IWSMA 2018

The 7th International Workshop on Security of Mobile Applications (IWSMA 2018)

to be held in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2018 – http://www.ares-conference.eu )

August 27 – August 30, 2017, Hamburg, Germany

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 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.

Topics of interest comprise 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
  • 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
Important Dates
Submission Deadline April 9 , extended to April 23, 2018
Author Notification May 14, 2018
Proceedings Version June 29, 2018
Conference August 27 – August 30, 2018
Workshop Chair

Peter Kieseberg (Chair)
SBA Research, Austria

Sebastian Schrittwieser (Chair)
Josef Ressel Zentrum TARGET, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Klaus Kieseberg (Chair)
SBA Research

Program Committee

Fatemeh Amiri, University of Vienna, Austria
Amin Anjomshoaa, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Jakub Breier, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Eduard Forsch Villaronga, Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Center for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London, UK
Peter Frühwirt, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Uschi Gonschor, EntServ Enterprise Services, Austria
Johannes Heurix, SBA Research, Austria
Andreas Hula, AIT, Austria
Martin Husák, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Tiffany Li, Yale Law School, USA
Francesco Mercaldo, Institute for Informatics and Telematics (CNR), Italy
Raydel Montesino Perurena, Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas, Cuba
Lukasz Olejnik, independent researcher, LukaszOlejnik.com, United Kingdom
Mayank Sinha, Shell, The Netherlands
Ronald Tögl, Infineon Technologies, Austria
Johanna Ullrich, SBA Research, Austria


The submission guidelines valid for the IWSMA workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. It is necessary that all papers submitted to EasyChair are anonymized (no names or affiliations of authors should be visible in the paper) . They can be found >>here<<.


In case of questions, please feel free to contact us via iwsma@sba-research.org