Eighth IEEE International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies

22-24 July, 2019

Colchester, Essex, UK


Call for Papers

Conference Registration

Camera Ready Instructions

Authors must closely follow the IEEE two column conference template and manuscripts should not exceed 6 pages (including references, figures, tables and text) in length. The copyright will be submitted using the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form (eCF). Details of this will be shared soon. After preparing the camera ready send the editable (doc/ docx) file to estconf2017@gmail.com. Please note that deadline for the camera ready is 21 June, 2019.

Workshop Proposals

The conference is soliciting proposals for the conduct of workshops on all the identified areas of research. A workshop may be delivered by a group of leading researchers and pioneers in their respective areas of research.

Registration Information

Conference registration rates can be accessed through the registration button below. Delegates and authors can take advantage of the early bird and IEEE membership discounts while registering. All authors must register for three days of the conference to have their paper published. Registering for EST 2019 will also give you concurrent access to AHS 2019 conference.

Early bird registration deadline is 21 June, 2019. Conference registration is now open.

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

The latest conference programme is now available. All attendees are invited to the keynote lectures.

Workshops & Special Sessions

Proposals for the conduct of workshops at the conference are invited.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ben Azvine PhD, MBA, FIET, FITP

Ben is Global head of security research and innovation at BT. Having held research fellowship and lectureship posts in several universities, he joined BT in 1995 to lead a research programme to develop and exploit novel Artificial Intelligence technology to support next generation IT systems. Since then he has held senior, principal, chief research scientist posts at BT’s global R&D headquarters in Ipswich. Ben has more than 100 scientific articles on novel application of intelligent systems. He is an inventor of 50 patent applications, has won 4 BCS and an IET gold medals for IT innovation.

Dr. Shi Zhou

Dr. Shi Zhou is an Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL). He held a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellowship from 2007 to 2012. His research interests include social media analysis, cyber security, epidemic spreading, complex networks, Internet topology and cloud computing.

Conference Committees

Conference Chair

Dr Gareth Howells, University of Kent, UK

Conference Co-Chair

Prof Klaus McDonald-Maier, University of Essex, UK
Adrian Stoica, NASA JPL, USA

Technical Program Chair

Dr Hasan Tahir, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan


Dr Konstantinos Sirlantzis, University of Kent, UK

Publication Chair

Dr Yumi Iwashita, Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan

Website Manager

Dr Hasan Tahir, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan

Conference Manager

Dr Hasan Tahir, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan
Philip George, University of Essex, UK

Technical Program Committee

Ahmed Bouridane, Northumbria University
Charity Brown, University of Leeds
Cristina Fodarella, University of Central Lancashire
Didier Keymeulen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ California Institute of Technology
Emma Portch, University of Bournemouth
Faye Skelton, Edinburgh Napier University
Gang Qu, University of Maryland
Hannan Azhar, Canterbury Christ Church University
Javier Ortega-Garcia, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Jean-Marc Ogier, University of La Rochelle
Joao Tavare, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Kofi Appiah, Nottingham Trent University
Maria De Marsico, Sapienza University of Rome
Mickael Coustaty, University of La Rochelle
Muhammad Hanif Durad, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Nizamettin Aydin, Yildiz Technical University
Rubén García-Zurdo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Sanaul Hoque, University of Kent
Shahzaib Tahir, City, University of London
Svetlana Yanushkevich, University of Calgary
Tanya Vladimirova, University of Leicester
Trevor Martin, University of Bristol
Wei Quan, University of Central Lancashire
Xiaojun Zhai, University of Derby

Venue/ Travel

EST 2019 will be hosted by the University of Essex situated at Wivenhow Park Colchester, UK. The conference is a three day event starting on 22 July, 2019.
The conference location is:
Essex Business School
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK

Details of how to get to the Colchester campus, plus event location, accommodation etc. can be found on the following downloadable document. If you are travelling by car, parking is available on campus. You can download the parking permit for display on the vehicle. Colchester has excellent transport links specially with London. Getting to Colchester is easy whether you are arriving by road, air, bus, train or channel tunnel. A National Express Coach runs from London to Colchester and has a dedicated stop at the University of Essex. People arriving at Stanstead airport can take a direct National Express Coach to the University of Essex.
More general information regarding directions and an interactive map are on these links:
How to get here
Find your Way Campus Navigation


Bed and breakfast accommodation is available on campus at £55 per night, you can book here using the promo code: NASA2019 The accommodation is single occupancy with an en-suite. Check in time is from 14:00 and check out time is by 09:30 at the Event Essex Office (see campus map). When you check in, you will be given the keys to your room as well as a meal card for your breakfast, staff will advise where this will be served.

University of Essex, Colchester Campus

University of Essex, Colchester,
Aerial View

Castle Park

Wivenhoe Park Lake

The Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

St. John's Priory

Essex Business School

Firstsite Gallery

Koi Pond, Castle Park

Colchester Town Center



EST Secretariate

Room 1NW.4.22, Network Center, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, CO4 3SQ, UK


Conference Manager


Conference Chair

Prof Klaus McDonald-Maier, University of Essex, UK

Conference Co-Chair

Dr Gareth Howells, University of Kent, UK


EST Secretariate

+44 (0) 1206 874376