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The Fourth International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Big Data (BigSecurity 2016)

As we are deep into the Information Age, we witness the explosive growth of data available on the Internet. Hhuman beings have created quintillion bytes of data every day, which come from sensors, individual archives, social networks, Internet of Things, enterprise and Internet in all scales and formats. We face one of the most challenging issues, i.e., how to effectively manage such a large amount of data and identify new ways to analyze large amounts of data and unlock information. The issue is also known as Big Data, which has been emerging as a hot topic in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) research.

Security and privacy issue is critical for Big Data. Many works have been carried out focusing on business, application and information processing level from big data, such as data mining and analysis. However, security and privacy issues in Big Data are seldom mentioned to date. Due to its extraordinary scale, security and privacy in Big Data faces many challenges, such as efficient encryption and decryption algorithms, encrypted information retrieval, attribute based encryption, attacks on availability, reliability and integrity of Big Data.

This workshop offers a timely venue for researchers and industry partners to present and discuss their latest results in security and privacy related work of Big Data.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Threat and Vulnerability Analysis in Big Data
  • Architecture for Security and Privacy in Big Data
  • Anonymous communication in Big Data
  • Physical Layer Security in Big Data
  • Privacy and Security in Cloud Data
  • Privacy and Security in Data Center Networks
  • Application Level Security and Privacy in Big Data
  • Attacks and Counter Measures in Big Data
  • Information Forensics in Big Data
  • Cross-layer Design for Security and Privacy in Big Data
  • Cryptanalysis, Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms and Applications
  • Identity Management and Key Management Systems
  • Intrusion Detection and Response in Big Data
  • Security and Privacy in Complex Networks
  • Malware and virus detection in Big Data
  • Biometric security and forensics in Big Data
  • Reliability and Availability in Big Data
  • Network security in Big Data
  • Network privacy in Big Data
  • Trust in Big Data
  • Security and Privacy Theories in Big Data
  • Security, Privacy, and Trust in Cloud
  • Security, Privacy, and Trust in Large Scale Systems

Submission Instruction

We call for original and unpublished papers no longer than 6 pages. The manuscripts should be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and be submitted as PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11-inch paper). The submission url for this workshop is

*High quality papers from this workshop will be invited to extend and submit to the special section on Theoretical Foundations for Big Data Applications of IEEE Access and special issue on Cloud Security of IEEE Cloud Computing.

General Co-chairs
Professor Prasant Mohapatra, University of California, Davis, USA.
Professor Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Technical Program Co-chairs
Dr Shui Yu, Deakin University, Australia
Professor Ke Liu, National Natural Science Foundation of China, China

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: December 30, 2015 (extended, firm)
Authors Notification: February 15, 2016 (extended)
Final Manuscript Due: February 20, 2016

Workshop Date: TBD

Enquiries should be submitted to Dr Shui Yu (syu AT