Workshop on Privacy-Preserving Cyberspace Safety and Security

Call for Papers

Workshop on Privacy-Preserving Cyberspace Safety and Security. Paris, August 20th 2014

The workshop is held in conjunction with The 6th Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2014). In dependence on the main conference that seeks research submissions on a safe and secure cyberspace, the workshop puts its focus on privacy protection in such an environment. While achieving cyberspace safety and security, deploying defense systems, and deterring potential attacks are already demanding tasks, coming up with methods to do that in a privacy-preserving way is even more challenging. The aim of this workshop is to foster research efforts to combine those (contradicting) worlds and to present new methods that lie in between that area of conflict. Thus, the scope and interests are also closely related to those of the main conference (but are not limited to):

  • Data and Applications Security
  • Network and Communications Security
  • Software and Systems Security
  • Cloud Security

All of those areas of interest still require research efforts on privacy protection and the implications of safety and security mechanisms for the cyberspace need to be investigated as well – from a technical as well as from a legal and a social perspective. Thus, we are seeking for submissions presenting novel results from researchers of different disciplines like practical and theoretical computer sciences, legal research, etc.

Important Dates:

·        Paper submission deadline: May, 31st, 2014 (deadline extended: June, 15th)

·        Notification of acceptance: June, 30th, 2014

·        Camera ready due: July, 15th 2014

Paper Submission:

Papers should be written in English conforming to the IEEE conference proceedings format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). Papers should be submitted through the paper submission system at the main conference website. Full Papers (up to 8 pages, or 12 pages with the over length charge) and Short Papers (up to 4 pages) are solicited.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. The accepted papers from this workshop will be submitted for publication by IEEE Computer Society in IEEE proceedings and submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases (indexed by EI Compendex). Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be considered for possible publication in several SCI & EI indexed special issues of prestigious international journals. By submitting a paper to the workshop, authors assure that if the paper is accepted, at least one author will attend the workshop and present the paper.

Find the web site of the main conference, including a link for paper submission, at


Workshop Organizer:

Ronald Petrlic, Saarland University, Germany; E-Mail: ronald.petrlic(at)

Co-Chair: Gregorio Martinez Perez, University of Murcia, Spain; E-Mail: gregorio(at)


Program Committee:

Felix Gomez Marmol, NEC Europe Ltd, Germany

Tyrone W A Grandison, Proficiency Labs, USA

Dominik Leibenger, University of Paderborn, Germany

Zeeshan Pervez, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Francesc Sebé, Universitat de Lleida, Spain

Christoph Sorge, Saarland University, Germany

Juan Pablo Timpanaro, INRIA, France

Osman Ugus, AuthentiDate International AG, Germany

Yung Shin van der Sype, KU Leuven, Belgium

Dirk Westhoff, HS Furtwangen, Germany