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IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy


 


Calls for Papers

Last Modified:7/30/18

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Note: The submission date has passed.

August 2018

SOUPS 2018 14th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, Baltimore, MD, USA, August 12-14, 2018. [posted here 12/11/17]
The Fourteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners in human computer interaction, security, and privacy. We invite authors to submit previously unpublished papers describing research or experience in all areas of usable privacy and security. We welcome a variety of research methods, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Papers will be judged on their scientific quality, overall quality, and value to the community.

For more information, please see https://www.usenix.org/conference/soups2018.

SciSec 2018 1st International Conference on Science of Cyber Security, Beijing, China, August 12-14, 2018. [posted here 12/4/17]
This new forum aims to catalyze the research collaborations between the relevant communities and disciplines that can work together to deepen our understanding of, and build a firm foundation for, the emerging Science of Cyber Security. Publications in this venue would distinguish themselves from others by taking or thinking from a holistic perspective about cyber security, rather than the building-block perspective. Each submission will be reviewed (double blind) by at least 3 reviewers. The program committee plans to select and award a Best Paper and a Best Student Paper. The post-conference proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Areas of interest include:
- Cybersecurity Dynamics
- Cybersecurity Metrics and Their Measurements
- First-principle Cybersecurity Modeling and Analysis (e.g., Dynamical Systems, Control-Theoretic, and Game-Theoretic Modeling)
- Cybersecurity Data Analytics
- Big Data for Cybersecurity
- Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity
- Machine Learning for Cybersecurity
- Economics Approaches for Cybersecurity
- Social Sciences Approaches for Cybersecurity
- Statistical Physics Approaches for Cybersecurity
- Complexity Sciences Approaches for Cybersecurity
- Experimental Cybersecurity
- Macroscopic Cybersecurity
- Statistics Approaches for Cybersecurity
- Human Factors for Cybersecurity
- Compositional Security
- Biology-inspired Approaches for Cybersecurity

For more information, please see http://www.sci-cs.net/.

DASC 2018 16th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, Athens, Greece, August 12-15, 2018. [posted here 12/25/17]
IEEE DASC 2018 aims to bring together computer scientists, industrial engineers, and researchers to discuss and exchange experimental and theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress, experience, case studies, and trend-setting ideas in the areas of dependability, security, trust and/or autonomic computing systems. Topics of particular interests include the following tracks, but are not limited to:
- Dependable, Autonomic, Secure Computing Systems, Architectures and Communications
- Cloud Computing and Fog/edge Computing with Autonomic and Trusted Environment
- Dependable Automatic Control Techniques and Systems
- Dependable Sensors, Devices, Embedded Systems
- Dependable Electronic-Mechanical Systems, Optic-Electronic Systems
- Self-improvement in Dependable Systems
- Self-healing, Self-protection and Fault-tolerant Systems
- Hardware and Software Reliability, Verification and Testing
- Software Engineering for Dependable Systems
- Safety-critical Systems in Transportation and Power System
- Security Models and Quantifications
- Trusted P2P, Web Service, SoA, SaaS, EaaS, and PaaS
- Self-protection and Intrusion-detection in Security
- DRM, Watermarking Technology, IP Protection
- Context-aware Access Control
- Virus Detections and Anti-Virus Techniques/Software
- Cyber Attack, Crime and Cyber War
- Human Interaction with Trusted and Autonomic Computing Systems
- Security, Dependability and Autonomic Issues in Ubiquitous Computing
- Security, Dependability and Autonomic Issues in Cyber-Physical System
- Security, Dependability and Autonomic Issues in Big Data, SDN, and IoT Systems
- QoS in Communications and Services and Service Oriented Architectures
- Information and System Security
- Reliable Computing and Trusted Computing
- Wireless Emergency and Security Systems
- Information Technology in Biomedicine
- Multimedia Security Issues over Mobile and Wireless Networks
- Multimedia in Mobile Computing: Issues, System Design and Performance Evaluation
- Software Architectures and Design for Emerging Systems
- Software Engineering for Emerging Networks, Systems, and Mobile Systems
- Evaluation Platforms for Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing Systems
- Trustworthy Data, Secured Data Collection System, Model, and Architectures

For more information, please see http://cyber-science.org/2018/dasc/.

USENIX Security 2018 27th USENIX Security Symposium, Baltimore, MD, USA, August 15-17, 2018. [posted here 11/27/17]
The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks. All researchers are encouraged to submit papers covering novel and scientifically significant practical works in computer security. USENIX Security is interested in all aspects of computing systems security and privacy. Papers without a clear application to security or privacy, however, will be considered out of scope and may be rejected without full review.

