About ITASEC18

The Second Italian Conference on Cyber Security (ITASEC18) is an annual event supported by the CINI Cybersecurity National Laboratory that aims at putting together Italian researchers and professionals from academia, industry, and government working in the field of cyber security. The conference will be structured into a main cyber security science and technology (S&T main track), a “fil rouge” track including a sequence of multidisciplinary sessions from economic sciences, political sciences, laws etc on a specific hot topic in cyber security, and a demo track devoted to prototypes developed by industries, research centers and universities. ITASEC18 invites submissions for tutorial proposals on all topics of potential interest to the conference attendees. The conference will also include special sessions on domestic cybersecurity startups and on cybersecurity hacking community. The conference will also feature few selected distinguished keynote speeches and panels. This year, the fil rouge track topic will be "Cyber and Information Conflicts: strategic, tactical, policy and law aspects".

Conference tracks

S&T main track

For the science and technology (S&T) main track we welcome submissions regarding any aspects of cybersecurity including, but not limited to, the following ones: big data analytics, biometrics, critical infrastructure protection, cryptographic algorithms and applications, digital identity, electronic voting, enterprise and software security, forensics, formal methods, hardware trust and security, social engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence, malware detection and analysis, intelligence, privacy, cyber-physical and industrial control systems, security governance and risk management, secure computation and storage, cyber ranges, surveillance systems (video, audio etc), network and cloud security, e-commerce security, vulnerability assessment, economics of cybersecurity.

Fil rouge track

Every year the conference wants to highlight a “fil rouge” topic to be addressed in a multidisciplinary way by allocating specific targeted IT and non-IT sessions. This year the topic is “Fostering Security Through Web-Based Intelligence: Tools, Opportunities and Inherent Limitations”. Papers addressing the topic in disciplines like: social sciences, economic sciences, (geo-)political sciences, legal sciences and other non-technology areas are encouraged. Non-technological papers will be selected by a specific fil rouge track program committee.

Demos track

Demonstrations present first-hand experience with research prototypes or operational systems in any of the areas identified in the scope of the S&T main track. The authors are expected to prepare a poster and perform a live demonstration. Demonstrations also provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing cybersecurity systems and to obtain feedback from expert users. A demonstration has to be accompanied by a submission. Demonstration submissions describe in 5 pages, following the format for the conference proceedings, the objectives and findings addressed by the demonstration. Commercial demos will not be accepted.

Submit a paper

Submissions and proceedings


We solicit two kinds of submission for all tracks: original, unpublished contributions that will be included in an open-access post-proceeding volume of CEUR Workshop Proceedings; already published or preliminary work that will not be included in the post proceedings volume. We particularly encourage submissions on new and emerging topics. Authors are requested to clearly indicate whether their paper should be included in the proceedings volume or not.

Papers submitted to the S&T and demo track, as well as tutorial proposals must be in English. For the fil rouge track the language can be either English or Italian. Papers have to be submitted in pdf format and should be formatted using the EasyChair style. Papers submitted to S&T and fil rouge tracks must be no longer than 10 pages, including bibliography. Extra material exceeding the page limit can be included in a clearly marked appendix of at most 5 pages. Papers submitted to the demo track must be no longer than 5 pages. A walk-through of the actual demonstration should be provided in a clearly marked appendix of at most 5 pages.

Click here to submit a paper.

Tutorial proposals

The conference will host a one-day (February 6, 2018) tutorial program on cybersecurity and some "embedded tutorials" in the following days. Each tutorial proposal should concisely describe the content and objectives of the tutorial, and include:

  • title
  • abstract
  • outline of the tutorial content
  • intended audience, including possible assumed background of attendees
  • name, affiliation, email address, and brief biography of the speaker(s)
  • duration: 1.5 hours (embedded), 3 hours (half-day)

Tutorial proposals should be submitted as a pdf file through EasyChair.

Click here here to submit a tutorial proposal.

Community session

This year the conference will host a special session dedicated to the Italian hacking community, with a few slots reserved to young authors (< 24 years old). We solicit community submissions on any aspect of Cybersecurity. Notice that papers about new vulnerabilities will only be considered if adhering to responsible disclosure.

Paper submission rules are the same as the fil rouge track above.

Click here to submit a community paper.

Important dates

  • 9 16 October 2017: Paper (all tracks) and demo submission
  • 15 25 November 2017: Tutorial proposal and community paper submission
  • 5 December 2017: Notification to authors
  • 6-9 February 2018: Conference

Conference committees

General co-chairs

Stefano Zanero (Politecnico di Milano)

Roberto Baldoni (Università di Roma, Sapienza)

Program co-chairs

Elena Ferrari (Univ. dell’Insubria, S&T)

Marco Baldi (Univ. Politecnica delle Marche, Demos)

Roberto Baldoni (Univ. di Roma Sapienza, Fil-Rouge)

Tutorial co-chair

Sara Foresti (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Startup co-chairs

Gabriele Costa (Università di Genova)

Community session co-chair

Yvette Agostini (CSA Italy)

Riccardo Focardi (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia)

S&T track program committee

Maurizio Aiello (CNR-IEIIT, Genova)

Alessandro Armando (Università di Genova and FBK)

Antonio Barili (Università di Pavia)

Stefano Bistarelli (Università di Perugia)

Nicola Blefari Melazzi (CNIT, Università degli Studi Roma Tor Vergata)

