The proceedings of the 15th ICGS3 will be published by Springer ‘Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications’ series.

15th ICGS3-23 will take place virtually and soft copies of the proceedings will be sent to delegates after the event:

Cybersecurity Challenges in the Age of AI, Space Communications and Cyborgs

Date: 11th & 12th October 2023

Location: Virtual Conference, with a blended format considered if COVID-19 situation improves

View our Conference Programme here.

About the Conference

Following the successful 14th ICGS3, we have much pleasure in announcing the 15th International conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability.

2020 will be remembered as a year of COVID-19 pandemic year with a profound impact on our lives and challenging times for governments around the world with technology as a backbone of tools to assist us to work remotely while in self isolations and in total lockdown. Every individual and organization are faced with the challenges of the adoption of technological change and understand that nothing will be the same for some time after and even when normality resumes. AI, blockchain, machine learning, IoT, IoMT, IIoT all are tested and applied at a very rapid turnaround as we go through the pandemic day after day. However, all this transformation can bring many associated risks regarding data, such as privacy, transparency, exploitation, and ownership.

The advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI), coupled with the prolificacy of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices are creating smart societies that are interconnected. The expansion of Big Data and volumetric metadata generated and collated by these mechanisms not only give greater depth of understanding but as change is coming at an unprecedented pace covid19 is drives the cultural changes and the public sector innovations to a new height of responsibilities.

Space exploration and satellite, drone and UAV technology have travelled a long way in recent years and some may debate that we are in the midst of a revolution; in terms of development and the increasing number of these devices being launched. But with this revolutionary progress, it presents itself with new challenges in terms of governance. For example, as satellites sit in a global sphere it makes space governance a complicated dynamic with many entities and stakeholders contributing to their own requirements and not necessarily taking into account all aspects or other factors. It opens up many questions regarding control, data, privacy, security, and so on. Therefore, innovative solutions for a sustainable future into the pressing issues facing space governance today is important in terms of (i) what the current challenges are (ii) how do these devices impact society and  (iii) what the potential negative consequences.

Further development and analysis of defence tactics and countermeasures are also needed fast to understand security vulnerabilities which will be exploited by cybercriminals by identifying newer technologies that can aid in protecting and securing data with a range of supporting processes to provide a higher level of cyber resilience.

The ethical implications of connecting the physical and digital worlds, and presenting the reality of a truly interconnected society, presents the realization of the concept of smart societies in reality.

This Annual International Conference is an established platform in which security, safety, and sustainability issues can be examined from several global perspectives through dialogue between academics, students, government representatives, chief executives, security professionals, and research scientists from the United Kingdom and from around the globe.

The 2 day virtual conference will focus on the challenges of complexity, the rapid pace of change, and risk/opportunity issues associated with the 21st-century lifestyle, systems, and infrastructures.

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Important dates
Important dates
Abstract Submission deadline 05 April 2023
Submission deadline 06 July 2023
Peer review to be completed 26 July 2023
Camera ready/Authors Notification 04 September 2023
Author registration 04 September 2023
The Virtual ICGS3 Conference takes place 11 – 12 October 2023

The list of topics includes (but are not limited to):

  • Security in Connected world
  • Smart Cities, and Societies
  • Augmented Humanity and cyborgs
  • Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)
  • Security of Medical Data for Smart Healthcare
  • SCADA and Ransomware
  • Cyber War and Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity Kill Chain
  • Biohacking and bio-computing Threat/ Attack Vectors
  • Predictive Control and Analysis of Cyber Attacks
  • Attack Vectors & APTS (Advanced Persistent Threats)
  • Digital Twins
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Intelligence Led penetration testing
  • Blockchain and smart contracts
  • Biometric Recognition Systems and Biometry Information Exchange Security
  • Big data – from criminals angle and law enforcers angle
  • 5G, 6G and Smart cities
  • Vulnerability Assessments, Attack Pattern Recognition, Enterprise Architecture Security
  • Cyber Intelligence and Operation
  • Digital leadership and Governance
  • Cyber-Crime Detection and Prevention
  • Crime Information Intelligence Network
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Open-Source Intelligence
  • Social Media governance
  • Digital footprint, Deepfake
  • Impact of technology on crime investigation (policing)
  • Cyber Criminology
  • Domestic Abuse in smart societies
  • Cyber Criminology, Theories and Models, Psychology of the Cyber Criminals
  • Criminal Data Mining, Threat Analysis and Prediction
  • Victimisation, Radicalisation, social media, Terrorist Threats
  • Cybercrime Justice Models
  • Dark Web/ Darknet
  • Ethics in Smart and AI driven societies
  • Smart Societies and Data Exploitation
  • Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Moral and Ethical implications of Digital Societies
  • Privacy of Medical Data for Smart Healthcare
  • Data Ownership, GDPR, Digital foot print, privacy and transparency
  • IOT, IoMT, IoNT
  • Insider Threat – The Human Element, Strategic Approaches to Security
  • Information Systems Security Management
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Modelling Approaches, Security and Systems Assurance Frameworks
  • Cyber Resilience, Safety and Security Evaluation, Assessment and Certification
  • Digital transformation and leadership
  • IT Audit, Governance and Security, Risk Assessment, Methodologies and Tools
  • Security and Privacy Architecture and Design for Software and Systems
  • Human Aspects in Security and Privacy
  • The Future of Digital Forensics and Anti-forensics
  • Satellite, Drones and UAVs Governance

