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Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

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March 2018

CODASPY 2018 8th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, Tempe, AZ, USA, March 19-21, 2018. [posted here 07/03/17]
CODASPY has had seven successful years and the goal of the conference is to discuss novel, exciting research topics in data and application security and privacy, and to lay out directions for further research and development in this area. The conference seeks submissions from diverse communities, including corporate and academic researchers, open-source projects, standardization bodies, governments, system and security administrators, software engineers and application domain experts. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Application-layer security policies
- Access control for applications
- Access control for databases
- Data-dissemination controls
- Data forensics
- Enforcement-layer security policies
- Privacy-preserving techniques
- Private information retrieval
- Search on protected/encrypted data
- Secure auditing
- Secure collaboration
- Secure data provenance
- Secure electronic commerce
- Secure information sharing
- Secure knowledge management
- Secure multiparty computation
- Secure software development
- Securing data/apps on untrusted platforms
- Securing the semantic web
- Security and privacy in GIS/spatial data
- Security and privacy in healthcare
- Security and privacy in the Internet of Things
- Security policies for databases
- Social computing security and privacy
- Social networking security and privacy
- Trust metrics for applications, data, and users
- Usable security and privacy
- Web application security

For more information, please see http://www.ycheng.org/codaspy/2018/index.html.

IWSPA 2018 4th International Workshop on Security and Privacy Analytics, Co-located with ACM CODASPY 2018, Tempe, AZ, USA, March 21, 2018. [posted here 10/23/17]
Increasingly, sophisticated techniques from machine learning, data mining, statistics and natural language processing are being applied to challenges in security and privacy fields. However, experts from these areas have no medium where they can meet and exchange ideas so that strong collaborations can emerge, and cross-fertilization of these areas can occur. Moreover, current courses and curricula in security do not sufficiently emphasize background in these areas and students in security and privacy are not emerging with deep knowledge of these topics. Hence, we propose a workshop that will address the research and development efforts in which analytical techniques from machine learning, data mining, natural language processing and statistics are applied to solve security and privacy challenges (“security analytics”). Submissions of papers related to methodology, design, techniques and new directions for security and privacy that make significant use of machine learning, data mining, statistics or natural language processing are welcome. Furthermore, submissions on educational topics and systems in the field of security analytics are also highly encouraged.

For more information, please see http://capex.cs.uh.edu/?q=content/4th-international-workshop-security-and-privacy-analytics-2018.

PKC 2018 21st IACR International Conference on Practice and Theory in Public-Key Cryptography, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 25-28, 2018. [posted here 07/10/17]
PKC 2018 is the 21st edition of the International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography, the main annual conference with an explicit focus on public-key cryptography. Original research papers on all aspects of public-key cryptography, covering theory, implementations and applications, are solicited for submission to PKC 2018.

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

April 2018

HotSoS 2018 5th Annual Hot Topics in the Science of Security Symposium, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, April 10-11, 2018. [posted here 10/16/17]
HoTSoS draws together researchers, practitioners, and thought leaders from government, industry, and academia. The conference provides a forum for dialogue centered upon the development and advancement of scientific foundations in cybersecurity. The technical emphasis of HoTSoS is on scientific methods, data gathering and analysis, experimental approaches, mathematical models, and the interactions among those approaches to build a foundational science of security. The HoTSoS vision is one of engaging and growing a community—including researchers and skilled practitioners from diverse disciplines—that is focused around the advancement of scientific methods. We invite submissions on any topic related to science of security that aligns with the conference scope and goals listed above. The 2018 HoTSoS will highlight the following themes:
- Scalability and composability in the construction of secure systems
- Policy-governed collaboration for handling data across different domains of authority while ensuring security and privacy
- Security metrics to guide choice-making in security engineering and response
- Resilient architectures that can deliver service despite compromised components
- Analysis of human behavior, including modeling users, operators, and adversaries, to support improved design and analysis
- Foundational research related to privacy that allows for the ability to use (i.e., collect, store, and share) data in accordance with requirements
- Foundations for the security of cyber-physical systems, including applications to the Internet of Things

For more information, please see https://cps-vo.org/group/hotsos/cfp.

