31st Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and 
Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec 2017)
Philadelphia, PA, USA -- July 19-21, 2017

DBSec is an annual international conference covering research in data and
applications security and privacy. The 31st Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference
on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec 2017) will be held in
Philadelphia, PA, USA. The conference seeks submissions from academia,
industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and
practical aspects of data protection, privacy, and applications security.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- access control                          
- anonymity                              
- applied cryptography in data security  
- authentication                          
- big data security                      
- data and system integrity              
- data protection                      
- database security                      
- digital rights management              
- identity management                  
- intrusion detection                  
- knowledge discovery and privacy                        
- methodologies for data and application security  
- network security                                  
- organizational security                          
- privacy                                          
- secure cloud computing                              
- secure distributed systems                          
- secure information integration                      
- secure Web services                              
- security and privacy in crowdsourcing              
- security and privacy in IT outsourcing              
- security and privacy in the Internet of Things            
- security and privacy in location-based services
- security and privacy in P2P scenarios and social networks
- security and privacy in pervasive/ubiquitous computing
- security and privacy policies
- security management 
- security metrics
- threats, vulnerabilities, and risk management
- trust and reputation systems
- trust management
- wireless and mobile security

Submitted papers should be at most 16 pages in the LNCS format excluding
bibliography and well-marked appendices, and at most 20 pages in total.
Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so the paper
should be intelligible without them. Submissions are to be made to 
the submission web site at All submissions must be
written in English, and only PDF files will 
be accepted (a Latex source file will be required for the final version of
the accepted papers). The final version of the accepted papers must be in
the format required for publications in the LNCS series. Submissions not
meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their

Papers must be received by the deadline of March 6, 2017 (11:59 PM American
Samoa Time). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers
will be presented at the conference. Accepted papers will be published by
Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

A paper submitted to DBSec 2017 cannot be under review for any other
conference or journal during the time it is being considered for DBSec 2017.
Furthermore, after you submit to DBSec 2017, you must await our response
before submitting elsewhere. If you submit your paper to another conference
or journal either
before/after submission of the paper to DBSec 2017, we will reject your
paper without review and will notify the other conference/journal as well.
This restriction applies to identical as well as to substantially similar

Paper Submission due: March 6, 2017 - 11:59 PM American Samoa Time
Notification to authors: April 26, 2017
Final papers due: May 5, 2017

Krishna Kant
Temple University, USA

Peng Liu
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Giovanni Livraga
Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Sencun Zhu
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Fengjun Li
The University of Kansas, USA


This call for papers and additional information about the conference can be
found at