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IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy


Calls for Papers

Last Modified:12/18/17

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Note: The submission date has passed.

January 2018

IFIP119-DF 2018 14th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, New Delhi, India, January 3-5, 2018. [posted here 05/01/17]
The IFIP Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics ( is an active international community of scientists, engineers and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in digital forensics. The Fourteenth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics will provide a forum for presenting original, unpublished research results and innovative ideas related to the extraction, analysis and preservation of all forms of electronic evidence. Papers and panel proposals are solicited. All submissions will be refereed by a program committee comprising members of the Working Group. Papers and panel submissions will be selected based on their technical merit and relevance to IFIP WG 11.9. The conference will be limited to approximately a hundred participants to facilitate interactions between researchers and intense discussions of critical research issues. Keynote presentations, revised papers and details of panel discussions will be published as an edited volume - the fourteenth volume in the well-known Advances in Digital Forensics book series (Springer, Heidelberg, Germany) during the summer of 2018. Technical papers and posters are solicited in all areas related to the theory and practice of digital forensics. Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to:
- Theories, techniques and tools for extracting, analyzing and preserving digital evidence
- Network and cloud forensics
- Embedded device forensics
- Digital forensic processes and workflow models
- Digital forensic case studies
- Legal, ethical and policy issues related to digital forensics

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February 2018
March 2018

CODASPY 2018 8th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, Tempe, AZ, USA, March 19-21, 2018. [posted here 07/03/17]
CODASPY has had seven successful years and the goal of the conference is to discuss novel, exciting research topics in data and application security and privacy, and to lay out directions for further research and development in this area. The conference seeks submissions from diverse communities, including corporate and academic researchers, open-source projects, standardization bodies, governments, system and security administrators, software engineers and application domain experts. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Application-layer security policies
- Access control for applications
- Access control for databases
- Data-dissemination controls
- Data forensics
- Enforcement-layer security policies
- Privacy-preserving techniques
- Private information retrieval
- Search on protected/encrypted data
- Secure auditing
- Secure collaboration
- Secure data provenance
- Secure electronic commerce
- Secure information sharing
- Secure knowledge management
- Secure multiparty computation
- Secure software development
- Securing data/apps on untrusted platforms
- Securing the semantic web
- Security and privacy in GIS/spatial data
- Security and privacy in healthcare
- Security and privacy in the Internet of Things
- Security policies for databases
- Social computing security and privacy
- Social networking security and privacy
- Trust metrics for applications, data, and users
- Usable security and privacy
- Web application security

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IWSPA 2018 4th International Workshop on Security and Privacy Analytics, Co-located with ACM CODASPY 2018, Tempe, AZ, USA, March 21, 2018. [posted here 10/23/17]
Increasingly, sophisticated techniques from machine learning, data mining, statistics and natural language processing are being applied to challenges in security and privacy fields. However, experts from these areas have no medium where they can meet and exchange ideas so that strong collaborations can emerge, and cross-fertilization of these areas can occur. Moreover, current courses and curricula in security do not sufficiently emphasize background in these areas and students in security and privacy are not emerging with deep knowledge of these topics. Hence, we propose a workshop that will address the research and development efforts in which analytical techniques from machine learning, data mining, natural language processing and statistics are applied to solve security and privacy challenges (“security analytics”). Submissions of papers related to methodology, design, techniques and new directions for security and privacy that make significant use of machine learning, data mining, statistics or natural language processing are welcome. Furthermore, submissions on educational topics and systems in the field of security analytics are also highly encouraged.

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PKC 2018 21st IACR International Conference on Practice and Theory in Public-Key Cryptography, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 25-28, 2018. [posted here 07/10/17]
PKC 2018 is the 21st edition of the International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography, the main annual conference with an explicit focus on public-key cryptography. Original research papers on all aspects of public-key cryptography, covering theory, implementations and applications, are solicited for submission to PKC 2018.

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April 2018
May 2018

HST 2018 18th annual IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Washington D.C., USA, May 2-3, 2018. [posted here 09/11/17]
This symposium brings together innovators from leading academic, industry, businesses, Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, and government agencies to provide a forum to discuss ideas, concepts, and experimental results. Produced by IEEE with technical support from DHS S&T, IEEE, IEEE Boston Section, and IEEE-USA and organizational support from MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Raytheon, and MITRE, this year?s event will once again showcase selected technical papers and posters highlighting emerging technologies to:
- Secure Cyberspace
- Secure Land and Maritime Borders
- Enhance Biometrics & Forensics
- Prevent Terrorism & Manage Incidents

We are currently seeking technical paper and poster session submissions in each of the areas noted above. Papers examining the feasibility of transition to practice will also be considered. This year, papers focused on DHS high-priority technology gaps will be of particular interest.

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HOST 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust, Washington DC, USA, May 2018. (Submission Due 25 September 2017) [posted here 09/12/17]
IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) 2018 aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development. HOST highlights new results in the area of hardware security. Relevant research topics include architectures, design methods, circuits, and applications of secure hardware. HOST 2018 invites original contributions related to (but not limited to) the following:
- Hardware security primitives (Crypto, PUFs, RNGs)
- Hardware design techniques to facilitate software and/or system security
- Architecture support for security
- Side-channel analysis, attacks, and protection
- Hardware Trojan attacks, detection, and countermeasures
- Hardware security test and verification
- FPGA and system-on-chip (SoC) security
- Supply chain risk mitigation (e.g., counterfeit detection & avoidance)
- Reverse engineering and hardware obfuscation
- Fault injection and mitigation
- Metrics, policies, assessment, and standards related to hardware security
- Hardware IP trust (watermarking, metering, trust verification)
- Trusted manufacturing including split manufacturing and 2.5/3D integration
- Hardware tampering attacks and protection

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