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Title: Minutes of CISTC Meeting Held at GC 2015

Date/Time: Monday December 7th, 2015, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Place/Room: Ballroom B, Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

Contact: Francesco Chiti (

1 Welcome / Introduction
The TC Chair, Dr. Yi Qian, the Vice Chair for Conference, Dr. Kejie Lu, the Vice Chair for Publications, Dr. Xiaodong Lin and the Secretary Dr. Francesco Chiti attended the meeting.
The meeting started at 2:30 pm in Ballroom B, Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego, California, USA. The total number of attendees was 56 (the complete list is given in Appendix I).
The TC Chair, Dr. Yi Qian, addressed the meeting by welcoming all the audience and asked every attendee to introduce himself/herself. He then briefly introduced the current TC officers listed below

  • Chair: Yi Qian

  • Vice Chair on Conferences: Kejie Lu

  • Vice Chair on Publications: Xiaodong Lin

  • Secretary: Francesco Chiti

  • CISTC representative for IEEE ComSoc Standards Board: Neeli R. Prasad

  • CISTC representative for IEEE COMSOC Student Competition Committee: Kai Zheng

  • Award Chair: Peter Mueller

He then gave update about the TC

  • Currently has two mail distribution lists including


TC internal announcements

ICC, Globecom

Annual meetings (2 per year)



CFP distribution

open to all signed-up members to distribute CIS-TC related CFPs

The only difference between two mail distribution lists is that is an open list, while is reserved for CIS-TC internal announcements

  • The TC website is:

2. Approval of the Agenda
The agenda of the CISTC meeting was unanimously approved by the attendees.

3. Approval of Meeting Minutes ICC 2015 (London)
The minutes of the meeting can be found in the TC website:
Alternatively, one can visit the TC website and then click on the link of “Meetings” to the

left of the page:
The minutes of the CISTC meeting at ICC 2015 was approved as posted by the attendees.

4. CISTC Officer Elections
The TC Chair, Dr. Yi Qian introduced the procedure for CIS-TC officers election: in particular, after forming the CISTC 2015 Nominations and Election (N&E) Committee, the candidate nomination process has been announced on October 22, 2015 through the CIS-TC mailing list.

The CISTC 2015 N&E Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Sushmita Ruj, Indian Statistical Institute, India

  • Thomas Yoon, Kyonggi University, Seoul Korea

  • Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

  • Peter Muller, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland

  • Yi Qian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

and it is led by Dr. Yi Qian. By the announced candidate nomination deadline, November 25, 2015, the nominations for the candidates for each of the positions of the CISTC officers have been received. After an online discussion among the CISTC 2015 N&E Committee, and the candidates’ eligibility checking, the following list has been arranged:

  • CIS-TC Chair – Xiaodong Lin, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

  • CIS-TC Vice Chair Conferences – Abderrahim Benslimane, University of Avignon, France

  • CIS-TC Vice Chair Publications – Francesco Chiti, University of Florence, Italy

  • CIS-TC Secretary: two candidates have been selected:

    • Candidate 1: Rongxing Lu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    • Candidate 2: Shui Yu, Deakin University, Australia

As there were no comments or objection from the audience, every candidate introduced himself along with his election statement, except for Abderrahim Benslimane, who unfortunately has been not able to attend due to an emergency. Instead, Dr. Yi Qian presented Dr. Benslimane’s CV and as well his election statement.

Before starting the election, Dr. Yi Qian highlighted that the current Vice Chair for Conferences of CISTC, Dr. Kejie Lu, decided not to run for the CISTC Chair position, due to personal reasons, and expressed his gratitude for the service he spent CIS-TC as a Secretary, Vice Chair for Publications, and Vice Chair for Conferences. Afterwards, all candidates were asked to leave the room, where the election was held.

After voting, and carefully checking the outcome, the following officers have been elected:

  • Dr. Xiaodong Lin as CIS-TC Chair with 51 votes,

  • Dr. Abderrahim Benslimane as CIS-TC Vice Chair Conferences with 42 votes,

  • Dr. Francesco Chiti as CIS-TC Vice Chair Publications with 47 votes,

  • Dr. Rongxing Lu as CIS-TC Secretary with 30 votes, while Dr. Shui Yu received 23 votes.

