Practice and Theory of IT Security


PTITS’2009 is a workshop for the presentation of short papers on innovative research in IT security and privacy. It will include presentations given by invited speakers. It is organized as a satellite workshop of the Conference on e-Technologies MCETECH 2009. The workshop will take place on May 4th, 2009 (before the first day of MCETECH 2009) in Ottawa, Canada.


The workshop is a quality scientific meeting where researchers can present original contributions on information technology security and privacy, applied or theoretical. More precisely, topics of this workshop include (but are not limited to):

The workshop will provide a balanced mix of technical papers, implementation experiences, applications and case studies.


Organizing Committee

Kamel Adi,   Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau (Qc), Canada.

Mourad Debbabi, Concordia University, Montreal (Qc), Canada

Luigi Logrippo, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau (Qc), Canada


Program Committee (partial list)

Carlisle Adams, University of Ottawa

Kamel Adi, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada

Abbie Barbir, Nortel Networks, Canada

Yacine Bouzida, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada

Dan Craigen, Government of Canada

Mourad Debbabi, Concordia University, Canada

Ridha Khedri, McMaster University, Canada

Luigi Logrippo, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada

Mohamed Mejri, Laval University, Canada

Ali Miri, University of Ottawa, Canada

John Mullins, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

Nadia Tawbi, Laval University, Canada

Workshop Format

The workshop will include presentations of technical papers, a session panel and an invited talk. The session panel will focus on structured discussion by participants on their experiences on the topics of the workshop.


Submission Instructions

Authors should submit their extended abstract electronically as an attachment to an email to the following address: ptits@uqo.ca

The body of the email should contain, in plain text, the following information:

Papers should be up to 8 pages long, in .pdf (preferred) or MsWord format. Although no specific format is required for the initial submission, accepted papers will have to follow the IEEE format for inclusion in the Workshop Proceedings.

Submitted papers must be original and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the program committee and the accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Required clearances should be obtained by the authors before submission.

Important Dates