Category Archives: CfP

Call-for-Paper announcements for events I am involved in

Accepted: CPS-SPC 2018

This year, I will be Co-Chair for the workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security and PrivaCy (CPS-SPC), together with Awais Rashid. Our proposal for the workshop is now accepted at CCS, and we will send out the CfP soon. Tentative date of the workshop: 19 October 2018, Toronto, Canada.

CfP: Workshop on Industrial Internet of Things Security (WIIoTS)

I am on the TPC of the Workshop on Industrial Internet of Things Security, and the CfP was just released.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an emerging paradigm in today’s (control) industry, comprising Internet-enabled cyber-physical devices with the ability to couple to the new interconnection technologies such as cloud/fog computing. Under this perspective, the new industrial cyber-physical “things” can be accessible and available from remote locations, the information of which can be processed and stored in distributed locations, favouring the cooperation, the performance in field, and the achievement of operational tasks working at optimal times. However, the incorporation of the IIoT in the new scenarios of the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, entails having to consider the new security and privacy issues that can threaten the wellbeing of the new IIoT ecosystem and its coexistence with the existing industrial technologies, with a high risk of impact on the end-users.

Date/Location: Bilbao, Spain, June 4-7, 2018

More info at: http://globaliotsummit.org

Submission due: Feb 16, 2018 (GMT)

CfP: CANS 2017

I am on the TPC for the Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS), and the CfP was released. CANS 2017 will be held in Hong Kong on November 30-December 2.

The submission should be at most 16 pages (LNCS). The conference will also consider short submissions of up to 8 pages for results that are preliminary or that simply require few pages to describe. Authors of regular submitted papers will indicate at the time of submission whether they would like their paper to also be considered for publication as a short paper (8 proceedings pages).

Important dates: Abstract deadline July 18, 2017, full paper on July 25

CfP: ESORICS 2017

I am in the TPC of ESORICS 2017, and the call for papers has been released. The conference will be held 11-15 September in Oslo.

ESORICS is the annual European research event in Computer Security. The Symposium started in 1990 and has been held in several European countries, attracting a wide international audience from both the academic and industrial communities. Papers offering novel research contributions in computer security are solicited for submission to the Symposium. The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of papers discussing industrial research and development.

Paper submission deadline: April 19

CfP: WiSec

I’m on the TPC for WiSec, and the call for papers has been released:

ACM WiSec is the leading ACM and SIGSAC conference dedicated to all aspects of security and privacy in wireless and mobile networks and their applications. In addition to the traditional ACM WiSec topics of physical, link, and network layer security, we welcome papers focusing on the security and privacy of mobile software platforms, usable security and privacy, biometrics, cryptography, and the increasingly diverse range of mobile or wireless applications such as Internet of Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems. The conference welcomes both theoretical as well as systems contributions.

This year, there are a couple of interesting formats:

  • Full and short papers (12/6 pages ACM format)
  • Opinion papers (3 pages)
  • Reproducibility label (for results reproduced by third party)
  • WiSec also solicits submission of posters and demos.

Abstract submission: March 13, 2017

Call for Papers: Workshop on Security for Embedded and Mobile Systems (SEMS 2017)

I am on the TPC of SEMS 2017, and the CfP was just released. More info here.

Embedded and mobile devices that provide security and crypto functionalities, and manage private and confidential data are omnipresent in our daily lives. Examples of such devices range from smart cards and RFID tags, to mobile phones, tablets, and IoT devices. Ensuring the security and privacy of these devices is a challenging problem, as witnessed by recent breaking of crypto and security systems used in mobile phones, car keys, and RFID-enabled cards. Typical threats to extract the keys include side-channel and fault analysis. Additionally, the vulnerabilities of the devices imply also privacy concerns. The operating systems supporting some of those devices, particularly mobile phones and tablets, but also IoT ones, have become very complex. Various sorts of malware present a constant threat for users. Although measures like application sandboxing take place, they also open the court for new attacks by constantly collecting and organizing sensitive information about the user.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research results on the following topics of interest:
– Security architectures for embedded and mobile systems
– Physical (side-channel and fault) attacks on embedded and mobile systems
– Hardware security of mobile devices
– (mobile) Malware detection and prevention
– Machine learning applications to highlight possible threats to user privacy
– Privacy-preserving issues for mobile devices
– Secure localization and location privacy for mobile devices
– Security and privacy in the Internet of Things
– Secure execution environments (e.g., TrustZone, TPMs) on mobile devices
– Sensor spoofing attacks

The one-day workshop will include presentation of peer-reviewed papers and two renowned keynote speakers, Prof. Srdjan Capkun (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and Prof. Bart Preneel (KU Leuven, Belgium).

