18th Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST2020)
August 17-19, 2020, Toronto, Canada

NEWS After careful evaluation of currently available information, including information and directives from the World Health Organization and the Canadian governmental agencies and departments and considering all the factors essential to conduct a safe and successful annual conference, the PST2020 Organizing Committee has decided to cancel the conference regretfully. We are disappointed we couldn’t proceed with what was shaping up to be yet another excellent and successful PST conference. We look forward to receiving your continued help and support and look forward to seeing you in PST2021 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Call For Papers

2020 18th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST) will be held in Toronto, Canada, August 17-19, 2020. PST 2020 is the 18th conference in this series, providing a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest research results, developments, and ideas in areas of privacy, security and trust. The conference will be Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society.

General Information

2020 18th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST) topics are inter-disciplinary across privacy, security and trust. Technologies of interest include, but are not limited to:

Privacy Preserving / Enhancing Technologies
eContinuous Authentication
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Trust Technologies, Technologies for Building Trust in e-Business Strategy
Network and Wireless Security
Observations of PST in Practice, Society, Policy and Legislation
Cloud Security, Web Security and Privacy
Digital Rights Management
Internet Of Things (IoT) Security and Privacy
Identity and Trust Management
Operating Systems Security
Human Computer Interaction and PST
Intrusion Detection / Prevention Technologies
Biometrics, National ID Cards, Identity Theft
Secure Software Development and Architecture
Implications of, and Technologies for, Lawful Surveillance
PST Challenges in e-Services, e.g. eHealth, e-Government, e-Commerce
Privacy, Traceability, and Anonymity
Digital Forensics
Trust and Reputation in Self-Organizing Environments
Security Analytics and Data mining
Anonymity and Privacy vs. Accountability
Cryptographic Technologies
Access Control and Capability Delegation
Recommendation, Reputation and Delivery Technologies
Representations and Formalizations of Trust in Electronic and Physical Social Systems

Special Sessions

2020 18th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST) also organizes a Blockchain Special Session to be held in conjunction with the conference. The aim is to provide researchers in focused areas the opportunity to present and discuss their work, as well as to offer a forum for interaction among a broader community of researchers related to the main topics of PST 2020.

Submission Instructions

High-quality papers in all PST-related areas that, at the time of submission, are not under review and have not already been published or accepted for publication elsewhere are solicited. Authors MUST ensure to select the track (Privacy, Security, or Trust) most relevant to their research when submitting their paper. Accepted papers will be accepted as ‘regular’ papers up to 10 pages, or ‘short’ papers of up to 5 pages. Up to 2 additional pages will be allowed in each category with over-length charges. Every additional page has a cost of $100.00 (CAD). The standard IEEE two-column conference format should be used for all submissions. IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be downloaded here.

The conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore as in previous editions of the conference.

At least one author of an accepted paper must register by July 5, 2020. A regular registration is required. Accepted (short or regular) papers will be published in the proceedings. We offer online presentations via video conferencing or recorded videos presentations for authors of accepted papers who can’t attend the conference due to COVID-19

Double-blind Submission

Reviewing will be double-blind: the reviewers will not know the identities of the authors. It will be up to the authors to ensure the proper anonymization of their paper. For effective anonymization please follow these guidelines:

Do not include any author name or affiliation in the title. Do not include any acknowledgments. Refer to your own published work in the third person: use “In the previous work of Jones et al.”, not “In our previous work”. If you cite own papers that are not widely available (e.g., a paper currently under review), use anonymous author names in the citation, for example, an author of the form “A. Anonymous”.

Or go to the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pst2020

Important Dates

Paper Submission:
15 April 2020

Acceptance Notification:
1 June 2020

15 June 2020

Early-Bird Registration:
10 July 2020

27 July 2020

Conference Date:
17-19 August 2020