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FPS 2021 : 14th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security


Conference Series : Foundations and Practice of Security
When Dec 8, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021
Where Paris, France
Abstract Registration Due Oct 4, 2021
Submission Deadline Oct 11, 2021
Notification Due Nov 1, 2021
Final Version Due Nov 15, 2021

Call For Papers

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14th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security

December 8-9-10, 2021
Espace Hamelin, Paris, France
Conference website:

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the 14th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security.
The upcoming FPS conference will be held in center of Paris, France, 8-9-10 December 2021.
The 1st Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS) Symposium was held in 2008, following the Canada-France Meeting on Security held at the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, on December 06-08, 2007.

Since then, the FPS Symposium has been held annually, alternating Canadian and French locations. After the previous meetings took place in Grenoble, Toronto, Paris, Montréal, La Rochelle, Montréal, Clermont-Ferrand, Quebec City, Nancy, Montréal, Toulouse, Montréal, this 14th edition of the FPS symposium will be held in Paris France.

Protecting the communication and data infrastructure of an increasingly inter-connected world has become vital to the normal functioning of all aspects of our world. Security has emerged as an important scientific discipline whose many multifaceted complexities deserve the attention and synergy of the mathematical, computer science, and engineering communities.

The aim of FPS is to discuss and exchange theoretical and practical ideas that address privacy and security issues in inter-connected systems. It aims to provide scientific presentations as well as to establish links, promote scientific collaborations, joint research programs, and student exchanges between institutions involved in this important and fast-moving research field.

We welcome submissions spanning the full range of theoretical and applied for work including user research, methods, tools, simulations, demos, and practical evaluations. We also invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in security, privacy, trustworthy data systems, and related areas to submit their original papers. Special care will be given this year to data sharing, data disclosure, individual tracking, and fake news regarding their impacts on security and privacy.

All submissions must be written in English. Full papers should be at most 16 pages, including the bibliography and the appendices. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them. Short and Position papers should be up to 8 pages. Authors should indicate whether their paper is a “Position paper” to differentiate them from regular ones (“Position paper” should be mentioned in the title).

They include but are not limited to (alphabetically ordered): Access control languages, Adversarial AI and Machine Learning in cybersecurity and privacy Blockchain-based systems security and security services Code reverse engineering and vulnerability exploitation Contact / proximity / location tracking Computer and network security Cryptography and cryptanalysis Cybersecurity and Online Gaming Data brokers and security Data disclosure Data mining and watermarking Data sharing Distributed security protocols and policies Ethical and social implications of privacy and security Fairness, interpretable and explainable algorithms Fake news (detection, prevention, and remediation) Image and data forensics Identity management and Self-sovereign identities Identity theft Information manipulation Information-theoretic security IoT security and privacy Malware, botnet, and advanced persistent threats Misinformation and deep fakes Multi-party privacy Privacy and sensitive data management Privacy and security awareness Privacy and security challenges in e-Services, e.g., eHealth,e-Government, e-Commerce, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, Profiling (detection, techniques, tools) Quantified security and privacy Recommender systems in privacy and security Security, privacy, and trust in Industrie 4.0, energy 4.0, SmartCity… Security and privacy in social networks Security in sensor networks and RFIDs Security of cloud computing and grid computing Security of distributed embedded middleware Security of service-oriented architectures Security and privacy management and policies Side-channel and physical attacks Threat analysis and trust management

- Pr. Solange Ghernaouti: Why cybersecurity is vulnerable?
- Pr. Huan Liu: Defense against Disinformation on Social Media and Its Challenges
- Pr. Mark Hunyadi: Legal and Ethical considerations with AI

ROUND-TABLE: AI, Privacy and Cybersecurity: Challenges and Solutions
- Karim Benyekhlef (University of Montréal)
- Julien Chiaroni (Dir. Grand défi IA de confiance)
- Jean-Gabriel Ganascia (CNRS)
- Claire Levallois-Barth (Telecom Paris)
- Félicien Vallet (CNIL)

Deadline for abstracts submission: October 4, 2021 by 23:59, AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
Deadline for Full, Short or Position Papers: October 11, 2021 by 23:59, AoE (Anywhere on Earth) [FIRM Deadline]
Author Notification: November 1st, 2021
Camera-ready version deadline: November 15th, 2021
Conference: December 8-9-10, 2021

Esma Aïmeur, Université de Montréal, Canada
Maryline Laurent, Télécom SudParis, France

Reda Yaich (IRT SystemX, France)
Benoît Dupont (University of Montréal, Canada)

