Young Researchers Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity (YRW’2021)

online, 2 - 5 September, 2021



Workshop is intended for young researchers – Engineering or MSc students – who intend to design computer systems, in the domains of, broadly understood, Artificial Intelligence or Cybersecurity.

The presentations are aimed to be practical-application-oriented – and should consist of a short theoretical introduction, accompanied by a demonstration of a system prototype.

The acceptance of the participants will be based on the short description of ideas that are going to be presented/discussed, submitted by July 16th 2021 (UTC+12). The length of the description should be between 500 and 800 words long. It should be formatted according to the instructions for the authors, found in For authors site.

Presentations will be divided into topical sessions. Awards will be given to the most valuable presentation in each session. Selected presentations will be shown (in a shortened version) to the general audience of the FedCSIS conference.


Invited are proposals covering industrial applications and academic research that include, but are not limited to the following topics:

Artificial Intelligence

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Language Models
  • Machine Translation
  • Computer Vision
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Web Mining and Social Networks
  • Evolutionary Algorithms and Evolutionary Computation


  • Cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • Digital right management and data protection
  • Threats and countermeasures for cybercrimes
  • Cyber and physical security infrastructures
  • Steganography and watermarking
  • Digital forensics and crime science
  • Misuse and intrusion detection
  • Cloud and big data security
  • Computer network security

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • Descriptions of accepted presentations will be published (with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers) in separate volume of Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems (ACSIS) series. The volume will be entitled “Communications of FedCSIS 2021". They will not be submitted to the IEEE Xplore DL. This means that they will not be submitted to indexing in Web of Science, but will be submitted to all remaining indexing services. Current indexation information for ACSIS is available here.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.

Important dates

Paper submission (sharp / no extension): June 28, 2021
Position paper submission: June 14, 2021
Author notification: July 5, 2021
Final paper submission, registration: July 26, 2021
Payment: August 19, 2021
Conference date: September 2-5, 2021

FedCSIS 2021 is organized by