IFIP SEC 2021 - Call for Paper

Call for Papers (Extended Deadline for submission: February 15, 2021, 23:59 CET)    

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36th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2021 International Information Security and Privacy Conference 22.-24.6.2021

University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway



The IFIP SEC conferences are a series of wellestablished international conferences on Security and Privacy. SEC is the flagship event of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11. The IFIP SEC conferences aim to bring together primarily researchers, but also practitioners from academia, industry and governmental institutions to elaborate and discuss IT Security and Privacy Challenges that we are facing today and will be facing in the future. 

 Paper submission Papers should not exceed 14 pages in Springer LNCS format. The proceedings will be published in the IFIP AICT series. 


Organizing committee
• Audun Jøsang, Norway (General Co-Chair)
• Lynn Futcher, S. Africa (General Co-Chair)
• Janne Hagen, Norway (Program Co-Chair)
• Sujeet Shenoi, USA (Program Co-Chair)
• Nils Gruschka, Norway (Organising Chair) 


 IFIP SEC welcomes contributions within, but not limited to, the following areas:
▪ Access control and authentication
▪ Applied cryptography
▪ Audit and risk analysis
▪ Big data security and privacy
▪ Cloud security and privacy
▪ Critical infrastructure protection
▪ Cyber-physical systems security
▪ Data and applications security
▪ Digital forensics
▪ Human aspects of security and privacy
▪ Identity management
▪ Information security education
▪ Information security management
▪ Information technology misuse and the law
▪ Managing information security functions
▪ Mobile security
▪ Multilateral security
▪ Network & distributed systems security
▪ Pervasive systems security
▪ Privacy protection and Privacy-by-design
▪ privacy-enhancing technologies
▪ Surveillance and counter-surveillance
▪ Trust management 



Paper Submission 29 January 2021
Paper Notification 6 March 2021
Paper Camera-ready 29 March 2021
Conference 22 – 24 June 2021


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Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration.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 AICT series by Springer Science and Business Media. Previous IFIP SEC proceedings are available here.

 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 anonymised. PC members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them. Authors must follow the Springer LNCS formatting instructions. Papers have to be submitted via the Easychair conference system.

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. For each accepted paper, at least one full registration is necessary. 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.

The best student paper will receive the Yves Deswarte Best Student Paper Award. The paper must be original and carried out principally by the student presenting the paper, and the student must be the lead author. A student who is to be considered for the best paper award must be a full time (as determined by the student’s institution) registered undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student at the time of submission of the paper. Further details can be found here. The winner of the Best Student Paper award receives a certificate, prize money of 1000 € and a free registration at the next IFIP SEC conference. 

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