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Special Session
Special Session on
Security and Privacy in V2X Systems
 - SPecV2X 2019

23 - 25 February, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic

Within the 5th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - ICISSP 2019


Iraklis Symeonidis
Brief Bio
Iraklis Symeonidis is a post-doctoral researcher at APSIA of the University of Luxembourg. He conducted his PhD at KU Leuven under the supervision of Prof. Bart Preneel. He holds a masters degree in Digital Systems Security from the University of Piraeus, and an engineering degree in Information and Communication Engineering from the University of the Aegean. His current research interests fall in the intersection between information privacy and security with a specific focus on private messaging, online social networks and connected cars.
Mustafa A. Mustafa
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Brief Bio
Mustafa A. Mustafa is currently a Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellow at the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester. He received the B.Sc. degree in communications from the Technical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria, in 2007, the M.Sc. degree in communications and signal processing from Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from The University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K., in 2015. He then was a post-doctoral research fellow with the imec-COSIC research group, Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), KU Leuven, Belgium. Since July 2018 he is a Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellow at the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester. He was the recipient of the Best Student Video Award from IEEE SmartGridComm 2017 and the Best Paper Award from SECURWARE 2017. During his PhD studies he was also a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award as Postgraduate Research Student of the Year 2015 nominee by the School of Computer Science of The University of Manchester. He currently acts as an expert in the IEC/SYC/WG 3 “IEC Smart Energy Roadmap”. He has also given tutorials, guest lectures and invited talks at several national and international summer schools/seminars/workshops/conferences. He has acted as a reviewer for a large number journals and international conferences. His research interests include information security, data privacy and applied cryptography in areas such as smart grid, smart city, connected cars, e-health, and IoT.


The advancement of V2X systems has eased the communication between smart vehicles and infrastructure while enabling the exchange of information at an ever-increasing rate. This special session aims to gather scientific papers on the realm of security and privacy issues in V2X systems. It is driven by the rising numbers of smart vehicles, their complex systems such as infotainment, and the amount of information that is generated and exchanged in V2X. We welcome papers that identify and report new data collection bad practices such as from service providers, attacks on the existing solutions and also new designs that consider security and privacy.


  • Secure and privacy-preserving access provision protocols
  • Smart contracts in vehicular systems and privacy
  • Private information gathering, inference attacks and profiling
  • Authentication and distance bounding protocols
  • Security and privacy threat analysis
  • Location attacks and privacy-preserving countermeasures
  • Anonymity and privacy-preserving countermeasures
  • Malware detection in smart vehicles
  • Big data, vehicle analytics and privacy
  • Communication protocols and network security
  • Secure and privacy-enhancing connected services
  • Secure automotive control networks
  • Secure vehicular cloud computing
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • V2G communication


Paper Submission: December 20, 2018
Authors Notification: January 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019


Gergely Biczók, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Christopher Hicks, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jan Tobias Muehlberg, imec-DistriNet, Belgium
Lennert Wouters, imec-COSIC, Belgium

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICISSP Special Sessions - SPecV2X 2019
e-mail: icissp.secretariat@insticc.org