The Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS) Symposium was initiated in 2008, following the Canada-France Meeting on Security held at the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, in December 06-08, 2007. Since then, the FPS Symposium has been held annually, alternating Canadian and French locations, including Grenoble, Toronto, and Paris.

This fifth edition of FPS will be held at ETS (École de technologie supérieure), in Montréal (Canada), the 25th and 26th of October of 2012. The objective of the FPS symposium is to present and discuss international research in different areas of theoretical and practical security solutions. The main topics, but not limited to, include:


The symposium will be held at ETS, in Montréal, QC, Canada.

Ecole de technologie superieure
1111, rue Notre-Dame Ouest (angle Peel)
Montreal (Quebec) H3C 1K3
514 396-8800

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Previous Editions

Submission Guidelines

Full papers should be at most 16 pages (using 11-point font), excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices.

Short 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. All papers will be refereed. Accepted papers should be presented at the symposium. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the symposium, by the early date indicated by the organizers, and present the paper. Papers that do not adhere to this policy will be removed from the final LNCS proceedings.

Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The submitted paper (in PDF format) should follow the template indicated by Springer (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). It must start with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords.

Authors must submit their papers by the deadline indicated below, using the EasyChair web site and following the requirements stated there.

Submissions by PhD students as well as controversial ideas are encouraged. Case studies (successful or not) are also encouraged.

Important Dates


The organizing committee gratefully acknowledges the support from the following sponsors: