SocialSec 2017

Melbourne, Australia
13-15 December 2017

Welcome to Melbourne

Social Networks and Big Data have pervaded all aspects of our daily lives. With their unparalleled popularity, social networks have evolved from the platforms for social communication and news dissemination, to indispensable tools for professional networking, social recommendations, marketing, and online content distribution. Social Networks, together with other activities, produce Big Data that is beyond the ability of commonly used computer software and hardware tools to capture, manage, and process within a tolerable elapsed time. It has been widely recognised that security and privacy are the critical challenges for Social Networks and Big Data applications due to their scale, complexity and heterogeneity.

The 3rd International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 2017) will be held in Melbourne, Australia on 13-15 December 2017. It follows the success of SocialSec 2015 in Hangzhou, China and SocialSec 2016 in Fiji. The aim of the symposium is to provide a leading edge forum to foster interactions between researchers and developers with the security and privacy communities in Social Networks and Big Data, and to give attendees an opportunity to interact with experts in academia, industry, and governments. In this year, SocialSec 2017 will be co-located with the 13th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC 2017).

Important Dates

Paper Submission Due25 September 2017 Final Extension
Author Notification03 October 2017 Extended
Camera-ready Paper Due07 October 2017
Registration Due13 October 2017
Symposium Date13-15 December 2017

Call For Papers in Plaintext Call For Papers on EasyChair

Information for Authors

The symposium seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and privacy in Social Networks and Big Data. Papers describing case studies, implementation experiences, and lessons learned are also encouraged. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Attacks in/via social networks
  • Information control and detection
  • Malicious behavior modeling in social networks
  • Malicious information propagation via social networks
  • Phishing problems in social networks
  • Privacy protection in social networks
  • Big data analytics for threats and attacks prediction
  • Spam problems in social networks
  • Trust and reputations in social networks
  • Big data outsourcing
  • Big data forensics
  • Security and privacy in big database
  • Applied cryptography for big data
  • Big data system security
  • Mobile social networks security
  • Security and privacy in cloud
  • Forensics in social networks and big data

Paper Submission Portal

Please click the above button to submit your paper through SocialSec 2017 Easychair submission system. 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. The page limit is 16 pages excluding appendices and bibliography and up to 20 pages in total, using at least 11-point fonts and with reasonable margins. Detailed auther instructions and LaTeX/Word templates for LNCS publications can be found via the following link.

Springer LNCS Author Information

Paper Publication

Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. All papers accepted by SocialSec 2017 will be included in a special track of the ISPEC 2017 conference proceedings, published by Springer as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, and indexed by EI Engineering, ISI Conference Proceedings Index, Scopus and other major indexing services. Selected high quality papers will be invited to consider submission after significant extension for the following special issue in SCI-Indexed Journal.

Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CCPE) Impact Factor: 1.133
Special Issue on Security, Privacy and Social Networks
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Full registration payment is required by 13 October 2017 for EACH accepted paper. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Failure to pay the registration fee by 13 October 2017 will result in the exclusion of the papers from the Conference Proceedings.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee (in Australian Dollar)By 13 October 2017After 13 October 2017
Full Registration/Author Registration$990$1090
Student Attendee Registration$790N/A
Additional Conference Banquet Ticket (per person)$130$130

Both types of registration include: full attendance of the conference, conference proceedings, welcome reception, conference banquet, morning teas, afternoon teas and lunches.

Student Registration

To be qualified for student registration, you must be currently enrolled as a full time student in a university or an institution. A scanned copy of your valid student ID card must be sent to the conference secretary ( The student status will be verified.

Please note that if you are the only author registered for an accepted paper, you should choose Full Registration even though you are a student.

Conference Banquet Tickets

A conference banquet ticket is included in both full registration and student registration. Additional conference banquet tickets are available for purchase at the cost of $130 per person. Payment needs to be made together with the conference registration fee.

Invitation Letter

If you need an invitation letter, please contact the conference secretary ( AFTER you complete the registration. The invitation letter can be issued once your registration payment is received.


Hard copy registration receipts can be collected at the reception desk during the conference.

Cancellation Policy

Registration for the conference cannot be canceled. There is no refund of registration fees.

Registration Method

Please click the following link to complete your registration.

SocialSec 2017 Registration System

  • PAPER ID: For non-author registrations, please use "999" for Paper ID in corresponding parts.
  • PAPER Title: For non-author registrations, please use "No Paper" for Paper Title in corresponding parts.
  • NOTE: You may ignore the "IEEE Member ID" entry as this conference does not provide any discount for IEEE members.

Payment via Credit Card or Paypal

Payment via credit card or PayPal can be made directly in the registration system.

Payment via Bank Transfer

Payment via bank transfer are accepted at the following account. For participants who want to pay by bank transfer, please send the payment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as it takes some time to process the payment.

Account nameInsightek
Bank NameCommonwealth Bank of Australia
Address of Insightek2B Service Road, Blackburn, VIC 3130, Australia
BSB/Account No063182 10939649
  • TRANSFER NOTE: Please include a note on the bank transfer indicating your name and paper ID.
  • TRANSFER COST: Bank transfer and other related fees have to be paid by the registrant. Please verify carefully during the transfer that all costs are charged to the sender and the correct amount will be received at the above account. Alternatively, please add extra $20.00 to the total amount of registration fee to cover the transfer cost.

After the bank transfer is completed, please send a scanned copy of the bank transfer transaction receipt to the conference secretary ( with your name and paper ID. We will confirm your registration once we receive the payment and the scanned transaction receipt.

Organisation Committees

General Chair

Symeon Papadopoulos, CERTH-ITI, Greece
Yang Xiang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Wanlei Zhou, Deakin University, Australia

Program Committee Chair

Yuhong Liu, Santa Clara University, USA
Yu Wang, Deakin University, Australia

Publication Chair

Joseph K. Liu, Monash University, Australia

Program Committee

Man Ho Au, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ero Balsa, University of Leuven, Belgium
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
David Chadwick, University of Kent, UK
Richard Chbeir, IUT de Bayonne, France
Xiaofeng Chen, Xidian University, China
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste, Italy
Pedro GarcĂ­a-Teodoro, University of Granada, Spain
Thomas Gottron, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Muhammad Khurram Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Shinsaku Kiyomoto, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan
Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Rongxing Lu, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Franco Maria Nardini, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Jia-Yu Pan, Google, USA
Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Neeli Prasad, International Technological University, USA
Edoardo Serra, Boise State University, USA
Hung-Min Sun, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Guomin Yang, University of Wollongong, Australia
Yong Yu, Shaanxi Normal University, China
Zhenfeng Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia


SocialSec 2017 will be held at Deakin Downtown in Melbourne's CBD. Deakin Downtown is located on Level 12 of Tower 2, Collins Square at 727 Collins Street in Docklands. Various public transport options are available. It is only 5 minutes from the Southern Cross Station.

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All hotels listed above are within 5-15 minutes walking distance to the conference venue. Booking can be made through the hotel website directly, or through other travel agent websites such as,,,,,, etc. Note that we do not have any discount with any hotel. We recommend conference participants to book their hotel as early as possible. There are many booking options available such that customers do not need to pay until check-in and they can freely cancel the booking up to one or two days before arrivial. Conference participants may choose this option to book the hotel first, before getting their required internal approval or visa.

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For further information regarding to SocialSec 2017, please contact

Swinburne University