Call for Papers

Call For Papers for PRISMS 2013 conference [PDF]

  • ‚ÄčTechnical co-Sponsorship by IEEE.
  • Proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore.
  • PRISMS is part of the Global Wireless Summit 2013 (GWS-2013).

This year’s PRISMS is organized with the co-sponsorship of IEEE. Its focus is the convergence of information and communication technology in mobile scenarios. This convergence is realised in intelligent mobile devices, accompanied by the advent of next-generation communication networks. Privacy and security aspects need to be covered at all layers of mobile networks, from mobile devices, to privacy respecting credentials and mobile identity management, up to machine-to-machine communications.

In particular, mobile devices such as Smartphones and Internet Tablets have been very successful in commercialization. However, their security mechanisms are not always able to deal with the growing trend of information-stealing attacks. As mobile communication and information processing becomes a commodity, economy and society require protection of this precious resource. Mobility and trust in networking go hand in hand for future generations of users, who need privacy and security at all layers of technology. In addition, the introduction of new data collection practices and data-flows (e.g. sensing data) from the mobile device makes it more difficult to understand the new security and privacy threats introduced.

PRISMS strives to bring together the leading-edge of academia and industry in mobile systems security, as well as practitioners, standards developers and policymakers. Contributions may range from architecture designs and implementations to cryptographic solutions for mobile and resource-constrained devices.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following focus areas:

Smartphone Security and Privacy:

  • Advanced Security & Privacy Mechanisms
  • Trusted Execution Environments (TEE) and their applications
  • Rogue Mobile Application Detection and Protection
  • Secure Elements and Tokens
  • Forensic Analysis

Machine-to-Machine Secure Communication:

  • Device Identities and Authentication
  • Remote Integrity Validation and Remediation
  • Remote Management and Provisioning
  • Machine-to-Machine Application Layer Security
  • Secure Elements and Trusted Environments

Privacy and Security in Emerging Mobile Applications and Services:

  • Privacy-respecting Authentication
  • Mobile Identity Management
  • Privacy in the Internet of Things
  • Mobile Wallets, Mobile Payments
  • Location-based Services and Mobile Sensing

Proposals for panels/demos/workshops/tutorials are solicited.

Potential organisers are welcome to submit a proposal to one of the general chairs or the Workshops or Panels chair.

Important Dates

Submission Date : April 29, 2013

Notification of acceptance: May 26, 2013

Camera Ready submission : June 6, 2013

Conference dates : June 24-27, 2013


Accepted papers will be published via the IEEE Xplore digital library. Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards (the first author should be a full-time student) will be granted. Selected high-quality papers will be invited to a Special Issue in the Journal of "Security and Communication Networks" (SCN, Wiley; to be confirmed).

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original papers of up to 8 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers including figures, tables, and references, in PDF format. It is strongly recommended to use the standard IEEE template for preparing your manuscript. Submission implies that at least one of the authors will register and present the paper at the conference. Electronic submission is accepted through EasyChair, using the link:

Organising Committee

General Co-Chairs:

  • Neeli R. Prasad, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Andreas U. Schmidt, Novalyst IT AG, Karben, Germany

TPC Co-Chairs:

  • Ioannis Krontiris, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • Giovanni Russello, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Publicity Chair:

  • Changyu Dong, University of Strathclyde, UK

Publication Chair:

  • Shiguo Lian, Huawei, China

Local Chair:

  • Rasmus Hjorth Nielsen, CTIF, Princeton, USA

Web Chair:

  • Andreas Leicher, Novalyst IT AG, Karben, Germany