Cybersecurity and Human Capabilities through Symbiotic Artificial Intelligence

The proceedings of the 16th ICGS3-24 will be published by Springer ‘Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications’ series.

Date: 25th, 26th & 27th November 2024

Location: Virtual Conference

About the Conference

Over the last two decades, technology relating to cyber space (satellite, drones, UAVs), cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and Generative AI has evolved rapidly. Today, criminals have identified rewards from online frauds therefore, the risks and threats of cyber attacks has increased too.

The aim of 16th ICGS3-24 is to understand the full impact of cybersecurity, AI, deepfake and Quantum computing on humanity. We are now at an age of technological advances such as Satellite communications, Drones and UAVs in conjunction with AI and GenAI that has never seen before. The ability to manage cybersecurity threats which requires identification, assessment and understanding of the threat together with clear accountability will be the foundation of the our debates and future strategies.

Detection of the threat is another strand to the strategy and will require dynamic risk management techniques, strong and up to date information governance standards and frameworks with AI responsive approaches in order to successfully monitor and co-ordinate efforts between the parties.

Thus, the ability to minimise the threats from cyber is an important requirement. This will be a mission critical aspect of the strategy with development of the right cybersecurity skills, knowledge and culture that are imperative for the implementation of the cyber strategies. Especially when this strategy is created within the artificial intelligence concept. As a result, the requirement for how AI Demand will influence business change and thus influence organisations and governments is becoming important.

In an era of unprecedented volatile, political and economic environment across the world, computer based systems face ever more increasing challenges, disputes and responsibilities and while the Internet has created a global platform for the exchange of ideas, goods and services, however, it has also created boundless opportunities for cyber-crime.

The ethical and legal 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.

Drawing on 15 years of successful events, the 16th ICGS3-24 conference aims to provide attendees with an information-packed agenda with representatives from across the industry and the globe.

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 THREE days 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.

This conference will be organised by Northumbria University, UK, which is an Academic Center for Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), along with other partners.

Important dates
Important dates
Abstract submission deadline (including poster deadline) 29 May 2024
Submission deadline (including poster) 17 September 2024
Peer review to be completed 02 October 2024
Camera ready/Authors Notification 29 October 2024
Author registration 29 October 2024
The Virtual ICGS3 Conference takes place 25 – 27 November 2024

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

  • AI, Gen AI
  • Symbiotic Intelligence
  • Intelligent Prognostication
  • Deploying GPT for cybersecurity
  • Security in Connected world
  • 5G, 6G and Smart cities
  • Post Quantum computing cryptography
  • Human Capabilities through Symbiotic Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Twins
  • Digital footprint, Deepfake, fake ID
  • Ethical and legal concern in Smart Cities, and AI driven Societies
  • The role of AI in Information governance and security standards and frameworks
  • Security of Medical Data for Smart Healthcare
  • Satellite cybersecurity challenges, threats and counter measures
  • IoT, Drone and counter drone digital Forensics and Anti-forensics
  • Outer Space Treaty
  • Legal, ethical and social frameworks in space
  • The role of Satellites on Smart cities and societies, data manipulations, privacy and security
  • Space debris mitigation
  • Misinformation and Disinformation mitigation
  • Cyber War and Cyber Warfare
  • Cybersecurity Kill Chain
  • Predictive Control and Analysis of Cyber Attacks
  • Attack Vectors & APTS (Advanced Persistent Threats)
  • Cyber Threat analysis
  • Intelligence Led penetration testing
  • Blockchain and smart contracts
  • Vulnerability Assessments, Attack Pattern Recognition, Enterprise Architecture Security
  • Cyber Intelligence and Operation
  • Digital transformation
  • Digital leadership and Governance
  • Cyber-Crime Detection and Prevention
  • Crime Information Intelligence Network
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Open-Source Intelligence
  • Social Media governance
  • 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
  • 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
  • Insider Threat – The Human Element, Strategic Approaches to Security
  • Information Systems Security Management
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Cyber risk analysis
  • Modelling Approaches, Security and Systems Assurance Frameworks
  • Cyber Resilience, Safety and Security Evaluation
  • Digital transformation and leadership
  • IT Audit, Governance and Security, Risk Assessment, Methodologies and Tools
  • Human Aspects in Security and Privacy

Special Session 1

Session Chair:

Professor Amin Hosseinian-Far, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Dr Sara Eldeeb, German University in Cairo, Egypt

Dr Nitsa Herzog, Northumbria University London, UK

The dark side of Gen AI: ethical and legislative challenges, potential risks and governance

This special session is a platform to debate and provide better understanding of the full impact of cybersecurity, AI, deepfake and Quantum computing on humanity. We are now at an age of technological advances of AI and GenAI that has never seen before. The ability to manage cybersecurity threats which requires identification, assessment and understanding of the threat together with clear accountability will be the foundation of the our debates and future strategies.

The requirement for how AI will influence business change and thus influence organisations and governments is becoming important.

