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8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

December 1–3, 2014 | Boston, Massachusetts, United States

CFP: BICT 2014 Special Track on Bio-inspired Wireless Network Security (BWNS)

8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

December 1 (Mon) - December 3, 2014 (Wed)
Boston, MA, USA

In-corporation with ACM

Now a day having flexible anytime and anywhere communication ability is very important. Therefore applications of cooperative wireless communications such as mobile ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, body area networks and vehicular communication are needed for making this overall communication available. However, realization of this aim tied closely to the security provision task. Characteristics such as increased complexity with large scaled networks, dynamic topology, absence of infrastructure and centralized control pose significant challenges to security provision in these environments. Biologically inspired systems stand as promising solutions for these challenges due to the similarities between networking and biological systems. Some similarity is the presence of unpredictable behavior in wireless ad-hoc environments that makes the security provision a complex challenging task.

The objective of the special track on Bio-inspired Wireless Network Security (BWNS) is to provide an opportunity to join researchers for exchanging novel ideas and exploring and discussing the state of the art in the area of wireless network security approaches based on biological phenomena.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to

  • Bio-inspired distributed and cooperative security solutions
  • Bio-inspired autonomous key management
  • Bio-inspired secure routing
  • Bio-inspired optimization techniques in wireless network security provision
  • Bio-inspired self-healing architecture for ad-hoc networks
  • Bio-inspired anomaly detection
  • Bio-inspired soft security mechanisms (trust and reputation systems)
  • Bio-inspired robustness and survivability

Bio-inspired techniques of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Swarm intelligent and social insects
  • Artificial immune system
  • Neural networks
  • Evolutionary genetic algorithm
  • Game theory
  • Social networks

Moreover, this special track covers emerging topics in "biologically-enabled" security as well as biologically-inspired security. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Biometric identification and authentication
  • Biometric identifiers based on physiological, behavioral and other characteristics
  • Cancelable/expirable and soft biometrics
  • Bio-enabled multi-factor authentication
  • Privacy in biometrics


Regular paper submission due: September 1
Short, work-in-progress and demo paper submission due: September 22
Notification for regular papers: September 22
Notification for short, work-in-progress and demo papers: October 6
Camera ready due: October 13


Authors are invited to submit regular papers (up to 8 pages each), short papers (up to 4 pages each) or poster/demo papers (up to 2 pages each) in ACM format. Up to two extra pages are allowed for each paper with extra page charges. See for more details.


All accepted paper will be published by ACM and submitted for indexing by SI, EI Compendex, Scopus, ACM Library, Google Scholar and many more. Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading journals including:


Parisa Memarmoshrefi
University of Göttingen


Omar Alfandi, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Rizwan Asghar, Saarland University, Germany

Michael Atighetchi, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA

Ziv Bar-Joseph, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Abderrahim Benslimane, University of Avignon, France

William Casey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Martin Drozda, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

Anna Förster, University of Lugano and SUPSI, Switzerland

Gabriele Lenzini, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Hong Liu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA

Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran

Gregorio Martinez Perez, University of Murcia, Spain

Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

René Mayrhofer, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

Bud Mishra, New York University, USA

Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy, Griffith University, Australia

Christoforos Ntantogian, University of Piraeus, Greece

Emmanouil Panaousis, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Marinella Petrocchi, CNR - National Research Council, Italy

Joachim Posegga, University of Passau, Germany

Abderrezak Rachedi, University of Paris-Est, France

Daniel Schreckling, University of Passau, Germany

Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

Jon Timmis, University of York, UK

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Vanderbilt University, USA

Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece

Nan Zhang, George Washington University, USA