4th Canada-France MITACS Workshop on Foundations & Practice of Security

Co-located with NOTERE 2011 in Paris, France, 12-13 May, 2011.


The Canada-France MITACS Workshop on Foundations & Practice of
Security (FPS) was initiated in 2008, following the Canada-France
Meeting on Security held at the Simon Fraser University,
Vancouver, in December 06-08, 2007. Since then, the FPS workshop
has been held annually, alternating Canadian and French
locations, including Montreal, Grenoble and Toronto.

The meeting is held in co-operation with MITACS (Mathematics of
Information Technology and Complex Systems), a Canadian research
network which connects university-based researchers with industry
and the public sector.

This fourth edition of the workshop will be hosted by the
Institut TELECOM at Telecom ParisTech, the 12th and 13th of May,
in conjunction with the 11th annual International Conference on
New Technologies of Distributed Systems (NOTERE 2011).


The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss international
research in different areas of theoretical and practical security
solutions. We invite researchers and practitioners from all countries
working in security, privacy, trustworthy data systems and related
areas to participate in the event. The main topics, but not limited
to, include:

    * Cryptography & Cryptanalysis
    * Security in Service Oriented Architectures
    * Security in Web Services
    * Security Administration
    * Policy-based Security Architectures
    * Security of Distributed Embedded Middleware
    * Access Control Languages
    * Trust Management
    * Risk Assessment and Assurance
    * Threat Analysis
    * Distributed Security Protocols
    * Security of Grid Computing
    * Malware & Botnet Detection
    * Protocol Verification
    * Privacy & Sensitive Data Management
    * Data Mining
    * Security of Cloud Computing
    * Watermarking
    * Side Channel Attacks
    * Monitoring and Auditing
    * Privacy in Social Networks
    * Information Theoretic Security
    * Information Flow
    * Security in Ambient Intelligence (AmI) Applications
    * Security in Sensor Networks and RFIDs

Submission Guidelines:

Full Technical Papers should be at most 15 pages (using 11-point
font), excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices.
Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the
paper should be intelligible without them. All submissions must be
written in English. All papers will be refereed. Accepted papers
should be presented at the Workshop. At least one author of each
accepted paper must register to the workshop, by the early date
indicated by the organizers, and present the paper.

Contributed Talk Abstracts should be at most 2 pages (using 11-point
font). Submissions must be written in English. They will be reviewed
as oral presentations. Accepted abstract authors will be invited to
present their research at the workshop. For those presentations that
are meritorious, the Committee will recommend them to submit extended
versions for their publication in the the revised selected papers
proceedings. All extended versions will be refereed.

Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) series. The submitted paper (in PDF format)
should follow the template indicated by Springer (see It must start with a
title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords.

Authors must submit their papers by the deadline indicated below,
using the EasyChair web site (using the link and following the
requirements stated there.

Submissions by PhD students as well as controversial ideas are
encouraged. Case studies (successful or not) are also encouraged.

Important dates:

 * Intention of Submission: ASAP (send an abstract to

 * Full Technical Papers Deadline: March 5, 2011 [midnight UTC-11, FIRM]
 * Contributed Talk Asbtract Deadline: March 5, 2011
 * Acceptance Notification: March 19, 2011
 * Camera Ready: April 4, 2011 


 General Chairs:

  * Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University, CA)
  * Rei Safavi-Naini (Calgary University, CA)

 Organizing Committee Chairs:

  * Frederic Cuppens (TELECOM Bretagne, FR)
  * Nora Cuppens-Boulahia (TELECOM Bretagne, FR)
  * Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (TELECOM Bretagne, FR)

 Program Committee Chairs:

  * Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (TELECOM Bretagne, FR)
  * Pascal Lafourcade (University Joseph Fourier, FR)

 Program Committee:

  * Carlos Aguilar Melchor (XLIM Research Institute, FR)
  * Michel Barbeau (Carleton University, CA)
  * Mike Burmester (Florida State University, US)
  * Christophe Bidan (Supelec, Renes, FR)
  * Ana Cavalli (TELECOM SudParis, FR)
  * Jordi Castella-Roca (Rovira i Virgili University, ES)
  * Frederic Cuppens (TELECOM Bretagne, FR)
  * Nora Cuppens-Boulahia (TELECOM Bretagne, FR)
  * Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan, IT) 
  * Josep Domingo-Ferrer (Rovira i Virgili University, ES)
  * David Evans (University of Cambridge, UK) 
  * Jose M. Fernandez (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, CA)
  * Sara Foresti (University of Milan, IT)
  * Sebastien Gambs (Universite de Rennes 1, FR)
  * Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (TELECOM Bretagne, FR)
  * Stefanos Gritzalis (University of the Aegean, GR)
  * Jordi Herrera (Autonomous University of Barcelona, ES)
  * Thomas Jensen (INRIA Rennes, FR)
  * Wei Jiang (Missouri University of Science and Technology, US)
  * Bruce Kapron (Victoria University, CA)
  * Claude Kirchner (INRIA, Rocquencourt, FR)
  * Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University, CA)
  * Pascal Lafoucarde (University Joseph Fourier, FR)
  * Yassine Lakhnech (University Joseph Fourier, FR)
  * Jean Leneutre (TELECOM ParisTech, FR)
  * Luigi Logrippo (Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, FR)
  * Fabio Massacci (Universita di Trento, IT)
  * Ludovic Me (Supelec, Renes, FR)
  * Ali Miri (Ryerson University, CA)
  * Kumar Murty (University of Toronto, CA)
  * Rei Safavi-Naini (Calgary University, CA)
  * Douglas Stinson (University of Waterloo, CA)
  * Nicola Zannone (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL)

 Steering Committee

  * Bruce Kapron (Victoria University, FR)
  * Guillaume Hanrot (LORIA, FR)
  * Pascal Lafoucarde (University Joseph Fourier, FR)
  * Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University, CA)
  * Henry Lee (Government of BC, CA)