For more information, please see https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity18.

Crypto 2018 38th International Cryptology Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 19-23, 2018. [posted here 12/11/17]
Original contributions on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to Crypto 2018, the 38th Annual International Cryptology Conference. Submissions are welcome on any cryptographic topic including, but not limited to:
- Foundational theory and mathematics
- The design, proposal, and analysis of cryptographic primitives and protocols
- Secure implementation and optimization in hardware or software; and
- Applied aspects of cryptography

For more information, please see https://crypto.iacr.org/2018/.

ARES 2018 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, Hamburg, Germany, August 27-30, 2018. [posted here 12/25/17]
The 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security ("ARES - The International Dependability Conference") will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of dependability. ARES will highlight the various aspects of dependability - with special focus on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability and security. ARES aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of dependability as an integrative concept that covers amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity, maintainability and security in the different fields of applications. ARES will emphasize the interplay between foundations and practical issues of dependability in emerging areas such as e-government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc. ARES is devoted to the critical examination and research challenges of the various aspects of Dependable Computing and the definition of a future road map.

For more information, please see http://www.ares-conference.eu.

FARES 2018 13th International Workshop on Frontiers in Availability, Reliability and Security, Hamburg, Germany, August 27-30, 2018. [posted here 2/5/18]
FARES establishes an in-depth academic platform to exchange novel theories, designs, applications and on-going research results among researchers and practitioners in different Computing Dependability aspects which emphasize the Practical Issues in Availability, Reliability and Security. Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:
- Reliability Models and Failure Prevention
- Standards, Guidelines and Certification
- Dependability Requirement Engineering
- Intrusion Detection and Fraud Detection
- Database and Datawarehouse Security
- Dependability Modelling and Prediction
- Secure Enterprise Information System
- Trust Models and Trust Management
- Network/Software/Database Security
- Risk Planning, Analysis & Awareness
- Survivability of Computing Systems
- Authorization and Authentication
- Applied Tools and Applications
- Security and privacy issues
- Security Models / Methods
- Availability and Reliability
- Usability and Security
- Digital Forensics
- Grid Security

For more information, please see https://www.ares-conference.eu/workshops/fares-2018/.

WCTI 2018 International Workshop on Cyber Threat Intelligence, Held in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2018), Hamburg, Germany, August 27-30, 2018. [posted here 2/19/18]
In order to effectively defend a system against malicious activities, information about the nature of the adversaries, their available skills and resources is essential. Without this information, we run the risk that the portfolio of countermeasures does not turn out to be adequate to thwart off cyber threats, or that the defender deploys unnecessary resources. Cyber Threat Intelligence is an emerging new discipline, which aims to develop methods and techniques to assemble information about compromises, extract information about the infrastructure and tools used, investigate adversarial techniques and practices and their evolution, structure and share this information and thus help detect and prevent future incidents. WCTI aims to bring together experts from academia, industry, government and law enforcement who are interested to advance the state of the art in cyber threat intelligence. The aim of the workshop is to present mature and early stage ideas, promote discussion and exchange, and build a community of researchers and practitioners in cyber threat intelligence.

For more information, please see https://www.ares-conference.eu/workshops/wcti-2018/.

NSPW 2018 New Security Paradigms Workshop, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, August 28-31, 2018. [posted here 3/12/18]
The New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) seeks embryonic, disruptive, and unconventional ideas on information and cyber security that benefit from early feedback. Submissions typically address current limitations of information security, directly challenge long-held beliefs or the very foundations of security, or discuss problems from an entirely novel angle, leading to new solutions. We welcome papers both from computer science and other disciplines that study adversarial relationships, as well as from practice. The workshop is invitation-only; all accepted papers receive a 1 hour plenary time slot for presentation and discussion. In order to maximize diversity of perspectives, we particularly encourage submissions from new NSPW authors, from Ph.D. students, and from non-obvious disciplines and institutions. In 2018, NSPW invites theme submissions around "Security in 2038" next to regular submissions. We know from past experience that every security advance brings with it new security failures. Automated software updates open the door to malicious software updates; DNSSEC is subject to cryptography-based denial-of-service attacks; antivirus software can be compromised by data files that are otherwise harmless. We encourage authors to imagine the security problems of the next 20 years, how they are currently being created through fallible solutions and paradigms, and what alternative paradigms would be available to mitigate those anomalies (as meant by Kuhn). Theme submissions can take any form, but we suggest writing them as if they were a submission for NSPW 2038 (including citations to future work). We particularly invite submissions (co-)authored by historians and futurologists.

