FPS 2018 
11th Intl. Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security
Montreal, Canada
13-15 November 2018
(Submissions due 3 September 2018)

The eleventh edition of FPS will be hosted by Concordia University in
Montreal, Canada, on November 13, 14 and 15 2018. We invite
researchers and practitioners from all countries working in security,
privacy, trustworthy data systems and related areas to participate in
the event.

Protecting the communication and data infrastructure of an
increasingly inter-connected world has become vital to the normal
functioning of all aspects of our world. Security has emerged as an
important scientific discipline whose many multifaceted complexities
deserve the attention and synergy of the mathematical, computer
science and engineering communities.

The aim of FPS is to discuss and exchange theoretical and practical
ideas that address security issues in inter-connected systems. It aims
to provide scientific presentations as well as to establish links,
promote scientific collaboration, joint research programs, and student
exchanges between institutions involved in this important and fast
moving research field.

We also invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in
security, privacy, trustworthy data systems and related areas to
submit their original papers. The main topics, but not limited to,

     * Access Control Languages
     * Code Reverse Engineering and Vulnerability Exploitation
     * Computer and Network Security
     * Cryptography & Cryptanalysis
     * Data mining & watermarking
     * Distributed security protocols & policies
     * Formal foundations in information or operational security
     * Information theoretic security
     * Malware, botnet and advanced persistent threats
     * Privacy & sensitive data management
     * Policy-based distributed information systems
     * Policy-based security architectures
     * Security & privacy in digital currencies
     * Security & privacy in social networks
     * Security in sensor networks and RFIDs
     * Security of big-data
     * Security of cloud computing, grid computing
     * Security of distributed embedded middleware
     * Security of P2P systems
     * Security of service oriented architectures
     * Security management and security policies
     * Side channel & physical attacks
     * Social engineering
     * Threat analysis and trust management

Submissions Guidelines

All submissions must be written in English. Full papers should be at
most 16 pages, including the bibliography and the
appendices. Committee members are not required to read the appendices,
so the paper should be intelligible without them. Short and Position
papers should be up to 8 pages. Authors should indicate whether their
paper is a “Position paper” to differentiate them from regular ones
(“Position paper” should be mentioned in the title).

Authors must submit their papers by September 3, 2018, using the
EasyChair web site (
and following the requirements stated there. All papers will be
refereed. The submitted contribution should be formatted according to
Springer’s LNCS style (TeX, Word). Submissions by PhD students as well
as surveys and controversial ideas are encouraged. Case studies
(successful or not) are also encouraged.  Submission Website

Conference submission website:

Important Dates

    Deadline for Short/Position Papers: September 3, 2018
    Deadline for Full Papers: September 3, 2018 
    Acceptance Notification: October 8, 2018
    Camera Ready: October 22, 2018
    Conference: November 13-14-15, 2018


As in previous editions, proceedings will be published by
Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
series. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to
the symposium, by the date indicated by the organizers, and present
the paper.