Call For Papers


The International Workshop on The Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics of Mobile Systems and Networks (MobiSec 2017)

May 1-4, 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA

Call for Paper (CFP)

To many people, smartphones have been an indispensable part of daily life and work. With personal financial and medical information and job related data being processed on smartphones and related mobile systems and networks, it is critically important that the development and advancement of secure mobile operating systems, secure mobile applications, secure smartphone devices and cellular networks keep up with the ever-growing smartphone usage. For this reason, this research area has been a very important sector in the network and telecommunication industry and a focus of funded research projects in many research institutes.

The scope of MobiSec 2017 encompasses the security, privacy, and digital forensics of mobile systems and networks, including but not limited to Android, iOS and Windows Mobile operating systems, smartphones and applications for these platforms and devices, as well as cellular networks. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following subject categories:

·    Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile security and privacy
·    Digital forensics on mobile operating systems, applications and smartphones
·    Secure mobile application development
·    Smartphone device/hardware security
·    Mobile application security and digital forensics
·    Mobile user authentication and authorization
·    Multi-factor mobile authentication
·    Mobile user privacy
·    Mobile vulnerability detection and remediation
·    Intrusion detection and recovery on mobile OS, applications, smartphones, and cellular networks
·    Secure cloud for mobile environment
·    Mobile device management
·    4G and 5G security

Workshop Chairs
·       Dr. Guofei Gu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA,
·       Dr. Lei Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA, (main contact
·       Dr. Wenjia Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, USA,

Important Dates and Location
Workshop:                                    Monday morning, May 1st, 2017
Location:                                       Atlanta, Georgia, USA (venue refers to INFOCOM website)
Paper Due:                                   January 24, 2017 (final deadline)
Author Notification:                 February 22, 2017 Feburary 27, 2017
Camera-ready Due:                  March 12, 2017 
(final deadline)

Submission Instructions
The accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE INFOCOM 2017 workshop proceedings and appear in IEEE Xplore. MobiSec 2017 only accepts original and unpublished papers with no longer than 6 pages. The reviews will be single blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission. The manuscripts should be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and be submitted as PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11-inch paper). Prospective authors should submit their papers though EDAS. Submission link is, which is also available on MobiSec Workshop website.

Journal Special Issues
Extended version of high quality accepted papers will be recommended to the following journal(s) for publication.
·     Special Issue “The Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics of Mobile Networks and Mobile Cloud” with Elsevier Digital Communications and Networks (DCN, ISSN: 2352-8648)
·     Special Issue “Mobile Systems and Networks: Security, Privacy and Digital Forensics” with MDPI Information (ISSN: 2078-2489)

List of Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members
·    Dr. Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
·    Dr. Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Fordham University, USA
·    Dr. Xingwen Fu,  University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
·    Dr. Feng Hong, Ocean University of China, China
·    Dr. Yupeng Hu, Hunan University, China
·    Dr. Shweta Jain, City University of New York, USA
·    Dr. Vimal Kumar, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
·    Dr. Jaime Lloret Mauri, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
·    Dr. Danda Rawat, Howard University
·    Dr. Joel Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazi
·    Dr. Sachin Shetty, Tennessee State University, USA
·    Dr. Houbing Song, West Virginia University, USA
·    Dr. Chiu C. Tan, Temple University, USA
·    Dr. Weitian Tong, Georgia Southern University, USA
·    Dr. Shucheng Yu, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA