IWAPS 2021

International Workshop on Advances on Privacy Preserving  Technologies and Solutions (IWAPS 2021)

to be held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2021 – http://www.ares-conference.eu )

August 17 – August 20, 2021

The availability of massive amounts of data, coupled with high-performance cloud computing platforms, has driven significant progress in artificial intelligence and, in particular, machine learning and optimization. It has profoundly impacted several areas, including computer vision, natural language processing, and transportation. However, the use of rich data sets also raises significant privacy concerns: They often reveal personal sensitive information that can be exploited, without the knowledge and/or consent of the involved individuals, for various purposes including monitoring, discrimination, and illegal activities.

This workshop aims to promote discussions of research and relevant activities in the models and design of secure, privacy-preserving, or trust architectures, data analyses and fusion platforms, protocols, algorithms, services, and applications for next generation systems and solutions. We especially encourage security and privacy solutions that employ innovative machine learning techniques to tackle the issues of data volume and variety problems that are systemic in IoT platforms, theoretical and practical challenges related to the design of privacy-preserving AI systems and algorithms and will have strong multidisciplinary components, including soliciting contributions about policy, legal issues, and societal impact of privacy.

The workshop is to provide a high-profile, leading-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present and discuss latest advances and innovations in theories, infrastructure, schemes, and applications for secure computation and privacy technologies, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future.

The workshop is co-organized from the following H2020 R&D projects:

  • ERATOSTHENES (to start in October 2021)
  • CyberSec4Europe
Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:

Architectures and protocols for scalable, secure, robust and privacy enhancing technologies
Security and privacy frameworks
Cryptographic approaches for security and privacy
Trust frameworks and management models for IoT
Threat and attack models in IoT
Intrusion and malware detection for IoT
End-to-end system security models for IoT
Machine Learning for security and privacy in privacy preserving technologies
Deep Learning and privacy preserving
Machine learning for deep packet inspection
Machine learning to analyze cryptographic protocols
Privacy-preserving, machine-learning-based data analytics

Privacy enhancing and anonymization techniques
Privacy preserving security/privacy policies
Privacy preserving in IoT
Applications of privacy-preserving AI systems
Attacks on data privacy
Differential privacy: theory and applications
Distributed privacy-preserving algorithms
Human rights and privacy
Privacy issues related to the Covid-19 outbreak
Privacy policies and legal issues
Privacy preserving optimization and machine learning
Privacy preserving test cases and benchmarks
Surveillance and societal issues

Submission Deadline May 07, 2021
New deadline May 14, 2021
Author Notification June 01, 2021
Proceedings Version June 13, 2021
ARES EU Symposium August 17, 2021
All-Digital Conference August 17 – August 20, 2021
Workshop Chairs

Antonio Skarmeta
Universidad de Murcia Spain

Konstantinos Loupos
Inlecom Innovation, Greece

Jorge Bernal
Universidad de Murcia Spain

Christos Xenakis
University Pireus, Greece

Program Committee 2021

Rafael Torres, University of Murcia, Spain
Jesús Garcia, University of Murcia, Spain
Sara Mattheu, University of Murcia, Spain
Davy Preuveneers, KU Leuven, Belgium
Stephan Krenn, AIT. Austria
Nuno Ponte, Multicert, Portugal
Nikos Passas, University of Athens, Greece
Michael Sirivianos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Nikolaos Laoutaris, IMDEA, Spain
Ilias Politis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Thomas Krousarlis, Inlecom Innovation, Greece


ARES 2021 (including workshops) will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM ( ACM ICPS ).

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. It is necessary that all papers submitted to EasyChair are anonymized (no names or affiliations of authors should be visible in the paper) .
They can be found >>here<<.