Security, Privacy, and Trust Track
Call for Papers

Track chairs: (

  • Enrico Gerding (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Andrew Paverd (Microsoft, UK)

We invite research contributions to the Security, Privacy, and Trust track at the 31st edition of the Web Conference series (formerly known as WWW), to be held online April 25-29, 2022, hosted by Lyon, France (

As the Web has grown to be an integral part of our lives, security, privacy, and trust have become essential requirements without which the Web cannot function. Security, privacy, and trust technologies are fundamental for performing most Web transactions and they must be usable by a highly diverse population of users. At the same time, the sheer success of the Web platform has made it a ripe target for abuse by hostile parties, who will exploit both technical and human failures to compromise systems and steal private and financial information.

This track offers researchers working on security, privacy, or trustworthiness the opportunity to present their work to the broad community of researchers with a myriad backgrounds and interests who will be attending the 2022 Web Conference.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Abusive content such as online harassment, spam, and fake reviews
  • Applications of cryptography to the Web
  • Artificial Intelligence in the context of Web security
  • Authentication and authorization for Web-based services
  • Blockchains and distributed ledgers in the context of Web security
  • Browser and end-point security
  • Cyber-crime defenses and forensics (e.g., anti-phishing, anti-blackmailing, anti-fraud techniques)
  • Data transparency and provenance
  • Digital identity management
  • Human and usability factors in Web security and privacy
  • Legal, ethical, policy issues of Web security and privacy
  • Measurement, analysis, and circumvention of Web censorship
  • Measurement of online crime/underground economics
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies for the Web
  • Public key infrastructures, key management, certification, and revocation
  • Security in Web-based electronic commerce (e-cash, auctions, etc.)
  • Security of Web-based applications and services
  • Security and privacy for intelligent assistants
  • Social network security and privacy
  • Tracking, profiling, and countermeasures against them
  • Transparency, trustworthiness, and accountability on the Web
  • User consent for data sharing and processing (e.g., consent management)

Submission guidelines, relevant dates, and important policies can be found at