Wednesday 26 September 2018

CFP: IEEE CEC 2019 Special Session on Evolutionary Computation and Neural Network for Combating Cybercrime

The volume of cybercrime is increasing daily with increasing use of the internet for email and social media purposes. The use of neural networks for tackling cybercrime is an active area of research. For example, conventional neural network-based solutions have been proposed to detect image tampering, source camera attribution of an anonymous crime image, explicit content detection, virus detection, etc. Recently, researchers are focusing more on unsupervised solutions. New types of cybercrimes are also emerging (e.g., deepfake video) which may, in turn, require new approaches. Interestingly, the role of evolutionary computing in tackling cybercrime is relatively under explored.

This special session aims to bring together researchers from both academia and industry in the application of evolutionary computation and neural networks for combating cybercrime. This session also will welcome research which focuses on the risk of a neural network for spreading new kind of cybercrimes (e.g., deepfake videos) and evolutionary computing for creating new types of malware (e.g., polymorphic and metamorphic viruses). The session will attract researchers working in cybersecurity, evolutionary computation, and neural networks. Of particular interest will be research that combines evolutionary computing with neural network approaches.


The main topics of this special session include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Malware detection using neural networks and evolutionary computation
  • Internet fraud detection and prediction using neural networks and evolutionary computation
  • Intrusion detection using neural networks and evolutionary computation
  • Digital rights management using neural networks and evolutionary computation
  • Explicit content filtering using neural networks and evolutionary computation
  • Application of convolutional neural networks for multimedia security
  • Image and video forensics using convolutional neural networks
  • Cybercrime risk due to neural networks (e.g., deepfake)
  • Digital forensics for detecting neural network-based fraud

Paper Submission:

The papers should be submitted through IEEE CEC’s submission central. After logging into the submission system, you need to choose Special Session on “Evolutionary Computation and Neural Network for Combating Cybercrime ”.

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission due: Jan. 7, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: Mar. 7, 2019
  • Author registration deadline: Mar. 31, 2019
  • Camera-ready deadline: Mar. 31, 2019

Information about IEEE CEC 2019:

Special Session Organizers:

Dr. Manoranjan Mohanty, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Prof. Ajit Narayanan, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Dr. Mukesh Prasad, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Contact (Regarding this Special Session):

Manoranjan Mohanty
Email: [first letter of first name] . [last name]

We look forward to receiving your high quality submissions!

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