PASSWORDS 2014 Conference

December 8-10, 2014 – Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim © Øyvind Schei

Springer LNCS 9393 Book

A selection of the presented papers have been published by
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 9393) Technology and Practice of Passwords.
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The International Conference on PASSWORDS 2014, to be held at Trondheim, Norway. This is the 7th event of the series, sponsored by the FRISC research network. The local organization is by the Department of Telematics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

The Passwords conference was launched in 2010 as a response to the lack of robustness and usability of current personal authentication practices and solutions. Annual participation has doubled over the past three years.

Conference Aim

The technical and practical problem addressed by the conference is illustrated by the fact that more than half a billion user passwords have been compromised over the last five years, including breaches at internet companies such as Adobe, Twitter, Forbes, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and LivingSocial. Yet passwords, PIN codes, and similar remain the most prevalent method of personal authentication. Clearly, we have a systemic problem.

The Participants

Passwords is the singular conference gathering researchers, password crackers, and enthusiastic experts from around the globe, aiming to better understand the challenges surrounding the methods personal authentication and passwords, and how to adequately solve these problems. The Passwords conference series seek to provide a friendly environment for participants with plenty opportunity to communicate with the speakers before, during, and after their presentations. (

Call for Papers and Presentations

This call for papers seeks original contributions that present attacks, analyses, designs, applications, protocols, systems, practical experiences, and theory. Submitted papers may include, but are not limited to, the following topics, all related to passwords and personal authentication

Sponsors & technical co-sponsors




Important dates

  • Full paper submission: Oct 27 Extended to Nov 10, 2014
  • Acceptance notification: Nov 15, 2014
  • Tutorials submission: Nov 10, 2014
  • Conference: Dec 8-10, 2014