Frédéric Cuppens (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
Nora Cuppens-Boulahia (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
Mourad Debbabi (Concordia University, Canada)
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (Telecom SudParis, France)
Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University, Canada)
Pascal Lafourcade (Universite d’Auvergne, France)
Jean-Yves Marion (Mines de Nancy, France)
Rei Safavi-Naini (Calgary University, Canada)
Nadia Tawbi (Universite Laval, Canada)

•Mohamed Abid University of Sfax
• Esma Aïmeur Université de Montréal
• Manar Alalfi Ryerson University
• Dima Alhadidi University of Windsor
• Man Ho Au The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
• Ken Baker University of Calgary
• Sébastien Bardin CEA
• David Barrera Carleton University
• Yosra Ben Saied National School of Computer Science
• Abdelmalek Benzekri Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier
• Grégory Blanc Télécom SudParis
• Guillaume Bonfante Université de Lorraine, LORIA
• Samia Bouzefrane CNAM
• Driss Bouzidi Université Mohammed V, ENSIAS-Rabat
• Francesco Buccafurri University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
• Jordi Castellà -Roca Universitat Rovira i Virgili
• Ana Rosa Cavalli Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom SudParis
• Yacine Challal Higher School of Computer Science
• Isabelle Christment Telecom Nancy
• Jeremy Clark Concordia University
• Frédéric Cuppens Polytechnique Montreal
• Nora Cuppens-Boulahia Polytechnique Montréal
• Mila Dalla Preda University of Verona
• Mourad Debbabi Concordia University
• Nicolas Diaz Ferreyra University of Duisburg-Essen
• Josep Domingo-Ferrer Universitat Rovira i Virgili
• Nicola Dragoni Technical University of Denmark
• Benoit Dupont Université de Montréal
• José Fernandez École Polytechnique
• Benjamin Fung McGill University
• Steven Furnell University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
• Sebastien Gambs Université du Québec à Montréal
• Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro Telecom SudParis
• Ali Ghorbani University of New Brunswick
• Guang Gong University of Waterloo
• Kacper Gradon University College London
• Arash Habibi Lashkari University of New Brunswick
• Hicham Hage Notre Dame du Liban University
• Abdelwahab Hamou-Lhadj ECE, Concordia Unversity
• Nazatul Haque Sultan University of Newcastle
• Matthias Hiller Fraunhofer AISEC
• jean-pierre Hubaux EPFL Lausanne
• Jason Jaskolka Carleton University
• Guy-Vincent Jourdan University of Ottawa
• Hella Kaffel Faculté des Sciences de Tunis
• Hella kaffel Ben Ayed Faculté des Sciences de Tunis
• Bruce Kapron University of Victoria
• Raphael Khoury Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
• Christophe Kiennert Télécom SudParis
• Hyoungshick Kim Sungkyunkwan University
• Bart Knijnenburg Clemson University
• Igor Kotenko St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences
• Vangelos Kranakis Carleton UniversityComputer Science
• Romain Laborde University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
• Patrick Lacharme Ensicaen
• Pascal Lafourcade LIMOS, University Clermont Auvergne
• Maryline laurent Telecom SudParis
• Maryline Laurent Telecom SudParis
• Sylvain Leblanc Collège Militaire Royal
• Luigi Logrippo Université du Québec en Outaouais
• Lukas Malina Brno University of Technology
• Atty Mashatan Ryerson University
• Ashraf Matrawy Carleton University
• Raimundas Matulevicius University of Tartu
• Omar Mawloud ESIEE
• Mohmed Mejri Laval university
• Ali Miri Ryerson University
• Benoit Morgan IRIT
• Paliath Narendran University at Albany–SUNY
• Guillermo Navarro-Arribas Autonomous University of Barcelona
• Gabriela Nicolescu Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
• Jun Pang University of Luxembourg
• Marie-Laure Potet Laboratoire Vérimag
• Isabel Praça ISEP – Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
• Silvio Ranise FBK-Irst
• Jean-Marc Robert Ecole de technologie superieure
• Michael Rusinowitch LORIA – INRIA Nancy
• Giovanni Russello University of Auckland
• Kazuo Sakiyama The University of Electro-Communications
• Jarno Salonen VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
• Florence Sedes Paul Sabatier University
• Siraj Shaikh Conventry University
• Kalpana Singh IRT SystemX
• Natalia Stakhanova University of Saskatchewan
• Douglas Stebila University of Waterloo
• Chamseddine Talhi école de Technologie Supérieure
• Qiang Tang Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
• Nadia Tawbi Laval University
• Assia Tria CEA LETI
• Natalija Vlajic York University
• Ahmad Samer Wazan IRIT/SIERA
• Edgar Weippl University of Vienna
• Edgar Weippl University of Vienna
• Stephen B. Wicker Cornell University, USA
• Reda Yaich IRT SystemX
• Nicola Zannone Eindhoven University of Technology
• Nur Zincir-Heywood Dalhousie University

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