International Workshop on the Security of Video Surveillance Systems (SVSS 2018)

27-30 November 2018, Auckland, New Zealand
Held in Conjunction with 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS)

Scope & Topics

Video surveillance systems have become an important part of our lives, introducing new capabilities to improve civilian protection, reduce crime, increase the security of military and critical infrastructures, etc.

As the trend of the Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved, video and signaling surveillance systems have begun to integrate new, advanced, and intelligent functionalities, such as real-time video stream analysis and detection using advanced machine learning techniques, streaming data to servers deployed in the cloud to provide access to the content by multiple devices from any location, and more.

However, the integration of new functionalities into these systems exposes them to new risks that need to be considered and mitigated. For example, we cannot assume that the transmitted and visualized video is protected and reflects the true state of the monitored environment/objects, since an attacker can monitor and manipulate the data streams of such systems in real-time (e.g. reply attack) from a remote location.

Some of the security problems resulting from the intersection of the digital and physical realms, introduce cyber security challenges which are unique to video and signaling surveillance systems and may cost human lives.

It is therefore critical to address the emerging cyber security related problems, which can affect (compromise) various components of such surveillance systems.

This workshop aims to bring together the latest cyber security research pertaining to all aspects of video surveillance systems. We are soliciting contributions on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Secured architecture for video surveillance systems
  • Intrusion detection in video surveillance systems
  • Inferring information from encrypted video streams
  • Cyber attacks on video surveillance systems
  • Cyber attacks from video surveillance systems
  • Adversarial AI aimed at video streams and surveillance systems
  • Surveillance system honeypots
  • Security measures for surveillance systems

Program Committee Chairs

Prof. Yuval Elovici, PhD
Dept. of Software and Information Systems Eng.
Head of Cyber Security Research Center at Ben Gurion University
Head of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben Gurion University
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Email: elovici [at]

Dr. Asaf Shabtai, PhD, CISSP
Dept. of Software and Information Systems Eng.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Email: shabtaia [at]

Mr. Oleg Brodt, VP R&D
Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University
Email: bolegb [at]

Mr. Yisroel Mirsky, Researcher and Project Manager
Cyber@BGU, Ben-Gurion University
Email: yisroel [at]

Program Committee Members (TBD):


Program Organizing Committee:

Ms. Yehudith Naftalovich
Director of Operations & Finance at Cyber @ Ben Gurion University
Email: yehudith [at]

Paper Submission

Authors will be required to submit high-quality full or short papers presenting original results in all areas related to the cyber security of video and signaling surveillance systems. Each paper will be double-blind reviewed by three experts.

Submissions are to be made to the submission link in pdf format. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the workshop; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

For further inquiries, please contact one of the program committee chairs at: shabtaia [at]

Important Dates

Submission of Full Papers:

September 7, 2018

September 21, 2018 (23:59:59 PST)

Notification of Acceptance:

October 1, 2018

Submission of Camera Ready Papers:

October 15, 2018



Planned publication of workshop proceedings:

All accepted papers will be published as proceedings by IEEE.

Last update May 09, 2018.