12th CMI conference 2019


12th CMI conference - Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark, November 28-29, 2019

Organizer and venue: Center for Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI) at Dept. of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, DK-2450 Copenhagen SV, Denmark


The interconnectivity of our systems and devices enables development and use of smart applications with increasingly higher efficiencies but at the same time creates a number of security and privacy challenges. From smart home devices to industrial control systems and from mobile phones to cars, everything is nowadays connected to the Internet, one way or another. With the attack surface reaching a record high, cyberattacks have become an everyday word and concern. At the same time, privacy issues and needs for protection of data are still major challenges even though regulations like GDPR try to address the problem. This year, the 12th CMI Conference discusses the topics of cybersecurity and privacy and attempts to answer the twofold question: how will cybersecurity and privacy be shaped in the future and how much will cybersecurity and privacy influence the future? In addition, the question of how to balance security and privacy with the ‘checks and balances’ needed for businesses and society is also raised.

The goal of the CMI conference is to bring together students, researchers, and professionals from the academia and the industry that share a common interest on the topics of cybersecurity and privacy. The conference welcomes manuscripts describing novel and work-in-progress research as well as negative results, lessons learned and state of knowledge (SoK) contributions. Furthermore, this year’s CMI conference will also accept poster submissions in the form of extended abstracts (2 pages).

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cybersecurity and the GDPR
  • Advancements on network intrusion detection
  • Blockchain and cybersecurity: applications and attacks
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Privacy by Design
  • Collaborative defense mechanisms
  • Automotive cybersecurity
  • Attacker deception methods
  • Security for the Internet of Things
  • Security of software-defined infrastructures
  • Trust and identity management
  • Ethical issues of cybersecurity
  • Ethical issues of privacy
  • Computer ethics
  • Offensive cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity and the well-functioning of transparent democracies
  • AI, cybersecurity and privacy
  • Policies for security and privacy
  • Business models
  • Digital Identity management

Submissions must be original, unpublished in any of the above-mentioned topics or closely related topics. All types of contributions are welcome whether academic papers, industrial research, case studies, white papers, implementation reviews and so on.

Posters (2 pages extended abstract) are encouraged to provide opportunity to present early stages of work, and demos that otherwise not would be showed at the conference. Papers (4-6 pages) will be peer-reviewed. We have adopted the IEEE publication format. Submissions should be in English, in PDF format with all fonts embedded, formatted using the IEEE conference template, found here: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore. The submission of abstracts, papers and posters must be done via Easychair.

Important dates


  • Paper submission: September 15, 2019
  • Acceptance notification (papers): Oct 1, 2019
  • Camera-ready version (papers):  October 31, 2019


  • Poster submission: September 30, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance (posters): October 11. 2019
  • Camera-ready version (posters): November 7, 2019


  • Associate Prof: Reza Tadayoni, reza@cmi.aau.dk


  • Associate Prof: Jannick Sørensen, js@cmi.aau.dk
  • Assistant Prof: Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, emv@cmi.aau.dk
  • Associate Prof: Lene Tolstrup Sørensen, ls@cmi.aau.dk


Assistant Prof: Sokol Kosta, sok@cmi.aau.dk

Technical Committee​

  • Birger Andersen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Ignacio Arnaldo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Erik Bohlin, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Morten Falch, Aalborg University
  • Heikki Hämmäinen, Aalto University
  • Anders Henten, Aalborg University
  • Christian Damsgaard Jensen, DTU
  • Shankar Karuppayah, TU-Darmstadt
  • Samant Khajuria, TERMA
  • Egon Kidmose, Aalborg University
  • Sven Lindmark, University of Gothenburg
  • Per Lynggaard, DTU
  • Raffaele Montella, University of Naples Parthenope and University of Chicago
  • Henning Olesen, Aalborg University
  • Jens Myrup Pedersen, Aalborg University
  • Jari Porras, LUT
  • Gleb Radchenko, South Ural State University
  • Knud Erik Skouby, Aalborg University
  • Cedomir Stefanovic, Aalborg University


Registration fee: EUR 250

Registration fee for WWRF members: EUR 200

Student fee: EUR 100

Conference dinner: EUR 70 (optional)

Link to registration and credit card payment

Link to Hotel Scandic Sydhavnen where you can get AAU rate. Contact Anette Bysøe aby@cmi.aau.dk for booking code.



ABout CMI - Communication, Media and Information technologies 

Center for Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI) is a section at department of Electronic systems at Aalborg University, engaging in research and teaching in ICT. CMI’s research profile addresses the interplay between technology developments in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field and other social developments including user, market and governance issues. CMI focuses on ICT services and service architectures and on ICT markets, regulation and business models. Important topics are: IoT applications, cloud computing, cyber security and privacy, new generation mobile and broadband communication technologies, machine learning, digital media, recommender systems, personalization, digitalization policies, regulation of data, and sustainable business models.

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Programme structure

Last modified: 01.10.2019

The structure of the conference is a as follows. A final programme will be published soon.

Thursday 28 November 2019 (Day1) Beginning at 9.00 (Registration & Coffee from 8.30)

  • Welcome by Reza Tadayoni, Head of CMI
  • Keynote1 (TBA)
  • Industry panel
  • Paper session 1
  • Lunch
  • Paper session 2
  • Break
  • Paper session 3
  • Conference dinner in Tivoli gardens.

Friday 29 November 2019 (Day2) Beginning at 9.00

  • Keynote2 (TBA)
  • Academic panel
  • Paper session 4
  • Lunch and Posters
  • Paper session 5
  • Conclusion and Farewell