For more information, please see http://nspw.org/2018/cfp.

September 2018

IWSEC 2018 13th International Workshop on Security, Sendai, Japan, September 3-5, 2018. [posted here 2/19/18]
Original papers on the research and development of various security topics, as well as case studies and implementation experiences, are solicited for submission to IWSEC 2018. Topics of interest for IWSEC 2018 include all theory and practice of cryptography, information security, and network security, as in previous IWSEC workshops.

For more information, please see http://www.iwsec.org/2018/.

STM 2018 14th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management, Co-located with the 23rd European Symposium On Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2018), Barcelona, Spain, September 6-7, 2018. [posted here 5/28/18]
STM (Security and Trust Management) is a working group of ERCIM (European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics). STM 2018 is the fourteenth workshop in this series and will be held in Barcelona, Spain, in conjunction with the 23rd European Symposium On Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2018). The workshop seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and trust in ICTs.

For more information, please see https://www.nics.uma.es/pub/stm18.

ICDF2C 2018 10th EAI International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime, New Orleans, LA, USA, September 10-12, 2018. [posted here 1/29/18]
Cyberspace is becoming increasingly central to the basic function of modern society. Cybercrime and cyberwarfare have emerged as major threats to the integrity of digital information and to the functioning of cyber-controlled physical systems. Such threats have direct consequences for almost all individuals, businesses and organizations, government institutions, and civic processes. Digital forensics and cybercrime investigations are multidisciplinary areas that encompass law and law enforcement, computer science and engineering, IT operations, economics and finance, data analytics and criminal justice. ICDF2C brings together researchers and practitioners from all these areas in order to scientifically address the numerous challenges due to the rapid increase in the amount and variety of data under investigation, as well as the growing complexity of both the threats and the targeted systems.

For more information, please see http://d-forensics.org/.

PLLS 2018 2nd Workshop on the Protection of Long-Lived Systems, Parnu, Estonia, September 17-19, 2018. [posted here 2/19/18]
Original contributions on technical, legal, social and economical aspects of protecting systems that are intended to work or have been working during a long period of time are solicited for submission to PLLS 2018. Submissions are welcome on any topics related to long-term security.

For more information, please see http://plls2018.ttu.ee.

STRIVE 2018 1st Workshop on Safety, securiTy, and pRivacy In automotiVe systEms, Co-located with SAFECOMP 2018, Vasteras, Sweden, September 18, 2018. [posted here 3/19/18]
The introduction of ICT systems into vehicles make them more prone to cyber-security attacks. Such attacks may impact on vehicles capability and, consequently, on the safety of drivers, passengers. The strong integration among dedicated ICT devices, the physical environment, and the networking infrastructure, leads to consider modern vehicles as Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). This workshop aims at providing a forum for researchers and engineers in academia and industry to foster an exchange of research results, experiences, and products in the automotive domain from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Its ultimate goal is to envision new trends and ideas about aspects of designing, implementing, and evaluating innovative solutions for CPS with a particular focus on the new generation of vehicles. Indeed, the automotive domain presents several challenges in the fields of vehicular network, Internet of Things, Privacy, as well as Safety and Security methods and approaches. The workshop aims at presenting the advancement on the state of art in these fields and spreading their adoption in several scenarios involving main stockholders of the automotive domain.

For more information, please see http://www.iit.cnr.it/strive2018.

NISK 2018 11th Norwegian Information Security Conference, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, September 18-20, 2018. [posted here 2/26/18]
The 11th Norwegian Information Security Conference (NISK2018) will take place in Svalbard, Sep. 18-20, 2018. The annual NISK conference series aims to be the principal Norwegian venue for presenting new research and developments in the field of ICT security and privacy, and bringing together people from universities, industry, and public authorities. We invite national and international contributions in any aspect of ICT security and privacy. Submissions can be in the form of full papers, short papers and poster/demo presentation. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

For more information, please see https://easychair.org/cfp/NISK2018.