HOST 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust, Washington DC, USA, April 30 - May 4, 2018. [posted here 09/12/17]
IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) 2018 aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development. HOST highlights new results in the area of hardware security. Relevant research topics include architectures, design methods, circuits, and applications of secure hardware. HOST 2018 invites original contributions related to (but not limited to) the following:
- Hardware security primitives (Crypto, PUFs, RNGs)
- Hardware design techniques to facilitate software and/or system security
- Architecture support for security
- Side-channel analysis, attacks, and protection
- Hardware Trojan attacks, detection, and countermeasures
- Hardware security test and verification
- FPGA and system-on-chip (SoC) security
- Supply chain risk mitigation (e.g., counterfeit detection & avoidance)
- Reverse engineering and hardware obfuscation
- Fault injection and mitigation
- Metrics, policies, assessment, and standards related to hardware security
- Hardware IP trust (watermarking, metering, trust verification)
- Trusted manufacturing including split manufacturing and 2.5/3D integration
- Hardware tampering attacks and protection

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

May 2018

HST 2018 18th annual IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Washington D.C., USA, May 2-3, 2018. [posted here 09/11/17]
This symposium brings together innovators from leading academic, industry, businesses, Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, and government agencies to provide a forum to discuss ideas, concepts, and experimental results. Produced by IEEE with technical support from DHS S&T, IEEE, IEEE Boston Section, and IEEE-USA and organizational support from MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Raytheon, and MITRE, this year?s event will once again showcase selected technical papers and posters highlighting emerging technologies to:
- Secure Cyberspace
- Secure Land and Maritime Borders
- Enhance Biometrics & Forensics
- Prevent Terrorism & Manage Incidents

We are currently seeking technical paper and poster session submissions in each of the areas noted above. Papers examining the feasibility of transition to practice will also be considered. This year, papers focused on DHS high-priority technology gaps will be of particular interest.

For more information, please see http://ieee-hst.org.

SP 2019 40th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 20-22, 2019. [posted here 06/12/17]
Since 1980 in Oakland, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for computer security research, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers and practitioners. We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of security or privacy. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems. Topics of interest include:
- Access control and authorization
- Accountability
- Anonymity
- Application security
- Attacks and defenses
- Authentication
- Censorship resistance
- Cloud security
- Distributed systems security
- Economics of security and privacy
- Embedded systems security
- Forensics
- Hardware security
- Intrusion detection and prevention
- Malware and unwanted software
- Mobile and Web security and privacy
- Language-based security
- Network and systems security
- Privacy technologies and mechanisms
- Protocol security
- Secure information flow
- Security and privacy for the Internet of Things
- Security and privacy metrics
- Security and privacy policies
- Security architectures
- Usable security and privacy
This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive; S&P is interested in all aspects of computer 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.

Systematization of Knowledge Papers
As in past years, we solicit systematization of knowledge (SoK) papers that evaluate, systematize, and contextualize existing knowledge, as such papers can provide a high value to our community. Suitable papers are those that provide an important new viewpoint on an established, major research area, support or challenge long-held beliefs in such an area with compelling evidence, or present a convincing, comprehensive new taxonomy of such an area. Survey papers without such insights are not appropriate. Submissions will be distinguished by the prefix “SoK:” in the title and a checkbox on the submission form. They will be reviewed by the full PC and held to the same standards as traditional research papers, but they will be accepted based on their treatment of existing work and value to the community, and not based on any new research results they may contain. Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings.

Workshops
The Symposium is also soliciting submissions for co-located workshops. Further details on submissions can be found at https://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2018/workshops.html.

Ongoing Submissions
To enhance the quality and timeliness of the scientific results presented as part of the Symposium, and to improve the quality of our reviewing process, IEEE S&P now accepts paper submissions 12 times a year, on the first of each month. The detailed process can be found at the conference call-for-papers page.
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For more information, please see https://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2018/cfpapers.html.

SADFE 2018 12th International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensics Engineering, Co-located with 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P 2018), San Francisco, CA, USA, May 24, 2018. [posted here 10/30/17]
SADFE (Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering) promotes systematic approaches to digital forensic investigation on failures of today’s cyber systems and networks. SADFE furthers Digital Forensic Engineering (DFE) advancement as a disciplined and holistic scientific practice. The 12th International Conference on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering (SADFE) is calling for paper submissions in the broad field of Digital Forensics from both practitioner and researcher’s perspectives. With the dynamic change and rapid expansion of the types of electronic devices, networked applications, and investigation challenges, systematic approaches for automating the process of gathering, analyzing and presenting digital evidence are in unprecedented demands. The SADFE conference aims at promoting solutions for related problems. Past speakers and attendees of SADFE have included computer scientists, social scientists, forensic practitioners, lawyers and judges. The synthesis of hard technology and science with social science and practice forms the foundation of this conference. Papers focusing on any of the system, legal, or practical aspects of digital forensics are solicited. Topics to be Addressed:
- Digital Data and Evidence Management: advanced digital evidence discovery, collection, management, storage and preservation
- Digital Evidence, Data Integrity and Analytics: advanced digital evidence and digitized data analysis, correlation, and presentation
- Forensics of embedded or non-traditional devices (e.g. digicams, cell phones, SCADA, obsolete storage media)
- Forensic and digital data integrity issues for digital preservation and recovery
- Scientific Principle-Based Digital Forensic Processes: systematic engineering processes supporting digital evidence management which are sound on scientific, technical and legal grounds
- Legal/technical aspects of admissibility and evidence tests
- Legal, Ethical and Technical Challenges

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

BioSTAR 2018 3rd International Workshop on Bio-inspired Security, Trust, Assurance and Resilience, Co-located with 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P 2018), San Francisco, CA, USA, May 24, 2018. [posted here 10/23/17]
As computing and communication systems continue to expand and offer new services, these advancements require more dynamic, diverse, and interconnected computing infrastructures. Unfortunately, defending and maintaining resilient and trustworthy operation of these complex systems are increasingly difficult challenges. Conventional approaches to Security, Trust, Assurance and Resilience (STAR for short) are often too narrowly focused and cannot easily scale to manage large, coordinated and persistent attacks in these environments. Designs found in nature are increasingly used as a source of inspiration for STAR and related networking and intelligence solutions for complex computing and communication environments. Nature's footprint is present in the world of Information Technology, where there are an astounding number of computational bio-inspired techniques. These well-regarded approaches include genetic algorithms, neural networks, ant algorithms, immune systems just to name a few. For example several networking management and security technologies have successfully adopted some of nature's approaches, such as swarm intelligence, artificial immune systems, sensor networks, moving target defense, diversity-based software design, etc. Nature has also developed an outstanding ability to recognize individuals or foreign objects and adapt/evolve to protect a group or a single organism. Solutions that incorporate these nature-inspired characteristics often have improved performance and/or provided new capabilities beyond more traditional methods. The aim of this workshop is to bring together the research accomplishments provided by the researchers from academia and the industry. The other goal is to show the latest research results in the field of nature-inspired STAR aspects in computing and communications. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- Nature-inspired anomaly and intrusion detection
- Adaptation algorithms
- Biometrics
- Nature-inspired algorithms and technologies for STAR
- Biomimetics
- Artificial Immune Systems
- Adaptive and Evolvable Systems
- Machine Learning, neural networks, genetic algorithms for STAR
- Nature-inspired analytics and prediction
- Cognitive systems
- Sensor and actuator networks and systems
- Information hiding solutions (steganography, watermarking) for network traffic
- Cooperative defense systems
- Cloud-supported nature-inspired STAR
- Theoretical development in heuristics
- Management of decentralized networks
- Nature-inspired algorithms for dependable networks
- Platforms for STAR services
- Diversity in computing and communications
- Survivable and sustainable systems
- STAR management systems
- Autonomic cyber defenses

For more information, please see http://biostar.cybersecurity.bio/.

CNS 2018 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, Beijing, China, May 30 - June 1, 2018. [posted here 10/30/17]
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS) is a conference series in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) core conference portfolio and the only ComSoc conference focusing solely on cybersecurity. IEEE CNS provides a premier forum for security researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and users to exchange ideas, techniques and tools, raise awareness, and share experience related to all practical and theoretical aspects of cybersecurity. Building on the success of the past five years' conferences, IEEE CNS 2018 seeks original high-quality technical papers from academia, government, and industry. Topics of interest encompass all practical and theoretical aspects of communications and network security, from the physical layer to the network layer to the variety of applications reliant on a secure communication substrate. Topics of interest include:
- Anonymity and privacy technologies
- Computer and network forensics
- Cyber deterrence strategies
- Game-theoretic security technologies
- Implementation and evaluation of networked security systems
- Information-theoretic security
- Intrusion detection, prevention, and response
- Key management, public key infrastructures, certification, revocation, and authentication
- Malware detection and mitigation
- Security metrics and models
- Physical-layer and cross-layer security technologies
- Security and privacy for big data
- Security and privacy for data and network outsourcing services
- Security and privacy for mobile and wearable devices
- Security and privacy in cellular networks
- Security and privacy in cloud and edge computing
- Security and privacy in crowdsourcing
- Security and privacy in emerging wireless technologies (dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, millimeter wave communications, MIMO systems, etc.)
- Security and privacy in peer-to-peer and overlay networks
- Security and privacy in Wi-Fi, ad hoc, mesh, sensor, vehicular, body-area, disruption/delay tolerant, and social networks
- Security and privacy in smart cities, smart and connected health, IoT, and RFID systems
- Security for critical infrastructures (smart grids, transportation systems, etc.)
- Security for future Internet architectures and designs
- Security for software-defined and data center networks
- Social, economic, and policy issues of trust, security, and privacy
- Traffic analysis
- Usable security and privacy
- Web, e-commerce, m-commerce, and e-mail security

