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The convergence of information and communication technology is most palpable in the form of intelligent mobile devices, accompanied by the advent of converged, and next-generation, communication networks. As mobile c ommunication and information processing becomes a commodity, economy and society require protection of this precious resource. MobiSec brings together leading-edge researchers from academia and industry in the field of mobile systems security and privacy, as well as practitioners, standards developers and policymakers.


Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited. MobiSec solicits original, high-quality research contributions in the form of full papers. The focus is on the security of information and communication systems including mobile networks, devices and applications. Papers from other areas, e.g., formal methods, cryptography, database security, operating system security, will be considered if a clear connection to one of the topics below is demonstrated.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following focus areas, as applied to mobile ICT:

  • Security architectures for next-generation, new-generation, and converged communication networks
  • Trusted mobile devices, hardware security
  • Network resilience
  • Threat analyses for mobile systems
  • Multi-hop authentication and trust
  • Non-repudiation of communication
  • Context-aware and data-centric security
  • Protection and safety of distributed mobile data
  • Mobile application security
  • Security for voice and multimedia communication
  • Machine-to-machine communication security
  • Trust in autonomic and opportunistic communication
  • Location based applications security and privacy
  • Security for the networked home environment
  • Security and privacy for mobile communities
  • Mobile emergency communication, public safety
  • Lawful interception and mandatory data retention
  • Security of mobile agents and code
  • Idenity management
  • Embedded security

Important Dates

Full Papers due:
Notification of Acceptance:
Camera-ready Manuscripts due:
Conference Dates:
February 16, 2009 (Extended)
March 16, 2009
April 8, 2009
June 3-5, 2009


LNICST Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the MobiSec Conference Proceedings, and published by Springer in the Lecture Notes of the Institute for ComputerSciences, Social-Informatics and Tele-communications Engineering (LNICST) series. The proceedings will be available both as paper-based copies and via Springerlink, Springer's digital library. In addition, the content of the proceedings will be reviewed by various indexing services such as the DBLP database, ZBlMath/CompuServe, MATHSCINET, EI-INSPEC, IET, RPS, Computer Science Bibliography Administrator, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases Source Management, ULRICH, CSA, ProQuest.

SCN IJMCMC Selected high-quality papers will be invited to Special Issues in the Journals Security and Communication Networks (SCN) (Wiley). and the International Journal of Mobile Computing and Multimedia Communications (IJMCMC) (IGI Global).

Proposals for Tutorials and Panels

Proposals for tutorials and panels on mobile information and communication security and privacy, and related topics are solicited. Tutorial proposals should consist of:

1) title and outline of materials to be presented,
2) description of potential audience,
3) justification of why the proposed topic is interesting and timely and,
4) biographical sketch of the presenter(s).

Panel topics should address innovative, controversial, or otherwise provocative issues of interest related to mobile communication security. Please submit your proposals to the appropriate chairs.

Exhibits and sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibit space or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the corresponding symposium's Exhibits and Sponsorships Chairs.


Paper submission will be handled electronically. Authors should prepare an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of their full paper. All submitted papers will be subject to a rigorous peer-review. Papers must be formatted using Springer LNICST Authors' Kit and submitted only through the ASSYST conference management system . See the instructions in PDF format.

Papers must not exceed the limit of 12 pages ncluding text, figures and references. The font size must be at least 10 points..

Step-wise Submission Guide

  1. Prepare your paper according to the authors' guidelines in the LNICST Authors' Kit
  2. Upload the paper in ASSYST
    • Register for a Cocus account. Visit register. Upon registering, a password will be emailed to you. (download instructions in PDF format HERE)
    • Once registered, you can login at
  3. Submit Paper
    • Upon a successful login, you will see the Main Interface. Click on 'Submit paper'.
    • You will see the list of current conferences in Cocus that are still open for submissions. Click on 'Submit a paper', next to the conference to which you wish to submit your paper.
    • On the next screen, you will see the conference information and a link to submit your paper. Click on this link.
    • Select the paper type you wish to submit.
    • Enter the title, abstract and topic information for your paper, and click 'Next'.
    • On the next screen you will see the information you have just entered. Verify it, and if correct, click on 'Submit'. If the information is not correct, click on the Back button of your browser and go back to the previous screen.
    • The next screen will show you information about the abstract you uploaded, its status, and more. From this screen, you can modify the details of your submission, add or remove authors, and more.
    • On the same screen, click on 'Submit', next to Manuscript on the right side, to upload your paper.
    • Click on 'Browse' and find your document on the computer, then click 'Submit'.
    • You will be taken back to the main page of your paper upload status. From here, you can upload an updated version of manuscript at any time.
  4. Register for the Conference. If your paper was accepted, you will be asked to Register
    • One author for each paper must register at a non-student rate, even if all authors are students.
    • One registration covers two papers for those authors who have multiple papers accepted.
    • Please go to the Registration page (TBA) to register for the conference. IMPORTANT: Your paper will not be included in the proceedings unless you have successfully registered.
  5. Final Paper Submission
    • Within 72 hours of your successful registration, you will receive a message with instructions on how to upload your camera-ready paper(s). If you do not receive your instructions, please contact the conference the
    • After you have uploaded your final paper, you will be asked to fill out a Copyright Form, either electronically or via Fax.
Dates & News

Conference date
June 3. - 5., 2009

Conference Dates

Paper Submission Deadline
February 2, 2009
February 16, 2009 (Extended)

Notification of Acceptance:
March 16, 2009

Camera-ready Manuscripts due:
April 8, 2009

Technical Sponsorship
CreateNet Novalyst
ICST - The Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering