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). We invite the submission of FULL PAPERS (12 to 15 pages in the LNCS/CCIS one-column page format) to report original previously-unpublished research and practical experience (with results) in the topic areas of the conference. Full papers typically report on completed and mature research results.

All papers must follow the CCIS template, which is located on the Springer website here


Easychair: ISSA 2019 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 Springer 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 Springer. 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 Springer template with due care. 


  • You will be requested to sign the Springer 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 or just need general advice on how to go about writing a paper, please feel free to contact the programme committee