WESPr-18: The International Workshop on Evidence-based Security and Privacy in the Wild 2018

Nara Kasugano International Forum “IRAKA”, December 4, 2018 in conjunction with APEC 2018 in Nara, Japan

Call for Papers

[Important Dates]

Submissions due: Sep. 25, 2018, 11:59 PM AoE
Paper Notification: Oct. 15, 2018
Camera Ready due: Nov. 1, 2018

[Workshop Abstract]

Cloud Computing has led to a global shift in the computing world and the paradigm itself is evolving as new functions or technologies become available. Intelligent and interactive environments like Internet of Things (IoT) have found application in various domains. Billions of smart devices are connected to the internet and are producing huge amounts of data, increasing both complexity and uncertainty of humans, physical objects and machine-learning modules, especially on security and privacy, which we should manage. We need to tackle such difficulties on security and privacy for complex systems in an uncertain world with a dependable way such as an evidence of model-based reasoning, argumentation, traceability or/and big data. Security evidences make a system trusted and dependable in a big data era.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the areas of evidence based modelling, security patterns, reasoning, argumentation, traceability, forensic in big data for secure and privacy-aware software development for complex and uncertain systems to exchange ideas and preliminary results. Especially, we would like to discuss how to utilize security evidence in security engineering at the workshop.

The objective of the workshop reveals (1) important problems to be tackled for Security and Privacy on Complex and Uncertain Systems and (2) research challenges through presentations and the discussion. The topic includes security and privacy models, pattern-based security and privacy modelling, knowledge base for secure, reasoning, argumentation, traceability, forensic in big data and/or privacy-aware software development, security and privacy modelling and reasoning tools, and experiences for secure and/or privacy-aware software development.

The topics of interests are as follows but not limited to them:

  • Secure architecture models and modelling for IoT, Cloud or Fog computing,
  • Reasoning and Argumentation on Security or/and Privacy model,
  • Pattern-based security and privacy modelling for IoT and Cloud computing,
  • Knowledge base for secure and/or privacy-aware software development for uncertain systems,
  • Perivacy-aware requirements models and modelling in a smart city,
  • Privacy-aware architecture models and modelling in uncertain environments,
  • Modelling tool for secure and privacy-aware software development for Cloud and Fog computing, or
  • Experiences for secure and/or privacy-aware software development with IoT.

[Submission and Publication]

We will have the following four types of submissions:

  1. Research Full papers, reporting innovative and original research. Full papers are limited to 8 pages.
  2. Industrial Full papers, presenting experience reports, industrial case studies, experiments, and experiences in practices showing important problems or useful knowledge for workshop attendees. Full papers are limited to 8 pages.
  3. Position papers and future-trends papers, describing ongoing research, new results, and future emerging trends either in practice or in theory. This type of submissions is limited to 4 pages.
  4. Tool demos from academic or industrial environments. Demos papers should include a link to the demo material are limited to 4 pages.

Every paper submission will be peer-reviewed by reviewers. Emphasis will be given on originality, usefulness, practicality, and/or new problems to be tackled. Papers must have overall quality and not have been previously published or be currently submitted elsewhere. If accepted, the paper must be presented as both oral talk and a poster at the workshop by one of the authors. Workshop paper submissions must be in English and conform to the IEEE Dual Column format. Accepted papers will be published as an CEUR-WS, which is indexed by DBLP.

Submission site: Please submit your paper via EasyChair.

[Workshop organizers]

Nobukazu Yoshioka, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University / National Institute of Informatics / SYSTEM INFORMATION / eXmotion, Japan,
Eduardo B. Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Shuichiro Yamamoto, Nagoya University, Japan
Tomoko Kaneko, Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan

[Program committee]

(TBD)