SecDev 2018 IEEE Security Development Conference, Cambridge, MA, USA, September 30-October 2, 2018. [posted here 1/1/18]
SecDev is a venue for presenting ideas, research, and experience about how to develop secure systems. SecDev is distinguished by its focus on the theory, techniques, and tools for how to "build security in" to computing systems, and not simply discover the absence of security. Its goal is to encourage and disseminate ideas for secure system development among academia, industry, and government. Developers have valuable experiences and ideas that can inform academic research, and researchers have concepts, studies, and even code and tools that could benefit developers. Great SecDev contributions could come from attendees of industrial conferences like AppSec, RSA, Black Hat, and Shmoocon; from attendees of academic conferences like IEEE S&P, IEEE CSF, USENIX Security, PLDI, FSE, ISSTA, SOUPS, and others; and from newcomers. SecDev solicits four types of contributions. First, SecDev is a forum for novel research papers that present innovations, experience-based insights, or a vision about how to "build security in" to existing and new computing systems. Position papers with exceptional visions will also be considered. Second, SecDev seeks Best Practices (BP) papers that provide an in-depth clarification and integration of solutions on a major security area. The paper needs to provide new perspectives and insights, although it could draw upon prior work. Third, SecDev seeks hands-on and interactive tutorials on processes, frameworks, languages, and tools for building security in. The goal is to share knowledge on the art and science of secure systems development. Fourth, SecDev seeks abstracts from practitioners to share their practical experiences and challenges in security development.

For more information, please see https://secdev.ieee.org/2018/papers/.

CANS 2018 17th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security, Naples, Italy, September 30 - October 3, 2018. [posted here 2/5/18]
The annual International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS) focuses on current advances in all aspects of cryptology, data protection, and network and computer security. CANS 2018 is held in cooperation with the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR). High quality papers on unpublished research and implementation experiences are solicited for submission.

For more information, please see http://cans2018.na.icar.cnr.it/.

October 2018

ACM-CCS 2018 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Toronto, Canada, October 15-19, 2018. [posted here 2/5/18]
The 25th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS) seeks submissions presenting scientific innovations in all practical and theoretical aspects of computer and communications security and privacy. Papers should demonstrate their real-world impacts. Theoretic papers are expected to make a convincing case for the relevance of their techniques and findings to secure systems.

For more information, please see https://www.sigsac.org/ccs/CCS2018/papers.html.

WPES 2018 Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society, Held in conjunction with ACM CCS 2018, Toronto, Canada, October 15, 2018. [posted here 6/18/18]
The Information Revolution has thoroughly transformed society. One of the major implications of this technological shift has been a massive increase in the collection, sharing, and analysis of personal data. The goal of this workshop is to discuss the privacy problems that result as well as their solutions. The workshop seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of electronic privacy, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems. We encourage submissions from other communities such as law and business that present these communities' perspectives on technological issues. Topics of interest include:
- bias and fairness in machine learning - blockchain and cryptocurrency privacy - communication privacy - economics of privacy - human rights and privacy - Internet of Things privacy - location privacy - machine-learning privacy - medical privacy - mobile-device privacy - private data analysis - privacy-enhancing technologies - privacy policies - privacy threats - social-network privacy - usable privacy technologies - Web privacy

For more information, please see https://wpes.tech/.

CRiSIS 2018 13th International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, Arcachon, France, October 16-18, 2018. [posted here 5/28/18]
The International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems 2018 will be the 13th in a series dedicated to security issues in Internet-related applications, networks and systems. Internet has become essential for the exchange of information between user groups and organizations from different backgrounds and with different needs and objectives. These users are exposed to increasing risks regarding security and privacy, due to the development of more and more sophisticated online attacks, the growth of Cyber Crime, etc. Attackers nowadays do not lack motivation and they are more and more experienced. To make matters worse, for performing attacks have become easily accessible. Moreover, the increasing complexity as well as the immaturity of new technologies such as pervasive, mobile and wireless devices and networks, raise new security challenges. In this context, new security mechanisms and techniques should be deployed to achieve an assurance level acceptable for critical domains such as energy, transportation, health, defence, banking, critical infrastructures, embedded systems and networks, avionics systems, etc. The CRiSIS conference offers a remarkable forum for computer and network security actors from industry, academia and government to meet, exchange ideas and present recent advances on Internet-related security threats and vulnerabilities, and on the solutions that are needed to counter them. The topics addressed by CRiSIS range from the analysis of risks, attacks to networks and system survivability, to security models, security mechanisms and privacy enhancing technologies. The authors are invited to submit research results as well as practical experiment or deployment reports. Industrial papers about applications or case studies are also welcomed in different domains (e.g., telemedicine, banking, e-government, e-learning, e-commerce, critical infrastructures, mobile networks, embedded applications, etc.).

For more information, please see http://crisis2018.labri.fr.