The aim of this special session is to examine and cover some of the topics below (but are not limited to):

  • AI, Gen AI
  • Symbiotic Intelligence
  • Intelligent Prognostication
  • Deploying GPT for cybersecurity
  • Security in Connected world
  • Human Capabilities through Symbiotic Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Twins
  • Digital footprint, Deepfake, fake ID
  • Ethical and legal concern in Smart Cities, and AI driven Societies
  • Market Grooming
  • Digital manipulation of markets and consumers
  • Impact of AI, LLM, IOT
  • Ethical, privacy, security and democratic concerns and consequences due to market grooming strategies of the marker and corporations
  • Ethical, social, and Legal
  • Cybersecurity
  • GDPR and digital marketing challenges, issues and concerns
  • New strategic direction for regulators, communities, marketers and governments to have ethical-socio-sustainable marketing using technology.
  • Political marketing
  • Anti-data mining
  • Industry 5.0
  • Digital Colonization
  • Responsible AI

 

Special Sessions 2:

Session Chair:

Dr Sina Pournouri, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Dr Reza Montasari, University of Swansea, UK

Dr Nasr Abosata, Northumbria University London, UK

Satellite, Drones and UAVs Cybersecurity threats and countermeasures

Space exploration and satellite technology plus Drone and UAVs 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 satellites and unmanned Aerial systems. Future 5G and 6G networks can be constructed and operated using satellites and space technology. As satellites sit in a global sphere that belong to no nation, it makes space governance a complicated dynamic with many entities 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.

The aim of this special session is to examine and cover some of the topics below (but are not limited to):

  • Cybersecurity threats and countermeasures
  • Ransomware attack
  • Cyber warfare
  • Securing Geospatial technology
  • Space Governance
  • Securing 5G and 6G communications mechanisms (satellite and base stations)
  • Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), Satellite imagery
  • Unmanned aerial systems, GPS
  • Drones, UAVs and Underwater Drones
  • Satellite forensics
  • Drone and UAVs Forensics
  • Mobile and Embedded Device Forensics
  • Chip-off acquisition against flash storage
  • Quantum computing and AI
  • Space Law
  • Responsible space behaviour
  • The role of Satellites on Smart cities and societies
  • Data manipulations, privacy and security
  • Space debris mitigation
  • Misinformation and Disinformation mitigation
  • Cyber War and Cyber Warfare

 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Poster session

Session Chair:

Stefan Kendzierskyj, Cyfortis, UK – stefan@cyfortis.co.uk

16th ICGS3-24 will host a virtual poster session, to provide an opportunity for postgraduate and final year Undergraduate students to share ideas, ongoing research, and accomplishments from around the globe in the context of Cybersecurity and Human Capabilities through Symbiotic Artificial Intelligence.

Presenting a poster is a good way to engage in an in-depth discussion about the presented work from which new ideas and solutions can emerge and initiate conversation with conference attendees interested in the same area.

Format and time:

Please use the poster template here.

16th ICGS3-24 poster session will be held virtually, meaning that all posters will be presented at an online exhibition area on the ICGS3-24 area on the afternoon of 25th November 2024. Details will be provided nearer the time.

The posters WILL NOT be included on the proceedings of the conference, but, once collated in a form of poster electronic magazine it will be shared with the students.

Topics of the poster presentations will be the same as the above suggested topics.

Poster registration:

All accepted posters are part of 16th ICGS3-24. Participation at 16th ICGS3-24 is subject to registration fees. It will cost £50 for students participation with only 1 POSTER submissions (plus attendance of the conference sessions only).

Poster submission dates
Poster abstract submission 27 June 2024 (optional)
Poster submission 17 September 2024
Poster peer review to be completed 02 October 2024
Poster notification 29 October 2024
Poster registration 29 October 2024

General Chair:

Professor Hamid Jahankhani

hamid.jahankhani@northumbria.ac.uk

Co-chair:

Dr Biju Issac (Director, ACE-CSR)

biju.issac@northumbria.ac.uk

  • Dr Reza Montasari, University of Swansea, UK
  • Professor Amin Hosseinian-Far, University of Hertfordshire, 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
  • Professor Babak Akhgar, Director of CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Professor Gianluigi Me, Luiss University, Italy
  • Dr Sara Eldeeb, German University in Cairo, Egypt
  • 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
  • Dr Tim Bashford, WIDI Research Lead, Wales Institute of Digital Information, Swansea
  • Konstantinos Kardaras, Technical Consultant, Greece
  • Dr Chafika Benzaid, 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 Abulrahman 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 John-Paul Okeke, University of Sunderland, UK
  • 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 Sufian Yousef, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Dr Alireza Daneshkhah, Coventry University, UK
  • Dr Maryam Farsi, Cranfield University, UK

Submissions

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 16th 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 16th ICGS3-24 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 £210
PhD Student Registration (All PhD student registrations must be accompanied by a letter from their university confirming current PhD student status) £170
Student & Supervisor Joint Registration (one paper only) £290
Each additional paper per registered author £50
Late Registration (non-authors), Full Registration (after 29th October 2024) £310
Students Participation with only 1 POSTER submissions (plus Attendance of the conference sessions only) £50

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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