IWSMA 2022

11th International Workshop on Security of Mobile Applications (IWSMA 2022)

to be held in conjunction with the 17 th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

(ARES 2022 – http://www.ares-conference.eu )

August 23 – August 26, 2022

Since the advent of Smartphones, mobile applications have been one of the most thriving areas in the last years. Thus, securing mobile applications, as well as protecting private user data, have to be considered as key research topics in the realm of security research. Furthermore, the topic of protecting sensitive data, both, intrinsic like location data, as well as user data stored on the device, grows ever more important due to the targeted attacks made publically known during the last years. The International Workshop on Security of Mobile Applications (co-located with the ARES-conference) focuses on bringing together researchers from all over the world to share their experience and present recent research. In addition, with the constant introduction of mobile communication in offline environments, especially in the home/building automation community and within industrial environments (Industry 4.0), securing communication in such environments is another important topic of this Workshop. This also includes the research in the area of securing transportation systems, like cars and trains and extends to other thriving research areas in distributed computing like blockchains and distributed ledgers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Mobile security/privacy policies
Mobile protocols and protocol security
Securing private data on Smartphones
Integrating mobile devices into the Cloud
Machine Learning and AI for mobile Security
Mobile operating systems
Secure mobile software architecture
Secure mobile application design
Recent security issues on mobile systems
Physical protection of mobile devices
Security and privacy issues related to user behavior
Novel security concepts for mobile devices and applications
Ubiquitous digital interconnection
Securing MANets
Analysis of mobile apps and ecosystems

Protection of location data
Device loss detection
Mobile ticketing
Sensor communication
Opportunistic networks
Low-energy protocols
Mobile services and smart homes
Mobile malware detection and analysis
Side channel attacks on mobile devices
APTs against mobile environments
Securing industrial communication
Mobile communication in HAS/BAS (home/building automation)
Securing communication in transportation systems (cars, trains, ships)
Mobile Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers

Important Dates
Submission Deadline April 9, 2022 April 30, 2022
Author Notification May 14, 2022
Proceedings Version June 19, 2022
ARES EU Symposium August 23, 2022
ARES Conference August 23 – August 26, 2022
Program Chair/ Workshop Chai r

Peter Kieseberg (Chair)
Josef Ressel Center Blockchains, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Sebastian Schrittwieser (Chair)
University of Vienna, Austria

Program Committee 2022


Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/submission/ .

A selection of the best papers in the workshop will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue in the Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications (JoWUA).