SETOP 2012

Pisa, Italy, September 13-14

Welcome to the 5th SETOP International Workshop on Autonomous and Spontaneous Security

This fifth edition of the SETOP workshop will be held in Pisa (Italy), the 13th and 14th of September of 2012, in conjunction with the 17th annual European research event in Computer Security (ESORICS 2012) symposium.

We invite researchers and practitioners from all countries working in autonomous security, privacy, trustworthy data systems and related areas to participate in the event.



Security and reliability have become a major concern for service oriented applications as well as for communications systems and networks. With the need for evolution, if not revolution, of current network architectures and the Internet, autonomous and spontaneous management will be a key feature of future networks and information systems. In this context, security is an essential property. It must be thought at the early stage of conception of these systems and designed to be also autonomous and spontaneous.

Future networks and systems must be able to automatically configure themselves with respect to their security policies. The security policy specification must be dynamic and adapt itself to the changing environment. Those networks and systems should interoperate securely when their respective security policies are heterogeneous and possibly conflicting. They must be able to autonomously evaluate the impact of an intrusion in order to spontaneously select the appropriate and relevant response when a given intrusion is detected. Autonomous and spontaneous security is a major requirement of future networks and systems. Of course, it is crucial to address this issue in different wireless and mobile technologies available today such as RFID, Wifi, Wimax, 3G, etc. Other technologies such as ad hoc and sensor networks, which introduce new type of services, also share similar requirements for an autonomous and spontaneous management of security.


The SETOP Workshop seeks submissions that present research results on all aspects related to spontaneous and autonomous security. Submissions by PhD students are encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Security policy deployment
  • Self evaluation of risk and impact
  • Distributed intrusion detection
  • Autonomous and spontaneous response
  • Trust establishment
  • Lightweight cryptography
  • Selfish behaviour and collaboration enforcement
  • Security in autonomous networks
  • Security in ad hoc networks
  • Security in sensor/RFID networks
  • Security of Next Generation Networks
  • Security in Cloud Computing
  • Security of Service Oriented Architecture
  • Security of opportunistic networks
  • Privacy policies
  • Privacy-aware environments
  • Privacy in self-organized networks
  • Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
  • Secure localization
  • Context aware and ubiquitous computing
  • Secure interoperability and negotiation
  • Self-organization in secure routing
  • Identity management
  • Modelling and validation of security

Previous Editions




Important dates

  • Paper Submission: 01/06/2012
  • Extended Paper Submission (firm): 25/06/2012
  • Acceptance Notification: 25/07/2012
  • Camera Ready: 01/08/2012