PST 2020 : 18th Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust (PST2020)

  in Conferences   Posted on January 24, 2020

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Wednesday 15 Apr 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Aug 17, 2020 - Aug 19, 2020
Conference Address Hangzhou, China
Conference & Submission Link
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Conference Ranking & Metrics (This is a TOP Conference)

Impact Score 1.81
#Contributing Top Scientists 18
#Papers published by Top Scientists 26
Google Scholar H5-index 17
Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 539
Category Rankings
Computer Security and Cryptography 46

Conference Call for Papers


* PST2020: 18th Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust 2020


* Organized by the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity – Technically Co-sponsored by * IEEE Computer Society (PENDING FINAL APPROVAL)


* Hangzhou, China, August 17-19, 2020

* Conference website:

* Submission link:


The Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security & Trust (PST) provides a premier forum for sharing advances in cybersecurity research and security applications. PST2020 will be held in Hangzhou, China, and will offer three days of keynotes, technical presentations, posters, special sessions, and an Industrial day with vendor exhibition.

Important Dates:


Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2020

Final camera-ready paper due: June 15, 2020

Advanced registration (authors): June 15, 2020

Early-bird Registration ends: July 10, 2020

Submission Guidelines:


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 (CND). 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 (Pending).

At least one author of an accepted paper must register by July 5, 2020. Regular registration is required. Accepted (short or regular) papers will be published in the proceedings.

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\’s 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”.

List of Topics:


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

PST Special Session:


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.

Organizing committee:


Conference General Co-Chairs

Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China

Sherman Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada

Technical Program Chairs

Technical Committee Chair: Rongxing Lu, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Privacy Track: Yong Yu, Shaanxi Normal University, China

Security Track: Ali Dehghantanha, University of Guelph, Canada

Trust Track: Mohamed Mahmoud, Tennessee Technological University, US

Special Sessions (Blockchain): Jun Shao, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China

Organizing committee

Local Organizer Chair: Ruilong Deng, Zhejiang University, China.

Publicity Co-Chair: Xiufang Shi, Zhejiang University, China

Publicity Co-Chair: Xiaohui Liang, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, US

Publicity Co-Chair: Yogachandran Rahulamathavan Loughborough University London, UK

Publication Co-Chair: Beibei Li, Sichuan University, China

Publication Co-Chair: Kuan Zhang, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, US

Steering committee:


Ali Ghorbani (Chair), Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, Canada

Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia, Spain

Mourad Debbabi, Concordia University, Canada

Nora Cuppens, Télécom Bretagne, France

Patrick McDaniel, Penn. State University, USA

Stephen Marsh, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Hossein Sarrafzadeh, St. Bonaventure University, USA

Ken Barker, University of Calgary, Canada

Ali Miri, Ryerson University, Canada

Sakir Zincir, Queen’s University, UK



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



The conference will be held at the Jinxi Hotel (39 Yang Gong Causeway (Yanggong Di) Hangzhou 310013 ), Hangzhou, China.



All questions about submissions should be emailed to Rongxing Lu ( and copied

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