Accepted papers will be published by IEEE as the proceedings in “IEEE EuroS&P Workshops”.

Important dates:

– Submission deadline: 1017 December 2016
– Notification: 20 January 2017
– Camera-ready submission: 13 February 2017
– Workshop: 30 April 2017

CfP Workshop on Security for Embedded and Mobile Systems

I am on the TPC of the Workshop on Security for Embedded and Mobile Systems (SEMS) 2017, held in between with IEEE S&P and EUROCRYPT 2017 in Paris.

Embedded and mobile devices that provide security and crypto functionalities and manage private and confidential data are omnipresent in our daily lives. Examples of such devices range from smart cards and RFID tags, to mobile phones, tablets, and IoT devices. Ensuring the security and privacy of these devices is a challenging problem, as witnessed by recent breaking of crypto and security systems used in mobile phones, car keys, and RFID-enabled cards. Typical threats to extract the keys include side-channel and fault analysis.
Additionally, the vulnerabilities of the devices imply also privacy concerns. The operating systems supporting some of those devices, particularly mobile phones and tablets, but also IoT ones, have become very complex. Various sorts of malware present a constant threat for users. Although measures like application sandboxing take place, they also open the court for new attacks by constantly collecting and organizing sensitive information about the user.
The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research results on the following topics of interest:
* security architectures for embedded and mobile systems
* physical (side-channel and fault) attacks on embedded and mobile systems
* hardware security of mobile devices
* (mobile) malware detection and prevention
* machine learning applications to highlight possible threats to user privacy
* privacy-preserving issues for mobile devices
* secure localization and location privacy for mobile devices
* security and privacy in the Internet of Things
* secure execution environments (e.g., TrustZone, TPMs) on mobile devices
* sensor spoofing attacks
We especially encourage novel ideas exploiting architecture-specific or novel “out of the box” attacks combining ideas from different communities, e.g., malware detection or privacy violation using side-channels.

Important dates:

  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Notification: Jan 20, 2017
  • Camera Ready Submission: Feb 13, 2017
  • Workshop: April 29, 2017

More info here.

CfP: CPSS 2017

I am on the PC of the Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS), and the CfP was just released

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) consist of large-scale interconnected systems of heterogeneous components interacting with their physical environments. There are a multitude of CPS devices and applications being deployed to serve critical functions in our lives. The security of CPS becomes extremely important. This workshop will provide a platform for professionals from academia, government, and industry to discuss how to address the increasing security challenges facing CPS. Besides invited talks, we also seek novel submissions describing theoretical and practical security solutions to CPS. Papers that are pertinent to the security of embedded systems, SCADA, smart grid, and critical infrastructure networks are all welcome, especially in the domains of energy and transportation.

Submission deadline is December 1. CPSS will be held in conjunction with ACM AsiaCCS’17
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2, 2017.

Batadal announced

We have now officially announced the BATADAL competition.

The BATtle of the Attack Detection ALgorithms (BATADAL) will objectively compare the performance of algorithms for the detection of cyber attacks in water distribution systems. Participants will contribute an attack detection algorithm for a given water network following a set of rules that determine the exact goal of the algorithms.

Training datasets are now available. Deadline for first participant submissions is October 2 2016

CfP RFIDsec 2016

I am on the TPC for the 12th Workshop on RFID and IoT Security (RFIDsec) 2016, and the call for papers was just released. Submission Date is 12 September 2016.

Started in 2005, RFIDsec has become the premier venue devoted to security and privacy of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The nature of radio-enabled item identification and automatic data capture has significantly changed overthe years driven by the interest in overarching applications such as the Internet-of-Things and cyber-physical systems. As such, RFIDsec has also broadened its scope and seeks papers describing any contributions to security and privacy in any application area related to any constrained wireless devices, such as sensor nodes, smart wearables, contactless smart cards, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and RFID tags.

More details here.