1st Workshop on Wearable Security and Privacy

In association with Financial Crypto 2015
January 30, 2015
InterContinental San Juan Hotel
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico

Call for Papers

The demand for a variety of technologies in wearable devices has increased in recent years. Products ranging from Google glass, to EEG brainwave signal readers, to heart rate monitors, have opened up many new applications, but also give rise to concerns involving security and privacy. This workshop seeks papers addressing the unique challenges of security and privacy for wearable computing devices. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) empirical and theoretical studies of:

Wearable authentication:
  • Novel biometrics
  • Behavioral biometrics
  • Multi-factor authentication with wearable sensors
  • Usability of wearable authentication
  • Robustness of wearable authentication systems
  • Wearable payment systems
  • Bio-cryptographic security protocols
  • Attacks against wearable systems
  • User impact of attacks on wearable systems
  • Access control for wearable data sharing
  • User testing of wearable security features
  • Economics of security for wearable technologies
  • Body worn cameras and sousveillance
  • Augmented reality security and privacy
  • Privacy of pervasive eye-tracking
  • Understanding user privacy concerns for wearable technologies
  • User testing of privacy features for wearable technologies
  • Privacy notifications for wearable recording devices
  • Economics of privacy for wearable technologies

Important Dates

Paper Submission DeadlineOctober 26, 2014
Author NotificationNovember 23, 2014
Early registration deadlineDecember 12, 2014
Final PapersDecember 31, 2014
WorkshopJanuary 30, 2015


All submissions should be uploaded through the workshop submission website.

The workshop solicits submissions of manuscripts that represent significant and novel research contributions. Submissions must not substantially overlap with works that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should follow the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science format. Regular submissions should be no more than 15 pages including references and well-marked appendices. Shorter submissions of up to 6 pages may also be submitted as short papers. Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Authors who seek to submit their works to journals may opt-out by publishing an extended abstract only.

Program Chairs

Benjamin JohnsonCarnegie Mellon University, USA
John ChuangUniversity of California, Berkeley, USA

Program Committee

Alessandro Acquisti Carnegie Mellon University
Srdjan Capkun ETH Z├╝rich
Cory Cornelius Intel Research
Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye MIT
Jaeyeon Jung Microsoft Research
Apu Kapadia Indiana University
Krishna Ksheerabdhi Gemalto
Ivan Martinovic University of Oxford
Tara Mathews Google
Franziska Roesner University of Washington