2023 IEEE International Conference
on Quantum Technologies, Communications,
Computing, Hardware and Embedded Systems Security

15,16 September 2023

Indian Institute of Information Technology Kottayam, Kerala

Conference Theme is "Advancements in Secure, Smart & Intelligent Computing"

IEEE Conference Record Number 56596

About The Conference

About The Conference

International Conference on Quantum Technologies, Communications, Computing, Hardware and Embedded Systems Security ( iQ-CCHESS’23) aims to facilitate enlightening and impactful discussions among experts on different perspectives of Quantum Technologies, Intelligent Systems, Smart Computing Systems and Security.This conference aims at bringing together researchers in academia, industry and practitioners in the world working on interdisciplinary platform for discussion and exchange various ideas to find out the solution of new emerging and challenging problems.

About The Institute

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam at Valavoor, Pala, Kerala is one among the IIITs that have been established as "Institutions of National Importance" by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India under the ambit of IIIT (PPP) Act 2017. The institute offers 4 year B.Tech. and B.Tech. (Hons) program, Ph.D. programs in frontier areas of CSE, CSE - Cyber Security, ECE and Mathematics as well as M.Tech. in AI & Data Science and Cyber Security for the working professionals.


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Call For Papers

iQ-CCHESS’23 invites contributions in all areas related to Computer Science and Engineering, but not limited to, the following streams:

  • Quantum Computing and Security
  • Wireless Communication and Security
  • Computational Intelligence and Security
  • Security and privacy
  • Hardware Security
  • Blockchain technology and its applications

*** Best Paper Award shall be given to individual(s) based on the assessment of track chairs among the presented papers in each track of iQ-CCHESS'23.

Track 1: Quantum Computing and Security
Quantum Computing, Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Machine Learning, Quantum Hardware, Quantum Optimization, Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Error Correction, Quantum Simulators, Quantum Communication, Quantum Networks, Quantum Sensing, Blind Computing, Quantum Cryptography, Post-Quantum Cryptography.

Track 2: Wireless Communication and Security
Green Computing and Networking for 5G, Ubiquitous Computing and Sensor Networks, ML and DL for Intelligent WSN, ML and DL 5G and 6G, Mobile Communication networks, and Computing, Green communications in 5G, Security in WSNs, Communication Networks Architecture, Secured Routing Algorithms, Network Virtualization Technologies (NFV), AdHoc, Mesh, and Cellular Networks (AMCN), Wearable sensors for Healthcare Monitoring, Security in Smart cities, Software Defined Networks and IoT, Vehicular Ad- hoc Networks and Security, RFID, Cyber-Physical Networks, Intrusion Detection. Cloud High Performance Computing, Data center networking, Cloud security and privacy; Cloud Metaverse.

Track 3: Computational Intelligence and Security
Computational Intelligence and its applications, Computational Intelligence using Machine Learning, Computational Intelligence using Federated Learning, Intelligent Systems Security with Deep Learning and Neural Networks, Secure fuzzy Logic, Expert System Security, Crowd Sourcing & Social Intelligence, Context-aware pervasive systems, Ambient intelligence and Security Applications, Secure Intelligent Control and their Applications, Secure Network Control System, Information Forensic and Security.

Track 4: Security and privacy:
Access control, Cryptographic protocols, Language-based security, Authorization and trust, Verification techniques, Integrity and Availability models, Applied Cryptography, Audit and Accountability, Malware, Unwanted software, Usable Security, Web Security, Security analysis and Formal Analysis, Design and test strategies for secure and survivable systems and Cryptology, Secure Operating System and applications, Analysis of Vulnerabilities and attack, Electronic commerce security, Multimedia Security, Key Management, Ownership Management, Revocation of malicious parties, Security policies, Trade-off analysis between performance and security, Secure use of biometrics, Lightweight Cryptography, Secure Data Sharing, Cloud Security, Authentication Protocols, Data- driven security attacks and countermeasures.
Anonymity, Privacy Metrics, Identity Management, Web and mobile privacy, Privacy- preserving computation, Privacy attacks, Cryptography tools for privacy, Building and deploying privacy-enhancing systems, Differential privacy and private data analysis, Economics and game-theoretical approaches to privacy, Forensics and privacy, Genomic and medical privacy, Interdisciplinary research connecting privacy to economics, law, psychology, etc., Measurement of privacy in real-world systems, Transparency, robustness, and abuse in privacy systems, Privacy Protection, Psychological, sociological, and economic aspects of security and privacy, Research and design methodologies for human-centric security and privacy research.

