Submission Deadline: August 20, 2020 (extended from August 15, 2020)

Notification of Acceptance to Authors: October 8, 2020

Camera-ready Deadline: October 23, 2020

Video Upload Deadline:  October 26, 2020

Conference: November 9-10, 2020


Call for Papers

EasyChair Submission

 Intelligence and security informatics (ISI) is an interdisciplinary field involving academic researchers in information technology, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, law, and public policy. The field also includes industry consultants, practitioners, security managers, and chief information security officers who support physical and cybersecurity missions at the individual, organizational, national, and international levels (e.g., anticipation, interdiction, prevention, preparedness, and response to threats).


The conference theme is artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics for sociotechnical security solutions. In addition to the main academic conference, multiple satellite events centered around the AI-enabled analytics theme will be offered.

We invite academic researchers in the field of ISI and related areas, as well as IT, security, and analytics professionals, intelligence experts, industry consultants, and practitioners in the field, to submit papers and workshop proposals.

ISI 2020 submissions may include empirical, behavioral, systems, methodology, test-bed, modeling, evaluation, and policy papers. Research should be relevant to informatics, organizations, public policy, or human behavior in applications of security or protection of local/national/international security in the physical world, cyber-physical systems, and/or cyberspace. 


Security Analytics and Threat Intelligence

  • Threat pattern models and modeling tools
  • Real-time situational awareness
  • Intrusion and cybersecurity threat detection and analysis
  • Cyber-physical-social system security and incident management
  • Computing and networking infrastructure protection
  • Crime analysis and prevention
  • Forecasting threats and measuring the impact of threats
  • Surveillance and intelligence through unconventional means
  • Information security management standards
  • Information systems security policies
  • Mobile and cloud computing security
  • Big data analytics for cybersecurity
  • Resilient cyberinfrastructure design and protection

Data Science and Analytics in Security Informatics

  • Data representation and fusion for security informatics
  • Criminal/intelligence information extraction
  • Data sharing and information visualization for security informatics
  • Web-based intelligence monitoring and analysis
  • Spatial-temporal data analysis for crime analysis and security informatics
  • Criminal/intelligence machine learning and data mining
  • Cyberattack and/or bio-terrorism tracking, alerting, and analysis
  • Digital forensics and computational criminology
  • Financial and accounting fraud analysis
  • Consumer-generated content and security-related social media analytics
  • Security-related social network analysis (radicalization, fund-raising, recruitment, conducting operations)
  • Authorship analysis and identification
  • Security-related analytical methodologies and software tools

Emerging Topics in AI for Cybersecurity

  • ​Novel deep learning and/or adversarial machine learning methods for security
  • AI-enabled vulnerability assessment and management
  • Representation, algorithmic, or extrinsic explainable AI for cybersecurity
  • Multi-view learning for fusing multiple cybersecurity data sources
  • Graph neural network-based approaches for netflow analysis
  • Risk management and/or uncertainty quantification via deep Bayesian learning
  • Augmented intelligence or human-in-the-loop approaches for SOC environments
  • Cross-lingual analytics for multi-lingual threat detection
  • Adversarial malware evasion and detection
  • AI approaches for IoT fingerprinting, telescopes, and measurements
  • Automated misinformation/disinformation detection

Human Behavior and Factors in Security Applications

  • Behavior issues in information systems security
  • User interventions and training for secure computing
  • Human-computer interaction and user interfaces of relevance to intelligence and security
  • Social impacts of crime, cybercrime, and/or terrorism
  • Board activism and influence
  • Measuring the effectiveness of security interventions
  • Citizen and employee education and training
  • Understanding user behavior (e.g. compliance, susceptibility, and accountability)
  • Security risks related to user behaviors/interactions with information systems
  • Human behavior modeling, representation, and prediction for security applications

Organizational, National, and International Security Applications

  • Best practices in security protection
  • Information sharing policy and governance
  • Privacy, security, and civil liberties issues
  • Emergency response and management
  • Disaster prevention, detection, and management
  • Protection of transportation and communications infrastructure
  • Communication and decision support for research and rescue
  • Assisting citizens' responses to cyber attacks, terrorism, and catastrophic events
  • Accounting and IT auditing and fraud detection
  • Corporate governance and monitoring
  • Election fraud and political use and abuse
  • Machine learning for the developing world
  • AI methods and applications for humanitarian efforts


All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Each manuscript must clearly articulate their data (e.g., key metadata, statistical properties, etc.), analytical procedures (e.g., representations, algorithm details, etc.), and evaluation set up and results (e.g., performance metrics, statistical tests, case studies, etc.). Making data, code, and processes publicly available to facilitate scientific reproducibility is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

We accept three types of paper submissions on proposed tracks and related topics: long paper (maximum of 6 pages), short paper (maximum of 3 pages), and poster (1 page). The submission format is PDF.  The accepted paper will be presented by an IEEE member. 

Consult the IEEE publications page at for formatting information.

Papers will be submitted through the EasyChair submission and review system. The Call for Papers and submission links are on the left side of this page.

The accepted papers from ISI 2020 and its affiliated workshops will be published by the IEEE Press in formal proceedings. Selected papers may also be encouraged to submit to a special issue at IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) pertaining to Explainable AI for Cyber Threat Intelligence (XAI-CTI) or considered for ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems.