Call for Papers

Started in 2005, RFIDsec has become the premier venue devoted to security and privacy of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The nature of radio-enabled item identification and automatic data capture has significantly changed over the years driven by the interest in overarching applications such as the Internet-of-Things and cyber-physical systems. As such, RFIDsec has also broadened its scope and seeks papers describing any contributions to security and privacy in any application area related to any constrained devices, such as sensor nodes, smart wearables, smart cards, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and RFID tags.

Topics of interest include:

  • System security aspects related to any emerging application area of constrained platforms, e.g. Internet-of-Things, cyber-physical systems, e-health devices, etc.
  • Implementations of cryptography and protocols with constrained resources in terms of energy, power, computation resources and memory footprint
  • Secure software and hardware architectures and software for embedded constrained devices and systems
  • Side-channel, tamper and reverse-engineering resistant designs and countermeasures for constrained platforms
  • Physical-layer security and contextual authentication/pairing for constrained devices
  • User-centric security issues, e.g. continuous user authentication, user-centric data privacy management, user consent for pervasively sensed data, etc.
  • Design issues related to reliability and scalability of security services in large systems, e.g. key management, device updates and security life cycle

Full and Short Papers

Submitted papers should present novel contributions related to the topics listed above. Papers must be written in English, unpublished, anonymous and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration of publication.

Full paper submissions should not exceed 14 pages and be compliant with Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) template.

Short papers describe high-quality novel ideas with the potential to stimulate discussion and initiate new directions within the field, but due to their exploratory nature might not have been fully investigated and evaluated yet. Short paper submissions should not exceed 8 pages and be compliant with with Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) template.

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts (PDF format) through Easychair. Submitted manuscripts must be anonymous. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

After the event final versions of accepted papers will be published as post-proceedings in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Authors of accepted papers with outstanding results of particular interest for the community will receive a special invitation to submit an extended version of their work to IEEE Transactions on Computers (extended version will be subject to further review). At least 40% of substantial new material has to be added to the journal submission, and the final manuscript should be in the current scope of the journal.

Poster and Demonstrations

RFIDSec 2016 will also offer the opportunity to exhibit posters and demos of promising work and system implementations. If you have an idea for a poster or demo please submit a 2 page abstract to by 17 October 2016.