Carlo Blundo (Università di Salerno)

Andrea Bondavalli (Università di Firenze)

Francesco Buccafurri Università di Reggio Calabria)

Michele Carminati (Politecnico di Milano)

Dajana Cassioli (Università dell'Aquila)

Dario Catalano (Università di Catania)

Paolo Ciancarini (Università di Bologna)

Mauro Conti (Università di Padova)

Domenico Cotroneo (Università di Napoli, Federico II)

Bruno Crispo (Università di Trento)

Franco Davoli (CNIT, Università di Genova)

Rocco De Nicola (IMT, Lucca)

Pierpaolo Degano (Università di Pisa)

Felicita Di Giandomenico (ISTI-CNR, Pisa)

Stefano Panzieri (Università Roma Tre)

Gianluca Dini (Università di Pisa)

Susanna Donatelli (Università di Torino)

Riccardo Focardi (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia)

Giorgio Giacinto (Università di Cagliari)

Roberto Giacobazzi (Università di Verona)

Franco Guida (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Roma)

Antonio Lioy (Politecnico di Torino)

Giuseppe Lo Re (Università di Palermo)

Flaminia Luccio (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia)

Luigi Vincenzo Mancini (Università di Roma, Sapienza)

Alberto Marchetti-Spaccamela (Università di Roma, Sapienza)

Fabio Martinelli (IIT-CNR, Pisa)

Marino Miculan (Università di Udine)

Igor Nai Fovino (JRC, Ispra)

Stefano Panzieri (Università Roma Tre)

Giuseppe Persiano (Università di Salerno)

Silvio Ranise (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento)

Luigi Romano (Università di Napoli, Parthenope)

Domenico Saccà (Università della Calabria)

Massimo Sala (Università degli Studi di Trento)

Pierangela Samarati (Università degli studi di Milano)

Roberto Setola Università Campus Bio-Medico, Roma)

Maurizio Talamo (Università di Roma, Tor Vergata)

Alberto Trombetta (Università dell'Insubria)

Paolo Villoresi (Università di Padova)

Corrado Aaron Visaggio (Università del Sannio)1

Fil rouge track program committee

Luisa Avitabile (University of Roma "La Sapienza")

Claudia Biancotti (Bank of Italy)

Matteo E. Bonfanti (ETH Center for Security Studies)

Francesca Bosco (UNICRI United Nations)

Mario Caligiuri (University of Calabria)

Tommaso Dezan (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Luisa Franchina (AIIC)

Paola Girdinio (University of Genova)

Umberto Gori (University of Florence)

Luigi Martino (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna)

Marco Mayer Link (Campus University)

Maurizio Mensi (Legal Service of the EU commission)

Gian Domenico Mosco (LUISS Guido Carli University)

Greta Nasi (Bocconi University)

Ida Claudia Panetta (University of Roma "La Sapienza")

Paolo Prinetto (Politecnico di Torino)

Paolo Spagnoletti (LUISS Guido Carli University)

Demos track Committee

Alessandro Armando (University of Genoa & Fondazione Bruno Kessler)

Marco Balduzzi (Trend Micro)

Roberto Carbone (Security & Trust Unit, FBK)

Fabio Cocurullo (Leonardo)

Emanuele Frontoni (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

Anthony Jeffs (Cisco)

Fabio Lazzini (Sogei)

Rocco Mammoliti (Poste Italiane)

Alessio Merlo (DIBRIS - University of Genoa)

Orillo Narduzzo (ISACA VENICE Chapter)

Gianluigi Pugni (ENEL)

Leonardo Querzoni (Università di Roma, Sapienza)

Gianluca Varisco (Team per la Trasformazione Digitale)

Steering Committee

Alessandro Armando (Univ. di Genova and FBK)

Roberto Baldoni (Università di Roma, Sapienza; CINI)

Nicola Blefari Melazzi (CNIT & Univ. di Roma Tor Vergata)

Carlo Blundo (Univ. di Salerno)

Andrea Bondavalli (Univ. di Firenze)

Marco Conti (CNR)

Bruno Crispo (Univ. di Trento)

Rocco De Nicola (IMT, Lucca)

Pierpaolo Degano (Univ. di Pisa)

Elena Ferrari (Univ. dell’Insubria)

Riccardo Focardi (Univ. Ca’ Foscari, Venezia)

Antonio Lioy (Politecnico di Torino)

Fabio Martinelli (CNR)

Silvio Migliori (ENEA)

Paolo Prinetto (CINI)

Pierangela Samarati (Univ. di Milano)

Stefano Zanero (Politecnico di Milano)

Organizing Committee

Roberto Baldoni (Università di Roma, Sapienza; CINI)

Gabriella Caramagno (Università di Roma, Sapienza, CINI)

Stefano Zanero (Politecnico di Milano)

Angela Miola (CINI)

Paolo Prinetto (Politecnico di Torino, CINI)

Andrea Brancaleoni (Politecnico di Milano)

Community Session Committee

Claudio Bozzato (Cisco Talos)

Marco Squarcina (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia)

Stefano Zanero (Politecnico di Milano)

Marco Calamari (Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights)

Federico Maggi (Trend Micro)

Igor Falcomatà (sikurezza.org)

Mario Anglani

If you have any questions on ITASEC18, please contact segreteria.cybersecurity@consorzio-cini.it