Track chairs:

  • Elisa Bertino (Purdue University, USA)
  • Patrick Pantel (Facebook, USA)


We invite research contributions to the Security, Privacy and Trust track at the 30th edition of the Web Conference series (formerly known as WWW), to be held April 19-23, 2021 in Ljubljana, Slovenia (

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, trustworthiness the opportunity to present their work to the broad community of researchers, with myriad backgrounds and interests, who will be attending the 2021 Web Conference.

 Relevant topics include:

  • Big Data security and privacy
  • Data protection from ransomware
  • Data transparency and provenance
  • Digital identity management
  • Human and usability factors in Web security & privacy
  • Measurement of online crime/underground economics
  • Tracking, profiling, and countermeasures against them
  • Measurement, analysis, and circumvention of Web censorship
  • Browser security
  • Authentication and authorization for Web-based services
  • Social network security and privacy
  • Transparency, trustworthiness and accountability of social networks
  • Abusive content such as online harassment, spam, and fake reviews
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies for the Web
  • Legal, ethical, policy issues of Web security and privacy
  • Security for Web services (e.g., blogs, Web feed, wikis, social networks)
  • Applications of cryptography to the web
  • Security in Web-based electronic commerce (e-cash, auctions, etc.)
  • Security and privacy for intelligent assistants
  • Blockchain in the context of web security
  • Artificial Intelligence in the context of web security

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