2023 IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics
October 2 – 3, 2023, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Important Dates:

Submission Open: April 20, 2023
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2023 May 30, 2023, 11:59PM EST (extended)
Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2023
Final Paper Deadline: August 1, 2023
Early registration deadline: August 25, 2023
Conference dates: October 2 – 3, 2023

The 2023 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI 2023)

October 2 – 3, 2023, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Intelligence and security informatics (ISI) is an interdisciplinary field involving academic researchers in information technology, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, law, and public policy, as well as industry consultants, practitioners, security managers, and chief information security officers who support physical and cyber security missions at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels. Over the past two decades, the IEEE ISI Conference has evolved from its traditional orientation towards the intelligence and security domain to a more integrated alignment of multiple domains, including technology, humans, organizations, and security, aiming to advance our understanding of the interrelationships between these different components, and by integrating recent advances from different domains.   

The ISI 2023 conference invites academic researchers in the field of ISI and related areas, as well as IT, security, and analytics professionals, intelligence experts, and industry consultants and practitioners in the field, to submit papers and workshop proposals. Research should be relevant to informatics, organizations, public policy, or human behavior in applications of security or protection of local/national/international security in the physical world, cyber-physical systems, and/or cyberspace.

List of Potential Topics

Security Analytics and Threat Intelligence:

Threat pattern models and modeling tools

Real-time situational awareness

Intrusion and cybersecurity threat detection and analysis

Cyber-physical-social system security and incident management

Computing and networking infrastructure protection

Crime analysis and prevention

Forecasting threats and measuring the impact of threats

Surveillance and intelligence through unconventional means

Information security management standards

Information systems security policies

Mobile and cloud computing security

Big data analytics for cybersecurity

Machine learning for cybersecurity

Transportation intelligence and security

Artificial intelligence for cybersecurity


Resilient Cyber Infrastructure Design and Protection:

Data science and analytics in security informatics

Data representation and fusion for security informatics

Criminal/intelligence information extraction

Data sharing and information visualization for security informatics

Web-based intelligence monitoring and analysis

Spatial-temporal data analysis for crime analysis and security informatics

Criminal/intelligence machine learning and data mining

Cyber attack and/or bio-terrorism tracking, alerting, and analysis

Digital forensics and computational criminology

Financial and accounting fraud analysis

Consumer-generated content and security-related social media analytics

Security-related social network analysis (radicalization, fund-raising, recruitment, conducting operations)

Authorship analysis and identification

Security-related analytical methodologies and software tools


Human Behavior and Factors in Security Applications:

Behavior issues in information systems security

HCI and user interfaces of relevance to intelligence and security

Social impacts of crime, cybercrime, and/or terrorism

Board activism and influence

Measuring the effectiveness of security interventions

Citizen and employee education and training

Understanding user behavior such as compliance, susceptibility, and accountability

Security risks related to user behaviors/interactions with information systems

Human behavior modeling, representation, and prediction for security applications


Organizational, National, and International Security Applications:

Best practices in security protection

Information sharing policy and governance

Privacy, security, and civil liberties issues

Emergency response and management

Disaster prevention, detection, and management

Protection of transportation and communications infrastructure

Communication and decision support for research and rescue

Assisting citizens’ responses to cyber attacks, terrorism, and catastrophic events

Accounting and IT auditing and fraud detection

Corporate governance and monitoring

Election fraud and political use and abuse

Machine learning for the developing world

Artificial Intelligence methods and applications for humanitarian efforts

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Each manuscript must clearly articulate their data (e.g., key metadata, statistical properties, etc.), analytical procedures (e.g., representations, algorithm details, etc.), and evaluation set up and results (e.g., performance metrics, statistical tests, case studies, etc.). Making data, code, and processes publicly available to facilitate scientific reproducibility is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

Papers must be appropriately anonymized to enable double-blind review. Author names and affiliations must not be included in the PDF submission. Authors can cite and refer to their own prior work, but must do so in the third person, as if it was written by someone else. If citing previous work in the third person is not possible, please anonymize the reference and notify the Program Chairs.

We accept three types of paper submissions on proposed tracks and related topics: long paper (maximum of 6 pages), short paper (maximum of 3 pages), and poster (1 page). The submission format is PDF that follows IEEE publication format (see the template at IEEE – Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings). Papers will be submitted through the EasyChair submission and review system. Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper must register the conference as an IEEE member before the early registration deadline. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

Journal Special Issue

A number of papers selected from IEEE ISI 2023 will be invited for extension and submission to a special issue on Cybersecurity of ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems.

Important Dates

Submission Open: April 20, 2023

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2023 May 30, 2023, 11:59PM EST (extended)

Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2023

Final Paper Deadline: August 1, 2023

Early registration deadline: August 25, 2023

Conference dates: October 2 – 3, 2023