IEEE International Conference on

Public Key Infrastructure and its Applications

PKIA 2017

Bangalore, November 14-15, 2017

About International Conference

The International Conference on Public Key Infrastructure and its Applications (PKIA 2017) will be a premium venue for bringing together all stakeholders of a Public Key Infrastructure Ecosystem. The objective is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas from academia and industry on traditional and emerging topics and new paradigms in the areas of PKI, with a clear connection to real-world problems, systems or applications.

Call for Papers

Applications of PKI as a technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the recent years and is on the verge of becoming synonymous with trust in electronic transactions all over the world.

The world of PKI has evolved as a robust and reliable system owing to the strong ecosystem - backed by the development in Cryptography, Protocols, Standards, Policy, Laws, Software libraries and hardware components.

The objective is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas from academia and industry on traditional and emerging topics and new paradigms in the areas of PKI, with a clear connection to real-world problems, systems or applications.

The conference therefore seeks submissions presenting innovative research and current developments in the areas of Public Key Infrastructures, Digital Certificates, Digital Signatures, Key Management, One-Time Signatures, Certificate-less secure communication, Time Stamping, PKI based Authentication etc. Submissions may focus on Modelling, Design, Analysis (incl. security proofs and attacks), Development (e.g. implementations), Deployment (e.g. system integration), and Maintenance (e.g. performance measurements, usability studies) of algorithms/protocols/standards/implementations/technologies /devices/systems standing in relation with public key cryptography. Some topics of interest include but not limited to:

  • Advanced Cryptographic Methods for Digital Signing
  • Light Weight Cryptography and PKI
  • Security issues and Challenges in Crypto Tokens
  • PKI and FIDO
  • Policy and Legal support systems for PKI
  • Key Management Implementation and Issues
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection using PKI
  • Public Key Infrastructure Protection
  • Certificate Validation
  • Implementation of PKI Applications
  • Standard Libraries for PKI Applications
  • Standard Plug-ins for PKI enablement
  • PKI of IoT Security
  • Usability in PKI for ease of issuance of tokens
  • Human factors in PKI security
  • Dynamic Digital / Electronic Signatures
  • PKI for Securing Mobile APPs
  • Biometric and PKI enabled applications
  • PKI for Identity Management
  • PKI in e-Governance, e-Banking
  • Advances in Public Key Cryptography
  • Trust Models, Trust List etc

Visit the International Conference CFP page HERE

Papers should be a maximum of 8 pages in the IEEE conference proceedings format available HERE

Please submit your technical papers by 15th August 2017, via EasyChair for PKIA 2017 HERE


Tutorials (14th November 2017)

  • Session 1 (10AM - 1PM)
    • Title: Lattice Based Cryptography
    • Abstract: Lattice based cryptography has been a very active research area for the past 20 years. The field has gained special attraction due to the conjectured worst case hardness of lattice problems even against the quantum algorithms. In the upcoming Post Quantum Cryptographic Competition hosted by NIST, numerous candidates are anticipated to be based on lattices. In this tutorial, I shall review the principles behind the lattice based cryptography, present some basic constructions, and explore their relations with standard cryptographic constructions.
    • Session Handled By: Rishiraj Bhattacharyya
    • Brief Bio: Rishiraj Bhattacharyya is currently a faculty in the School of Computer Science of NISER, Bhubhaneswar. He has received his PhD in 2011 from Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata. Previously, he was associated with Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, and R C Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security. His research focuses on the security proofs of practical cryptosystems.

  • Session 2
    • Title: Elliptic Curve Cryptography(ECC) based Public Key Infrastructure
    • Session Handled By:
      (1) Dr. P.V. Ananda Mohan, C-DAC, Bangalore
      (2) Mr. Kunal Abhishek, Society of Electronic Transactions and Security(SETS), Chennai

  • Session 3
    • Title: Blockchain and its Significance to Cyber Security
    • Session Handled By: Smt. Lakshmi Eswari, P R Cyber Security R&D Team, C-DAC, Hyderabad

Invited Talks (15th November 2017)

  • Talk 1
    • Title: PKI: Past Present & Future
    • Speaker: Dr. Ashutosh Saxena
    • Brief: Ashutosh Saxena is an industry expert and academician with over two decades of experience, 100+ international publications, 30+ filled patents out of which 21 are now USPTO granted patents, and a book on PKI: Concept, Design and Deployment (Tata McGraw Hill 2003) to his credit. Research interest is in the areas of information security and privacy. He is Life member of Computer Society of India and Cryptology Research Society of India and Senior member of IEEE.
  • Talk 2
    • Title: Development of smart authentication and identification in Asia
    • Speaker: Dr. Wei-Chung Hwang
    • Brief: Wei-Chung Hwang is the Co-Leader of Mobile Security Working Group, Asia PKI Consortium. He leads the development of open data, data privacy, and electronic authentication projects in Taiwan, under the sponsorship of Ministry of Economy Affairs(MOEA), Ministry of Science and Technology(MOST), and Board of Science and Technology(BOST). He work with government, enterprise, and community to advance the development of electronic authentication technologies and explore the value of open data, personal data, with the adoption of data-centric approach. Wei-Chung is also the executive committee member of Open Data Alliance(ODA) Taiwan, and members of advisory/consultation committee for several government agencies regarding to digital signature, electronic identification, and open data.
  • Talk 3
    • Title: Dynamic Legal Regime of PKI: A Case Study of India
    • Speaker: Mr. Vakul Sharma
    • Brief: Mr. Vakul Sharma is practising in the Supereme Court of india and High Court, specialising in the field of information technology, data protection, privacy and cyber crimes. He advises the Government of India and various State Governments on Information Technology and practises. He has been nominated by the Cenral Government on various Expert Committees, Consultative Committees, Panels and Working Groups on Information Technology, Cyber Security, Data Protection, Cyber Crimes, E-governance etc. Having a unique distinction of training superior court judges, civil servants, police officers, law enforcement agencies, and forensic experts all across India on information technology, data protection, privacy and cyber crimes. He studied International Relations, International Economics, Law and Management from premier Schools/ Institutions in India and Europe and holds LL.B., Masters, M.Phil and MBA degrees. He has written numberous books, White Papers, Directives and Policy Documents.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be original and must not substantially be a duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference/journal with formally published proceedings.

IEEE and Conference Chairs reserves the right to share information about submissions with other program committees to detect parallel submissions. Each submission must begin with a title, author names and affiliations, short abstract, and a list of keywords. The introduction should summarise the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader.

The paper should be intelligible and self-contained without the supplementary material, as committee members are not required to read them. Authors of accepted papers must register and present the paper at the conference to be considered for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.

The papers presented at the conference will be eligible for the best paper award evaluations.

The Committee

General Chair

International Advisory Committee

Steering Committee

Technical Program Committee

Organizing Committee

Purchase Committee

Publication Committee

Web Committee

Reception Committee

Registration Committee

Promotion & Exhibition Committee

Facilitation Committee


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