IWSEC 2020 Call for Papers
  The 15th International Workshop on Security
  September 2 (Wed)-September 4 (Fri), 2020
  Happiring Hall and Fukui International Activities Plaza, Fukui, Japan

  Web page: http://www.iwsec.org/2020/  
  Co-organized by CSEC of IPSJ, Japan, and by ISEC of IEICE, Japan

** Important Dates **
   Submission of paper:             March 23, 2020
   Notification of decision:        May 22, 2020
   Camera-ready version due:  June 10, 2020
   IWSEC 2020 Workshop:        September 2 - 4, 2020 (Wed-Fri)

Original papers on the research and development of various security
topics, as well as case studies and implementation experiences, are
solicited for submission to IWSEC 2020. Topics of interest for IWSEC
2020 include all theory and practice of cryptography, information
security, and network security, as in the previous IWSEC workshops. We
classify the topics of interest into two tracks as follows, but not
limited to:

A: Cryptography track

- Applied cryptography
- Cryptanalysis
- Cryptographic obfuscation
- Cryptographic primitives
- Cryptographic protocols
- Financial cryptography
- Post-quantum cryptography
- Formal methods and security analysis
- Privacy-preserving data mining
- Implementation attacks
- Lightweight cryptography
- Public-key cryptography
- Real-world cryptographic systems
- Multiparty computation
- Secure and fast implementation
- Symmetric-key cryptography

B: Cybersecurity and privacy track

- Cyber attacks and defenses
- Cyber physical systems security
- Law and ethics cybersecurity
- Network, system and cloud security
- Intrusion detection and prevention
- Mobile and web security
- Forensics
- Machine learning for cybersecurity
- Privacy-enhancing technologies
- Hardware security
- Anti-malware techniques
- Program analysis
- Internet-of-Things security
- Measurements for cybersecurity
- Usable security and privacy

** Best Paper Award **
  Prizes will be awarded to the authors of the Best Paper(s) and the
Best Student Paper(s). Program Committees will select awards sometime
after the paper notification and before the conference.

  To be eligible for Best Student Paper Award, the main author should
be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student as of March 2020. To
enter as a candidate, please tick the appropriate box in the online
submission form.  Candidates must submit a copy of their student ID
with facial photo to the Program Chairs (after the paper

** Journal Recommendation **
  It is planned that Program Co-Chairs will recommend the authors of
best papers to submit their full versions to either of "IEICE
Trans. on Fundamentals, Special Section on Cryptography and
Information Security" or "Journal of Information Processing, CSEC
Special Issue" after consultation between Program Co-Chairs and the

** Proceedings **
  The conference proceedings will be published by Springer, in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series. All of the past IWSEC
proceedings have been published in LNCS.

** Instruction for Authors **
  All submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not
submitted in parallel to any other peer-reviewed conferences or
journals. Submitted papers must be written in English and be fully
anonymous with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or
obvious references.

  Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their
proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the
preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include
their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of
each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must
complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author
signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author
marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer,
changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

  Submitted papers may contain at most 16 pages excluding appendices
and references, and at most 20 pages including appendices and
references. The Abstract input to EasyChair should be less than 500
words. Note that according to the latest LNCS guideline, appendices
are required to be placed before the references. Figures and tables
with color can be included in papers. However, these materials will
appear in black and white in the conference proceedings.

  Optionally, any amount of clearly marked supplementary materials may
be supplied, following after the main body of the submitted paper;
however, reviewers are not required to read or review them, and
submissions should be intelligible without them. Supplementary
materials are mostly intended for additional data such as experimental
data or source code. Note that supplementary materials are not allowed
to be included in the camera-ready version.

  Submissions are to be made via the submission website. Only PDF
files will be accepted. Please choose track (A or B) when
submitting. Submissions not meeting these guidelines may be rejected
without consideration of their merit. Also, for more appropriate
reviews, your paper may be reviewed on the other track than the track
selected. For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors must
register for the workshop before the due date of the camera-ready
version and is also required to present the paper at the workshop. The
title and the list of authors of the final version cannot be changed
from the submitted version unless otherwise approved by the program
co-chairs. Note that some papers may be accepted as short papers,
merged papers, or conditionally accepted for shepherding.

** Committees **
General Co-Chairs:
  Shoichi Hirose (University of Fukui, Japan) 
  Toshihiro Yamauchi (Okayama University, Japan)

Program Co-Chairs:
  Kazumaro Aoki (NTT, Japan)
  Akira Kanaoka (Toho University, Japan) 

(Last update: February 1, 2020)