SEC 2017
32nd International Conference on
ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection - IFIP SEC 2017
May 29 - 31, 2017, Rome, Italy
National Research Council of Italy

Program Committee
Call for Papers
Important Dates
Paper Submission
Conference Program
Co-Located Events
Social Program
Travel Information
Conference Venue
Keynote Speakers
Kristian Beckman Award
Best Student Paper Award

Call for Papers

32nd IFIP TC-11 SEC 2017 International Information Security and Privacy Conference
Rome, Italy, May 29 - 31, 2017

The IFIP SEC conference is the flagship event of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 on Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems (TC-11, Previous SEC conferences were held in Ghent (Belgium) 2016, Hamburg (Germany) 2015, Marrakech (Morroco) 2014, Auckland (New Zealand) 2013, Heraklion (Greece) 2012, Lucerne (Switzerland) 2011, and Brisbane (Australia) 2010. We seek submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and privacy protection in ICT Systems.

Topics of Interest

  • Access control and authentication
  • Applied cryptography
  • Audit and risk analysis
  • Biometrics
  • Big data security and privacy
  • Cloud security and privacy
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Cyber-physical systems security
  • Data protection
  • Data and applications security
  • Digital forensics
  • Human aspects of security and privacy
  • Identity management
  • Information security education
  • Information security management
  • Information technology mis-use and the law
  • Managing information security functions
  • Mobile security
  • Multilateral security
  • Network & distributed systems security
  • Privacy protection and Privacy-by-design
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Security and privacy in crowdsourcing
  • Security and privacy in pervasive systems
  • Security and privacy in the Internet of Things
  • Security and privacy policies
  • Surveillance and counter-surveillance
  • Trust management
  • Usable security

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and included in the conference proceedings published in the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (AICT) series by Springer Science and Business Media.

All papers must be written in English. Submissions should be at most 14 pages long in total including references and appendices. Submissions should not be anonymized. Program Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them.

Authors must follow the Springer formatting instructions. Each paper will receive at least three reviews. At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the early registration date indicated on the conference website and present the paper.

After the conference, extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the journal Computers & Security. Those papers will undergo at least one other review round.

Important dates

  • Submission due: January 9, 2017 (11:59pm American Samoa Time) - Extended
  • Notification of acceptance: February 24, 2017
  • Deadline for final version: March 07, 2017

General Chairs

  • Sara Foresti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Luigi V. Mancini, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

Program Chairs

  • Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Fabio Martinelli, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy

Publicity Chair

  • Giovanni Livraga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Program Committee

  • Soon Aechun, City University of New York, USA
  • Vijay Atluri, Rutgers University, USA
  • Maurizio Aiello, CNR, Italy
  • Roberto Baldoni, University of Rome ``La Sapienza'', Italy
  • Matt Bishop, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Rainer Boehme, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Joppe Bos, NXP Semiconductors, Belgium
  • Andrea Bondavalli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
  • Yazan Boshmaf, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
  • Dagmar Brechlerová, Czech republic
  • William Caelli, IISEC Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Jan Camenisch, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
  • Iliano Cervesato, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
  • Nathan Clarke, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Frédéric Cuppens, Télécom Bretagne, France
  • Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, Telecom Bretagne, France
  • Christian Damsgaard Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Bart De Decker, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Gurpreet Dhillon, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Roberto Di Pietro, Nokia Bell Labs, France
  • Tassos Dimitrou, Greece and Kuwait University, Kuwait
  • Carmen Fernandez-Gago, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • William Fitzgerald, Johnson Controls, Ireland
  • Sara Foresti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Lynn Futcher, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Dieter Gollmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg
  • Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
  • Lech Janczewski, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Martin Johns, SAP Research, Germany
  • Wouter Joosen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Audun Josang, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Kwangjo Kim, KAIST, Republic of Korea
  • Florian Kerschbaum, SAP, Germany
  • Dogan Kesdogan, Universität Regensburg, Germany
  • Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia
  • Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Peter Lambert, DST Group, Australia
  • Gert Læssøe Mikkelsen, The Alexandra Institute, Denmark
  • Adam J. Lee,University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Giovanni Livraga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Evangelos Markatos, ICS/FORTH, Greece
  • Stephen Marsh, UOIT, Canada
  • Refik Molva, EURECOM, France
  • Paolo Mori, CNR, Italy
  • Yuko Murayama, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
  • Eiji Okamoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Daniel Olejar, Comenius University, Slovakia
  • Panos Papadimitratos, KTH, Sweden
  • András Pataricza, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Philippos Peleties, CCS, Cyprus
  • Günther Pernul, Universität Regensburg, Germany
  • Giuseppe Persiano, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
  • Gilbert Peterson, AFIT, USA
  • Wolter Pieters, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Joachim Posegga, University of Passau, Germany
  • Alexander Pretschner, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Sihan Qing, Peking University, China
  • Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • Indrajit Ray, Colorado State University, USA
  • Carlos Rieder, ISec AG, Switzerland
  • Peter Ryan, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Damien Sauveron, University of Limoges, France
  • Nitesh Saxena, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • Abbas Shahim, VU University Amsterdam, Austria
  • Ingrid Schaumüller-Bichl, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
  • Einar Snekkenes, Gjovik University College, Norway
  • Adesina Sodiya, Federal University of Agric, Nigeria
  • Scott Stoller, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Bhavani Thuraisingham, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Paulo Verissimo, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Rossouw Von Solms, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong
  • Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University, USA
  • Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, Austria
  • Tatjana Welzer, University of Maribor, Slovenija
  • Steffen Wendzel, Worms University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Shengzhi Zhang, Florida Tech, USA
  • Jianying Zhou, Institute for infocomm research, Singapore
  • André Zúquete, Instituto de Engenharia Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro, Portugal

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