Call for Papers

DBSec is an annual international conference covering research in data
and applications security and privacy. The 35th Annual IFIP WG 11.3
Working Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy
(DBSec 2021) will be hosted in Calgary, Canada (though it is likely to
occur virtually given current international travel restrictions).

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

Paper Submissions

Submitted papers should be at most 16 pages in the LNCS format (author
instructions can be found here), excluding bibliography and
well-marked appendices, and at most 20 pages in total. Committee
members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should
be intelligible without them. Submissions are to be made to the
submission website 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 merits.

Papers must be received by the deadline of March 29, 2021 (11:59 PM
American Samoa time). A paper submitted to DBSec 2021 cannot be under
review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being
considered for DBSec 2021. Furthermore, after you submit to DBSec
2021, 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 2021, 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 papers.

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.

Authors should consult Springer's authors' instructions 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.  IFIP author code of conduct:

IFIP referee code of conduct:

Important dates
Paper Submission due:	March 29, 2021 – 11:59 PM American Samoa Time
Notification to authors:	May 24, 2021
Final Camera-ready papers due:	May 31, 2021
Conference Dates:	July 19-20, 2021
Program and General Chair:
Ken Barker – University of Calgary, Canada
IFIP WG 11.3 Chair:
Sara Foresti – Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Publicity Chair:
Khosro Salmani – Mount Royal University (MRU), Canada
Publication Chair:
Kambiz Ghazinour – SUNY, USA
Local Arrangement Chair:
Leanne Wu – University of Calgary, Canada

If you have any question, please contact the organizers at
IFIP WG 11.3 home page: