Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA)

16th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance 2021
Virtual Event: June 8-9, 2021
Paper Submission Deadline: April 24, 2021

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Annual Symposium Overview

The 16th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA ‘21) will be held in conjunction with the 24th New York State Cyber Security Conference on June 8-9, 2021 virtually. The three-day conference offers training on the final day. In the past, this joint event has attracted well over 1,000 participants including practitioners, researchers and vendors, providing opportunities for business and intellectual engagement among attendees. The symposium is organized by the University at Albany School of Business, the Enterprise Information Security Office (EISO) of the NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), and the New York State Forum. For more information, please visit the annual symposium conference proceedings.

Call For Papers

Through generous sponsorships, we are able to offer free registration for all selected presenters, authors of accepted papers and members of government organizations. Authors are invited to submit papers in information assurance and security for (but not limited to) the following topics listed below. Please see the ASIA Call for Papers 2021 for more information.

Organizational Security

Insider threat management, risk management, business continuity, security policies, security auditing, information assurance, information privacy, economics of security, and behavioral information security.

Technological Security

Cloud computing security, web application security, database security, intrusion detection/prevention, network security, mobile device security, smart grid security, self-organized resilient systems, critical infrastructure security, ICS/SCADA security, security of “Internet of Things”, cryptography, quantum computing, digital currency security and security of wearable devices.

Incident Response and Forensics

Disaster recovery, digital forensics, multimedia forensics, cyber-crime investigations, e-discovery, forensics lab management, chip-off forensics, mobile & network forensics, linguistic analysis for security, ICS/SCADA forensics, forensic accounting and fraud, and incident response and analysis.

International Security Issues

Internet-based espionage, cyber warfare and terrorism, international cyber conflicts, advanced persistent threats, digital rights management, government surveillance, censorship and control of the internet, and international cyber laws and confidence building measures.

Security and Forensics Education

Security and forensics accreditation, innovative pedagogic techniques, certifications, hands-on security laboratories and table top exercises, education infrastructure, diversity in security/forensics education, and online security/forensics education.

Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers for ASIA 2021 should be submitted through the EasyChair conference system

Submissions can be made in the following categories:

  • Completed Research Papers: Typically 5,000 words long (excluding abstract and references).
  • Research in Progress Papers: Typically 2,500 words (excluding abstract and references).
  • Panel Proposals: Typically a 1,000 word description, identifying the panelists to be involved.

Please follow these research paper formatting guidelines.

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Symposium Committee
Organizing Committee

ASIA General Chair

Sanjay Goel
Director, FACETS
Chair & Professor, Information Security & Digital Forensics
University at Albany, SUNY
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Organization Chair

Karen Sorady
Chief Information Security Officer
New York State Office of Information Technology Services
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Program Chairs

George Markowsky
Professor/Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Missouri S&T
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Daryl Johnson
Associate Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
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Prinkle Sharma
Assistant Professor, Information Security & Digital Forensics
University at Albany, SUNY
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Tutorials Chair 

Fabio Auffant
Lecturer, Information Security & Digital Forensics
University at Albany, SUNY
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Publicity Chair 

Lee Spitzley
Assistant Professor, Information Security & Digital Forensics
University at Albany, SUNY
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Proceedings Chair

Dominic Foti
University at Albany, SUNY
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Tentative Program Committee

Please check back soon for more information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding the symposium or on the appropriateness of a topic for submission, please contact the chair Sanjay Goel either by phone at 518-956-8323 (Office), 518-956-8333 (Lab) or by email at: [email protected].

If you have general administrative questions or want to be put on the LISTSERV to get more ASIA information, please send an email to [email protected].