General Chair:

Professor Hamid Jahankhani, UK

  • Professor Shaun Lawson, Northumbria University, UK
  • Dr Julie Walters, Northumbria University, UK
  • Dr Arshad Jamal, QAHE and Northumbria University London, UK
  • Dr Reza Montasari, University of Swansea, UK
  • Professor Amin Hosseinian-Far, University of Northampton, UK
  • Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Suffolk, UK
  • Professor Magalhaes, Sergio Tenreiro de, Champlain College Online, USA
  • Dr Sina Pournouri, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Dr Rose Cheuk Wai, QAHE and Northumbria University London, UK
  • Mr Usman J. Butt, QAHE and Northumbria University London, UK
  • Professor Babak Akhgar, Director of CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Professor Gianluigi Me, Luiss University, Italy
  • Professor Giovanni Bottazzi, Luiss University, Italy
  • Professor Bobby Tait, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Dr John McCarthy, Director, Oxford Systems, UK
  • Dr Omar S. Arabiat, Balqa Applied University, Jordan Mr
  • Konstantinos Kardaras, Technical Consultant, Greece
  • Dr Chafika Benzaid, Computer Security Division, CERIST, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria
  • Dr Ken Dick, Nebraska University Centre for Information Assurance, USA
  • Dr Elias Pimenidis, University of West of England, UK
  • UK Professor Murdoch Watney, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Mamoun Alazab, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Dr Abul Salih, Northumbria University London, UK
  • Dr Haider Alkhateeb, Aston University, UK
  • Dr Carlisle George, Middlesex University, UK
  • Dr Nasr Abosata, Northumbria University London, UK
  • Professor Gianluigi Me, University of Rome LUISS “Guido Carli”, Italy
  • Dr Ameer Al -Nemrat, University of East London, UK
  • Mrs Sukhvinder Hara, Middlesex University, UK
  • Dr Ian Mitchell, Middlesex University
  • Dr Ayman El Hajjar, Westminster University, UK
  • Mr Rejwan Bin Sulaiman, Northumbria University London, UK
  • Dr George Weir, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Dr Sufian Yousef, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Dr Alireza Daneshkhah, Coventry University, UK
  • Dr Maryam Farsi, Cranfield University, UK
  • Professor Ali Hessami

VC IEEE Ethics Certification Programme, UK

  • Mr Karan Dwivedi

Security Engineering Manager

Google, California, USA

  • Mr Shu I Ndumbe

Director of Information Security

Cleveland Clinic London, UK

  • Mr Viduranga Shenal Landers

Project Lead – Nexus Aurora LLC, DE, USA

Co-lead – HOPE Research Team of the Space Exploration Project Group (SEPG) of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

Technical Lead- Taprobane Rover Project of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), Sri Lanka


Full research papers limited 7000-8000 words report on novel and completed work of important value to the community. The work should not be published or in submission anywhere else.

All accepted papers would be included in the proceedings of the 15th ICGS3 will be published by Springer ‘Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications’ series.

There is an expectation and trust that all submissions are of high quality with substantial novel research achievements. All papers have to be written in English language. All submissions will be peer reviewed for publication.

Manuscripts must adhere to the Springer, conference paper templates. All Authors must complete and submit the correct copyright form which will be provided after the peer review completion.

All articles for 15th ICGS3-23 must be submitted using the online submissions system.

You need to register to use the online submission system.

On submission, please remove all identifying information from your submission, including author names, affiliations, and any acknowledgments.

Registration details:

All authors must register by 4 September 2023, for papers to be included in the Conference

Category Fee
Author Registration (one paper only) and general virtual participation £180
PhD Student Registration (All PhD student registrations must be accompanied by a letter from their university confirming current PhD student status) £150
Student & Supervisor Joint Registration (one paper only) £250
Each additional paper per registered author £50
Late Registration (non-authors), Full Registration (after 4th September 2023) £310
Students Participation with no submissions (Attendance of the conference sessions only) £70

Authors and General Participation rates include: attendance to all sessions, soft copy of the Proceedings.

PhD Student rates apply to full time or Part-time students who provide declaration from the University, stating their status. This information should be emailed to the organisers with the registration form, otherwise it won’t be considered.

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“I chose Northumbria because the AACSB double accreditation for the Business School was attractive to me. The ability to develop my language skills was another element which I liked, I wanted to improve my English and work with a diverse group of people. I most enjoy being in an environment which is so diverse as it gives you more vocational skills. Participating in group work has encouraged me to adapt my learning style and ability to work with a wider range of people.  The teachers here are very open and encourage us to keep in touch with them regarding our work.”

Anabel Castillo