18th Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST2021)
December 13-15, 2021, Auckland, New Zealand


Special Call for Posters (Graduate Students’ Thesis)

Poster sessions in a conference are well recognized by researchers as a perfect venue to share the interesting result of a preliminary work, or a cool idea that is still in progress. The presenters can have a chance to get insightful feedback from world-wide attendees

General Information

It is our great pleasure to announce that PST 2021 will organize special poster sessions (virtual), which are FREE and particularly graduate students’ thesis oriented. The aim of special poster sessions in PST 2021 is to provide a wonderful forum for graduate students from various fields, crossed-disciplinary interests and working in privacy, security, trust, and blockchain to refresh knowledge, explore the innovations, disseminate information on their thesis works, as well as virtually interact with other researchers, friends, and colleagues.

Poster Chairs

  • Hassan Mahdikhani, Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Ali Ghorbani, Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Rongxing Lu, Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: October 30, 2021 - Anywhere on Earth (AoE)
  • Notification of Acceptance: November 15, 2021
  • Author registration: November 26, 2021
  • Non-author registration: December 10, 2021
  • Poster Sessions Date: December 13-15, 2021

Submission Guidelines

  • Poster proposals should be emailed to the poster chair Dr. Hassan Mahdikhani (hmahdikh@unb.ca ) and cc to rlu1@unb.ca with a subject line starting with "PST 2021 poster submission".
  • Authors (the first author must be a graduate student) are asked to submit a short proposal (2 - 3 pages in PDF format and name this file PST21-Poster-FirstAuthorsLastName.pdf) that describes the main contributions of the poster. Proposals should contain a brief abstract, place an emphasis on the motivation for the work, and summarize contributions being presented. Presentation proposals will be evaluated primarily on their potential to stimulate interesting discussions, facilitate the exchange of ideas, and promote collaborations. Authors of accepted poster proposals will be provided instructions for preparing the posters.
  • Tips for graduate student authors: In order to make your poster proposal strong, please state the contribution and originality of your work clearly and explicitly, i.e., what is the problem? why is your approach novel? why is it better than other previously reported approaches? Focus on the contribution of your work including necessary background to make clear how your work differs from significant prior research.
  • Proposals do not necessarily adhere to the IEEE double-column conference format, but each proposal must include title, abstract, content, and any references. Proposals are not blinded, and must contain the authors’ names, affiliations, and contact information.
  • The first author of each accepted poster must register to give a presentation in the poster sessions. If not, the poster will be removed from the poster sessions.
  • Posters will not be included in the PST 2021 proceedings, but poster slides (pdf version) will be posted on PST 2021 website after the poster sessions (subject to authors permissions)
  • All registrations for special poster sessions in PST2021 are FREE.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to send an email to rlu1@unb.ca

Important Dates

Paper Submission:
16 August 2021
31 August 2021
23:59:59 AoE

Acceptance Notification:
11 October 2021
22 October 2021
25 October 2021
5 November 2021
Paper Author Registration:
18 October 2021
5 November 2021
Poster Author Registration:
26 November 2021
Conference Attendee Registration:
8 November 2021
26 November 2021
Conference Date:
13-15 December 2021