Instructions for Authors

Authors are requested to submit original work, not previously published, on any of the topics mentioned below (or on any other security-related topic). Full papers must not exceed 8 pages in the standard IEEE format Please choose any of the following templates, as acquired from the IEEE Web site at:

Microsoft Word 2000

LaTeX (PDF,64 KB)

LaTeX (Bibliography Files)

A4 (DOC, 97 KB)

Unix (TAR.GZ, 655 KB)

Unix (TAR.GZ, 307 KB)

Windows (ZIP, 674 KB)

Windows (ZIP, 309 KB)


ISSA 2017 is using the EasyChair system for all conference submissions of papers and all author communications. Submit your paper using this link. Please submit all personal details required, especially your affiliation. Preferably use your institutional email address and not addresses from providers such a Gmail so that we can better manage conflicts.


Full papers must have a paper title, but NO author name(s) and contact details on them, due to the double-blind review process that is followed. Papers that are submitted with author names and contact details appearing on them, will be disqualified,  The paper must be in the specified in the IEEE template and have a list of keywords. Papers must be written and presented in English. 


Please note that all papers will be checked for plagiarism using the TurnItIn tool. Plagiarism is not tolerated and should any paper be found to contain excessive plagiarism it will immediately be rejected.

Accepted papers - the proceedings will be produced on CD-ROM as well as published online at IEEE Explore. You will be contacted with final paper submission instructions. Your paper will be automatically checked to ensure that it is in the right format. Hence, ensure that you follow the IEEE templates with due care. 


  • Author(s)/Presenter(s) represent and warrant that he/she/they are sole author(s) of the contributed work
  • Author(s)/Presenter(s) will obtain any permission or clearance required for the subject matter of the contributed work by their employer or any other organisation or individual prior to submitting the contributed work, and represent and warrant the contributed work is original and does not infringe the statutory copyright or common-law literary rights of others, or violate the rights of privacy nor libel other persons.
  • Author(s)/Presenter(s) retain the right to use all or part of the paper submitted in future works of his/her own.
  • Author(s)/Presenter(s) hereby grant the conference organisers the right to publish the contributed work in the ISSA2016 proceedings (print, CD- Rom and/or other electronic formats).
  • IEEE Copyright Form: You will be requested to sign the IEEE copyright form via the link provided. 


Advice for writing a good paper


Download a brief tutorial on writing an article for this conference here

Download a Guide to Referencing here

If you have any queries, worries or just need general advice on how to go about writing a paper, please feel free to contact the programme committee