ICICS 2018 20th International Conference on Information and Communications Security, Lille, France, October 29-31, 2018. [posted here 4/23/18]
The conference started in 1997 and aims at bringing together leading researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss and exchange their experiences, lessons learned, and insights related to computer and communications security. Original papers offering novel research contributions on all aspects of information and communications security are solicited for submission to ICICS 2018. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Access control
- Anonymity
- Applied cryptography
- Authentication and authorization
- Biometrics security
- Blockchain and digital currency security
- Cloud security
- Computer and digital forensics
- Cyber-Physical Systems security
- Data and system integrity
- Database security
- Distributed systems security
- E-Commerce security and trust issues
- Embedded systems security
- Engineering issues of cryptographic protocols and security systems
- Fraud and cyber-crime
- Hardware security
- Identity access management
- Industrial Control Systems security
- Information hiding and watermarking
- Insider threat detection
- Intellectual property protection
- Intrusion detection
- IoT security and privacy
- Key management and key recovery
- Language-based security
- Malware and Anti-malware
- Mobile computing security and privacy
- Network security
- Network Functions Virtualization security
- Operating systems security
- Post-snowden cryptography
- Privacy protection
- Privacy-preserving data mining
- Risk assessment
- Social networks security, privacy and trust
- Software Defined Networking security
- Security management
- Security models, metrics, and policies
- Security and privacy of Big Data
- Security of Critical Infrastructures
- Trust and reputation systems
- Trusted computing and trustworthy computing technologies
- Usable security and privacy
- Underground economy
- Verification of security protocols
- Web security
- Wireless security

For more information, please see http://conference.imt-lille-douai.fr/icics2018/.

November 2018

SSR 2018 4th Conference on Security Standards Research, Darmstadt, Germany, November 26-27, 2018. [posted here 5/14/18]
The purpose of this conference is to discuss the many research problems deriving from studies of existing standards, the development of revisions to existing standards, and the exploration of completely new areas of standardisation. Indeed, many security standards bodies are only beginning to address the issue of transparency, so that the process of selecting security techniques for standardisation can be seen to be as scientific and unbiased as possible. This year, we hope to tap into the current trend, which has seen more standardisation efforts being open to interaction with academics. This follows in the footsteps of IETF’s design approach for TLS 1.3, which has seen substantial academic input. Similarly, several post-quantum efforts have seen interaction between academia and industry. This conference is intended to cover the full spectrum of research on security standardisation, including, but not restricted to, work on cryptographic techniques (including ANSI, IEEE, IETF, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27, ITU-T and NIST), security management, security evaluation criteria, network security, privacy and identity management, smart cards and RFID tags, biometrics, security modules, and industry-specific security standards (e.g. those produced by the payments, telecommunications and computing industries for such things as payment protocols, mobile telephony and trusted computing).

For more information, please see https://ssr2018.net/.

ISDDC 2018 International Conference on Intelligent, Secure and Dependable Systems in Distributed and Cloud Environments, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 28-30, 2018. [posted here 3/19/18]
This conference solicits papers addressing issues related to the design, analysis, and implementation, of dependable and secure infrastructures, systems, architectures, algorithms, and protocols that deal with network computing, mobile/ubiquitous systems, cloud systems, and IoT systems.

For more information, please see http://www.isddc.org/2018/.

December 2018

ACSAC 2018 2018 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, December 3-7, 2018. [posted here 5/14/18]
ACSAC brings together cutting edge researchers, with a broad cross-section of security professionals drawn from academia, industry, and government, gathered to present and discuss the latest security results and topics. With peer reviewed technical papers, invited talks, panels, national interest discussions, workshops, and professional development and training courses, ACSAC continues its core mission of investigating practical solutions for computer and network security technology. We plan to hold ACSAC at the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Centrally located in the trendy Condado Beach area, near historic Old San Juan, the hotel is an ideal location to both attend the conference and spend time relaxing and sightseeing in the warm tropical weather. While the island of Puerto Rico continues to recover and rebuild from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria, we have been reassured that the hotel and San Juan will be ready for us in December. We plan to visit San Juan this summer to confirm its readiness. We invite you to submit your work to the conference. As an internationally recognized forum where practitioners, researchers, and developers meet to learn and to exchange practical ideas and experiences in computer and network security, we welcome your contributions. In addition to peer-reviewed papers on new work, we also welcome case studies on real-world applications, panels featuring interactive expert discussions, in-depth course on new and emerging topics, and workshops comprised of 1-2 days sessions on hot topics.

For more information, please see https://www.acsac.org.