Call for Papers

32nd Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec 2018)

Bergamo, Italy -- July 16-18, 2018

DBSec is an annual international conference covering research in data and applications security and privacy. The 32nd Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec 2018) will be held in Bergamo, Italy. 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
anonymity 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
authentication organizational security security and privacy in pervasive/ubiquitous computing
big data security privacy security and privacy policies
data and system integrity secure cloud computing security management
data protection secure distributed systems security metrics
database security secure information integration threats, vulnerabilities, and risk management
digital rights management secure Web services trust and reputation systems
identity management security and privacy in crowdsourcing trust management
intrusion detection security and privacy in IT outsourcing wireless and mobile security

Paper Submissions

Submitted papers should be at most 16 pages in the LNCS format, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline of March 30, 2018 (11:59 PM American Samoa time). At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full rate and must guarantee that the paper will be presented. Note that for authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for one paper only. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The final version of the accepted papers must be in the format required of publications in the LNCS series (a Latex source file will be required). A paper submitted to DBSec 2018 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for DBSec 2018. Furthermore, after you submit to DBSec 2018, 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 2018, 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.

Important dates

Paper Submission due: March 30, 2018 - 11:59 PM American Samoa Time
Notification to authors: May 21, 2018
Final papers due: May 31, 2018

General Chair

Sara Foresti
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Program Chairs

Florian Kerschbaum
University of Waterloo, Canada

Stefano Paraboschi
Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy

Publicity Chairs

Enrico Bacis, Marco Rosa
Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy

Program Committee

Frederik Armknecht University of Mannheim, Germany
Vijay Atluri Rutgers University, USA
Frederic Cuppens Telecom Bretagne, France
Nora Cuppens-Boulahia Telecom Bretagne, France
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Giovanni Di Crescenzo Vencore Labs, USA
Sara Foresti Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro Telecom SudParis, France
Stefanos Gritzalis University of the Aegean, Greece
Ehud Gudes Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Yuan Hong Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Sushil Jajodia George Mason University, USA
Sokratis Katsikas Giovik University College, Norway
Alex X. Liu Michigan State University, USA
Peng Liu Pennsylvania State University
Giovanni Livraga Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Ashwin Machanavajjhala Duke University, USA
Brad Malin Vanderbilt University, USA
Fabio Martinelli IIT-CNR, Italy
Catherine Meadows NRL, USA
Martin Olivier University of Pretoria, South Africa
Andreas Peter University of Twente, Netherlands
Silvio Ranise FBK Security and Trust Unit, Italy
Indrajit Ray Colorado State University, USA
Kui Ren University at Buffalo, USA
Pierangela Samarati Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Scott Stoller Stony Brook University, USA
Tamir Tassa The Open University of Israel, Israel
Mahesh Tripunitara University of Waterloo, Canada
Jaideep Vaidya Rutgers University, USA
Lingyu Wang Concordia University, Canada
Wendy H. Wang Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Attila Yavuz Oregon State University, USA
Ting Yu QCRI, Qatar
Nicola Zannone Eindhoven Technical University

IFIP WG11.3 Chair

Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy