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is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


SECRYPT is an annual international conference covering research in information and communication security. The 18th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2021) seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of data protection, privacy, security, and cryptography. Papers describing the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned are also encouraged. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and vision papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.


  • Access Control
  • Anonymity
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Biometrics Security and Privacy
  • Blockchains Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Data Integrity
  • Data Protection
  • Database Security and Privacy
  • Digital Forensics
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Ethical and Legal Implications of Security and Privacy
  • Formal Methods for Security
  • Human Factors and Human Behavior Recognition Techniques
  • Identification, Authentication and Non-Repudiation
  • Identity Management
  • Information Hiding
  • Information Systems Auditing
  • Insider Threats and Countermeasures
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Intrusion Detection & Prevention
  • Machine Learning and AI Security
  • Management of Computing Security
  • Network Security
  • Organizational Security Policies
  • Peer-to-Peer Security
  • Personal Data Protection for Information Systems
  • Privacy
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Reliability and Dependability
  • Risk Assessment
  • Secure Software Development Methodologies
  • Security and Privacy for Big Data
  • Security and Privacy in Complex Systems
  • Security and Privacy in Crowdsourcing
  • Security and Privacy in IT Outsourcing
  • Security and Privacy in Location-Based Services
  • Security and Privacy in Mobile Systems
  • Security and Privacy in Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing
  • Security and Privacy in Smart Grids
  • Security and Privacy in Social Networks
  • Security and Privacy in the Cloud
  • Security and Privacy in Web Services
  • Security and Privacy Policies
  • Security Area Control
  • Security Deployment
  • Security Engineering
  • Security in Distributed Systems
  • Security Information Systems Architecture
  • Security Management
  • Security Metrics and Measurement
  • Security Protocols
  • Security Requirements
  • Security usability
  • Security Verification and Validation
  • Sensor and Mobile Ad Hoc Network Security
  • Service and Systems Design and QoS Network Security
  • Software Security
  • Trust Management and Reputation Systems
  • Ubiquitous Computing Security
  • Wireless Network Security


Jaideep VaidyaRutgers Business School, United States
V. S. SubrahmanianDartmouth College, United States
Ravi SandhuUniversity of Texas San Antonio, United States


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 6 - 8 July, 2021

Paper Submission: March 8, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
April 15, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
April 29, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: April 8, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 6, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 19, 2021 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: March 3, 2021 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: May 12, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: May 25, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 3, 2021 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 3, 2021 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: May 25, 2021 (expired)

Demo Proposal: May 25, 2021 (expired)

Panel Proposal: May 25, 2021 (expired)

Abstract Submission: May 12, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: May 25, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 3, 2021 (expired)


SECRYPT Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: secrypt.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.secrypt.org


Pierangela SamaratiUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Italy


Sabrina De Capitani di VimercatiUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Italy


Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University, United States
Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Peter Amthor, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Muhammad Asghar, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Diogo Barradas, INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Francesco Buccafurri, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Ning Cao, Walmart Labs, United States
Xiaochun Cheng, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Frederic Cuppens, Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Nora Cuppens, Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Giovanni Di Crescenzo, Perspecta Labs, United States
Roberto Di Pietro, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Mario Di Raimondo, Università of Catania, Italy
Vasiliki Diamantopoulou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Ruggero Donida Labati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Mohammed Erradi, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
Csilla Farkas, University of South Carolina, United States
Alberto Ferrante, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Sara Foresti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Steven Furnell, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Télécom SudParis, France
Angelo Genovese, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Dimitris Gritzalis, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jinguang Han, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Christophe Huygens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Ghassan Karame, NEC Laboratories, Germany
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Shinsaku Kiyomoto, KDDI Research Inc., Japan
Albert Levi, Sabanci University, Turkey
Jay Ligatti, University of South Florida, United States
Giovanni Livraga, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Riccardo Longo, Department of Mathematics, University of Trento, Italy
Suryadipta Majumdar, Concordia University, Canada
Yunlong Mao, Nanjing University, China
Evangelos Markatos, ICS, Forth, Greece
Fabio Martinelli, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
David Megias, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Alessio Merlo, University of Genoa, Italy
Rolf Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
Stefano Paraboschi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Yunior Ramirez Cruz, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Silvio Ranise, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Andreas Schaad, Wibu, Germany
Fabio Scotti, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Kun Sun, George Mason University, United States
Issa Traore, University of Victoria, Canada
Corrado Visaggio, Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
Roopa Vishwanathan, New Mexico State University, United States
Lingyu Wang, Concordia University, Canada
Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Haining Wang, University of Delaware, United States
Jiawei Yuan, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Qiang Zeng, University of South Carolina, United States
Shengzhi Zhang, Boston University, Metropolitan College, United States
Yongjun Zhao, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore

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