20th International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium

IDEAS '16 would be hosted by Concordia University

Montreal, QC, Canada .

July 11-13, 2016



Track: Web and Security




Over the last few years, the notion of security has dramatically changed. In particular, data generated by web based system, government and companies exhibits a complex structure (e.g. multi-table data, XML data, web data, time series and sequences, graphs and trees, social network posts, tweets) and a multi channel access structure. This fact poses new challenges for current information systems for storing, managing and protecting these complex data effectively. The aim of this special track is to bring together researchers and practitioners of cyber security in this new area of modern computer science. It aims also at integrating recent results from existing fields such as fingerprinting, access control and cryptography to discuss and introduce new algorithmic foundations and representation formalisms. We are interested in advanced techniques that while preserving the informative richness of data, allow us to efficiently and effectively protect them from malicious uses.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

Suggested topics include (but not limited to) the following: Physical Data Protection; Secure Dematerialization; Data Mining for Security; Cloud Security; Authorization Strategies; Access Control; Fingerprinting; RFID Security; Work-flow Security; Social Network Security

Track Organizers

Bettina Fazzinga. ICAR-CNR, Italy, fazzinga@icar.cnr.it
Elio Masciari. ICAR-CNR, Italy, masciari@icar.cnr.it

Track committee members

Jorge Bernardinho, ISEL
Sergio Flesca, Università della Calabria
Pedro Furtado, Universidade de Coimbra
Joao Gama, University of Porto
Barzan Mozafari, University of Michigan
Zbigniew Ras, University of North Carolina
Domenico Talia, Università della Calabria
Alicja Wieczorkowska, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology
Carlo Zaniolo, UCLA
Chiara Pulice, Università della Calabria
Michele Ianni, Università della Calabria
Nunziato Cassavia, ICAR-CNR

Submission Instructions, Deadline

Submissions and registration for participation is through ConfSys. Please see instruction in: about ConfSys


Papers should be submitted using the IDEAS 2016 'event' choosing the track on "Web and Security" before 20th March 2016 (EST).


All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to conference topics of interest, originality, significance, and clarity. For double blind review, author names and affiliations must not appear in the submissions, and bibliographic references must be adjusted to preserve author anonymity.


However names of ALL authors must be entered on the paper information page in ConfSys for the submission.


Accepted track papers will be published in the IDEAS '16 proceedings by ACM in their digital library; the ISBN assigned by ACM to IDEAS16 is: 978-1-4503-4118-9


A version of the proceedings to be distributed to the conference attendees would be prepared by BytePress.

Invited Speakers




Important Dates


November 15, 2015: Deadline for Track Proposal 
December 7, 2015: Start of submission of papers on ConfSys.
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March 20, 2016: Papers submission/Posters deadline May 8, 2016: Notification of acceptance and start of author early registration June 10, 2016: Author regular registration deadline and Camera-ready upload to ConfSys deadline

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Conference Publication

The conference proceedings will be published by ACM in their digital library; the ISBN assigned by ACM to IDEAS16 is: 978-1-4503-4118-9
A version of the proceedings to be distributed to the conference attendees would be prepared by BytePress.



Organized by

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada with the cooperation of ACM, SIGKDD, SIGMOD, BytePress.org and ConfSys.org

Program Chairs:

Motomichi Toyama, Keio University, Japan,
Jorge Bernardino, Instituto Politecnico de Coimbra, Portugal

Publicity Chair:

Elio Masciari, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

General Chair:

Bipin C. Desai, Concordia University, Canada,



IDEAS16 Program Committee






IDEAS Steering Committee


Bernardino, Jorge    Instituto Politecnico de Coimbra
Desai, Bipin C. (Chair)  Concordia University
Gruenwald, Le  University of Oklahoma
Ng, Wilfred  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Pokorny, Jaroslav  Charles University
Saccà, Domenico  Università della Calabria
Toyama, Motomichi  Keio University
Ullman, Jeffrey  Stanford University