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World Congress on Computational Intelligence/ IJCNN 2020

Special Session: Artificial Intelligence and SEcurity (AISE)

URL: https://sites.google.com/view/aise2020/

The widespread diffusion of computational capabilities in a plethora of aspect of every-day life (for instance mobile devices, cars, smart houses, critical infrastructures, e-health), and the penetration of computers and software in enterprises of every dimension have led to an enormous number of victims of cyber attacks.

Malware writers are targeting not only end-users, but also companies and public services: the last trend is represented by the so-called ransomware that has reached epidemic proportions globally.  Mobile malware, banking malware, and ransomware are the primary threats to expect in 2020.

Research community in last years has provided several methodologies to detect security threats, but the number of false positive is usually too high to consider their solutions in the real-world environment. In addition, scientific literature lacks of methods able to prevent zero-day attacks and to mitigate the consequences of infections.

Techniques exploiting AI have been successfully used in many real world applications on a wide spectrum of engineering problems. Looking at the security context, these approaches can also be used to protect the privacy and security of the users of information and communication systems and technologies.

Such techniques can be useful for the verification and mitigation of malicious threats in order and to thoroughly verify security properties. Topics of interest in this areas include: denial of service attacks, forensics, intrusion detection systems, homeland security, critical infrastructures protection, sensitive information leakage, access control and malware detection and tracking.

Thus, AI offers the potential to develop secure systems. From these considerations, the objective of this special session is to encourage the integration between these cyber-security and AI communities towards the development of secure and resistant systems. Topics of interest cover, but are not limited to, application of artificial intelligence techniques relating to:

• Intelligent analysis algorithm for Privacy or Security

• Big data intelligence in security and privacy

• Adversarial Machine Learning approaches

• Deep Learning in security and privacy

• Generative adversarial networks (GANs) for security and privacy

• Data mining and publishing for security and privacy

• Computational intelligence in security and privacy

• Intrusion, anomaly and fraud detection

• Sensitive and intelligent data collection and access

• Secure cloud computing and multi-party computation

• Artificial Intelligence for threat predictions

• Models and predictive analytics in cybersecurity

• Behavioral Analysis, Profiling, Modeling, and Classification

• Artificial Intelligence approaches for intrusion detection

• Artificial Intelligence-based Hazardous Behaviours and Risk Mitigation

• Artificial Intelligence Cyber-disaster management and recovery

• Biometric-behavioral models for user authentication

• Behavioral Analysis for Access and Usage Control

Important Dates

    Submission deadline of full papers: January 15th, 2020
    Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2020
    Camera ready submissions of accepted papers: 15 April 2020
    IEEE WCCI 2020, Glasgow, Scotland, UK : 19-24 July 2020 

Paper Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be made electronically by January 15th, 2020, according to the instructions in https://wcci2020.org/calls/#call-for-papers

Contributions MUST be in English and should be submitted in the form of a conference paper with references (max 8 pages).

At least three members of the program committee will review all submissions and will provide an evaluation according to the following criteria:

    originality and novelty
    quality and accuracy
    relevance to the conference
    impact in the fields of the conference
    evidence (theoretical or empirical)
    presentation and clarity

The authors of accepted papers will be asked to present their work at the Special Session.

The accepted papers will be available in IEEEXplore together with the proceedings of the whole WCCI 2020.

To help ensure correct formatting, please use the style files for U.S. Letter Size found at the link below as templates for your submission. 

These include LaTeX and Word. 

Instruction for authors and templates for conference papers may be found here: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html