CfP IWSEC 2020 LNCS conf. proc. & submission deadline extended: March 31, 2020 (ext.)

March 19, 2020

Information from General Co-Chairs and Program Co-Chairs of IWSEC 2020The 15th International Workshop on Security (IWSEC 2020) will be held as planned on September 2 to 4, in Fukui, Japan. The organizers currently do not plan to make any changes in response to COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to monitor the latest situation and if there is a change in schedule and/or plan, we will immediately announce it on this web page:https://www.iwsec.org/2020/ 

Information from Springer
Even if IWSEC 2020 would be postponed, held online, or cancelled because of COVID-19, LNCS conference proceedings will be published.

IWSEC 2020 Call for Papers 
The 15th International Workshop on SecuritySeptember 2 (Wed)-September 4 (Fri), 2020Happiring Hall and Fukui International Activities Plaza, Fukui, Japan

Web page: https://www.iwsec.org/2020/
 Co-organized by CSEC of IPSJ, Japan, and by ISEC of IEICE, Japan

Important Dates 
Submission of paper:March 31, 2020 (23:59 UTC) [Extended]
Notification of decision:May 29, 2020 [Extended]
Camera-ready version due:June 10, 2020
IWSEC 2020 Workshop:September 2 (Wed)-September 4 (Fri), 2020

Original papers on the research and development of various security topics, as well as case studies and implementation experiences, are solicited for submission to IWSEC 2020. Topics of interest for IWSEC 2020 include all theory and practice of cryptography, information security, and network security, as in the previous IWSEC workshops. We classify the topics of interest into two tracks as follows, but not limited to:

A: Cryptography track

  • Applied cryptography
  • Financial cryptography
  • Post-quantum cryptography
  • Cryptanalysis 
  • Formal methods and security analysis 
  • Privacy-preserving data mining
  • Cryptographic obfuscation
  • Implementation attacks
  • Public-key cryptography
  • Cryptographic primitives
  • Lightweight cryptography
  • Real-world cryptographic systems
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Multiparty computation
  • Secure and fast implementation
  • Symmetric-key cryptography

B: Cybersecurity and privacy track

  • Cyberattacks and defenses 
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Mobile and web security
  • Cyber physical systems security 
  • Law and ethics cybersecurity
  • Network, system and cloud security
  • Forensics 
  •  Machine learning for cybersecurity 
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Hardware security 
  • Anti-malware techniques 
  • Program analysis
  • Internet-of-Things security 
  • Measurements for cybersecurity
  • Usable security and privacy

Best Paper Award 
Prizes will be awarded to the authors of the Best Paper(s) and the Best Student Paper(s). 
Program Committees will select awards sometime after the paper notification and before the conference.

To be eligible for Best Student Paper Award, the main author should be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student as of March 2020. To enter as a candidate, please tick the appropriate box in the online submission form. 
Candidates must submit a copy of their student ID with facial photo to the Program Chairs (after the paper notification).

Journal Recommendation 
It is planned that Program Co-Chairs will recommend the authors of best papers to submit their full versions to either of "IEICE Trans. on Fundamentals, Special Section on Cryptography and Information Security" or "Journal of Information Processing, CSEC Special Issue" after consultation between Program Co-Chairs and the authors.

Proceedings 
The conference proceedings will be published by Springer, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series. All of the past IWSEC proceedings have been published in LNCS.

Even if IWSEC 2020 would be postponed, held online, or cancelled because of COVID-19, LNCS conference proceedings will be published.

Instruction for Authors 
All submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted in parallel to any other peer-reviewed conferences or journals. Submitted papers must be written in English and be fully anonymous with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references.

Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Submitted papers may contain at most 16 pages excluding appendices and references, and at most 20 pages including appendices and references. The Abstract input to EasyChair should be less than 500 words. Note that according to the latest LNCS guideline, appendices are required to be placed before the references. Figures and tables with color can be included in papers. However, these materials will appear in black and white in the conference proceedings.

Optionally, any amount of clearly marked supplementary materials may be supplied, following after the main body of the submitted paper; however, reviewers are not required to read or review them, and submissions should be intelligible without them. Supplementary materials are mostly intended for additional data such as experimental data or source code. Note that supplementary materials are not allowed to be included in the camera-ready version.

Submissions are to be made via the submission website. Only PDF files will be accepted. Please choose track (A or B) when submitting. Submissions not meeting these guidelines may be rejected without consideration of their merit. Also, for more appropriate reviews, your paper may be reviewed on the other track than the track selected. For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors must register for the workshop before the due date of the camera-ready version and is also required to present the paper at the workshop. The title and the list of authors of the final version cannot be changed from the submitted version unless otherwise approved by the program co-chairs. Note that some papers may be accepted as short papers, merged papers, or conditionally accepted for shepherding.

Committees 
General Co-Chairs:

  • Shoichi Hirose (University of Fukui, Japan)
  • Toshihiro Yamauchi (Okayama University, Japan)

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Kazumaro Aoki (NTT, Japan)
  • Akira Kanaoka (Toho University, Japan)