WG 11.4 Workshop – iNetSec 2020
Open Problems in Network Security
September, 22-23 2020

Maribor, Slovenia
co-located with IFIP SEC 2020
call for papers

The WG 11.4 Workshop – iNetSec 2020 and IFIP SEC 2020 are POSTPONED due to coronavirus outbreak. The conferences will be held September, 22-23 2020 in Maribor, Slovenia! The venue of the conference remains the same - Hotel City, Maribor, Slovenia. This circumstance has good and bad sides. We want to concentrate on the good sides. The big advantage is that we have gain more time. We will use this time to increase the quality of the workshop - this is good for all of us! Consequently, we extend the submission deadline to 1st of June 2020. Author notification will be postponed to July 06, 2020. Gain in time for all: All current submissions will be retained in the process. Authors will also have the opportunity to revise their submissions and/or make additional new submissions by June 1st. Thank you for your understanding.

The iNetSec workshop will be co-located with the main conference IFIP SEC 2020 in Maribor, Slovenia and is organized in conjunction with the IFIP WG 11.4 Network Security. The schedule of this workshop will be included in the SEC 2020 conference program.

In the past decade, mobile networks have fundamentally influenced the ways in which information is exchanged and handled. Pervasive electronic devices make our everyday life easier, e.g., by helping us to connect with other people while being mobile, to use services available online, or to pay and use tolls and tickets. Many of the components employed routinely manage and distribute large amounts of data for different purposes. As these processes involve sensitive information, protecting information and the network with suitable security measures is more important than ever. The current discussion about Huawei, China and 5G Networks shows that we must focus on trust and controllability of network components. Therefore, we have extended our topics with “Reliable Secure Network Systems”. Submissions in this area are very welcome.

The objective of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of network security to discuss the open problems and future research directions.

call for papers


The iNetSec workshop seeks to bring together researchers to discuss open research problems in network security. We think that workshop discussions can contribute additional insights to the research community and should be an integral part of the paper publication process. Therefore, we encourage authors to submit abstracts of open problems that can be presented and discussed at the workshop. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive the opportunity to integrate suggestions induced by the discussions in their full papers after the workshop.

To this end, we solicit papers describing interesting unsolved problems and issues in (a certain area of) network security. Example areas include:

  • Reliable Secure Network Systems
  • 5G Security and Privacy
  • Wireless mesh networks and protocols
  • Sensor nets & embedded systems
  • Identity & trust management
  • Cryptographic primitives & services
  • Security definitions and proofs
  • Anonymous networks
  • Future Internet
  • Cross layer security
  • Usage control
  • Trusted platforms
  • Forensics
  • Security policies
  • Dynamic composition of services



We ask authors to submit 1-2 page extended abstracts. They must be submitted electronically by June 01, 2020 (AoE), using the Microsoft CMT system. Late submissions and non-electronic submissions will not be considered. Notification of acceptance or rejection based on the abstracts will be sent to authors by July 06, 2020.


Authors of accepted abstracts must guarantee that they will submit a full paper by September 01, 2020 via Microsoft CMT and that their paper will be presented at the workshop. Papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.


Copies of the papers will be available at the workshop. Authors will be able to revise their papers after the workshop for the final version. These final papers will be published as post-proceedings by Springer in the series of IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT).


Extended Abstract Submission: June 01, 2020 (AoE)

Abstract Acceptance Notification: July 06, 2020

Full Paper Submission: September 01, 2020

Post Proceeding: To be announced



Doğan Kesdoğan (University of Regensburg, Germany)


Muhammad A. Azad (University of Derby, UK)

Danilo Gligoroski (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Dominik Herrman (University of Bamberg, Germany)

Albert Levi (Sabanci University, Turkey)

Javier Lopez (University of Malage, Spain)

Stig F. Mjølsnes (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Mirja Nitschke (University of Regensburg, Germany)

Gabriele Oligeri (Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar)

Siraj Shaikh (Coventry University, UK)



The workshop will be co-located with IFIP SEC 2020 in Maribor, Slovenia. Please refer to the venue, travel and accommodation information from the IFIP SEC 2020 website.


Please register through the IFIP SEC 2020 registration website. It enables attending both, the IFIP SEC 2020 conference (September, 21-23) and the iNetSec workshop. This joined registration is mandatory, even if you only intend to attend the workshop.


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