Important Dates


Paper Submission Deadline:

July 12, 2019 (AoE)

Conference Dates:
December 16 - 20, 2019

Call for Workshop Proposals

Scope and Goal



Each workshop at ICISS 2019 provides a forum for a small group of 20-40 participants to discuss a topic in security research and practice. An ICISS workshop serves as an incubator for a scientific community that forms and shares a particular research agenda. Further, it also provides opportunities for researchers to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas at an early stage, before they have matured to warrant conference or journal publication. Each workshop at ICISS 2019 is one or two days long, and may be with or without proceedings.


Evaluation Criteria



In evaluating a workshop proposal, special attention will be given to the following criteria:

  • the potential of the workshop to advance the state of security research and practice;
  • the expected interest in and novelty of the workshop's topic among people in the security community, as well as in other communities of related disciplines;
  • the impact of the workshop in forging a new research community and in creating new collaborations;
  • the interactive nature of the workshop's format; for example, a workshop stimulating discussions will be preferred to one based solely on paper presentations;
  • the experience and ability of the workshop's proposers to organize a successful workshop; and
  • the balance and synergy of the workshop with respect to other co-located ICISS 2019 events.

Submission Guidelines



Workshop proposals must be submitted by email to iciss2019-workshops@idrbt.ac.in as a single PDF file of no more than 10 pages. Shorter proposals are more than welcome, as long as they include all relevant information.
Proposals must include:

A. Proposal (8 pages)


  • Workshop title
  • Abstract (less than 200 words)
  • Contact information for all workshop organizers, including the main contact person
  • Motivation and objectives
    • Relevance of the workshop to the field of security.
    • Anticipated goals and outcomes (e.g., open research problems to pursue, validation objectives, empirical studies).
  • Format and required services
    • Workshop format (e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions) and plans for generating discussions.
    • Intended length (1 or 2 days).
    • Special services, logistic, and equipment constraints.
  • Target Audience
    • Expected background of the workshop attendees.
    • Plans regarding the mix of industry and research participation.
    • Expected minimum and maximum number of workshop participants.
    • Plans for soliciting and selecting workshop participants.
  • Proceedings
    • Types of contributions, i.e., extended abstracts, position papers, research papers, etc., and their estimated quantity and page limits.
    • Review and evaluation process to decide about the acceptance of submissions, including the anticipated acceptance rate.
  • Workshop History
    • Numbers of registered attendees and Web sites of previous editions of the workshop, if any.
  • Proposers' bios
    • A brief description of each proposer's background, including relevant past experience in organizing conferences and workshops.

B. Draft Call for Submissions (2 pages)

For Accepted Workshops

ICISS 2019 strongly recommends that all accepted workshops adhere to ICISS's uniform deadlines for workshop paper submissions, notification to authors, and camera-ready copies, as described in the Important Dates section below. In particular, the camera-ready deadline is mandatory for those workshops that will opt for publication via ICISS.
ICISS 2019 workshop proceedings will be published by Springer. Workshop papers must follow the ICISS 2019 formatting and submission instructions. Workshop papers must have a maximum length of 16 pages.


Important Dates (All times are AoE)



Workshop proposals:
  • Proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2019
Accepted workshops:
  • Announce website and CFP for workshop: June 12, 2019
Recommended deadlines for workshop papers:
  • Workshop paper submissions due: August 12, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: September 25, 2019
  • List of accepted papers sent to workshop chairs: October 01, 2019
  • Camera-ready copies due: October 16, 2019

Important Notes



  • All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register for the workshop.
  • A workshop organizer cannot submit any paper to be refereed in his or her own workshop.
  • Workshops will likely be held in parallel with the tutorials and other workshops, and will be scheduled on Monday and Tuesday December 16 and 17, 2019.
  • ICISS 2019 cannot guarantee to honor specific requests for holding the workshop on specific dates.

Workshop Chairs

  • Abhishek Kumar Thakur, IDRBT
  • Kannan Srinathan, IIIT Hyderabad