Call For Papers

About the Conference

The Emerging Security Technologies (EST) Conference is a leading Euro-Asia technology forum dedicated to the presentation and discussion of new ideas and concepts in emerging technologies that span applications from personal biometrics to national security.
Previous EST Conferences were organized in Canterbury, UK, in 2010 and Preston, UK, in 2011. The 2012 EST was held in Lisbon, Portugal. The 2013 and 2014 EST conferences were held in Cambridge, UK, and Alcalá de Henares, Spain. The last EST conference was held in Braunschweig, Germany in 2015. The EST conference has proven to be a venue for bringing to light cutting edge research and innovations in the field of security and computing. Particular focus on research dissemination and enabling interaction between researchers makes the EST conference technically valuable and an unmissable event for both the academia and the industry.

Conference Sponsors

The conference is sponsored by University of Kent, University of Essex and IEEE. The IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland Section Computer Society Chapter is a technical sponsor for the event. University of Central Lancashire is also supporting the conference. The conference has been listed on the IEEE conference calendar.


The conference invites security-oriented contributions in information technologies, robotics, cognitive systems, biotechnologies, and nanotechnologies. Novel concepts related to hardware and software implementations are equally welcomed. Previous editions included papers in biometrics and forensics, personal mobile/ wireless security, robotic and unmanned vehicle system security, perimeter, border, and homeland security, internet and cyber-security (detection and prevention of cyber-crimes and identity theft), security of critical infrastructure systems, security of emergency response systems and hybrid security systems. Papers on the security of emerging fields like the internet of things, pervasive computing and body wearable health devices can also be submitted.
Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Access control and authorisation - Intrusion detection and prevention
- Accountability - Malware and unwanted software
- Anonymity - Mobile and web security and privacy
- Application security - Network and systems security
- Attacks and defences - Privacy technologies and mechanisms
- Authentication - Simulation of security protocols
- Cloud security - Security and privacy for the Internet of Things
- Distributed systems security - Security and privacy metrics
- Embedded systems security - Security and privacy policies
- Forensics - Security architectures
- Hardware security - Usable security and privacy

Submission Guidelines

The conference is soliciting full length papers and workshop proposals on all the identified areas of research. Submissions should clearly establish the research contribution, its relevance, importance and novelty. Authors must follow the IEEE two column conference template and manuscripts should not exceed 6 pages (including references, figures, tables and text) in length. Please note that simultaneous submissions of a paper to any other conference is not allowed.

The Submission Process

Paper submission is now closed.
Once a paper is submitted to the online conference system it will undergo blind review by three peers. Following the review of submitted papers, successful authors will be invited to attend and present their work at EST 2017. Please note that presented papers will be published on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Important Dates

Workshop proposals: 08 May 2017

Paper submission: 19 May 2017     26 May 2017   5 June 2017

Notification of acceptance: 11 July 2017

Camera ready: 11 August 2017

Early bird registration deadline: 4 August 2017

Conference date: 6-8 September 2017

Keynote Speakers

Professor Sakir Sezer
Queens University Belfast

Professor Sezer is the Director of Research and the Head of the Networked System Security at the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT). He is a world-renowned authority in high-performance network processing and Internet security technologies. His research is leading major advances in the field of high-performance content and security processing, spanning cybersecurity related topics in malware, embedded systems, IoT, ICS and network security, in collaboration with leading corporations in the US and UK. Professor Sezer is also co-founder and CTO of Titan IC Systems Ltd, and is a member of various research and executive committees.

Professor Mark Ryan
University of Birmingham

Professor Mark Ryan is a leading researcher and innovator in the field of computer security. His areas of interest include applied cryptography, security protocols analysis of security systems, cloud computing security and internet of things security.

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