The 10th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2018)
October 29-31, 2018 – Amalfi -Italy


Conference Outline
The CSS-2018 symposium provides a leading edge forum to foster interaction between researchers and developers within the cyberspace safety and security communities, and to give attendees an opportunity to network with experts in this area. It focuses on Cyberspace Safety- and Security-related topics such as authentication, access control, availability, integrity, privacy, confidentiality, dependability and sustainability.

The CSS-2018 symposium is the next edition in a series of highly successful international events on cyberspace safety and security previously held as CSS-2017 (Xi’an, China, 2017), CSS-2016 (Granada, Spain, 2016), CSS-2015 (New York, USA, 2015), CSS-2014 (Paris, France, 2014), CSS-2013 (Zhangjiajie, China, 2013), CSS-2012 (Melbourne, Australia, 2012), CSS-2012 (Milan, Italy, 2011), CSS-2009 (Chengdu, China, 2009), and CSS-2008 (Sydney, Australia, 2008).

Call for Papers
CSS-2018 accepts submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research efforts on all theoretical and practical aspects of computer and network security. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Web security
– Database security
– Adversary machine learning
– Data mining security
– Big Data Security
– Watermarking
– Security in social networks
– Access control
– Cyber physical systems security
– Trust computing
– Intrusion detection
– Digital Forensics
– Malware and botnet
– Vulnerability and risk assessment
– Denial-of-Service attacks
– Anonymous communication
– Security in wireless communication
– Security in mobile devices
– Privacy preserving
– Attacks to privacy
– Cloud computing security
– Operation system security
– Software security
– Security architectures

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The best paper(s) and best student paper(s) will be selected and awarded a prize.
A selection of the best papers will be asked to be extended in SCIE-indexed journals Special Issues.

Authors Guidelines
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.
Submissions, in PDF format, should be at most 15 pages including the bibliography and appendices with LNCS template (
Submissions must be made to the submission website at

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work.

The conference venue will be “La Bussola” Hotel, in Amalfi (, an elegant resort in front of the sea and within the town centre, where the beautiful location and the relaxing atmosphere will be the perfect ingredients for a successful international event.

Important Dates
Paper submission due: July 9, 2018 (hard deadline – extended)
Authors notification: July 23, 2018
Camera ready: August 1, 2018
Registration for authors: August 1, 2018
Conference dates: October 29-31, 2018


Steering Committee Chair
Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

Honorary Chairs
Alfredo De Santis, University of Salerno, Italy
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Stefano Russo, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

General Chairs
Francesco Palmieri, University of Salerno, Italy
Albert Y. Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia

Program Chairs
Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Organizing Chairs
Christian Esposito, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
Raffaele Pizzolante, University of Salerno, Italy
Ugo Fiore, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy

Publication Chairs
Arcangelo Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Massimo Ficco, University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Italy

Publicity Chairs
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Shang Wen, Deakin University, Australia
Chang Choi, Chosun University, Korea

Any information regarding the event may be requested at the following e-mail address: