IEEE International Workshop on Privacy and Security for Information Systems (WPS) 2020

The IEEE International Workshop on Privacy and Security for Information Systems (WPS) will take place during the 2020 IEEE CNS VIRTUALLY on July 1, 2020. Previously unpublished contributions in security and privacy for biometrics, 5G, IoT, and database search based on information- and coding-theoretic methods are solicited, including (but not limited to):

  • Biometric secrecy systems

  • Physical unclonable functions (PUFs)

  • Secrecy and secret-key capacity of wireless channels

  • Optimal code constructions for security and privacy

  • Differential Privacy (DP) mechanisms

  • Information theoretic privacy mechanisms

  • Guessing for privacy

  • Practical code designs for physical-layer security in 5G and IoT

  • Private Information Retrieval (PIR)

  • Privacy amplification with extractors and hash functions

The workshop will feature three keynotes given by world leading researchers: Aylin Yener, Salim El Rouayhaeb, Salman Avestimehr.

The workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers. Submitted papers should be written in English and of sufficient length and detail for review by experts in the field. Final papers will be limited to 6 pages in the standard IEEE conference paper format (10-point font). Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Deadline for paper submission is extended to April 12, 2020. Papers should be submitted for review through EDAS at

Please contact for any questions rather than the EDAS emails, which are not always reliable currently!

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: The IEEE CNS 2020 organizers decided to hold the conference, including our workshop, virtually!!! Therefore, we continue with the organization of the workshop as planned (Extended Paper Submission Deadline : April 12, 2020). Details will follow soon in IEEE CNS 2020 website.

  • Paper Submission Deadline EXTENSION: The paper submission deadline is extended to April 12, 2020.

  • WPS REGISTRATION EXPLANATIONS: Our workshop IEEE WPS 2020 is a satellite workshop of the conference IEEE CNS 2020, but the workshop registration is different than conference registration. The authors of IEEE WPS 2020 do NOT have to register for the IEEE CNS 2020. The registration fee for the workshop is also different! The Workshop registration deadline is May 8, 2020 for the authors of IEEE WPS 2020! For registration and more information, see the Workshop Paper Authors section on Conference Registration.

  • PRESENTATION GUIDELINES UPDATE: Each paper will be given 20 minutes (15 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for Q&A). At least one author must join the live virtual session to answer questions. Please carefully review the guidelines and specifications before recording your presentation. Video Submission Deadline is May 29, 2020. See Virtual Presentation Guidelines for more information.

  • JOURNAL UPDATE: Organisers of the IEEE WPS 2020 are organising a special issue on Privacy and Security of Information Systems in the IEEE Information Theory Society Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory (JSAIT). Paper Submission Deadline is August 1, 2020. Please see the Call-for-Papers and JSAIT Author Information for more information!!