Track 5: Hardware Security
Machine learning in hardware security, security of AI hardware systems, Post- Quantum Hardware Security, Neuromorphic Security, Security of Emerging Memory Chips, Cryptographic Hardware and their Implementation, Optimization of Cryptographic Hardware on FPGA, Hardware Trojan, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs), Side-channel, Logic locking for IP protection.

Track 6: Blockchain technology and its applications
Distributed Consensus & Fault Tolerance Algorithms, Performance and Scalability Issues, Blockchain-based Applications & Services, Decentralized App Development, Smart Contracts and Verification, Transaction Monitoring and Analysis, Decentralized Internet Infrastructure, Decentralized Financial Services, Blockchain for Internet of Things/Cyber Physical Services, Blockchain and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence.

Chief Guests

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Mr. Manoj Abraham IPS​
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Mr. Prakash. P. IPS​

Plenary Speakers

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Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer
National University of Singapore
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Dr. Vipindev Adat Vasudevan​
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Prof. Ranjan Singh
NTU, Singapore
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Dr. Hari Prabhat Gupta
IIT (BHU) Varanasi


Dr. Rajiv V Dharaskar
Director, IIIT Kottayam
Dr. M Radhakrishnan
Registrar, IIIT Kottayam
Prof. P Mohanan
Professor In-charge (Academics), IIIT Kottayam

Advisory Committee
  • Prof. (Dr.). K Chandrasekaran  NITK Surathkal
  • Prof. (Dr.). C Krishna Mohan  IIT Hyderabad
  • Prof. (Dr.). Monika Aggarwal  IIT Delhi
  • Prof. (Dr.). N. Ramasubramanian  National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India.
  • Dr. L Venkata Subramanian  IBM Research India.
  • Dr. Pao-Ann Hsiung  National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan.
  • Prof. (Dr.). Salim A  College of Engineering, Trivandrum
  • Dr. S. Mary Saira Bhanu  Professor, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India.

Organizing Chairs
  • Dr. Panchami V  IIIT Kottayam
  • Dr. Ragesh G. K  IIIT Kottayam
Web Chairs
  • Dr. Lavanya Settipalli  IIIT Kottayam
  • Mr. Siju K S  IIIT Kottayam
  • Ms. Drishya Prasad  IIIT Kottayam

Co-Organizing chairs
  • Dr. Arun Cryil Jose  Assistant Professor (CSE-Cyber Security), IIIT Kottayam
  • Dr. Manjith B.C.  Assistant Professor (CSE-Cyber Security), IIIT Kottayam
  • Dr. Amit Kumar Roy  Assistant Professor (CSE-Cyber Security), IIIT Kottayam
  • Dr. Abin Oommen Philip  Assistant Professor (CSE-Cyber Security), IIIT Kottayam
  • Dr. Jobin Jose  Assistant Professor (CSE-Cyber Security), IIIT Kottayam
  • Dr. A. Balu  Assistant Professor (CSE-Cyber Security), IIIT Kottayam
  • Dr. Bhanu Chander  Assistant Professor (CSE-Cyber Security), IIIT Kottayam
  • Dr. E. Silambarasan  Assistant Professor (CSE-Cyber Security), IIIT Kottayam
  • Dr. Sushil Kumar Joshi  Assistant Professor (CSE-Cyber Security), IIIT Kottayam

