The 3rd International Workshop on

the Emerging Future Internet and Network Security

(EFINS 2016)


Tianjin, China, 23-26 August, 2016

in conjunction with


The 15th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-2016)


All accepted papers will be included in the IEEE TrustCom-16 main proceedings (Indexed by EI)


Workshop Chairs


Mahdi Aiash (


Jonathan Loo (


School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, UK


Program Committee


Aboubaker Lasebae

Middlesex University


Alexey Vinel

Halmstad University


Ameer AL-Nemrat

University of East London


Changchuan Yin

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications


David Lizcano Casas

Open University of Madrid


Denis trcek

University of Ljubljana


Florian Kammueller

Middlesex University


Fragkiskos Sardis

Kings College London


George C. Polyzos

Athens University of Economics and Business


Giannis Marias

Athens University of Economics and Business


Glenford Mapp

Middlesex University


Jaime Lloret Mauri

Polytechnic University of Valencia


Javier Aguiar

Univeresidad de Valladolid


João Vilela

University of Coimbra


Jose Miguel Jimenez Herranz

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia


Juan Ramón Díaz Santos

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia


Mamoun Alazab

Macquarie University


Marcelo Atenas

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia


Marilia Curado

University of Coimbra


Matthias Waehlisch

Freie Universitaet Berlin


Mauro Conti

University of Padua


Michael  Chai

Queen Mary University of London


Nikos Fotiou

Athens University of Economics and Business


Olaf Maennel

Tallinn University of Technology


Orhan Gemikonakli

Middlesex University


Oscar Esparza

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


Somaya Arianfar

Aalto university


Tara Yahiya

Tayeb Kenaza

Paris- Sud University

Polytechnic Military School



Vasilios Siris

Athens University of Economics and Business


Yue Chen

Queen Mary University of London






Subject and Purpose of the Workshop


Text Box: Subject and Purpose of the Workshop

The Internet is the main information exchange means nowadays. It has become the core communication environment, not only for business relations, but also for social and human interaction. Yet, the immense success of Internet has created even higher hopes and expectations for new immersive and real-time applications and services, without guarantees that the Internet as we know it today will be able to support them. The new demands can be addressed to a certain degree through incremental infrastructure investment (i.e. more and more bandwidth in wireline, wireless and mobile networks) combined with “over-dimensioning”. However, analyses have shown that increasing the bandwidth to peta-bps on the backbone network will not suffice due to new qualitative requirements in, for example, highly critical services such as e-health applications, clouds of services and clouds of sensors, new social network applications like collaborative 3D immersive environments, new commercial and transactional applications, new location-based services and so on. Therefore, research efforts have been considering fundamental modifications to the current Internet and hence, novel communication architectures and new trends have been recently proposed under the umbrella of Future Networks. Research areas that could be seen as components of Future Networks include new communication models such as Information Centric Networks, Software Defined Networks, Network Virtualization and Cloud Networking. In addition to other trends that could be deployed with minimal modifications to the current TCP/IP suite such as the Internet of Things, Peer-to-Peer and Device-To-Device networks.


Our experience of the Internet as an unsecure environment is mainly due to the fact that security has not been taken into consideration earlier in the design stage; security protocols and mechanisms are adds-on to the TCP/IP suit and they have always been devised as reactions to attacks. Learning from the lessons of the Internet, research in Future Networks should view security as a key part of the network architecture and consider to integrate security at the design stage. The fact that Future Networks introduce novel communication models which are different from the Internet’s model implies that current security mechanisms and protocols might not be appropriate for or compatible with the new communication models. Therefore, modifications to current mechanisms or even new security approaches have to be considered. In addition to the security threats found in the current Internet, Future Networks will have to deal with new threats. A key challenge here is how to integrate security into system without compromising the flexibility, dynamics and ubiquity of Future Networks.


Topics of Interests


The International Workshop on the Emerging Future Internet and Network Security is intended to bring forth the recent advancements in these areas; it invites original contributions on emerging internetworking and communication models with an emphasis on Security, Privacy and Trust in issues in these models. Topics of interest includes but not limited to:

o   Accountability verses anonymity and privacy

o   Application level trust, privacy and security

o   Architectures related to trust, privacy and security

o   Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) for future networks

o   Cross-layer security

o   Key management issue and solutions

o   Identity management

o   Privacy, anonymity and traceability

o   Threat and vulnerability analysis for future networks

o   Trust technologies, technologies for building trust in future networks


Important Dates


Paper submission deadline: May 30th, 2016

Author notification: June 20, 2016           
Final manuscript and Registration due: July 1st, 2016

Workshop date: TBC


Paper Submission


All Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. The length of the papers should not exceed 6 pages + 2 pages for over length charges including figures and references using IEEE CS Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE CS Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page: Accepted papers will be included in the TrustCom2016 main proceedings (indexed by EI). At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered for the conference in order for that paper to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled for presentation. For submission-related questions, please contact workshop chairs.