SICCS will focus on four areas of strategic growth that represent 21st century challenges in the areas of informatics, computing, and cyber systems:
- Cybersecurity, including scalable trustworthy systems, data provenance, situational under-standing and attack awareness, next-generation defensive measures, mobile and cloud security, and usable security;
- Heterogenous and reconfigurable systems, including software engineering methodologies, self-* systems and frameworks, machine learning and inference, and distributed and decentralized systems;
- Cyber-physical systems, including large-scale wireless and sensor networks, decentralized architectures, ubiquitous computing, and application areas such as smart cities and wearable healthcare devices;
- Big Data and data science, including data mining and machine learning, high-performance and cloud computing, natural language processing, data visualization, and application areas such as bioinformatics, population health, and environmental informatics.