TPC Members
From India (Within Kerala)
  • Dr. Mithun Haridas T.P  Assistant Professor, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala
  • Dr. A. M Ramiya  Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Dr. B. S. Manoj  Professor, IIST Trivandrum
  • Dr. Nabeel Koya   Scientist-E, Cyber Security Group, CDAC
  • Dr. Tony Thomas  Associate Professor, Digital university Kerala.
  • Dr. Hiran V Nath  Assistant Professor, NIT Calicut
  • Dr. S. M. Sameer  Professor, NIT Calicut
  • Prof. (Dr.). Salim A   College of Engineering, Trivandrum.
  • Dr. Satyajit Das   Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Palakkad.
  • Dr. Deepa S Kumar   Associate Professor, College of Engineering Munnar.
  • Dr. Shelbi Joseph   Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Sangeetha Jose   Associate Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RIT), Kottayam
  • Dr. M. V. Rajesh   Associate Professor, College of Engineering Chengannur
  • Dr. Bijoy A. Jose   Associate Professor, CUSAT
  • Dr. Rajesh P. Nair  Assistant Professor, CUSAT.
  • Dr. Binu V P   Associate Professor, Model Engineering College, Ernakulam.
  • Dr. Gopakumar C   Associate Professor, College Of Engineering, Karunagappally.
From India (Outside Kerala)
  • Dr. J. Kokila   Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology Tiruchirappalli, India.
  • Dr. Renjith P   Assistant Professor, IIITDM Kurnool
  • Dr. Masilamani V   Associate Professor, IIITDM Kanchipuram.
  • Dr. Boddepalli Shanti Bhushan  Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad, India.
  • Dr.T.Vinopraba   Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Puducherry, India.
  • Dr. Aswani Kumar Cherukuri   Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology.
  • Dr.Sahadeo Padhye  Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad.
  • Dr. R.Mohan  Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India.
  • Dr. Ansuman Mahapatra   Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology Puducherry, India.
  • Dr. Aniruddha Kanhe  Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology Puducherry,
  • Dr. Harigovindan V P   Associate Professor, NIT Puducherry
  • Dr. Manikandan V.M   Assistant Professor, SRM University, Andhra Pradesh
  • Dr.M. Brindha  Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  • Dr. Ambili P. S.  Associate Professor, REVA University Bangalore
  • Dr. Sakthivel R  Associate Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore
  • Dr. Dhanalakshmi  Associate Professor, IIIT Tiruchirappalli
  • Dr.P.Kumaran   Assistant Professor, NIT Puducherry
  • Dr. K. Navin Sam   Assistant Professor, NIT Puducherry
  • Dr. Hari Prabhat Gupta   Associate Professor, IIT (BHU), Varanasi
  • Dr. Veningston K   Assistant Professor, NIT Srinagar
  • Dr. Urbasi Sinha   Professor, Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka
From Abroad
  • Dr. Xingwang Li   Henan Polytechnic University, China.
  • Dr. Axel Sikora   Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
  • Dr. Radu Prodan   University of Klagenfurt, Austria.
  • Dr. Hongju Chen   Fuzhou University, China.
  • Dr. Lei Shu   University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Jobish John   University College Cork, Ireland.
  • Dr. Resmi Ramachandran Pillai   Linkoping University, Sweden
  • Dr. Achyut Shankar   University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Oluwakayode Onireti   James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Muhammad Imran   University of Glasgow University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Mehdi Gheisari  Islamic Azad University, Iran
  • Prof. Valentina E. Balas   Professor of Automation and Applied Informatics, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
  • Dr. Salim M Salim   Swansea University, United Kingdom

Author Information

Important Dates
Call for Paper Announcement ::: February 24, 2023
Paper Submission Deadline ::: July 15, 2023
Notification of Acceptance ::: August 08, 2023
Registration Starts ::: August 12, 2023
Registration Ends ::: August 25, 2023
Camera-Ready Paper Submission Deadline ::: September 03, 2023

Author Guidelines
Paper Submission:

Authors are invited to submit full-length original, unpublished papers in IEEE proceedings format, along with an abstract of at most 250 words and a maximum of five keywords. The papers are limited to six (6) pages, without incurring extra page charges. The paper may be extended to eight (8) pages. In such a case, extra page charges Rs. 500 per page will be applied. To enable blind review, the author list should be omitted from the main document. Previously published papers or papers currently under review for other conferences/journals should NOT be submitted and will not be considered. We will follow the plagiarism policy of IEEE. All submitted papers will be subjected to a "similarity test". Papers achieving a high similarity score will be examined and those that are deemed unacceptable will be rejected without a formal review.

Manuscript Template:

Authors are strongly encouraged to use the latest templates for typesetting as provided on the IEEE Website.

Paper Template
Paper Publication:

Every accepted paper MUST have at least one author registered to the conference by the time the camera-ready paper is submitted; and at least one of the authors is also expected to attend the conference and present the paper. Papers not presented at the conference will not be included in the final program or in the digital proceedings.

All registered and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore

The manuscript as a single PDF is to be submitted online through Easychair.

Authors of the accepted papers will be informed by email. 


Conference venue location information, and gallery

Indian Institute of Information Technology Kottayam

Valavoor.P.O, Pala, Kottayam, Kerala, India-68663
Phone: +91-0482-2202100 | 91-0482-2202110

40 km from Kottayam Bus Station
40 km from Kottayam Junction
66 km form Cochin International Airport

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