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PST 2020 : 18th Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust (PST2020)


Conference Series : Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust
When Aug 17, 2020 - Aug 19, 2020
Where Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2020
Notification Due Jun 1, 2020
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2020
Categories    cybersecurity   privacy   security   trust

Call For Papers

* PST2020: 18th Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust 2020
* Organized by the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity – Technically Co-sponsored by * IEEE Computer Society (PENDING FINAL APPROVAL)
* Toronto, Canada, August 17-19, 2020
* Conference website:
* Submission link:
The Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security & Trust (PST) provides a premier forum for sharing advances in cybersecurity research and security applications. PST2020 will be held in Hangzhou, China, and will offer three days of keynotes, technical presentations, posters, special sessions, and an Industrial day with vendor exhibition.

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2020
Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2020
Final camera-ready paper due: June 15, 2020
Advanced registration (authors): June 15, 2020
Early-bird Registration ends: July 10, 2020

Submission Guidelines:
High-quality papers in all PST-related areas that, at the time of submission, are not under review and have not already been published or accepted for publication elsewhere are solicited. Authors MUST ensure to select the track (Privacy, Security, or Trust) most relevant to their research when submitting their paper. Accepted papers will be accepted as ‘regular’ papers up to 10 pages, or ‘short’ papers of up to 5 pages. Up to 2 additional pages will be allowed in each category with over-length charges. Every additional page has a cost of $100.00 (CND). The standard IEEE two-column conference format should be used for all submissions. IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be downloaded here.

The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore as in previous editions of the conference (Pending).

At least one author of an accepted paper must register by July 5, 2020. Regular registration is required. Accepted (short or regular) papers will be published in the proceedings.

Double-blind Submission:
Reviewing will be double-blind: the reviewers will not know the identities of the authors. It will be up to the authors to ensure the proper anonymization of their paper. For effective anonymization please follow these guidelines:

Do not include any author's name or affiliation in the title. Do not include any acknowledgments. Refer to your own published work in the third person: use “In the previous work of Jones et al.”, not “In our previous work”. If you cite own papers that are not widely available (e.g., a paper currently under review), use anonymous author names in the citation, for example, an author of the form “A. Anonymous”.

List of Topics:

Privacy-Preserving / Enhancing Technologies
eContinuous Authentication
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Trust Technologies, Technologies for Building Trust in e-Business Strategy
Network and Wireless Security
Observations of PST in Practice, Society, Policy, and Legislation
Cloud Security, Web Security, and Privacy
Digital Rights Management
Internet Of Things (IoT) Security and Privacy
Identity and Trust Management
Operating Systems Security
Human-Computer Interaction and PST
Intrusion Detection / Prevention Technologies
Biometrics, National ID Cards, Identity Theft
Secure Software Development and Architecture
Implications of, and Technologies for, Lawful Surveillance
PST Challenges in e-Services, e.g. eHealth, e-Government, e-Commerce
Privacy, Traceability, and Anonymity
Digital Forensics
Trust and Reputation in Self-Organizing Environments
Security Analytics and Data mining
Anonymity and Privacy vs. Accountability
Cryptographic Technologies
Access Control and Capability Delegation
Recommendation, Reputation and Delivery Technologies
Representations and Formalizations of Trust in Electronic and Physical Social Systems

PST Special Session:
2020 18th International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust (PST) also organizes a Blockchain Special Session to be held in conjunction with the conference. The aim is to provide researchers in focused areas the opportunity to present and discuss their work, as well as to offer a forum for interaction among a broader community of researchers related to the main topics of PST 2020.

Organizing committee:
Conference General Co-Chairs
Ali Miri, Ryerson University, Canada
Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Sherman Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada

Technical Program Chairs
Technical Committee Chair: Rongxing Lu, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Privacy Track: Yong Yu, Shaanxi Normal University, China
Security Track: Ali Dehghantanha, University of Guelph, Canada
Trust Track: Mohamed Mahmoud, Tennessee Technological University, US
Special Sessions (Blockchain): Jun Shao, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China

Organizing committee
Local Organizer Chair: Ruilong Deng, Zhejiang University, China.
Publicity Co-Chair: Xiufang Shi, Zhejiang University, China
Publicity Co-Chair: Xiaohui Liang, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, US
Publicity Co-Chair: Yogachandran Rahulamathavan Loughborough University London, UK
Publication Co-Chair: Beibei Li, Sichuan University, China
Publication Co-Chair: Kuan Zhang, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, US

Steering committee:
Ali Ghorbani (Chair), Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, Canada
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia, Spain
Mourad Debbabi, Concordia University, Canada
Nora Cuppens, Télécom Bretagne, France
Patrick McDaniel, Penn. State University, USA
Stephen Marsh, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Hossein Sarrafzadeh, St. Bonaventure University, USA
Ken Barker, University of Calgary, Canada
Ali Miri, Ryerson University, Canada
Sakir Sezer, Queen’s University, UK

The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore as in previous editions of the conference.

The conference will be held at the Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

All questions about submissions should be emailed to Rongxing Lu ( and copied

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