The 1st Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS) Symposium was held in 2008, following the Canada-France Meeting on Security held at the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, on December 06-08, 2007.  Since then, the FPS Symposium has been held annually, alternating Canadian and French locations. After the previous meetings took place in Grenoble, Toronto, Paris, Montréal, La Rochelle, Montréal, Clermont-Ferrand, Québec City, Nancy, Montréal, Toulouse, Montréal, Paris, this 15th edition of the FPS symposium will be held on December 12-14 2022 in Ottawa Canada

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. 

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

We welcome submissions spanning the full range of theoretical and applied work including user research, methods, tools, simulations, demos, and practical evaluations. We also invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in security, privacy, trustworthy data systems, and related areas to submit their original papers. Special care will be given this year to Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Moreover we are interested in data sharing, data disclosure, individual tracking, and fake news regarding their impacts on security and privacy.

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest include but are not limited to (alphabetically ordered): 

  • Access control
  • AI for security and privacy
  • Blockchain-based systems security and security services
  • Code reverse engineering and vulnerability exploitation
  • Computer and network security
  • Cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • Data security
  • Digital Currencies
  • Ethical and social implications of privacy and security
  • Hardware security
  • Identity management and protection
  • Information-theoretic security
  • IoT security and privacy
  • Malware, botnet, and advanced persistent threats
  • Privacy and privacy enhancing technologies
  • Privacy and security awareness
  • Security and privacy in social networks
  • Security and privacy management and policies
  • Security and Privacy of AI
  • Security in sensor networks and RFIDs
  • Security mechanisms
  • Security of cloud computing and grid computing
  • Security of distributed embedded middleware
  • Security of service-oriented architectures
  • Security, privacy, and trust of industrial systems
  • Side-channel and physical attacks
  • Software security
  • Systems forensics
  • Threat analysis and trust management
  • Web Security and Privacy

Paper Submission

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be written in English and must be submitted electronically in PDF format. The papers that will be selected for presentation at the conference will be included in post-proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (prior to publication the papers should be revised according to the review comments). Pre-proceedings will appear at the time of the conference.

Maximum paper length (including the references) will be 16 printed pages for full papers and 8 pages for short, position papers or demos including references in LNCS style. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference. All paper submissions will be handled through the Easy Chair conference management system. All Springer books will now be on SpringerLink so you can easily search and find books on the same or related topics.