IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
2–5 October 2023 // Orlando, FL, USA


The eleventh annual IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) will be held in-person in Orlando Florida from 2nd to 5th October 2023. As an integral part of the program of CNS 2023, a limited number of workshops are planned to be held in conjunction with the main conference. The primary objective will be to provide an international forum for researchers to present their early research findings and exchange experiences within specific research areas. Workshop proposals are solicited in all areas and topics pertaining to network security. All papers accepted by the workshops will be published in the CNS 2023 Proceedings and included in IEEExplore. All workshops will be held on 5th October 2023.



A proposal to organize a workshop can be submitted in PDF and should contain the following information:

(1) Workshop title
(2) A draft Call for Papers (CFP) of the workshop (includes title, description, topics and dates)
(3)  Explanation of the topic area's importance
(4) Anticipated contributors and target audience
(5) Organizing committee (chairs, list of potential Technical Program Committee (TPC) members)
(6) Suggested format and agenda
(7) Plan for advertising and publicizing the workshop  (including workshop URL)
(8) Biography of the main organizer(s) (100-200 words)

Workshop proposals must be sent by e-mail to the Workshop co-chairs Zhuo Lu ( and Rui Zhang (



  • Deadline for Workshop Proposal Submission: (10th June 2023) 30th June 2023
  • Notification of  Workshop Proposals Acceptance: (20th June 2023) 2nd July 2023
  • Preliminary Call for Papers to Be Published for Workshops: (26th June 2023) 7th July 2023
  • Deadline for Paper Submission for Workshops: 26th July 2023
  • Notification of Workshop Paper Acceptance: 21st August 2023
  • Deadline for Final Paper Submission for Workshops: 5th September 2023
  • Workshop Date: 5th October 2023



  • Zhuo Lu, University of South Florida, USA
  • Rui Zhang, University of Delaware, USA