Iranian Research in Information and System Security

Guest Editors

Babak Sadeghiyan, Amirkabir University of Technology 

Salman Niksefat, Amirkabir University of Technology 


The aim of this special issue is to promote Iranian research in Information and System Security. The special issue is devoted to all aspects of Information and System Security, dealing with operational as well as formal and theoretical aspects of information security systems. All technical elements for cyber security, i.e. deter, protect, detect and adapt, are of interest, as well as security issues in emerging technologies, e.g. mobile devices, cyber-physical and IoT, cloud computing, high performance computing, autonomous systems.  


The topics of interest include but not restricted to:

  • Fundamental mathematical problems of cryptography and information security
  • Theoretical foundation of software and hardware security tools implementation
  • Digital Investigative Tools
  • Security Information Sharing for Attribution
  • Security Architecture
  • Authentication and Access Control
  • Cryptographic Mechanisms
  • Cryptographic Protocol
  • Vulnerability Mitigation
  • Situational Awareness
  • Identification of Systems Weaknesses
  • Detection of Malicious Cyber Activities
  • Real-time Digital Forensic Analysis
  • Information Hiding
  • Dynamic Security Assessment of System
  • Moving Target Defense
  • Deception Systems
  • Remediation and Mitigation of Damage
  • Application of Social Science for Cyber Security
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Orchestrated Cyber Defensive Activities
  • Mobile Devices Security
  • Cyber-Physical and IoT Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Autonomous Systems Security
  • Security Issues in High Performance Computing  

Important dates

Manuscripts submission due: November 21st, 2020

First decision date: April 30, 2021

Revision due: June 15, 2021

Final decision date: September 1, 2021

Final paper due: September 30, 2021

Submission and publication process

  • Authors submit the papers (in English) via the official submission portal
  • The Guest Editors manage the review process by inviting reviewers, managing reviews and making the final decision about the paper. Each decision has to be confirmed by the Editor-in-Chief of JICV
  • Accepted papers will be published Online First as they are ready and later collated into a printed issue

Requirements for the paper

  • The paper deals with security, to fit within JICV’s scope
  • Authors must be from I.R. of Iran
  • The language of the paper is English
  • Up to 15 pages (A4 format)
  • The form, structure and quality of written English must meet international academic standards
  • Paper must be prepared in LATEX according to the Springer template.

Submission guidelines

Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Instructions for Authors available from the Journal website and submit through the online submission site at the EM link above and select “SI Iranian Research in Information and System Security” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

Submitted papers should present original, unpublished work.

All submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, significance of contribution, technical quality, scholarship, and quality of presentation, by at least three independent reviewers.

It is the policy of the journal that no submission, or substantially overlapping submission, be published or be under review at another journal or conference at any time during the review process.