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9th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

December 3–5, 2015 | New York City, New York, United States

CFP: Special Track on Bio-inspired Wireless Network Security (BWNS) - BICT 2015

9th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2015)

Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2015

December 3-5, 2015
New York City, NY, USA

Sponsored by European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) and Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science In-corporation with ACM (Pending)

The growth in flexible anytime and anywhere communication, making mobile and low-power wireless technologies very important. These wireless technologies are such as mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), wireless sensor networks (WSNs), body area networks (BANs) , vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) and radio frequency identification (RFID).
However, in order to apply all these technologies in society and daily life a security pillar cannot be overlooked.
Some Characteristics of these wireless communication networks 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 similarities are the changes in behavior and topology of the wireless environments and their distributed and cooperative nature that make 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

  • Distributed and cooperative security solutions
  • Coordinated decision making
  • Autonomous key management
  • Identity management
  • Bio-inspired secure routing
  • Self-optimization techniques in wireless network security
  • Self-protection and self-healing approaches in communication networks
  • Bio-inspired anomaly detection
  • Soft security mechanisms (trust and reputation systems)
  • Trust analysis/measurement
  • Robustness and survivability
  • Bio-inspiring system in cyber security
  • Agent-based security architecture
  • Cloud computing security and privacy
  • Adversarial Modeling
  • Automated vulnerability assessment

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
  • Formal methods
  • Subjective logic
  • Machine learning based approaches
  • Molecular, Neural and Bacterial Networks model

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: August 31
Short and poster/demo paper submission due: September 22
Notification for regular papers: September 21
Notification for short and poster/demo papers: October 1
Camera ready due: October 15


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's paper template. Up to two extra pages are allowed for each paper with extra page charges. See for more details.


All accepted paper will be published through ACM Digital Library 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, Germany


Muhammad Rizwan Asghar, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Michael Atighetchi, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA

Martin Drozda, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

Rasheed Hussain, Hanyang University, South Korea

Ansgar Kellner, University of Göttingen, Germany

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, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Jose Andre Morales, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Behzad Moshiri, University of Waterloo, Canada; University of Tehran, Iran

Christoforos Ntantogian, University of Athens, Greece

Marinella Petrocchi, CNR - National Research Council, Italy

Gang Qu, University of Maryland, USA

Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece

Nan Zhang, George Washington University, USA