TrustBUS 2021, the 18th International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business to be held in Linz from 27-30 September, is calling for papers to be submitted by 23 April 2021. Submissions can be papers, work-in-progress reports, and industrial experiences describing advances in all areas of digital business applications related to trust and privacy. All accepted conference papers will be published in a volume of “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” (LNCS) by Springer.

Co-chaired by CyberSec4Europe partners, TrustBUS 2021 will bring together researchers from different disciplines, developers, and users all interested in the critical success factors of digital business systems providing an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange information regarding advancements in the state of the art and practice of trust and privacy in digital business.

New computing paradigms, such as cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things open new horizons to businesses by making possible the provision of high-quality services all over the world. All these developments ultimately aim at improving our quality of life, at making it easier to generate wealth, and at ensuring that businesses remain competitive in the global marketplace.

These developments have been made possible in a remarkably short time span, by virtue of the fact that information and communication technologies move fast; sometimes they move too fast for society and for governments. This explains why such rapid technological evolutions cannot be problem-free. In the domain of digital businesses, concerns are raised regarding the lack of trust in electronic procedures and the extent to which information security and user privacy can be ensured.

This year’s TrustBUS event will progress collaboration and debate across a broad range of topics in the areas of trust security and privacy in digital business.