Rules & Conduct

Selected papers from the conference are invited to submit the extended versions of their original accepted papers to be included in a book published by Springer.

These instructions apply to both the research papers and systematization of knowledge papers.

All submissions must be original work; the submitter must clearly document any overlap with previously published or simultaneously submitted papers from any of the authors. Failure to point out and explain overlap will be grounds for rejection. Simultaneous submission of the same paper to another venue with proceedings or a journal is not allowed and will be grounds for automatic rejection. Contact the program committee chairs if there are questions about this policy.

Papers must be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review: no author names or affiliations may appear on the title page, and papers should avoid revealing their identity in the text. When referring to your previous work, do so in the third person, as though it were written by someone else. Only blind the reference itself in the (unusual) case that a third-person reference is infeasible. Papers that are not properly anonymized may be rejected without review.

During submission of a research paper, the submission site will request information about conflicts of interest of the paper's authors with program committee (PC) members. It is the full responsibility of all authors of a paper to identify all and only their potential conflict-of-interest PC members, according to the following definition. A paper author has a conflict of interest with a PC member when and only when one or more of the following conditions holds:

  • The PC member is a co-author of the paper.
  • The PC member has been a co-worker in the same company or university within the past two years.

For student interns, the student is conflicted with their supervisors and with members of the same research group. If the student no longer works for the organization, then they are not conflicted with a PC member from the larger organization.

  • The PC member has been a collaborator within the past two years.
  • The PC member is or was the author's primary thesis advisor, no matter how long ago.
  • The author is or was the PC member's primary thesis advisor, no matter how long ago.
  • The PC member is a relative or close personal friend of the author.

For any other situation where the authors feel they have a conflict with a PC member, they must explain the nature of the conflict to the PC chairs, who will mark the conflict if appropriate. Papers with incorrect or incomplete conflict of interest information as of the submission closing time are subject to immediate rejection.

Submitted papers may include up to 13 pages of text and up to 5 pages for references and appendices, totaling no more than 18 pages. Reviewers are not required to read appendices.
Papers must be formatted for US letter (not A4) size paper. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 11-point or larger line spacing. Authors are encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings templates. All submissions will be automatically checked for conformance to these requirements. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements are grounds for rejection without review.

Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should pay special attention to unusual fonts, images, and figures that might create problems for reviewers.Your document should render correctly in Adobe Reader 9 and when printed in black and white.

  • Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate publication clearances. One of the authors of the accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the conference.
  • All accepted papers will be published in the ASC'18 conference proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will be accessible online)

Those with full papers will get finally inspected, either scientifically or linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers according to the following criteria:

  1. Is the topic relevant to the conference?
  2. Are the writing and structure clear?
  3. Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?
  4. Are the aims of the study clearly stated?
  5. Are the objectives of the study achieved?
  6. Is the literature review relevant and adequate?
  7. Has the author used an appropriate methodology and has it been clearly explained?
  8. Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?
  9. Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

These are the registration and revision procedures for publication that all authors should follow.

  • Digital Economy
  • Cyber Crime
  • Cyber Resilience
  • Blockchain Technology
  • IOT & Big Data Security
  • Application & Network Security
  • Social Engineering & Insider Threats
  • Physical Security & Environmental Controls
  • Critical Infrastructure Security & Compliance
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning In Cyber Security

ASC has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism. Duplicating any content, even if it is one sentence or one table without the consent of its original Author, will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline

  • 30 June 2019

Notification of acceptance

  • 15 July 2019

Presentation submission deadline

  • 30 August 2019

Dr. Ashraf Abdelwahab

Digital Transformation Director, Public Sector, SAP, Egypt

Dr. Emadeldin Helmy Khalil

Cyber Security Resilience Exec Director

Dr. Fathy Helail

Professor in Mathematical department in German University in Cairo (GUC).

