2023 Pune, India


Conference report

The 56th Annual International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST 2023) will be held at the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Girinagar, Pune, India, and is scheduled for 11-15 October 2023.

Full paper submission deadline31 August, 2023

The conference proceedings will be published in the IEEE Xplore® digital library.

The International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, sponsored by IEEE, is one of the longest running international technical symposia. This conference has a broad scope and invites papers on advanced security technologies including physical, cyber and electronic security research, development, systems engineering, testing, evaluation, case studies and new research lines to face current and future challenges. All papers will be carefully subjected to a blind review process. The conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library.


All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:
Full papers describing actual trends on advanced security technologies including physical, cyber and electronicsecurity research, development, systems engineering, testing, evaluation, case studies and new research lines toface current and future challenges.


  1. Access Control and Identity Management
  2. Advanced Video Systems
  3. Automatic Monitoring
  4. Threat Recognition,
  5. Aerospace Security, Airport Security
  6. Alarm Monitoring, Intrusion Detection
  7. Command and Control Systems Including Human Factors
  8. Airport and Transportation Security
  9. Biometrics Including Voice, Hand, Finger, Face and Other Characteristics,
  10. Blockchain, Crypto-Currency
  11. Counter-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
  12. Cyber Security and Malware Protection
  13. Emergency Operations and Management
  14. Impact of Security Technology on Society
  15. Infrastructure Protection and Resilience
  16. Artificial Intelligence/Expert Systems
  17. Machine Learning/Deep Learning/Data Science
  18. Computer Vision/ Natural Language Processing
  19. Robotics/ Drones/ UAVs
  20. Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality
  21. Game Theory / War Game design and simulations
  22. Electronic Warfare/ Network Centric Warfare
  24. Cryptography/Cryptanalysis/Social Engineering
  25. Quantum Technologies/Nano Technologies for Security
  26. TQM/Lean Six Sigma/Quality


Program Committee

  • C.R. Suthikshn Kumar
  • Gordon L. Thomas
  • Rudrakant Sollapur
  • Shaibal Banerjee
  • Soodamani Ramalingam
  • Savitri Bevinakoppa
  • Nalin Sharda
  • Balasubramanian K

Organising Committee

  • C.R. Suthikshn Kumar
  • S.S. Sirurmath ( Treasurer)
  • S. K. Panigrahi
  • Arun Mishra
  • Upasna Singh
  • Sunita Dhavale
  • Bharat Ramakrishna
  • Devnath Dhire
  • Sushma Kumari 

Executive Committee

Adrian Schwaninger, SwitzerlandMartin Hromada, Slovakia
Alfonso Bilboa, SpainMichael Coole, Australia
Brian G. Rich, CanadaMiguel Angel Ferrer, Spain
Daniel A. Pritchard, USAMilos Klima, Czech Republic
Fabio Garzia, ItalyPu Chang En, Taiwan, ROC
Francisco Vargas, ColombiaShufei He, Netherlands
Gordon L. Thomas, UK, (Chair)Soodamani Ramalingam, UK
Han Lin, USAVirginia Espinosa-Duró, Spain
Jack Glover, USAWilliam R. Claycomb, USA
Mala John, IndiaYen Hsyang Chu, Taiwan, ROC


The conference will be held in CV Raman Auditorium, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Girinagar, Pune, India.

Price of accommodation

– The  limited accommodation to participants may be provided with in DIAT campus in the  guest house and Hostels at subsidized rates. 

– There are many good hotels available in Pune for participants to stay: 

– Lemon Tree Hotel : https://www.lemontreehotels.com/lemon-tree-premier/pune/city-center-pune.aspx

– Hyatt Pune : https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/india/hyatt-pune/

– Central Park : https://thecentralparkhotel.com/


CV Raman Auditorium in DIAT is the venue of ICCST 2023. Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune is located in Girinagar, near Khadakvasla lake in Pune, Maharashtra State, India. DIAT can be reached by road from any part of India. Also, Pune has International airport with connectivity to major airports of the world. Pune is also reachable by trains or busses  from major cities of India.


From Airport:

Nearest Airport: Pune International Airport (Approx 20 km from DIAT)

By taxi : 1hr 30mins

Fare : approx. Rs 600

From Rail station:

Nearest Railway Station:  Pune Railway station (Approx 12 Km from DIAT)

By Taxi: 1hr

Fare: Approx Rs 400

From Bus Station:

Nearest Bus station: Swargate Pune Bus station (Approx 9 km)

By taxi: 1hr

Fare: Approx Rs 300

Indian Visa for Foreign Participants:

Foreign participants will require e-visa for participating in the ICCST 2023 at DIAT. Also, they should send the copies of their passport and e-visa to the conference organizers in advance to be permitted entry into conference venue. Business e-visa to be obtained by Foreign Participants through website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html


Full paper submission:  31 August 2023
Decision to authors:7 September 2023
Final paper submission:14 September 2023
Early Bird Registration:from 8 September to 30 September 2023
Late Registration:1 October 2023
Conference Dates:11 – 15 October 2023

Registration is compulsory to include papers in the IEEE Xplore® conference proceedings.


 Early Bird Registration Deadline: 8 September, 2023Late Registration from 1 October, 2023 onwardsForeign participantsMultiple Papers of the same Author/s
Non-IEEE MemberRs 10,000Rs 11,000USD 15030% reduction for each additional paper  
IEEE  MemberRs 6,000Rs 6,500USD 9030% reduction for each additional paper  
Student MemberRs 6,000Rs 6,500USD 9030% reduction for each additional paper provided all authors are students only 

Registration fee applies to each participant attending the conference

Conference registration

Registration webpage

Website for payment by Indian participants (step by step procedure for payment is detailed here): https://www.onlinesbi.sbi/sbicollect/icollecthome.htm

For Foreign Payment DIAT Bank details are as under:

A/c holder name Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT)
BankState Bank of India, Girinagar , Pune-411025 India
A/c no,30166494269
BranchIAT Girinagar
A/c type,Current


Papers must be submitted according to the IEEE templates (Please use letter size paper and 6 pages maximum) through Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit (CMT). Authors paper must conform  to the IEEE Manuscript Template for Conference Proceedings.


Quantum Technology: Enhancing Data Security and Decision-Making


Conference program


A tradition associated with each year’s conference is the annual Carnahan Cup Golf Championship. Golfers from among the Conference attendees play on some of the world’s most beautiful and famous courses, each vying for the coveted Carnahan Cup.  

As part of the current year of the conference, the Golf Tournament will take place on 11th October 2023 in Poona Golf Club. Please report your possible participation in the tournament contacting iccst2023@gmail.com . The costs associated with participation in the Golf Tournament will be covered by each participant himself.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to iccst2023@gmail.com.