For more information, please see http://cns2018.ieee-cns.org/.

June 2018

WIIoTS 2018 Workshop on Industrial Internet of Things Security, Bilbao, Spain, June 4-7, 2018. [posted here 12/25/17]
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an emerging paradigm in today's (control) industry, comprising Internet-enabled cyber-physical devices with the ability to couple to the new interconnection technologies such as cloud/fog computing. Under this perspective, the new industrial cyber-physical "things" can be accessible and available from remote locations, the information of which can be processed and stored in distributed locations, favouring the cooperation, the performance in field, and the achievement of operational tasks working at optimal times. However, the incorporation of the IIoT in the new scenarios of the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, entails having to consider the new security and privacy issues that can threaten the wellbeing of the new IIoT ecosystem and its coexistence with the existing industrial technologies, with a high risk of impact on the end-users. Therefore, this workshop will create a collaboration platform for experts from academia, governments and industry to address the new IIoT security and privacy challenges. Papers related to security and privacy of embedded systems working in industrial and control environments, such as SCADA, smart grid, smart cities, manufacturing systems, water systems, and in critical infrastructures in general, are all welcome at WIIoTS 2018.

For more information, please see http://globaliotsummit.org.

ASIACCS 2018 ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, Sungdo, Incheon, Korea, June 4-8, 2018. [posted here 11/06/17]
We invite submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of computer and network security. Areas of interest for ASIACCS 2018 include, but are not limited to:
- Access control
- Accounting and audit
- Applied cryptography
- Authentication
- Big data security and privacy
- Biometrics
- Blockchain and alternatives
- Cloud computing security
- Computer forensics
- Cyber-physical system security
- Data and application security
- Embedded systems security
- Formal methods for security
- Hardware-based security and applications
- IoT security and privacy
- Key management
- Malware and botnets
- Mobile computing security
- Network security
- Operating system security
- Practical post-quantum security
- Privacy-enhancing technology
- Runtime attacks and defenses
- Secure computation
- Security architectures
- Security of critical infrastructures
- Security metrics
- Software security
- Threat modeling
- Trusted computing
- Usable security and privacy
- Web security
- Wireless security and privacy

For more information, please see http://asiaccs2018.org/.

ESSoS 2018 International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems, Campus Paris-Saclay, France, June 26-27, 2018. (Submission Due 9 March 2018) [posted here 12/11/17]
Software-based systems permeate the very fabric of our society from enterprise IT systems and mobile devices to smart home and city environments. Consequently, computer security is becoming an increasingly inter-disciplinary subject requiring attention to the various aspects of securing our software-based infrastructure. One must pay careful attention to ensure compatibility with existing software and the wider socio-technical context (e.g., users and organisations) which it inhabits. This, in turn, requires an approach that integrates insights from computer security research with rigorous software engineering methods to ensure the security and resilience of our digital infrastructure. ESSoS therefore welcomes contributions that are at the border of system security and software engineering. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of the art and practice in secure software engineering. Being one of the few conference-level events dedicated to this topic, it explicitly aims to bridge the software engineering and software security communities. The symposium features two days of technical program including two keynote presentations. In addition to academic papers, the symposium encourages submission of high-quality, informative industrial experience papers about successes and failures in secure software engineering and the lessons learned. Furthermore, the symposium also accepts short idea papers that crisply describe a promising direction, approach, or insight.

For more information, please see https://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/events/essos/2018/index.html.

