Call for papers

Deadline extended


Deadline for submitting abstracts is now July 31, 2017

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) will spread its influence into almost all the industries in the world. For an “Internet of (security related) Things” aspects like e.g. functional safety, intelligent logistics, intelligent and critical infrastructures, sensors and sensor networks, amongst many others, have to be considered.

To foster the communication and interaction among the various communities involved, the Future Security conference series provides an interdisciplinary exchange platform for scientists, experts and actors from research, industry, public bodies and authorities.

The conference motto of the 2017 conference (to be held from September 26th to 28th, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany) is the “Internet of Things for Security“ – “IoT for Security“.


The conference contributions must address one of the following topics:

Of particular interest will be

  • the use and application of IoT and internet technologies in defense and security research (including defense, civil security, critical infrastructure etc.)
  • protection of IoT based critical infrastructures (as a topic of cyber security)

But also the following aspects shall be addressed:

  • Sensors and sensor networks for IoT systems
  • Particular IoT systems for border protection and control
  • Safety and security issues in Industry 4.0
  • Challenges and risks in Smart Cities
  • Communication issues with intelligent things
  • Protection of critical infrastructure and autonomous vehicles
  • Design for Security

Conference and contribution language is English.


Authors are invited to submit their contributions in two different formats. The first format is an abstract of up to 3000 characters (including spaces, except title). Deadline for submitting abstracts is June 15 2017. You can choose between presentation or poster submission.

Acceptance notifications will be sent on July 21. After acceptance, you will be requested to submit a full paper (as PDF) with 6-8 pages (of around 400 words each) for a talk or 2-4 pages for a poster. Invited speakers have to submit 12-15 pages (of around 400 words each).

Deadline for submitting full papers is August 31 2017. All topics need to address new research and development within the topics of the conference. Additionally, all contributions will be subject of a scientific review process.


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We are aiming at publishing the conference proceedings within the Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science CCIS series (

Additionally, some papers may be selected to be published as full articles within the European Journal for Security Research ( The papers selected for that will undergo an additional peer review process.

Event venue

September 26 – 28, 2017
NürnbergConvention Center
Messezentrum 90471 Nürnberg