About the Conference

The Central European Cybersecurity Conference – CECC 2017 aims at establishing a venue for the exchange of information on cybersecurity and its many aspects in central Europe. CECC 2017 encourages the dialogue between researchers of technical and social aspects of cybersecurity, both crucial in attaining adequate levels of cybersecurity. Complementary contributions dealing with its economic aspects as well as any legal, investigation or other issues related to cybersecurity are welcome, too.


Online registration is available.

30 August 2017

We have a new invited speaker: Jörg Keller

28 July 2017

Paper submission deadline extended to 26 July 2017!

25 July 2017

Abstract submission deadline extended to 19 June 2017!

29 May 2017

Selected papers will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Universal Computer Science

23 May 2017

Check out our first invited speaker: Stefan Katzenbeisser

3 April 2017

Updated submission guidelines.

3 April 2017

Conference website up and running.

6 March 2017

Call for Papers

The official Call for Papers is available at (EasyChair):


The conference is devoted to presenting and exploring scientific and technological advancements and original innovative applications in the field of cybersecurity. Topics for this conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Cybersecurity and cyber resilience
  • Cyber insurance
  • Digital privacy
  • Digital currency, blockchains and cybercrime
  • Law, investigation, internet jurisdiction and ethics
  • Child safety in the cyberspace
  • Cyber forensics
  • Surveillance, interception, blocking and sovereignty
  • Cyber warfare
  • Network security
  • Critical infrastructure security
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Information security governance
  • Security management
  • Cloud security
  • Internet of things security
  • Big data and cybersecurity
  • Healthcare information security
  • Software development security

Important dates

19 Jun 2017
Abstract submission deadline
26 Jul 2017
Full paper submission deadline
18 Sep 2017
Author notification
2 Oct 2017


All accepted and presented research papers will be available in Open Access conference proceedings published by the University of Maribor Press and submitted for indexing by DBLP, Elsevier SCOPUS and Thomson Reuters Web of Science™ Core Collection.

Selected accepted and presented research papers will be published, after further revision to ensure adequate quality for journal papers, in special issue “Technical and Social Aspects of Critical Infrastructure Security” of the Journal of Universal Computer Science (ISSN 0948-695x / 0948-6968).

Paper Submission

The official language of the conference is English. Papers are limited to 4 - 6 pages.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • research papers (academic or industrial)
  • professional papers and presentations (both English and Slovene papers and presentations are welcome)

The quality of the research papers will be assessed based on its originality, significance and clarity.

All submitted research papers will undergo a double-blind reviewing process. Please, make sure that submitted papers do not contain author names or obvious self-references.

Submission of a paper implies that at least one of the authors will register and present the paper at the conference if the paper is accepted.


Papers submitted to CECC 2017 should use the SigConf 2017 ACM Master Article Template. Please, read carefully the template instructions before submitting a paper.

Templates can be downloaded here:

Submission system

Submit research papers using the CECC 2017 submission system (EasyChair):

Submit professional papers and presentations to cecc@fvv.uni-mb.si.


Online registration is available.

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Regular registration
€ 300
Early-bird registration
€ 200
Student registration
€ 50

The regular registration fee includes entrance to all conference sessions and the social events. The regular registration fee does not include the accommodation.

Cancellation fee is € 50. Substitution is welcome. No cancellation will be allowed after 30 October 2017.

Students have to show a valid student ID at the conference site. The student registration fee includes the entrance to all conference sessions but not the social events. The student registration fee does not include the accommodation.

Registration fees must be paid in advance via bank transfer. Please make sure all bank fees are covered by the submitting account and that the payment is free of charge for the receiver account.

Account holder: UM FVV, Kotnikova 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
IBAN: SI56 0110 0600 0006 231
Reference number: SI00 6007-2017

Please mention your first and last name on the bank transfer.

Participants receive the original copy of the receipt on the first day of the conference.

Program Committee

Conference chair

Igor Bernik, University of Maribor (Slovenia)

Program committee members

Miroslav Bača, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Gorazd Božič, SI-CERT (Slovenia)

Luca Caviglione, ISSIA, CNR (Italy)

Jan Eloff, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Petra Grd, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)

Joerg Keller, FernUniversitaet in Hagen (Germany)

Branko Lobnikar, University of Maribor (Slovenia)

Bradley A. Malin, Vanderbilt University (USA)

Blaž Markelj, University of Maribor (Slovenia)

Jorge T. Martins, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)

Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)

David Naccache, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)

Andrej Orel, Marand (Slovenia)

Fernando Pérez-González, Universidade de Vigo (Spain)

Gerardo I. Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur in Bahía Blanca and CONICET (Argentina)

Andrej Sotlar, University of Maribor (Slovenia)

Mark Strembeck, WU Wien (Austria)

Simon Vrhovec, University of Maribor (Slovenia)

Edgar R. Weippl, SBA Research (Austria)

Steffen Wendzel, Worms University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Aleš Završnik, Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Dušan Zupančič, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Association for IT and telecommunications (Slovenia)

Invited speakers

Stefan Katzenbeisser

Enforcing Software Integrity in the Internet of Things

Stefan Katzenbeisser obtained a Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. After working as Senior Scientist at Philips Research, he joined TU Darmstadt as professor for Security Engineering in 2008. His current research interests include applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies, platform security and critical infrastructure security.

Jörg Keller

Network Steganography: Principles, Countermeasures, Applications

Jörg Keller obtained a Ph.D. from Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. After a post doc year at CWI, Amsterdam, and a habilitation fellowship at Saarland University, he joined FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany as professor for Computer Engineering in 1996. His current research interests include IT security, parallel, fault-tolerant and energy-efficient computing, and virtual laboratories.