5. CIS-TC Outstanding Service Award
The Award Chair, Dr. Peter Mueller gave an update on CIS-TC Service Award. He explained the nomination policy and process, which can be found on CIS-TC website:

In particular, all CIS-TC members could send nominations must to the CISTC Secretary by September 1 of the year in which the award is to be given. A CIS-TC Technical Recognition Award Selection Committee chaired by a past CISTC chair and composed of the current CISTC officers (Chair, Vice-Chair(s), and Secretary) plus one additional CIS-TC member nominated by the Award Selection Committee Chair evaluated these nominations. The Committee has decided not to give this award this year since we do not have a suitable candidate.

6. Reports on Conferences
Dr. Kejie Lu, the TC Vice-Chair for Conference, gave an overview on conference activities in CIS-TC. He introduced the CIS-TC organized Symposia in CNS’15, Globecom’15, ICC’16, Globecom’16 and ICC’17. Then, he presented the CIS-TC endorsed Conferences.
The detailed information about the conferences that have been organized during the foregoing year can be found in Appendix II. Also, detailed information about CIS-TC endorsed conferences can also be found in Appendix II.

7. Reports on Publications
Dr. Xiaodong Lin, the TC Vice-Chair for Publications, presented a report on the publication activities supported by the committee. He presented books and journal special issues, which have been contributed by our TC members; in particular he encouraged the paper submission from the community to these upcoming journal special issues whose submission deadlines haven't passed yet. For example, Dr. Yi Qian is preparing an IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine Special Issue on “Security for 5G Wireless Systems”, which is a good opportunity to share research in 5G, an emerging topic.
Also, Dr. Xiaodong Lin pointed out some publication options, suggested by TC member, Tim Weil, particularly on Security for Automotive Networks, which represents an attractive topic for Communications and Tutorials articles.
Dr. Sushmita Ruj suggested to have periodic updates on journal special issues, for example, circulating these CFPs in mailing list, which can be beneficial for the community.

In the Appendix III the complete list of books and special issues are detailed.

8. Standards liaison
Dr. Yi Qian, on behalf of the CIS-TC representative for IEEE ComSoc Standards Board, Dr. Neeli R. Prasad, provided a brief verbal summary of standard activities and suggested a deeper involvement of the ComSoc Standardization Program Development Board (CSPDB) Organization and more contributions.

9. ComSoc Students Competition Award
On behalf of Dr. Kai Zheng, CISTC representative for IEEE COMSOC Student Competition Committee, Dr. Yi Qian introduced ComSoc Students Competition Award initiative. ComSoc Students Competition Award nomination can be done through ComSoc website and involves projects of students team form all over the world.

10. CISTC Newsletters
As the editor of CISTC newsletter, Dr. Kejie Lu introduced the CISTC newsletters. The proposal approved in the last CISTC meeting can be found in



He illustrated the timeline for approval process. In April 2014 there was the discussion among TC officers and past chairs. By May 2014 the proposal has been disseminated to CISTC members to request for feedbacks that has been very valuable. Finally, inJune 2014, the newsletter proposal has been discussed and approved in CISTC meeting at ICC 2014. Four CISTC newsletter published since then (11/14, 1/15, 3/15, 5/15). It is worth noticing that CISTC newsletter is one of the largest in the ComSoc with approximately 4200 members in the mailing list.

Dr. Xiaodong Lin opened a discussion on the new directions of CISTC newsletters and suggested to have four issues per year. Dr. Lin also suggested to include upcoming journal special issues to the newsletters.

11. Next CIS-TC Meeting
The next IEEE ComSoc’s Communication & Information Security TC (CIS-TC) meeting will be held at IEEE ICC 2016, May 23-27, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, probably on 24th May.

10. Adjourn
Dr. Yi Qian thanked all the people who attended this TC meeting, and thanked all the CIS-TC members who contributed to the success of CIS-TC. The meeting ended around 4:15 pm.

