follow the Important Dates of the main conference, particularly the Author Notification Date (September 15, 2017) and the Camera-ready Paper Due Date (October 15, 2017). The submission deadline could be later than that of the main conference. But, a workshop should have sufficient time, say 5-7 weeks, for generating peer reviews. Generally, each paper should receive 2 or 3 peer reviews.


In order to encourage the workshop organisors, the main conference will also provide the following benefits to the workshop organisors: (1) If a workshop will have at least 10 full registrations for accepted papers (excluding those borderline papers transferred from the main conference), then one of the main organisors can choose either to waive one of his or her papers for registrations or to get the travel grant to attend the conference. (2) If a workshop will have at least 20 full registrations for accepted papers (excluding those borderline papers transferred from the main conference), then the main organisors can also invite one keynote speaker for the workshop and the conference will provide free registration and travel grant for the keynote speaker.


Look forward to your stimulating proposals and contributions to SpaCCS 2017 Workshops!


SpaCCS 2017 Workshop Chairs

Georgios Kambourakis, University of the Aegean, Samos, Greece <gkamb AT aegean DOT gr>;

Ryan Ko, University of Waikato, New Zealand <ryan AT waikato DOT ac DOT nz>;

Sancheng Peng, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China <psc346 AT aliyun DOT com>;