International Workshop on Cyber Security and Smart Systems - IWC3S 2019

In this last decade, a wide range of services is covering all areas of human activities, making SMART technology one of the most flourishing fields that contribute to improving the quality of service for users.

In fact, Smart systems are now part of our daily life. In effect a multitude of applications has been developed (smart city, smart home, smart education, smart health…). Their autonomy based on abilities to analyze complex situations and valuable predictions constitutes a significant assistance tool in the decision-making of quality adapted to the context and expectations of the user.

However, this technology raises new data security issues, particularly when these systems can store and transmit sensitive data to third parties. The sources identification of these problems and the fact of taking appropriate measures to circumvent them has become one of the cornerstones of the future viability of these systems.

The main objective of the International Workshop on Cyber Security and Smart Systems (IWC3S'2019) is to be a place for the exchange of research results and to initiate debates between researchers from academia and industry, both theoretical and practical. It focuses on the risks and new trends and ideas in cyber security and on innovative solutions for smart systems. In this first edition, IWC3S places special emphasis on smart health systems and advanced security methods and approaches. IWC3S will therefore focus on the advancement of artificial intelligence techniques in the field of digital systems.

List of Key Topics includes (may be not limited to):

  • Physical and logical access control
  • Security, Privacy, Trust infrastructure and technologies
  • Wireless sensor networks security
  • Artificial intelligence used in the field of cyber security
  • Assets tracking, monitoring and surveillance solutions
  • Advanced encryption techniques
  • Security and Privacy for Smart Systems
  • Model-based repository of security and safety patterns and tactics
  • Security requirements engineering for smart systems
  • Architecture decisions related to cyber security
  • Embedded systems security
  • Tool support for the modeling, deployment and configuration of security by design

Important dates

  • Submission deadline:12nd, November 2019
  • Notification of authors:14th, November 2019
  • Camera-ready copy due:16th, November, 2019

Submissions and Publication

Submitted papers must be written in English and contain results that have not previously published nor concurrently submitted to a journal or conference with published proceedings. Papers should be no less than 5 and no more than 8 pages and should be submitted as a pdf file by e-mail to They must be formatted according to Springer LNCS authors instructions. Each submission should contain a title, the authors’ names and affiliations, a maximum of 200 words abstract, the body of the paper, and references.

The selection of accepted contributions will be based on peer-review by the PC. Each accepted paper will be published in IWC3S 2019 workshop proceedings and it must be presented at the workshop by one of its authors.

In addition, the committee will hold a second selection of the best papers to be published in Electronic Journal of Information Technology (

Please be informed that the accepted papers will not be indexed at Springer.

Workshop Chairs

Abdelmalek Benzekri Paul Sabatier University, France
Driss Bouzidi Mohammed V University, Morocco

Program Committee

ANoreddine Abghour Hassan 2 University, Morocco
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji eHealth Development Association, Jordan
Mostafa Bellafkih INPT, Morocco
Driss Benhaddou Houston University, USA
Hanane El Bekkali ENSIAS, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Khalifa EL Mansouri Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences, Casablanca, Morocco
Mustapha Hedabou Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
Morad RAJI ENSET, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Ahmad Samer Wazan IRIT, France

Marrakesh, MOROCCO

November 20 - 22, 2019

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM