The 7th International Workshop on
Security & Optimization for Wireless Networks
(SOWN 2018)
Guangzhou, China, October 8 - 12, 2018

In conjunction with

The 18th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (ScalCom 2018)


All accepted papers will be included in the ScalCom 2018 main proceedings (Indexed by EI)


General Chairs
Xu Li
Fujian Normal University, China.(
Yi Mu
University of Wollongong, Australia.(

Program Chairs
Zhiwei Lin
University of Ulster, UK. (
Hui Lin
Fujian Normal University, China. (

Publicity Chairs
Xinghua Li
Xidian University, China.

Program Committee
Jianliang Gao, Imperial College, London, UK
Xiucai Ye, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Joseph K. Liu, Monash University, Australia
Huaqun Wang, Dalian Ocean University, China
Hung-Min Sun, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Lein Harn, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Yulei Wu, University of Exeter, UK
Yulong Shen, Xidian University, China
Li Yang, Xidian University, China
Yong Li, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Dongming Wang, Southeast University, China
Liang Xiao, Xiamen University, China
YulongZou, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Xianhang Zheng, Fuzhou University, China
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Changlu Lin, Fujian Normal University, China
Jing Zhang, FuJian University of Technology, China
Limei Lin, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Yuexin Zhang, Deakin University,Australia
Fuchun Guo, University of Wollongong, Australia
Jin Wang, Yangzhou University, China
Genjian YU, Minjiang University, China
Dong Yuan, University of Sydney, Australia



Subject and Purpose of the Workshop

The 7th International Workshop on Security & Optimization for Wireless Networks (SOWN 2018) covers comprehensively the common issues about security and optimization in the hot area of wireless networks, which does hinder further development of its applications. In particular, this workshop concentrates on security problems like key management, privacy, cryptographic protocol and optimization problems like energy-efficient protocol, topology control strategy, QoS, etc.

The objective of this workshop is to present state of the art research results in the rapidly growing area of wireless networks, with emphasis on security and optimization issues. Following the success of SOWN-11 (held in Beijing, China, in conjunction with MSN-11) and SOWN 2012 (held in Liverpool, UK, in conjunction with IEEE TrustCom-12). SOWN-13(held in Australia, in conjunction with IEEE TrustCom-13). SOWN-15 (held in Liverpool in conjunction with IEEE CIT2015). SOWN-16 (held in Wuhan in conjunction with IEEE ICPADS 2016). SOWN-17(held in Sydney in conjunction with IEEE TrustCom 2017). SOWN-18 provides continuously the participants with opportunities to discuss and explore areas related to the Theory, Development, Applications, Experiences, and Evaluation of wireless networks with fellow students, researchers, and practitioners.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:   June 10,2018
Notification Date:   June 25,2018
Camera-ready Paper Due:   August 8,2018

Topics of interest

We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions addressing various aspects of wireless networks. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 6 pages in A4 format, including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in IEEE Computer Society proceedings format with Portable Document Format (.pdf). A submission can have at most 2 additional pages with the pages overlength charge if accepted. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work. Papers accepted for workshops will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. All accepted papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and indexed by EI. Selected papers will be recommended to special issues. More details can be found via

Submission site (With EasyChair):  or you can send it as an e-mail attachment to Dr. Zhiwei Lin at and CC to Dr. Hui Lin at

The short bios of the key organizers and their related experience

Li Xu is a Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at the School of Mathematics and information at Fujian Normal University. He received his B.S and M.S degrees from Fujian Normal University in 1992 and 2001. He received his Ph.D. degree from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2004. Now he is the Vice Dean of the School of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Director of the Key Lab of Network Security and Cryptography in Fujian Province. His interests include wireless networks and communication, network and information security, complex networks and systems, intelligent information in communication networks, etc. Prof. Xu has been invited to act as PC chair or member at more than 30 international conferences. He is a member of IEEE and ACM, and a senior member of CCF and CIE in China. He has published over 100 papers in refereed journals and conferences.

Hui Lin is an Associate Professor in the College of Mathematics and information at the Fujian Normal University, China. He received his B.S. degree in Computing Science from Fujian Normal University, China, in 1999, and his M.E. degree in communication and information engineering from Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, in 2007. He received his Ph.D. degree from Xidian University in 2013. His research interests include trust management, cloud computing, IoTs, and data and privacy security.