HICSS Mini-Track: Cybersecurity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, AI for Cybersecurity, and Cybersecurity for AI

The Mini-Track will be part of HICSS 57 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort January 3-6, 2024.

Conference Website: https://hicss.hawaii.edu/

Submission deadline June 15: Paper Submission Deadline (11:59 pm HST)


Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are key domains whose intersection gives great promises and poses significant threats. The nature of AI and Cybersecurity encompasses many domains. While some perspectives are narrowly focused (e.g., point solutions inside an organization identifying threats in a network stream), many are very sweeping and are either collaborative or tackle collaborative domains (e.g., identifying intentional or unintentional cybersecurity threats propagating across collaboration platforms). Indeed, enhancing our capabilities in AI for cybersecurity has been noted as a key national priority by significant entities such as the National Science Foundation, the National Science Technology Council, and the National Academies of Science.

Implementing AI and Cybersecurity can also be internal to an organization or broadly collaborative (e.g., organizations working and competing together in adversarial AI research). Conversely, cybersecurity for AI has point solutions internal to organizations and broadly collaborative domains (e.g., collaboratively protecting from adversarial examples in shared data sets or shared models with multi-organizational transfer learning). However, the range and scope of how AI could be used for cybersecurity and how to improve the cybersecurity of AI remain relatively understudied yet critically important areas.

This minitrack seeks to focus on AI and Cybersecurity that works in broader domains, collaborative inter- organizational realms, shared collaborative domains, or with collaborative technologies. The threats being addressed with and/or to AI are intended to be sweeping in nature and of significant societal impact. Broadly, the topics and research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel applications of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning in Cybersecurity as it pertains to multi-user/multi-organizational collaborative domains and/or systems
  • Adversarial AI/Machine Learning Applications in Cybersecurity that collaboratively span organizations or apply to collaborative systems (i.e., malware, phishing, or any applicable threat/identification domain)
  • Protecting AI that is used collaboratively (i.e., shared data sets, shared models, shared applications) or spans collaborative domains from cybersecurity threats (i.e., adversarial examples, trojans, model inversion)
  • Using AI to protect AI in any appropriate wide-reaching setting
  • Novel Collaboration approaches to leveraging and protecting AI in the cybersecurity domain
  • Sharing/disseminating tools, techniques, and applications of AI in Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity for AI that applies to the overarching theme of this minitrack

Mini-Track Description

Presented by Dr. Hsinchun Chen, Regents' Professor and Thomas R. Brown Chair of MIS, Director, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Arizona

Dr. Mark Patton, Senior Lecturer in MIS, Program Administrator, AZSecure Cybersecurity Fellowship Program, University of Arizona

Dr. Sagar Samtani, Assistant Professor and Grant Thornton Scholar, Indiana University


Papers will be submitted to the HICSS-57 Paper submission link no later then June 15th.

Authors Link: https://hicss.hawaii.edu/authors/

HICSS-CMS Link: https://hicss-submissions.org/

(opens April 15th) 

Conference Information




HICSS format (i.e., double-column, single spaced, no more than 10 pages including references, tables, etc.) please visit the HICSS Authors link for detailed information

HICSS Authors Link: https://hicss.hawaii.edu/authors/

  • April 15: Paper submission system reopened for HICSS-57
  • June 15: Papers due
  • August 17: Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • September 4: Deadline for authors whose papers are conditionally accepted to submit a revised manuscript
  • September 22: Deadline for authors to submit final Manuscript for publication
  • October 1: Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for the conference

Past HICSS AZSECURE Symposium Papers

   HICsS 52 2019
   HICss 51 2018

   hicss 50 2017