The first  Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS) Symposium was held in 2008, following the Canada-France Meeting on Security held at the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, in 2007. Since then, the FPS Symposium has been held annually, alternating Canadian and French locations. After the previous meetings took place in Grenoble, Toronto, Paris, Montréal, La Rochelle, Clermont-Ferrand, Québec City, Nancy, Toulouse, Ottawa, Bordeaux, the 17th edition will be held on December 9-11, 2024, in Montréal, Canada.

Protecting the data and its infrastructure of an increasingly interconnected world has become vital to the normal functioning of all aspects of our daily life. As a result, security and cyber resilience have emerged as scientific research fields focusing on the technologies, processes, and procedures used to protect against cyber threats and to ensure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of data, applications, and services. Many industries and businesses, including banking, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing, rely on various technologies both on premise and in the cloud to improve scalability and reduce costs. Alongside technical defenses, behavioral research enhances our ability to protect digital assets by considering the human behavior. All these multifaceted components necessitate research collaborations from various communities such as mathematics, computer science, information systems, management, and criminology.

The aim of the FPS symposium is to discuss and exchange theoretical and practical ideas that address privacy, security and cyber resilience issues in interconnected systems. Moreover, it aims to provide scientific presentations as well as to promote scientific collaborations, joint research programs, and student exchanges between institutions involved in this fast-moving field. For the 17th edition, special care will be given to innovative behavioral research enhancing privacy and cyber resilience research. We are particularly interested in topics such as insider threat, user-centric security interfaces, security culture, and user compliance. 

Both researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original papers spanning the full range of theoretical and applied work including user research, methods, tools, simulations, demos, and practical evaluations.


Topics of Interest

The topics of interest include but are not limited to (alphabetically ordered): 

  • Access control 
  • Adversarial attacks to automated cyber defense 
  • AI for cybersecurity and cybersecurity for AI 
  • Behavioral cybersecurity and privacy 
  • Blockchain-based systems security and security services 
  • Code reverse engineering and vulnerability exploitation 
  • Computer and network security 
  • Cryptography and cryptanalysis 
  • Data security 
  • Digital Currencies 
  • Ethical and social implications of privacy and security 
  • Fake news detection 
  • Governance and Risk Management for security, privacy and cyber resilience 
  • Hardware security 
  • Identity management and protection 
  • IoT security and privacy 
  • Malware, botnet, and advanced persistent threats 
  • Open-source intelligence cybersecurity  
  • Privacy and privacy enhancing technologies 
  • Privacy and security awareness 
  • Security and privacy management and policies 
  • Security and Privacy of AI 
  • Security of cloud, grid, and edge computing  
  • Security of continuum IoT-edge-Cloud  
  • Security of distributed embedded middleware 
  • Security of service-oriented architectures 
  • Security, privacy, and trust of industrial systems 
  • Side-channel and physical attacks 
  • Software security 
  • Systems forensics and cybercrime 
  • Threat analysis and trust management 
  • Web Security and Privacy 

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