Organizing Committee

Moayad Aloqaily
xAnalytics Inc., Canada

Weverton Cordeiro
UFRGS, Brazil

PC Chair

Ouns Bouachir
Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

Steering Committee

Jérôme François
Inria Nancy Grand Est, France

Carol Fung
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Mohamed Faten Zhani
École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Program Committee

Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Aalborg University

Hsu-Chun Hsiao, National Taiwan University

Jérôme François, INRIA Nancy Grand Est

Jeferson Campos Nobre, UFRGS, Brazil

Moayad Aloqaily, Gnowit Inc.

Mohamed Faten Zhani, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada

Ouns Bouachir, College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University

Rafael Esteves, IFRS, Brazil

Rafael Lopes Gomes, Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE), Brazil

Thibault Cholez, University of Lorraine (LORIA, INRIA)

Weverton Cordeiro, UFRGS, Brazil

Additional Reviewers

Helder Oliveira, Federal University of Pará, Brazil

Safa Otoum, University of Ottawa, Canada

Past Editions

DISSECT 2020 Virtual Event

DISSECT 2019 @ Washington, D.C.

DISSECT 2018 @ Taipei, Taiwan

DISSECT 2017 @ Lisbon, Portugal

DISSECT 2016 @ Istanbul, Turkey

DISSECT 2015 @ Ottawa, Canada



7TH IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT)

Intelligent Management of Open and Highly Programmable Networks: Security and Computation

Co-located with IEEE/IFIP IM 2021
Bordeaux, France


Latest Updates

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  • We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jie Zhang, Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), will deliver a keynote during DISSECT 2021! Dr. Zhang will provide an overview on challenges and issues regarding trust models for protecting distributed networks from malicious attacks. For further information, please click here!

  • We are proud to announce that we will organize a Joint Workshop Program with GraSec (International Workshop on Graph-based network Security). Our thanks to GraSec co-chairs Sofiane Lagraa and Radu State (SnT, University of Luxembourg), Hamida Seba (LIRIS, University of Lyon, France), and Martin Husák (Masaryk University, Czech Republic) for working together on an exciting workshop program!
  • Our Joint GraSec and DISSECT Workshop Program is online!
  • The workshop will take place on May 21st
  • The submission deadline was extended to Jan. 22th Jan. 29th
  • The paper submission system is open!
  • DISSECT 2021 website is online!


Download the call for papers

Topics of Interest

We invite our community to contribute with manuscripts describing novel, work‑in‑progress research on the design of solutions to relevant security issues on a wide variety of next generation networking technologies. The topics of interest include:

  • Blockchain and distributed consensus
  • Security of Next-generation Networks
  • AI for Network Security
  • Federated and Deep learning for Privacy protection of emerging Networks
  • Secure and resilient solutions for open networking technologies
  • Privacy-preserving solutions
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Digital forensic
  • Security models and threats
  • Security and privacy properties and policies
  • Verification and enforcement of security properties
  • Trust and identity management
  • NFV-based security functions and services
  • Security of software-defined infrastructures, protocols and interfaces
  • Threat modeling
  • Security and availability management
  • Privacy and security for Internet of Things
  • Intrusion detection, resilience, and prevention
  • Honeypots
  • Network forensics and auditing
  • Detection and resilience against large-scale distributed attacks
  • Security of programmable components
  • Security-related business and legal aspects
  • Security challenges and trends for open networking technologies
  • Secure programmable data plane
  • Collaborative intrusion detection
  • Security measurement and monitoring
  • Industrial Control System security
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Large-scale security experimentation
  • Reproducible research in security
  • Lightweight computing resources
  • Lightweight security protocols in distributed networks

Date and Location

Bordeaux, France, May 21st, 2021

Held co-located with IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM)


Coming soon. Further information about the main conference venue, accommodation, travel, and more is available on the IM 2021 website https://im2021.ieee-im.org/hotel-travel

Important Dates

Jan. 8, 2021 Jan. 29, 2021 Paper submission Deadline (FIRM)

Feb. 18, 2021 Acceptance Notification

Mar. 5, 2021 Camera-Ready Version Due

May 21st, 2021 Workshop Day

Paper Submission

Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Papers under review elsewhere must not be submitted to the workshop. All contributions must be submitted in PDF format via the conference submission system.

The submission and acceptance of contributions will be subject to a rigorous peer review process to ensure originality, timeliness, relevance, and readability.

Paper Format

All papers must be limited to 6 pages in an IEEE 2-column style and will be subject to a peer-review process.

The accepted papers will be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Papers will be withdrawn from IEEE Xplore in case the authors do not present their paper at the workshop.

Distinguished papers will be invited to submit an extended version in the International Journal on Network Management (IJNM).

Poster Info

Papers accepted as posters must be limited to 4 pages in an IEEE 2-column style. The accepted posters will also be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Posters will be withdrawn from IEEE Xplore in case the authors do not present them at the workshop.