IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
29 June - 1 July 2020 // Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

The IEEE International Workshop on Privacy and Security for Information Systems (WPS) will take place Virtually during the 2020 IEEE CNS on 1 July 2020. Previously unpublished contributions in security and privacy methods for biometrics, 5G, IoT, and database search based on information- and coding-theoretic methods are solicited, including (but not limited to):

  • Biometric secrecy systems
  • Physical unclonable functions (PUFs)
  • Secrecy and secret-key capacity of wireless channels
  • Optimal code constructions for security and privacy
  • Differential privacy (DP) mechanisms
  • Information theoretic privacy mechanisms
  • Guessing for privacy
  • Practical code designs for physical-layer security in 5G and IoT
  • Private information retrieval (PIR)
  • Privacy amplification with extractors and hash functions

Submitted papers should be of sufficient length and detail for review by experts in the field. Papers should be submitted for review through WPS EDAS system. Final papers will be limited to 6 pages in length in the standard IEEE conference paper format. Accepted papers will be published in the CNS 2020 proceedings and included in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates 

(please check the Up-to-date Workshop Website for more information!)

Paper Submission Deadline: 12 April 2020 (AoE midnight) --- EXTENDED
Acceptance Notification: 2 May 2020 
Camera-Ready Version Due: 8 May 2020 
Workshop Date: 1 July 2020

  • WPS REGISTRATION EXPLANATIONS: Our workshop IEEE WPS 2020 is a satellite workshop of the conference IEEE CNS 2020, but the workshop registration is different than conference registration. The authors of IEEE WPS 2020 do NOT have to register for the IEEE CNS 2020. The registration fee for the workshop is also different! The workshop registration deadline is May 8, 2020 for the authors of IEEE WPS 2020! For registration and more information, see the Workshop Paper Authors section on Conference Registration.

  • ***JOURNAL UPDATE***: Organisers of the IEEE WPS 2020 are organising a special issue on Privacy and Security of Information Systems in the IEEE Information Theory Society's Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory (JSAIT). Paper Submission Deadline is August 1, 2020. Please see the Call-for-Papers and JSAIT Author Information for more information!!

For more information, please contact the workshop organizers:

Onur Günlü TU Berlin Berlin, Germany
Rafael F. Schaefer TU Berlin Berlin, Germany
Matthieu Bloch Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA, USA
H. Vincent Poor Princeton University Princeton, NJ, USA