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Cyber-RCI is now closed for submissions
Only electronic submissions in PDF format submitted through EasyChair will be considered:

Author Instructions

Submissions must demonstrate a significant relevance to cybersecurity, cybercrime and related themes (see Tracks and Topics).

The CRCI Steering Committee takes the protection of intellectual property very seriously. Submitted papers must be original and not be considered elsewhere for publication. Overlaps with previously published or simultaneously submitted papers, from any of the authors, should be clearly documented in the manuscript. By submitting your work, you agree to allow it to be screened for plagiarism.

Two types of submissions are invited:

  • Full-length research papers
  • Work-in-progress short papers

Full-length Papers (max. 8 pages)

Full-length submissions must be at most eight A4 pages in standard IEEE two-column format, including text, figures, tables and references. Appendices or other work beyond the maximum 8 page paper length may incur additional charges as indicated below.

All submissions are expected to present the prior state-of-the-art in the field and clearly discuss the paper’s significant and novel contributions.

Submissions which are not accepted as full-length papers may be recommended by the Programme Committee for short paper presentation if of sufficient quality.

Work-in-Progress Short Papers (max. 4 pages)

In addition to full-length regular papers, CRCI welcomes Work-in-Progress (WiP) papers showing innovative and original research. Submissions from both industry and academia are strongly encouraged.

WiP papers should be at most four A4 pages long, and at least two pages long, including tables, figures, and references.

WiP papers are expected to report on early or ongoing research activities. CRCI wants to provide a forum to share novel ideas and emerging results. The emphasis is on the novelty of the work, not completeness.

Formatting and Language

The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting instructions, can be found at

All submissions must be written in English.

The authors must remove all author and affiliation information from their submission for review. This will aid the blind review process. This information should be filled in for submission of the camera ready copy.

Large Language Model (LLM) Policy

Please note that manuscripts generated by large-scale language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT are prohibited as submissions to the IEEE Cyber-RCI 2023. LLMs cannot be used as an author or co-author on a paper. Authors certify that their submission represents the personal writing of and preparation by the authors, and was not generated by any large-scale language model(s), such as ChatGPT or similar. As per the IEEE policy:

“The use of AI-generated text in an article shall be disclosed in the acknowledgements section of any paper submitted to an IEEE Conference or Periodical. The sections of the paper that use AI-generated text are clearly identified and shall have a citation to the AI system used to generate the text. ”

The precise wording used to generate the text should also be included in the article.

Mandatory Author Registration

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for and attend the conference to have his/her paper published in the conference proceedings.  The presenter must register at the appropriate author rate no later than October 29, 2023Presenters who fail to register by this date will be removed from the programme.

Review Process

Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous double-blind review process handled by the Programme Committee. All submissions will be treated as confidential communications during their review, and thus submission does not constitute public disclosure of any ideas therein.  Papers may be  desk rejected by the Programme Committee — i.e. rejected before entering the review process — if it is felt that the submission is out of the conference’s scope, written using poor English language that precludes effective communication, does not follow manuscript formatting guidelines, or is otherwise not appropriate. The scores assigned by the reviewers are:

  1. Strong reject
  2. Reject
  3. Marginal tend to reject
  4. Borderline paper
  5. Marginal tend to accept
  6. Accept
  7. Strong accept

All the decisions obtained via the review process are either (conditional) acceptances or rejections. Conditionally acceptances will stipulate required changes for final acceptance. Effectively addressing these requirements in the final submission of a paper is essential, and is the authors’ responsibility to adequately document in a response letter how the reviewers’ feedback was adequately addressed. Such responses will be at the disposal of the reviewers. Registration for the event and presentation of the work at the event is required for acceptance.

Submissions which are not accepted as full-length papers may be recommended by the Programme Committee for short paper presentation if of sufficient quality.

Conference Proceedings

All accepted papers presented at the conference will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

This is an IEEE sponsored conference. Note that:

  • Papers will be subject to IEEE requirements (including authorship and presentation).
  • Papers will be subject to required corrections or limitations.
  • Presentation at the event by 1 of the authors is a requirement.
  • Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

Supplemental Charges

If an author has multiple accepted papers, each subsequent paper will incur a charge equivalent to the student discounted rate. In exceptional cases, 2 additional pages may be considered but will incur a supplemental charge of €50 per page.

The 2022 Cyber-RCI conference proceedings can be found in the IEEE Xplore digital Library.

Camera Ready Instructions

High level camera ready instructions can be found here with more details on presenter information on the presenters page. The IEEE will add the copyright details after submission so proof read your work, make it accessible and be ready to present.

Presentation Guidelines

If you have been accepted to present your work at the conference you should start working on your presentation as soon as you can. The copyright form from the IEEE is essential for all corresponding authors. There is also a required powerpoint template which can be found with all other presenter instructions on the presenters page. Please remember to make your presentation accessible to all attendees.