Protecting the communication and data infrastructure of an increasingly inter-connected world has become vital to the normal functioning of all aspects of our world. Security has emerged as an important scientific discipline whose many multifaceted complexities deserve the attention and synergy of the mathematical, computer science and engineering communities.

After the previous meetings held in La Rochelle, Montréal, Grenoble, Toronto and Paris, this 7th edition of the FPS symposium will be held at Montréal.

The aim of this event is to discuss and exchange theoretical and practical ideas that address security issues in inter-connected systems. It aims to provide scientific presentations as well as to establish links, promote scientific collaboration, joint research programs, and student exchanges between institutions involved in this important and fast moving research field.

We also invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in security, privacy, trustworthy data systems and related areas to submit their original papers. The main topics, but not limited to, include:

  • Security in Service Oriented Architecture & Web Services
  • Security Administration & Policy-based Security Architectures
  • Access Control Languages
  • Cryptography & Cryptanalysis
  • Threat Analysis
  • Privacy & Sensitive Data Management
  • Security on P2P Systems and their Applications
  • Policy-based Distributed Information Systems and Security Policies
  • Security in Sensor Networks and RFID
  • Security of Cloud Computing, Grid Computing and their Applications
  • Trust Management
  • Security of Distributed Embedded Middleware
  • Distributed Security Protocols
  • Privacy in Social Networks
  • Formal foundations in Information Security
  • Side-channel analysis and Fault injection attacks
  • Countermeasures against physical attacks
  • Protected implementations, security by design
  • Formal Verification of security properties
  • Methods and Platforms for evaluation of attacks and countermeasures
  • Malware, botnets, binary analysis

Submissions Guidelines:

Full papers should be at most 16 pages (using 11-point font) including the bibliography. Position papers, as well as extended abstract and contributed talks, should be up to 8 pages (using 11-point font). Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them. All submissions must be written in English. Authors must submit their papers by the deadline indicated below, using the EasyChair web site (using the link and following the requirements stated there. All papers will be refereed. The submitted contribution should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS style. Submissions by PhD students as well as surveys and controversial ideas are encouraged. Case studies (successful or not) are also encouraged.

Authors should indicate whether their paper is a “position paper” to differentiate them from regular ones (you mention “Position paper” in the title).


Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the symposium, by the date indicated by the organizers, and present the paper.

Submission Website:

Important Dates:

Submission deadline
: August 11th, 2014
Acceptance Notification
: September 7th, 2014
Camera ready
: September 15th, 2014
Workshop date/place
: 3rd-5th November 2014, Montréal, Canada

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FPS Program

Symposium date/place:
3rd-5th November 2014, Montréal, Canada

Submission deadline:
August 11th, 2014,

Acceptance Notification:
September 7th, 2014

Camera ready:
September 15th, 2014