Special Session on

P2834 – Standard for Secure and Trusted Learning Systems

Recent developments in information and communication technologies in online learning systems and in use of pedagogical models of delivery of online courses and laboratories require in-depth security analysis on designing, developing, testing, understanding, accessing, processing, storing, and sharing information. Since the importance of security increases all the time because of continuous threats encountered by learning systems, better solutions consisted of new approaches, methods, techniques, technologies, and concepts are required to secure these systems. Therefore, the aim of this special session is to:

  • share the current and new research topics in securing online learning systems,
  • bring researchers and experts together to discuss and share their experiences about security and forensics on online learning systems including on Learning Management systems and distributed online laboratories,
  • enhance personal, enterprise, national and international awareness on securing online learning systems,
  • increase the collaboration among university – industry – institutions to develop and design secure LMS frameworks.

This special session invites research articles and/or hands-on demonstrations that address the security perspective on Learning Systems. Papers for this special session should be submitted by May 23, 2021 via the regular paper submission website (https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ISDFS2021/). 

Papers should not exceed a maximum of 6 pages (including abstract, body, tables, figures, and references), and should be submitted as a pdf in 2-column IEEE format. Detailed instructions for the authors can be found at the conference website. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors to be published in the conference proceedings.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to direct contact Dr. Cihan Varol (cvarol@shsu.edu).

Special Session Organizers:

Hamadou Saliah-Hassane, TELUQ University, Canada (Co-Chair)

Cihan Varol, Sam Houston State University, USA, (Co-Chair)

Larisa Dunai, Universitàt Politècnica de València, Spain, (Co-Chair)

Sundar Krishnan, Sam Houston State University, USA

Johann Marquez-Barja, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Denis Gillet, The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Maria-Larrondo Petrie, Florida Atlantic University, USA

Luis Felipe Zapata Rivera, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Lei Zhang, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA

Dabipi K.  Ibibia, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA

Mounia Abik, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco

Elio San Cristobal Ruiz, UNED, Spain

Kai Pan Mark, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR China

Abdellah Touhafi, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium

The important dates for this special session are:

Submission Deadline                                          : May 23, 2021

Notification of Acceptance                                : May 30, 2021

Camera-ready papers & Registration                : June 26, 2021, 11:59pm EST

ISDFS Conference                                               : June 28-29, 2021