The 6th IEEE International Conference on Data Science in Cyberspace (IEEE DSC) will be held in Shenzhen, China, October 9-11, 2021. Over the past four years, IEEE DSC has become one of the most important and attractive international conferences, mainly focusing on data science and its application in cyberspace. The conference will feature world-class speakers, workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, and innovative programs. Data Science, as a highly interdisciplinary field, is playing a more and more critical and central role in the development of cyberspace and various applications. Data science in cyberspace is an integral part of competitive intelligence, a newly emerging field that encompasses a number of activities, such as data mining and data analysis. Data science in cyberspace inspires novel techniques and theories drawn from many areas, such as mathematics, statistics, information theory, computer science, and social science, and involves many specific domains, such as signal processing, probability models, machine learning, statistical learning, data mining, database, data engineering, pattern recognition and learning, visualization, predictive analytics, uncertainty modeling, data warehousing, data compression, computer programming, and high performance computing.


The 6th IEEE International Conference on Data Science in Cyberspace (IEEE DSC) will bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of data science. IEEE DSC 2021 invites submissions on a wide spectrum of topics, including but not limited to the following areas:

1. Data Science
2. Big Data
3. Data Intensive Applications in Cyberspace
4. Data Intensive Systems
5. Social Networks & Social Media
6. Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning
7. Information Retrieval and Smart Search
8. Cyberspace Security, Privacy and Trust
9. Network Wisdom
10. Data Security and Privacy


  1. Multi-dimensional Data Association and inTelligent Analysis (MDATA)
  2. Big Data Mining for Cyberspace (BDMC)
  3. Situation Awareness Analysis for Cyberspace Security (SAACS)
  4. Digital Humanities and Computer Arts (DHCA)
  5. Vulnerability Analysis and Adversarial Learning (VAAL)
  6. Network Security Analysis for Cyberspace (NSAC)
  7. Big Data and Business Analytics (BDBA)
  8. Multi-Source Network Fusion and Analysis (MSNFA)
  9. Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Systems (CCIS)


  All submissions should be written in English and submitted via our submission system: A paper submitted to IEEE DSC 2021 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the entire period that it is considered for IEEE DSC 2021, and must be substantially different from any previously published work. Submissions are reviewed in a single-blind manner.
  Please note that all submissions must strictly adhere to the IEEE templates as provided below. The templates also act as a guideline regarding formatting. In particular, all submissions must use either the LATEXtemplate or the MS-Word template. Please follow exactly the instructions below to ensure that your submission can ultimately be included in the proceedings.


   Using these templates is strongly advised to all authors submitting a paper for reviewing and mandatory for those uploading the camera-ready version of their papers. Failure to produce correctly formatted camera-ready submissions may result in the paper’s exclusion from the Proceedings.

wordImage    Microsoft Word 2003

wordImage    LATEX Archive Contents

wordImage    LATEX Bibliography Files

   If the URLs of the templates are invalid, please find the substitutes on


    Accepted and presented papers of IEEE DSC 2021 will be published in the IEEE DSC 2021 conference proceedings and submitted to both EI Compendex and IEEE Xplore®. Best papers from the conference proceedings will be selected by the board for follow-up fast-tracked journal publication in some well-known SCI-indexed journals. Follow-up work is required based on each journal’s policy.


Full paper due: June 30, 2021, extend to July 15, 2021
Acceptance notification: July 30, 2021, extend to August 31, 2021
Camera-ready copy: August 15, 2021, extend to September 7, 2021
Conference Date: October 9-11, 2021


    In addition to technical contributions, IEEE DSC 2021 invites proposals for panels, workshops, tutorials, industry presentations. For workshops, DSC will provide administrative support for workshop room booking, registration.