IWSMA 2021

10th International Workshop on Security of Mobile Applications (IWSMA 2021)

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

August 17 – August 20, 2021

Since the advent of Smartphones, mobile applications have been one of the most thriving areas in the last years. Thus, securing mobile applications, as well as protecting private user data, have to be considered as key research topics in the realm of security research. Furthermore, the topic of protecting sensitive data, both, intrinsic like location data, as well as user data stored on the device, grows ever more important due to the targeted attacks made publically known during the last years. The International Workshop on Security of Mobile Applications (co-located with the ARES-conference) focuses on bringing together researchers from all over the world to share their experience and present recent research. In addition, with the constant introduction of mobile communication in offline environments, especially in the home/building automation community and within industrial environments (Industry 4.0), securing communication in such environments is another important topic of this Workshop. This also includes the research in the area of securing transportation systems, like cars and trains and extends to other thriving research areas in distributed computing like blockchains and distributed ledgers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Mobile security/privacy policies
Mobile protocols and protocol security
Securing private data on Smartphones
Integrating mobile devices into the Cloud
Mobile operating systems
Secure mobile software architecture
Secure mobile application design
Recent security issues on mobile systems
Physical protection of mobile devices
Security and privacy issues related to user behavior
Novel security concepts for mobile devices and applications
Ubiquitous digital interconnection
Securing MANets
Analysis of mobile apps and ecosystems
Mobile Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers

Protection of location data
Device loss detection
Mobile ticketing
Sensor communication
Opportunistic networks
Low-energy protocols
Mobile services and smart homes
Mobile malware detection and analysis
Side channel attacks on mobile devices
APTs against mobile environments
Securing industrial communication
Mobile communication in HAS/BAS (home/building automation)
Securing communication in transportation systems (cars, trains, ships)

Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 11, 2021
New deadline May 24, 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
Program Chair/ Workshop Chair

Peter Kieseberg (Chair)
Josef Ressel Center Blockchains, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Sebastian Schrittwieser (Chair)
Research Group Security and Privacy, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Vienna, Austria

Program Committee 2021
  • Fatemeh Amiri , University of Vienna, Austria
  • Amin Anjomshoaa, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
  • Jakub Breier, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Isao Echizen , National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
  • Eduard Fosch Villaronga, Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Center & Center for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Peter Frühwirt , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Uschi Gonschor, EntServ Enterprise Services, Austria
  • Johannes Heurix , SBA Research, Austria
  • Andreas Hula , AIT, Austria
  • Martin Husák, Masaryk University , Czech Republic
  • Tiffany Li, Yale Law School, USA
  • Francesco Mercaldo, Institute for Informatics and Telematics (CNR), Italy
  • Raydel Montesino Perurena , Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas, Cuba
  • Lukasz Olejnik , independent researcher, LukaszOlejnik.com, United Kingdom
  • Mayank Sinha, Shell, The Netherlands
  • Ronald Tögl , Infineon Technologies, Austria
  • Albert Treytl, Donau Universität Krems
  • Johanna Ullrich, SBA Research, Austria
Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/submission/ .