The 2018 International Workshop on Privacy, Security and Trust in Computational Intelligence (PSTCI 2018)

In conjunction with IEEE TrustCom-18

August 01-03, 2018 | New York, USA

The enormous computation, communication and storage capabilities of the state-of-the-art computing paradigms such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoTs) and fog computing, have enabled a variety of large-scale applications and services that generate big data sets. The main and ultimate goal of the collection and storage of the big data is to extract the intelligence and insights for our decision-makings. Traditional computational intelligence algorithms need to be significantly revised or new computational intelligence algorithms have to be designed in order to make use of the scalable and distributed computing infrastructure mentioned above for big data analytics. However, the characteristics of such infrastructural platforms like ubiquitous access and multi-tenant pose unprecedented security threats on the computational intelligence algorithms and frameworks, render users more vulnerable to privacy leakage when extracting rich information from big data, and challenge the trust management of the numerous computing services and diverse data sources for computational intelligence. Hence, it is the high time to investigate the privacy, security and trust issues in computation intelligence in the era of cloud/fog computing and big data.

This workshop aims at providing a forum for researchers, practitioners, and developers from different background areas such as computational intelligence, data privacy and security, trust management, cloud computing, fog computing, Internet of Things, big data analytics, machine learning and data mining, knowledge discovery to exchange the latest experience, research ideas and synergic research and development on fundamental issues and applications about privacy, security and trust issues in computational intelligence. The symposium solicits high quality research results in all related areas.

Scope and Topics

The objective of this symposium is to invite authors to submit original manuscripts that demonstrate and explore current advances in all aspects of privacy, security, and trust in computational intelligence. The symposium solicits novel papers on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • New challenges brought by IoT/fog/cloud to computational intelligence
  • New theories and modelling for privacy, security, and trust
  • Privacy, security, and trust in deep learning models
  • Privacy-preserving big data mining / data publishing
  • Secure and scalable machine learning
  • Privacy, security and trust issues in Smart-X technologies
  • Computational intelligence for information security and privacy
  • Security and trust management for computational intelligence frameworks
  • Secure hardware design and implementation for computational intelligence
  • Real-world applications of computational intelligence for privacy, security, and trust
  • Information hiding and encryption
  • Security issues and challenges in cloud, edge, fog, and IoT

 Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers submitted to the symposium should be written in English conforming to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). The paper should be submitted through the symposium EasyChair Submission System. Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers up to 6 pages in length and authors are allowed to purchase up to 2 extra pages. 

Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS CPS and submitted to IEEE Xplore. Submitting a paper to the symposium means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the symposium and present the paper. High quality accepted workshop papers with significant revision and extension could be further recommended to special issues in the following SCI/SCIE indexed journals: Security and Communication Networks (Impact Factor: 1.067, also CCF Ranking C), Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (Impact Factor: 0.759), etc. 

Paper submission page

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 23, 2018 (Extended to May 14, 2018)
  • Authors notification: May 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready due: June 10, 2018
  • Registration: June 10, 2018

Organization Committees

Program Committee Chairs

  • Xuyun Zhang, University of Auckland, New Zealand:
  • Yuan Yuan, Michigan State University, USA:
  • Liangfu Lu, Tianjin University, China:

Technical Program Committee

  • Lianyong Qi Qufu Normal University
  • Chi Yang      University of Wollongong
  • Meng Liu     Shandong University
  • Mingzhong Wang  University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Xiaolong Xu Michigan State University
  • Deepak Puthal       University of Technology Sydney
  • Hao Wang    Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Can Wang   Griffith University
  • Zhiyuan Tan Edinburgh Napier University
  • Gaofeng Zhang     Hefei University of Technology
  • Julian Jaccard-Jiang        Massey University
  • Qiang He     Swinburne University of Technology
  • Dong Yuan  University of Sydney
  • Xiao Liu       Deakin University
  • Yun Zhou     Shaanxi Normal University
  • Tao Xu         Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • Rongbin Xu  Anhui University