Conference Theme: Security and Big Data


Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) research is an interdisciplinary research field involving academic researchers in information technologies, computer science, public policy, bioinformatics, medical informatics, and social and behavior studies as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement and intelligence experts, and information technology industry consultants and practitioners to support counterterrorism and homeland security’s missions of anticipation, interdiction, prevention, preparedness and response to terrorist acts.

The annual IEEE International Conference on ISI (IEEE ISI) was started in 2003 in Tucson, Arizona. Since then, the conference has been hosted in Atlanta, San Diego, New Brunswick, Taipei, Dallas, Vancouver, Beijing, Seattle, Washington DC, the Hague, Baltimore and Tucson. Over the past 14 years, the IEEE ISI Conference has evolved from its traditional orientation of intelligence and security domain towards a more integrated alignment of multiple domains, including technology, humans, organization, and security. The scientific community has increasingly recognized the need to address intelligence and security threats by understanding the interrelationships between these different components, and by integrating recent advances from different domains. This year, the IEEE ISI conference will be held in Beijing, China.


The conference theme is Security and Big Data.We invite academic researchers in the field of Intelligence and Security Informatics and related areas as well as law enforcement and intelligence experts, and industry consultants and practitioners in the field to submit papers and workshop proposals.

ISI 2017 will be organized in four main tracks focusing on:

Security Analytics and Threat Intelligence
Data Science and Analytics in Security Informatics
Human Behavior and Factors in the Security Applications
Organizational, National, and International Issues in Counter-terrorism and other Security Applications

Submissions may include systems, methodology, test-bed, modeling, evaluation, and policy papers.  Research should be relevant to informatics, organization, public policy, or human behavior in applications of counter-terrorism or protection of local/ national/ international security in the physical world and/or cyberspace.  See specific topic suggestions below.


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 cyber infrastructure 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
  • 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, recruitment, conducting  operations)
  • Authorship analysis and identification
  • Terrorism related analytical methodologies and software tools

Human Behavior and Factors in Security Applications

  • Behavior issues in information systems security
  • HCI and user interfaces of relevance to intelligence and security
  • Social impacts of crime and terrorism
  • Board activism and influence
  • Measuring the effectiveness of counter-terrorism campaigns
  • Citizen education and training
  • Understanding user behavior in that has potential security risks
  • Security risks about user behavior in information systems
  • Human behavior modeling, representation and prediction for security applications

Organizational, National, and International Issues in Counter-terrorism and other Security Applications

  • Best practices in counter-terrorism or 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 terrorism and catastrophic events
  • Border security
  • Accounting and IT auditing
  • Corporate governance and monitoring
  • Election fraud and political use and abuse


We accept three types of  paper submissions on the topics of the proposed tracks and related topics: long paper (max. 6 pages), short paper (max. 3 pages), and poster (1 page). Submission format is PDF.  Consult the IEEE publications page at for information on formatting. Papers will be submitted through the EasyChair submission and review system.The submission Web page for IEEE ISI 2017:

The accepted papers  from ISI 2017 and its affiliated workshops will be published by the IEEE Press in formal Proceedings. IEEE ISI Proceedings are EI-indexed.

Submissions due: April 10, 2017                                              April 25, 2017

Acceptance: May 30, 2017

Camera ready copy:  June 20, 2017

                                     June 10, 2017

Authors register:   June 20, 2017

                                      June 10, 2017

Conference: July 22-24, 2017

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