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The conference will be held on 1-3 November 2023.
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Welcome to the 3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Security 2023 (UbiSec-2023). The conference is in hybrid mode. The link for accessing online sessions could be found in the Conference Programme.

Ubiquitous computing describes the emerging practice of integrating computing power, usually microprocessors, into everyday objects to improve communication and enable useful tasks while minimising the need for end-users to interact with computers. In contrast to desktop computing, ubiquitous computing can be performed on any device, at any time, in any location, and on any network using any data format.

The 3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Security 2023 (UbiSec-2023) is next event in the series of conferences, which are devoted to security, privacy and anonymity in cyberspace, physical world, and social networks. The Conference covers many dimensions including security algorithms and architectures, privacy-aware policies, regulations and techniques, anonymous computation and communication, encompassing fundamental theoretical approaches, practical experimental projects, and commercial application systems for cyberspace, physical world, and social networking systems. As applications of computer and information technology have permeated in every aspect of our daily life, the issues of security, privacy, and anonymity have become increasingly critical. The Conference will provide a forum for world-class researchers to gather and share their research achievements, emerging ideas and trends in the highly challenging research fields.

UbiSec-2023 follows the UbiSec-2022 conference in Zhangjiajie and the UbiSec-2021 in Guangzhou, and also the traditions of previous successful SpaCCS/UbiSafe/IWCSS conference/symposium/workshop series, held in Nanjing, China (SpaCCS 2020/UbiSafe 2020), Guangzhou, China (IWCSS 2020); Altanta, USA (SpaCCS 2019/UbiSafe 2019), Guangzhou, China (IWCSS 2019); Melbourne, Australia (SpaCCS 2018/UbiSafe 2018), Guangzhou China (IWCSS 2018); Guangzhou, China (SpaCCS 2017/UbiSafe 2017/IWCSS 2017); Zhangjiajie, China (SpaCCS 2016/UbiSafe 2016); Helsinki, Finland (UbiSafe 2015); Beijing, China (UbiSafe 2014); Melbourne, Australia (UbiSafe 2013); Liverpool, UK (UbiSafe 2012); Changsha, China (UbiSafe 2011); Chengdu China (UbiSafe 2009); and Niagara Falls, Canada (UbiSafe 2007).

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers to UbiSec-2023. All accepted papers are expected to be published by Springer CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) conference proceedings and will be indexed by EI (Engineering Index) Compendex. The authors of selected best papers will be invited post conference to extend their contributions for special issues of prestigious journals to be planned in conjunction with the conference.

Scope and Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Track 1: Cyberspace Security

  • Security Model and Architecture
  • Software and System Security
  • Trustworthy Computing
  • Security in Cloud/Fog/Edge Computing and Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing
  • Machine Learning and AI Security
  • Network Security
  • Attacks and Defenses
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Security in Web Services
  • Security in Mobile Social Networks
  • Security in Internet of Things
  • Fraud and Cyber Crime
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Database Security
  • Authentication
  • Forensics and Diagnostics for Security
  • Information Hiding
  • Security in Big Data and its Applications
  • Blockchain and Distributed System Security
  • Security in Hardware, Side Channels, and CyberPhysical Systems
  • Security in Formal Methods and Programming Languages
Track 2: Cyberspace Privacy
  • Economics, Policies, Metrics, and Mechanisms of Privacy
  • Privacy Modeling and Analysis
  • Privacy-Preserving Computing
  • Privacy-Preserving Data Mining
  • Privacy-enhancing Technologies and Anonymity
  • Privacy for the Internet of Things
  • Privacy in Big Data and its Applications
  • Privacy-Preserving in Blockchain
  • Privacy-Preserving in Mobile Social Networks
  • Privacy-Preserving Crowdsensing
  • Privacy-Preserving Deep Learning
Track 3: Cyberspace Anonymity
  • Anonymous Data Mining and Data Sharing
  • Anonymous Management in Trust Relationships
  • Anonymous Video Analytics Technology
  • Anonymity Metrics, Measures and Evaluations
  • Anonymity Models, Hardware/Device of Anonymity
  • Anonymity in Wireless Communication Systems
  • Anonymous Communication Protocols
  • Anonymity in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Anonymous Communication and Internet
  • Anonymous Social Networks, Structural k-Anonymity in Social Networks
  • Authentication Protocol Providing User Anonymity
  • Anonymous Information Storage and Management
  • Private and Anonymous Data Storage
  • Anonymity, Pseudonymity & Identity Management
  • Anonymity in Big Data and Cloud Scenarios
  • Anonymity in Health and Medical Databases
  • Anonymity in Sensor-Cloud Systems
  • Anonymity in Edge Computing

Paper Submission Guideline

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference submission website (https://hpcn.exeter.ac.uk/ubisec/) with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 14 pages in Springer CCIS format (or up to 20 pages with the pages over length charge), including tables, figures, references and appendices. Notice that accepted papers less than 12 pages will be tagged as Short Papers.

Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be found at:

Once accepted, the paper will be published in the conference proceedings with Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) and will be indexed by EI Compendex. At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper at the conference.

Important Dates
Workshop Proposal:
15 May 2023
Submission Deadline:
1 July 2023 extended to 31 August 2023 (Firm Deadline)
Authors Notification:
30 September 2023
Final Manuscript Due:
25 October 2023
Registration Due:
25 October 2023


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