Call for Workshop Proposals

IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) Call for Workshops

Philadelphia, PA, USA

IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) is a new conference series in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) core conference portfolio and the only ComSoc conference focusing solely on cyber security. IEEE CNS is a spin-off of IEEE INFOCOM, the premier ComSoc conference on networking. Building on the success of the past three years’ conferences, IEEE CNS 2016 solicits proposals for workshops in conjunction with the conference to be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA, from October 17 to 19, 2016 ( Workshops will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
A workshop associated with CNS can be a full or half day in length. Each workshop should provide a forum to address a specific topic at the forefront of communications and network security research. Workshop papers will be included in the CNS conference proceeding and also IEEE Xplore. Submissions of workshop proposals must reach the workshop chair by April 8, 2016.

Workshop Proposal Submission

A workshop proposal should contain at least the following information:
  • workshop title;
  • motivation, rationale, and proposed format for the workshop;
  • a draft "Call for Papers" articulating the scope and topics covered by the workshop;
  • expected number of submissions and acceptance rate;
  • expected number of attendees;
  • program chair(s), and if available, tentative program committee;
  • a one-paragraph biographical sketch for each main organizer, describing relevant qualifications in research and conference/workshop organizing experience;
  • past history of the workshop, if any, including number of submissions, number of accepted papers, and number of registered attendees for the most recent incarnation of the workshop.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Each workshop proposal will be carefully evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • the workshop is within the scope of communications and network security;
  • an important technical topic of high interest and high impact in the community;
  • novelty with respect to other CNS workshops and forums;
  • potential to attract high participation.

Workshop Chair

Patrick Traynor, University of Florida (

Important Workshop Dates

Workshop proposal submission:               April 8, 2016
Notification of decision (extended):          April 15, 2016 April 19, 2016
CFP and Website for each workshop:      April 29, 2016
Workshop papers submission:                 July 3, 2016
Workshop notification date:                      August 3, 2016 (no later than)
Workshop final papers:                            August 10, 2016 (hard deadline)