The Emerging Security Technologies (EST) Conference is a leading Euro-Asia technology forum dedicated to the presentation and discussion of new ideas and concepts in emerging technologies that span applications from personal biometrics to national security. Previous EST Conferences were organized in Canterbury, UK, in 2010 and Preston, UK, in 2011. The 2012 EST was held in Lisbon, Portugal. The 2013 and 2014 EST conferences were held in Cambridge, UK, and Alcalá de Henares, Spain. The 2015 EST conference was held in Braunschweig, Germany in 2015. The last 2017 EST conference was held in Canterbury and hosted participants from across the globe. The EST conference has proven to be a venue for bringing to light cutting edge research and innovations in the field of security and computing. Particular focus on research dissemination and enabling interaction between researchers makes the EST conference technically valuable and an unmissable event for both the academia and the industry.
The conference invites security-oriented contributions in information technologies, robotics, cognitive systems, biotechnologies, and nanotechnologies. Novel concepts related to hardware and software implementations are equally welcomed. Previous editions included papers in biometrics and forensics, personal mobile/ wireless security, robotic and unmanned vehicle system security, perimeter, border, and homeland security, internet and cyber-security (detection and prevention of cyber-crimes and identity theft), security of critical infrastructure systems, security of emergency response systems and hybrid security systems. Papers on the security of emerging fields like the internet of things, pervasive computing and body wearable health devices can also be submitted. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems.