August 11-13, 2021
Maison Glad, Jeju, Korea

Call for Papers




WISA is one of the main security research venues hosted by the Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology (KIISC) and sponsored by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), and co-sponsored by the Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), and the National Security Research Institute (NSR). The primary focus of WISA 2021 will be on artificial intelligence (AI)-driven security including all other technical and practical aspects of security applications. This year, in particular, we will be inviting participants from prominent researchers working on AI and system security who are keen on addressing fundamental security challenges.

The Areas of Interest Include, but are Not Limited to:


Analysis of network and security protocols

Intrusion detection and prevention

Anonymity and censorship-resistant technologies

Malware analysis

Applications of cryptographic techniques

Mobile/wireless/cellular system security

Authentication and authorization

Network-based attacks

Automated tools for source code/binary analysis

Network infrastructure security

Automobile security

Operating system security

Botnet defense

Practical cryptanalysis (hardware, DRM, etc.)

Blockchain security

Side channel attacks and countermeasures

Critical infrastructure security

Storage and file systems security

Denial-of-service attacks and countermeasures

Techniques for developing secure systems

Digital Forensics

Trustworthy computing

Embedded systems security

Trusted execution environments (Intel SGX, ARM Trustzone, etc.) 

Exploit techniques and automation

Unmanned System Security for Vehicle/Drone/Ship Systems

Hardware and physical security

Vulnerability research

HCI security and privacy

Web security




-Paper submission deadline (extended)

June 13, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12) June 30, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)

-Author notification

July 21, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)

-Camera-ready deadline

July 24, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)



WISA will be looking for original research that has not been published before. Authors are invited to submit original papers, and must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors have published elsewhere or have submitted in parallel to journals or any other conferences that have proceedings. (A few selected papers will be recommended to SCIE journals). In addition, WISA will be accepting papers that report about experiences and recent enhancements of the prior works that had been published at a top security conference venue. In the latter case, the paper is expected to contain new materials more than 30% beyond the prior works.

The submission must be anonymous with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgement, nor obvious references included in the paper.


The paper should be prepared according to the “Authors Instruction for LNCS”

( and limited to at most 12 pages in total.  The paper submission is accepted only as PDF or Word formats.


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