Dr. Nashwa Abdelbaki

Director, Information Security Program, School of Communication and Information Technology Nile University

Dr. Sherif El-Kassas

Professor in the department of computer science and engineering at the american university in cairo

Dr. Aboul Ella Hassanien

Chair at Scientific Research Group in Egypt (SRGE)

Dr. Gamal Darwish

Head of computer science and information systems sector at supreme council of universities

Dr. Nashwa Abdelbaki

Director, Information Security Program, School of Communication and Information Technology Nile University

Dr. Sherif Hashem

Vice president for cyber security at the national telecom regulatory authority (NTRA), Egypt

Dr. Sherif El-Kassas

Professor in the department of computer science and engineering at the american university in cairo

Sherif El-Kassas is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The American University in Cairo. His research interests are focused on security management, the application of formal methods in software engineering and computer security, and open source technologies. El-Kassas received his PhD from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Call For Papers 2019

  •        Dr. Ashraf Abdelwahab is a full professor of computer engineering, Electronics Research Institute (ERI), Egypt. He received his Ph.D. in 1992, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in Machine Learning and Evolutionary Algorithms. He has published over 60 research papers in National and International Journals and Conferences, participated in many research projects focusing on processes automation and was a lecturer of Computer Science in Egyptian and American universities
  •        Member of the Egyptian E-government Initiative since its launch in 2001 managing ERP, and ICT4D projects. In July 2004 he was appointed as the Senior Advisor to the Minister of Administrative Development (MSAD)and in August 2006, he was appointed as the Deputy to the Minister, responsible for supervising, monitoring and coordinating E-government and organizational development initiatives and coordinate the Ministry’s relations with international institutions (UNDP, OECD, EU, and WB).
  •        In March 2011- August 2012, he was appointed as Acting Minister, MSAD. He Supervised the implementation of many national projects: Government procurement portal, Egyptian Government Services portal, Government Family Database, Courts Automation, and the IT infrastructure for the National Elections (Received the UN Public Service Award, Government Procurement Portal, July 2011, National Elections Services, Government Services delivery category, in June 2012). 
  •        Joined Microsoft in December 2012 as the Corporate Affairs Manager, Egypt & North Africa, then moved in 2014 to Dubai as the Corporate Affairs Director for Egypt and Gulf. In July 2016, he moved to Microsoft 4Afrika initiative as CTO, and then the Industries Lead, supporting Digital Transformation in Financial, Agricultural, and Public sectors till September 2018.
  •        Dr. Abdelwahab is a member of several committees, two of which are the Advisory Committee to the Supreme Council for Digital Transformation, and the Supreme Committee for Administrative Reform, headed by the Prime Minister.
  •        Starting in January 2019, Dr. Abdelwahab is the Digital Transformation Director, Public Sector, Egypt for SAP.
  •      His career began in 1985 as a telecom field engineer worked for many communications projects in Egyptian Armed Forces. Gained experience in a variety of technologies, including research, education, and practice. My previous work involved site engineering and deployment of many communication systems related to many technologies (Fiber, CDMA, Microwave, Mobile….etc), also inspecting many ICT equipments according to certification standards.
  •      He has the Master in real-time control systems and the Ph.D. degree in the field of Design for Test-ability, especially for the VLSI circuits. Joined the private sector as The Project Manager for the Egyptian company for Tracking & Information Technology (ETIT) setting up the tracking technology to the Egyptian market using the latest GIS technology.
  •      Now as Cyber Risk Resilience & Business Continuity Exec. Director in the NTRA (National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority), My primary tasks include interagency cooperation, cyber risk assessment, resilience, field experimentation, research on technologies and policies related to disaster response and recovery, and public-private cooperation. In addition to that, He published several monographs and papers in Fault Simulation, Boundary scan and built-in Self-Test in FPGA design as well as being cited in numerous publications. He has experience teaching at the graduate and postgraduate levels and also as a public speaker.
  •      Sherif El-Kassas is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The American University in Cairo. His research interests are focused on security management, the application of formal methods in software engineering and computer security, and open source technologies. El-Kassas received his PhD from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
  • Fathy Saad Helail received the B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the faculty of Science, Cairo University, Cairo Egypt in 1970. He received the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Al-Azhar University, Cairo Egypt in 1983.  He attained a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Suez Canal University in 1985. He was a Visiting Scholar at Tsujii Laboratory of Information Systems, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT), Japan.
  • His current job is a professor in Mathematical department at German  University in Cairo (GUC).
  •  His research interests includes design and implementation of Encryption algorithms, also Cryptanalysis of cryptographic systems.  
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