Welcome to the home page for IFIP WG 11.3 Working Group on Data and Applications Security and Privacy. IFIP WG 11.3 was formed in 1986 to stimulate activities in both data security and privacy research and in the application of data security and privacy techniques. The goal in forming the working group was to encourage the development of better techniques for stating data security and privacy requirements, for designing, building, and implementing data management systems that satisfy security and privacy requirements, and for assuring that the systems meet their requirements in actual operation.

WG 11.3 draws its members from both the computer security, privacy, and the data management systems research communities in order to produce solutions to data security and privacy problems that are of practical significance. (see membership rules)

WG 11.3 holds annual conferences that are open to the larger data security and privacy research community. These working conferences are structured so to allow ample time for discussion of relevant topics. The conference proceedings are published by Springer under the LNCS series .

Aim and Scope of the Group

The aim and scope of the IFIP WG11.3 group is

  • To advance technologies that support:

    • the statement of security and privacy requirements for data management systems;

    • the design, implementation, and operation of data management systems that include security and privacy functions; and

    • the assurance that implemented data management systems meet their security and privacy requirements.

  • To promote wider understanding of the risks to society of operating data management systems that lack adequate measures for security or privacy.

  • To encourage the application of existing technologies for enhancing the security and privacy of data management systems.

Contact information

For more information contact the WG11.3 Chair (Sara Foresti).

Mailing list

IFIP WG11.3 mailing list