(December, 2015)

Appendix I

The total 56 committee members attended the meeting.

Name Surname



Hsiao Hwa Chen

National Cheng Kung University


Shui Yu

Deakin University


Phone Lin

National Taiwan University


Rongxing Lu

Nanyang Technological University


Tatsuya Mori

Waseda University


Song Guo

University of Aizie


Liang Xiao

Xiamen University


Kun Wang

Nanjing University of Post and Telecommunications


Fen Hou

University of Macau


Hagwei Li

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China


Tao Shu

Oaklund University


Yuanxing Guo

Oklahoma State University


Miao Pan

University of Houston


Cailian Chen

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Ling Lyu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Xiaming Yuan

Xidian University


Lin Mengjuan

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China


Feifei Gao

Tsinghua University


Mohamed Mahmoud

Tennessee Technology


Sushmita Ruj

Indian Statistical Institute


Tim Weil

Denver ComSoc Chapter


Guo Linke

Binghanton University


Ming Li

University of Nevada Reno


Thomas B. Yoon

Kyonggi University


Rui Zhao

Huagiao University


Guoliang Xue

Arizona State University


Rose Hu

Utah State University


Ming Li

University of Arizona


Jing Deng

UNC Greensboro


Shuanggiag Wei

Louisiana State University


Victor C. Valgenti

Petabi Inc.


Jie Lin

Xian Jiaolong University


William Liu

Auckland University of Technology


Maode Ma

Nanyang Technical University


Huing Wang

Xiam Jiendlong University


Julian Cheng

University of BC


Phee Lep Yeoh

University of Melbourne


Nan Yang

Australian National University


George Amariucai

Iowa State University


Jinto James

University of Central Florida


Zhao Zhang

Beijng University of Post and Telecommunications


Sergio Salinas

Wichita State University


Ying-Dar Lin

National Chiao Tung University


Pramode Verma

University of Oklahoma


Donghyun Kim

North Carolina Central University


Zuqing Zhu

University of Science and Technology of China


Daoynx Hu

University of Science and Technology of China


Jing Zhu

University of Science and Technology of China


Feng Ye

University of Nebraska


Andri Santos

Universidade Federal do Paranà


Francesco Chiti

University of Florence, Italy


Yi Qian

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Xiaodong Lin

University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Kejie Lu



Peter Mueller

IBM Zurich Research


Michele Nogueira

Federal University of Paranà

Appendix II







CISTC Organized Conferences

IEEE CNS 2015, Florence, Italy , September 28-30, 2015




TPC area chairs: 10

TPC member: 73

General Co-Chairs: David Du, Sabrina De Capitani Di Vimercati

Technical Program Co-Chairs: Guevara Noubir, Pierangela Samarati


San Diego, California, December 6 -10, 2015





Communication and Information System Security Symposium (CISS) Co-Chairs:

Peter Mueller, Yang Yang

ICC16 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 2015




(TBC by 15/12/ 2015)


Communication and Information System Security Symposium (CISS) Co-Chairs: Kejie Lu, Yu Cheng

CISTC Endorsed Conferences

WTS 2015

Steven Powell, General Chair, Thomas Ketseoglou, WTS Assistant Chair, Qing-An Zeng, Proceedings Chair; Review Process Chair

ICNC 2015

Xinwen Fu, Shui Yu, Rongxing Lu

DRCN 2015

Byrav Ramamurthy, Nelson L. S. da Fonseca, Yi Qian

ICACT 2015

Yi Qian, Peter Mueller, Hsiao-Hwa Chen


Krishn Mishra, General Chair, Rajeev Tripathi, Finance Chair, Peter Mueller, International Co-Chairs


Prof. Hamid Sharif, Prof. Pascal Lorenz, Prof. Yi Qian

Appendix III

Journal Special Issues

Special Issue Topic



Special issue on “Security and Privacy in Unified Communications: Challenges and Solutions

Computer Communications (Elsevier)

Guest editors: Georgios Karopoulos, Georgios Portokalidis, Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Ying-Dar Lin, Dimitris Geneiatakis, Georgios Kambourakis

