4th International Workshop on Research & Innovation for Secure Societies

in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Communications COMM 2022 Bucharest, Romania, June 16-18, 2022


High expansion of urban population and recent world events complemented by the alarming increase of the number of threats to infrastructure safety have mobilized Authorities to redesign societal security concepts. Law Enforcement Authorities are focusing and aiming consistently their actions at preventing crimes and protecting people, properties and critical infrastructures.

With the accelerated advances of communications and storage technologies, access to critical information acquired from various sensors and sources, e.g., land cameras, satellite data, drones, personal devices, has been significantly eased. Manipulation and processing of such a high amount of diverse data is still a steady challenge, and most of the existing solutions involve the use of human resources. However, threats are now hybrid and at a very large scale, requiring very different security solutions which are able to make use of interdisciplinary approaches. In this context, computer-assisted or automated technologies are now becoming more and more attractive to substitute expensive human resources in the decision systems.

RISS 2022 focuses on discussing solutions provided by Intelligent Systems to the aforementioned challenges. It aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry, end-users, law-enforcing agencies and citizen groups to share experiences and explore multi- and inter-disciplinary areas where additional research and development are needed, identify possible collaboration and consider the societal impact of such technologies.

Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished work, reporting on novel and significant research contributions, on-going research projects, experimental results and recent developments related to Intelligent Techniques for Secure Societies on the following topics (but not limited to):

Important dates

Paper submission due: March 28, 2022
notification: April 29, 2022
Camera-ready papers due: May 14, 2022
Workshop @ COMM 2022: June 16-18 (TBD), 2022

Paper submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished technical papers for presentation in the conference sections and for publication in the COMM2022 Conference Proceedings. Since 2010, the papers presented at the conference have been published in IEEEXplore and ISI database. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference. To submit your contribution, please adhere strictly to the conference guidelines available here https://www.comms.ro/paper-submission.html.

Organizing committee

Bogdan Ionescu, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania
Cristian Molder, Ferdinand I Military Technical Academy, Romania
Dragoș Sburlan, Ovidius University of Constanța, Romania
Razvan Roman, Protection and Guard Service, Romania

Previous venues

1st RISS 2018 @ IEEE COMM 2018, Bucharest, Romania
2nd RISS 2019 @ IEEE SpeD 2019, Timișoara, Romania
3rd RISS 2020 @ IAPR ICPR 2020, Milan, Italy

Project support

The workshop is supported by the following research and development projects:

[DeepVisionRomania] “Identifying People in Video Streams using Silhouette Biometrics”, owner University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, funded by UEFISCDI, Solutions Axis, grant 28SOL/2021.

[IDENEO] “Identifying the Unusual Behavior of People in Video Streams”, owner Ovidius University of Constanța, funded by UEFISCDI, Solutions Axis, grant 29SOL/2021.

[PIMS-IAT] “Platform Specialized in Identifying and Evaluating Early Warning Indices for Crisis Management”, owner Ferdinand I Military Technical Academy, funded by UEFISCDI, Solutions Axis, grant 27SOL/2021.

[CREST] “Fighting Crime and TerroRism with an IoT-enabled Autonomous Platform based on an Ecosystem of Advanced IntelligEnce, Operations, and InveStigation Technologies”, owner Protection and Guard Service (SPP), funded by EUROPEAN RESEARCH EXECUTIVE AGENCY (REA), C.2 – Secure Society, grant agreement number 833464/2019