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University of Maribor

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Institute of Informatics

Call for Papers

35th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2020 International Information Security and Privacy Conference
May 26 – 28, 2020
Hotel City, Maribor, Slovenia

The IFIP SEC conference is the flagship event of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 on Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems (TC-11, www.ifiptc11.org). We seek submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and privacy protection in ICT Systems.

Call for Papers (PDF)


Not limited to

  • Access control and authentication
  • Applied cryptography
  • Audit and risk analysis
  • Big data security and privacy
  • Cloud security and privacy
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Cyber-physical systems security
  • Data and applications security
  • Digital forensics
  • Human aspects of security and privacy
  • Identity management
  • Information security education
  • Information security management
  • Information technology misuse and the law
  • Managing information security functions
  • Mobile security
  • Multilateral security
  • Network & distributed systems security
  • Pervasive systems security
  • Privacy protection and Privacy-by-design
  • privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Surveillance and counter-surveillance
  • Trust management

Submission guidelines

Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and included in the conference proceedings published in the IFIP AICT series by Springer Science and Business Media.

All papers must be written in English. Submissions should be at most 14 pages long in total including references and appendices. Submissions should not be anonymised. PC members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them.

Authors must follow the Springer LNCS formatting instructions. For camera-ready papers use Latex or Word style (find here: http://preview.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines).

Each paper will receive at least three reviews. At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the early registration date indicated on the conference website and present the paper. For each accepted paper, at least one full registration is necessary.

After the conference, extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the journal Computers & Security. Those papers will undergo at least one other review round.

The best student paper will receive the Yves Deswarte Best Student Paper Award. The paper must be original and carried out principally by the student presenting the paper, and the student must be the lead author. A student who is to be considered for the best paper award must be a full time (as determined by the student’s institution) registered undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student at the time of submission of the paper. Further details can be found here.
The winner of the Best Student Paper award receives a certificate, prize money of 1000 € and a free registration at IFIP SEC 2021 conference.

Previous IFIP SEC proceedings are available at https://link.springer.com/conference/sec.

Further information and submission: https://sec2020.um.si/

Papers have to be submitted via Easychair conference system, which can be found at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ifipsec2020


Important dates

  • Submission due: December 1, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: February 12, 2020
  • Submission of the camera-ready papers: March 6, 2020 (including registration of authors and payments)
  • Conference: May 26 – 28, 2020


General chair

  • Tatjana Welzer, University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Maribor, Slovenia

Programme committee co-chairs

  • Kai Rannenberg, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Kai.Rannenberg@m-chair.de
  • Marko Hölbl, University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Maribor, Slovenia, marko.holbl@um.si

Organizing chair

  • Lili Nemec Zlatolas, University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Maribor, Slovenia

Programme Committee

  • to be announced according to the IFIP TC 11 rules

The conference is organized by:

University of MariborFaculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


The conference is supported by Slovenian Society Informatika (SSI)

Slovensko društvo informatika