Special issue on “Security and Privacy in Mobile Clouds

Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier)

Guest Editors: Sherman S. M. Chow, Urs Hengartner, Joseph K. Liu, Kui Ren

Special issue on “Security and Privacy

IT Professional

Guest editors: Rick Kuhn, Tim Weil

Special issue on “Cloud Security Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing

Guest editors: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Omer Rana, Muttukrishnan Rajarajan

Special issue on “Legal Clouds: How to Balance Privacy with Legitimate Surveillance and Lawful Data Access

IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine

Guest Editors: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Rick Sarre

Special issue on “Cloud Cryptography: State of the Art and Recent Advances

Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier)

Guest editors: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Lei Zhang

Special issue on “Cyber Security in the Critical Infrastructure: Advances and Future Directions

Journal of Computer and System Sciences (Elsevier)

Guest Editors: Jemal Abawajy, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Rafiqul Islam

Special issue on “Mobile Security, Privacy and Forensics

Pervasive and Mobile Computing

Guest editors: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Lior Rokach, Claudio Bettini

Special issue on “Cloud Forensics: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions

Digital Investigation (Elsevier)

Guest Editors: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Martin Herman, Michaela Iorga, Ben Martini

Special issue on “Bio-inspired Cyber Security for Communications and Networking

IEEE Communications Magazine

Guest editors: Wojciech Mazurczyk, Sean Moore, Errin W. Fulp, Hiroshi Wada, Kenji Leibnitz

Special issue on “Wireless physical layer security

IEEE Communications Magazine

Guest Editors: Walid Saad, Xiangyun Zhou, Mérouane Debbah, H. Vincent Poor

Special issue on “Embedded Device Forensics and Security: State of the Art Advances

ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems

Guest editors: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Yunsi Fei, Yang Xiang, Yu Yu

Special issue on “Internet of Things (IoT): Secure Service Delivery

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology

Guest Editors: Elisa Bertino, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Surya Nepal

Upcoming Journal Special Issues

Special Issue on "Multimedia Social Network Security and Applications

Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer)

Guest Editors: Zhiyong Zhang, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Special Issue on “Emerging Embedded and Cyber Physical System Security and Forensic Challenges and Innovations

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing

Guest Editors: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Mehran Mozaffari Kermani, Reza Azarderakhsh, Manimaran Govindarasu

Special Issue on "Cybersecurity and Privacy

IT Professional

Guest Editors: Irena Bojanova, Morris Chang, Jeffrey Voas, Linda Wilbanks

Special Issue on “Network Forensics and Surveillance for Emerging Networks

IEEE Network

Guest Editors: Xiaodong Lin, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Ying-Dar Lin, Peter Mueller

Special Issue on “Security and Privacy for Big Data Storage in the Cloud

Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (Springer)

Guest Editors: Mi Wen, Sastri Kota, Hongwei Li, Kaoru Ota

Special Issue on “Security for 5G Wireless Systems”

IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine

(in preparation)

Yi Qian


Book title


Authors/ Editors

Security Issues in Mobile NFC Devices

Springer, 2015

ISBN: 978-3-319-15487-9

Michael Roland

Vehicular Ad Hoc Network Security and Privacy

Wiley-IEEE Press, June 2015

ISBN: 978-1-118-91390-1

Xiaodong Lin, Rongxing Lu

Engineering Information Security: The Application of Systems Engineering Concepts to Achieve Information Assurance, 2nd Edition

Wiley-IEEE Press, December 2015

ISBN: 978-1-119-10160-4

Stuart Jacobs

Books in Preparation

Information Hiding in Communication Networks: Fundamentals, Mechanisms, and Applications

Wiley-IEEE Press, February 2016

ISBN: 978-1-118-86169-1

Wojciech Mazurczyk, Steffen Wendzel, Sebastian Zander, Amir Houmansadr, Krzysztof Szczypiorski

Physical and Data-Link Security Techniques for Future Communication Systems

Springer, 2016

ISBN: 978-3-319-23608-7

Marco Baldi, Stefano Tomasin

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