SP2I 2023

The 3rd International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Intelligent Infrastructures

to be held in conjunction with the 18 th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2023 – http://www.ares-conference.eu )

August 29 – September 01, 2023

Nowadays, Intelligent Infrastructures (IIs) represent various domains such as the Internet of Vehicles, e-Healthcare, Smart Cities services, Smart Grids and Smart Home applications. Intelligent Infrastructure services consist of layers that capture, exchange and analyze data as well as invoke autonomic responses sometimes supported by emerging Artificial Intelligent (AI) techniques. The goal of Intelligent Infrastructures is a higher level of convenience for mankind, but with those promises have come privacy and security issues and concerns. Therefore, increasing security and privacy in Intelligent Infrastructures by designing new efficient solutions is an important research direction. Moreover, quantum-resistant security and connecting privacy with the law are also important research topics nowadays. The SP2I 2023 workshop aims at collecting the most relevant ongoing research efforts in the field of privacy and security in Intelligent Infrastructures. This workshop also welcomes submissions that deal with interdisciplinary research connecting privacy to law, formal modeling, policy, and data privacy management. The SP2I also serves as a forum for relevant research projects to disseminate their privacy and security-related results and boost future cooperation.

The workshop is supported by the European Union under Grant Agreement No. 101087529 CHESS and the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic under grant VJ03030014 under program IMPAKT 1. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Anonymity, Privacy, and Traceability
Applied Cryptography and Security in Intelligent Infrastructures
Applied Post-Quantum Cryptography in Intelligent Infrastructures
Authentication and Access Control
Blockchain Privacy
Cloud Computing and Privacy
Data Privacy and Personal Information Management
Formal Modelling in Intelligent Infrastructures
Hardware Security
Internet of Things (IoT) Security and Privacy

Lightweight Cryptography
Network and Wireless Security and Privacy
Operating Systems Security in Intelligent Infrastructures
Privacy and Law
Privacy-Enhancing Technologies and Privacy Protection in Intelligent Infrastructures
Quantum Resistant Privacy Enhancing Technologies
Security and Machine Learning in Intelligent Infrastructures
Security, and Privacy by design
Security of Digital Twins

Important Dates
Extended Submission Deadline May 22, 2023
Author Notification June 14, 2023
Proceedings Version June 28, 2023
ARES EU Symposium August 29, 2023
ARES Conference August 29 – September 01, 2023
Program Chair/ Workshop Chair

Lukas Malina (Chair)
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Raimundas Matulevičius (Chair)
University of Tartu, Estonia

Gautam Srivastava (Chair)
Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada


Mohamed Baza, College of Charleston, U.S.A.
Jakub Breier, Silicon Austria Labs, Graz, Austria
Gabriele Costa, CINI, Italy
Christian Derler, Joanneum Research, Austria
Ashutosh Dhar Dwivedi, Aalborg University, Denmark
George Drosatos, Athena Research and Innovation Centre, Greece
Petr Dzurenda, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Alireza Esfahani, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Jan Hajny, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Xiaolu Hou, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Alireza Jolfaei, Flinders University, Australia
Liina Kamm, Cybernetica, Estonia
Maryline Laurent, Télécom SudParis, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
Jerry Lin, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway
Pavel Loutocky, Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Zdenek Martinasek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Jakub Misek, Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Aleksandr Ometov, Tampere University, Finland
Arnis Paršovs, University of Tartu, Estonia
Sara Ricci, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Rajani Singh, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Branka Stojanovic, Joanneum Research, Austria
Aimilia Tasidou, CESI, Nantes, France
Luca Verderame, University of Genova, Italy


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/conference/submission/ .

Jan Willemson

© Jan Willemson

Jan Willemson
Senior researcher, Cybernetica, Estonia

Privacy and verifiability trade-offs in voting systems
The methods of running democratic elections have evolved over the centuries together with the requirements. One of the paradoxes of voting is that these requirements are inherently contradictory. On one hand, we want to have full transparency and verifiability of the whole process by everyone, but on the other hand we want to keep the act of voting private to resist coercion attacks. It turns out that these properties can not be both achieved 100%, so some kind of a trade-off is required. In this talk we take a look at some of the possible equilibrium points and discuss their implications for practical voting systems.

Jan Willemson defended his PhD in computer science at Tartu University, Estonia, in 2002. He has been working at Cybernetica as a researcher since 1998, specializing in information security and cryptography. His areas of interest include risk analysis of heterogeneous systems, secure multi-party computations, e-government solutions and security aspects of Internet voting. He has authored more than 70 research papers published in international journals and conferences.