Call for Articles for ISEA

About ISEAInformation Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) Project is a Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), GoI initiative with an objective of capacity building in the area of Information Security, training of Government personnel and creation of mass awareness on Information Security awareness targeted towards Students, Women, Police and other user segments. Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Hyderabad, being the implementing & coordinating agency for Awareness Program of ISEA Project is organizing various awareness activities across the country with support from other CDAC/NIELIT & academic institutions/Technical universities participating in the project.

As part of this Initiative a multilingual web portal has been developed with abundant multimedia content for various user segments by covering the various areas of the cyber security.

ISEA Annual Magazine is planned to release to bring out the various developments in the area of Information Security (IS) and also various activities being carried out under the programme to the Academic and Government institutions. This annual magazine would be widely circulated in both print as well as electronic form. It includes articles, interviews and testimonials from experts with diverse backgrounds and who have significantly contributed in new areas of research in the domain of cyber security and awareness generation. ISEA extends an invitation to contribute articles to Annual magazine.

Cyber security domainThe articles should be under the  technology areas as mentioned below and fall in one of the sections of the magazine. Details of Magazine sections are given in Annexure I.

  • Mobile security
  • Trends in Malware
  • Blockchain security
  • Machine learning for Cyber Security
  • Big Data security
  • Embedded system security
  • Virtualization & cloud security
  • Secure Software development
  • Critical Infrastructure security
  • IoT security
  • Cyber forensics
  • Social media security
  • Digital finance Security
  • Data Privacy
  • Cyber Security Awareness promotion in Academic Institutions.

The list is indicative and with respect to current trends in Information Technology the article can be considered to be included in the magazine. You can go through Previous ISEA - Annual Magazine for details about the articles published previously.

Prospective authors are encouraged to write an article specifically for the magazine. Authors could be professionals / teachers working in the field of cyber security, academicians teaching computer science, LEA’s etc. We encourage authors to cover new developments in the cyber security domain covering various facets of cyber security, cyber crimes and awareness etc. We invite innovative and stimulating articles related to but not restricted to the categories given above. The article needs to be submitted through email to / Subject title “ISEA Annual Magazine 2020: Topic:_____________ by Author(s) Name:_______________” latest by 30th April, 2020.

Important Dates:

Last date for submission of full articles/short paper/poster presentation: 30th April, 2020

Guidelines for Authors:

  • Articles/ Short Papers/ Poster Presentation are expected in simple language and even technical oriented, still the articles may need to be useful for general audience too
  • The abstract of Articles/ Short Papers shall not be more than 150 words.
  • The articles/short paper should be one page to max three pages & maximum 1200 words, and must be an exclusive contribution for the Annual Magazine
  • For poster presentation, the poster size should be 13 inches by 19 inches with high resolution
  • The poster should include: 
    • the title, all authors, Institute name, at the top of the poster
    • A brief introduction, goals, details, conclusions and references
    • Explanations for graphs, pictures and tables
  • The cover page should contain the title, author’s name, designation, official address, contact phone numbers, e-mail address and Photos of the author(s)
  • Please indicate the section under which your article fits into
    References should be given at the end of the manuscript and should contain only those cited in the text of the manuscript
  • The contribution must be original in nature and is neither published nor under consideration for publication anywhere else
  • Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively and should appear near the text where they are first cited. The figures must be in editable format. Captions of the figures and tables are to be given at the bottom and at the top respectively. Headlines of the sections and sub-sections should start from the left-hand margin
  • The final decision on the acceptances or otherwise of the Article/short paper/poster presentation rests with the competent authority /editorial board and it depends entirely on its standard and relevance. The final draft may be subjected to editorial amendment to suit the Annual Magazine requirements.
  • If an article/short paper/poster presentation is not published within 6 months from the date of submission, we keep the article with the Institute for future publication, unless it is rejected
  • The copyright of the contributions published in the Annual Magazine lie with the publishers of the Annual Magazine and published in any platform
  • The Editor has the right to modify / edit any content / title of the submitted article/short paper/poster presentation to suit the category/section /need of the Annual Magazine, without affecting the spirit of the work
  • A scanned copy of signed Declaration by the author is to be attached with the work. The format of the declaration is given below
  • A scanned passport size photograph (at least, 600 dpi) of the author and in case of joint authorship of all the authors should also be mailed along with the soft copy of the article

Declaration: I / We affirm that the article titled ‘____________’ is my / our original contribution and no portion of it has been copied from any other source, and it would not be sent elsewhere for publication. The views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the Institute or the Editor of the ISEA Annual Magazine.

  1. Date: (Signature)
  2. Place:
  3. Name:
  4. Designation:
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Annexure I: Sections of Magazine:

Red Carpet

An overview to the latest trends related to information security with featured articles which would give a detailed insight of the information security domain.

Fore Front

This Section needs to cover indigenous research and the latest security trends  including emerging concepts in the Information Security Research emphasizing on the need for outstanding solutions to solve existing challenges using latest technologies.

Go Mobile

In view of the ubiquitous nature of web and with the increasing popularity of smart phones with  use of cloud services for mobile applications has resulted in challenges with respect to privacy and security of user data. Eyeing this emergence, this section will present the extensive research and solutions that would make readers aware of the futuristic trends of mobile computing and secure use of mobiles.

Social Media Security

Keeping in view of the rate at which internet penetration is going on in India this section will cover  articles with respect to use of new technologies and techniques for ensuring safe social media use while enjoying the benefits of social media.

Malware Reviewed

This section gives you an insight on sophisticated techniques used by cybercriminals to fetch user information that can leading to personal and financial loss.

Proxy world

Administering the cyber world is  not a piece of cake. The section proxy world, is a medium of interaction to connect the users and the developer community to face various real time security challenges.  

Cyber Invasion

Cyber Invasion is a kind of an attempt to expose alter, disable, destroy, steal or gain an unauthorized use of assets and how to secure them

Cyber Bunker

A set of security practices in terms of code patterns, architecture, configuration and deployment. It will provide an in-depth understanding of the secure implementation of tools and technologies to the readers.


The apprentices of information technology needs reinforcement by publishing their research. The ideas presented here needs to motivate others to take up advanced research in the Information security domain.


As an atom is to a chemical element, so is the code to a software application. The section will give a short overview of advanced coding vulnerabilities present in software applications.

Critical Infrastructure Security

Creating awareness among the critical infrastructure industries is important to make them future ready for any form of cyber threats that they may face. This section will brief about all necessary measures to be taken to facilitate safe, secure, and resilient Critical Information Infrastructure in the country.

Cyber Investigations and Cyber Forensics

As per the current state of research in database forensics a proper mechanism is needed for data recovery from devices. This section needs to brief the recent trends for data recovery in digital forensics.

The last edition of InfoSec Depot - 2019 annual magazine can be downloaded from the following links. Copy and paste link to download