STPSA 2023: The 17th IEEE International Workshop on Security, Trust, and Privacy for Software Applications

Technical Program

*= in-person presentation in Torino

A Quantum Generative Adversarial Network-based Intrusion Detection System
Md Abdur Rahman, Hossain Shahriar, Victor Clincy, Md F Hossain and Muhammad Rahman

Uncovering Software Supply Chains Vulnerability: A Review of Attack Vectors, Stakeholders, and Regulatory Frameworks
Nafisa Anjum, Nazmus Sakib, Juanjose Rodriguez-Cardenas, Corey Brookins, Ava Norouzinia, Asia Shavers, Miranda Dominguez, Marie Nassif and Hossain Shahriar

HIPAAChecker: The Comprehensive Solution for HIPAA Compliance in Android mHealth Apps
Bilash Saha, Sharaban Tahora, Abdul Barek and Hossain Shahriar

Evaluating ChatGPT for Smart Contracts Vulnerability Correction*
Emanuele Antonio Napoli and Valentina Gatteschi

Security Risk and Attacks in AI: A Survey of Security and Privacy
Md Mostafizur Rahman, Aiasha Siddika Arshi, Md Mehedi Hasan, Sumayia Farzana Mishu, Hossain Shahriar and Fan Wu

A Plugin for Kotlin based Android Apps to Detect Security Breaches through Dataflow
Md Arabin Islam Talukder, Hossain Shahriar, Sumaiya Farzana Mishu, Abm Kamrul Islam Riad, Fan Wu and Akond Rahman

This workshop will bring researchers from academia and industry to discuss methods and tools to achieve security, trust, and privacy goals of both pervasive and non-pervasive software applications. This workshop will focus on techniques, experiences and lessons learned with respect to the state of art for the security, trust, and privacy aspects of both pervasive and non-pervasive software applications along with some open issues.

Information security has become a major concern for software and applications. Software systems must be engineered with reliable protection mechanisms with respect to security, privacy, and trust, while still delivering the expected value of the software to their customers. The traditional approaches to secure a system (e.g., IDS, firewalls) are no longer sufficient to address many security, trust, and privacy (STP) issues. These issues should be addressed by building more effective STP-aware software applications. The principal obstacle in developing STP-aware software is that current software specification, design, implementation, and testing practices do not include adequate methods and tools to achieve security, trust, and privacy goals. Further, emerging techniques such as blockchain bring on new challenges to adopt them into developing STP-aware software and applications. In this workshop, we welcome papers on existing and emerging challenges and requirements of security, privacy, and trust for software applications.

As most systems are now connected to the Internet, the attack space has increased dramatically, and threat scenarios have many variations. Traditional security measures do not fit well for the software of pervasive applications. Since location and contexts are key attributes of pervasive applications, the privacy issues need to be handled in a more novel manner than traditional software applications. Therefore, we have a special consideration to papers on security, privacy, and trust for pervasive applications.

Scope of the workshop

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Security, trust, and privacy (STP)-aware software development, and practices
  • STP requirements elicitation and specification
  • Models and languages for STP-aware software design
  • STP challenges for pervasive computing applications
  • Testing STP properties of software/applications
  • STP management and usability issues in software/applications
  • User interfaces for STP-aware pervasive and non-pervasive computing applications
  • STP challenges in e-services, e.g., e-health, e-government, e-banking, e-commerce, e-marketing, and other web-based and pervasive applications
  • STP challenges in mobile applications
  • STP for applications in cyber-physical systems (CPS)/Internet of things (IoT)
  • Formal models for ensuring STP in software/applications
  • STP issues for handheld device software applications such as healthcare
  • Blockchain technologies for STP-aware software/applications
  • Teaching, innovative course or curriculum for STP-aware software/applications
  • Experience reports on developing STP-aware software
  • Ethical issues in STP-aware software/application development
  • Experience reports on developing STP-aware software

Paper Templates

IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.

Important Dates

Main Conference/Symposium
Main conference/symposium papers due: 15 January 2023
Extended to 15 February 2023
Notification: 7 April 2023
Camera-ready and registration due: 7 May 2023 Updated: 18 May 2023

Journal then Conference Submissions
Due date: April 7, 2023
Notifications: April 30, 2023

Workshops, Fast Abstract, SRS Programs
EXTENDED: Workshop papers due: 21 April 2023
UPDATED: Notifications: 7 May 2023
UPDATED: Camera-ready and registration due: Updated: 18 May 2023

Submission Link

Please submit your paper on EasyChair

IEEE Conference Publishing Policies

All submissions must adhere to IEEE Conference Publishing Policies.

IEEE Cross Check

All submission will be screened for plagiarized material through the IEEE Cross Check portal.

Workshop Organizers

Workshop Co-Chairs

Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, USA

Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman, Florida International University, USA

Program Co-Chairs

Debbie Perouli, Marquette University, USA

Abdullah Farooq, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA

Program Committee

Md Arabin Talukder, Walmart, USA

Kishor Datta, Clark Atlanta University, USA

Victor Clincy, Kennesaw State University

Mohammad Masum, Kennesaw State University, USA

Nico Saputro Unpar, Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia

Amit Kumar Sikder, Georgia Tech, USA

Ahmad Alsharif, University of Central Arkansas, USA

Mahmoud Nabil, North Carolina A&T University, USA

Samet Tonyali, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey

Maanak Gupta, Tennessee Tech University, USA

Mumin Cebe, Marquette University, USA

Suryadipta Majumder, Concordia University, Canada

Aydeger, Abdullah, Southern Illinois University, USA

Atef Shalan, Georgia Southern University, USA

Mohammad Shah Alam, Florida International University, USA