July 2018

IVSW 2018 3rd International Verification and Security Workshop, Costa Brava, Spain, July 2-4, 2018. [posted here 1/8/18]
Issues related to verification and security are increasingly important in modern electronic systems. In particular, the huge complexity of electronic systems has led to growth in quality, reliability and security needs in several application domains as well as pressure for low cost products. There is a corresponding increasing demand for cost-effective verification techniques and security solutions. These needs have increased dramatically with the increased complexity of electronic systems and the fast adoption of these systems in all aspects of our daily lives. The goal of IVSW is to bring industry practitioners and researchers from the fields of verification, validation, test, reliability and security to exchange innovative ideas and to develop new methodologies for solving the difficult challenges facing us today in various SoC design environments. The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research results on the following topics of interest:
- Verification challenges of IoT
- High-level test generation for functional verification
- Emulation techniques and FPGA prototyping
- Triage and debug methodologies
- Silicon debugging
- Low-power verification
- Formal techniques and their applications
- Verification coverage
- Performance validation and characterization
- Design for Verifiability (DFV)
- Memory and coherency verification
- ESL design and Virtual Platforms
- Design for security and security validation
- CAD metrics and tools for security
- Cryptography and trusted computing
- Detection of Trojans and counterfeit electronics
- Methods for IP protection (obfuscation, encryption, etc.)
- Fault-based side-channel attacks and countermeasures
- Hardware security primitives design and evaluation
- Security for analog/mixed signal (AMS) circuits
- Security in automotive, railway, avionics, space, Internet of Things (IoT)
- Data analytics in verification and security
- Cross layer security and verification
- Security of design environment and tools, and supply chain

For more information, please see http://tima.imag.fr/conferences/ivsw/ivsw18/.

WCCI-Blockchain 2018 Blockchain Research and Applications Session, Held in conjunction with the 2018 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2018), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, July 8-13, 2018. [posted here 1/29/18]
The blockchain emerged as a novel distributed consensus scheme that allows transactions, and any other data, to be securely stored and verified in a decentralized way. Considered by some as revolutionary as the Internet, the blockchain has the potential to underpin concepts, frameworks, regulations, and economics. The nascent field of blockchain research is highly interdisciplinary, and has the potential for fascinating research projects and results, sitting at the intersection of computer science, cryptography, economics, engineering, finance, law, mathematics, and politics. Many technical challenges arise with the rapid development of distributed ledger technologies. There is a great interest in applying blockchain to different application scenarios and in solving complex problems. This technology also offers superb opportunities to support the transformation of business models. This special session aims to provide a forum for researchers in this area to carefully analyze current systems or propose new ones, in order to create a scientific background for a solid development of new blockchain technology systems.

For more information, please see http://www.ieee-cifer.org.

DFRWS 2018 18th Annual DFRWS USA 2018 Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, July 15-18, 2018. [posted here 11/13/17]
We invite contributions in five categories: research papers, presentation proposals, panel proposals, workshop proposals, and demo proposals. Topics of Interest:
- Memory analysis and snapshot acquisition
- Storage forensics, including solid state
- "Big data" forensics, related to collection, analysis, and visualization
- Incident response and live analysis
- Forensics of cloud and virtualized environments
- Malware and targeted attacks (analysis and attribution)
- Network and distributed system forensics
- Event reconstruction methods and tools
- Mobile and embedded device forensics
- Digital evidence storage and preservation
- Data recovery and reconstruction
- Multimedia analysis
- Database forensics
- Tool testing and development
- Digital evidence and the law
- Case studies and trend reports
- Data hiding and discovery
- Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics
- Interpersonal communications and social network analysis
- Non-traditional forensic scenarios and approaches (e.g. vehicles, Internet of Things, industrial control systems, and SCADA)
- Archival preservation & reconstruction

For more information, please see http://dfrws.org/conferences/dfrws-usa-2018.

PETS 2018 18th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, July 24-27, 2018. [posted here 08/07/17]
The annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) brings together privacy experts from around the world to present and discuss recent advances and new perspectives on research in privacy technologies. Papers undergo a journal-style reviewing process and accepted papers are published in Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs), a scholarly, open access journal. Submitted papers should present novel practical and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies. While PETS/PoPETs has traditionally been home to research on anonymity systems and privacy-oriented cryptography, we strongly encourage submissions on a number of both well-established and emerging privacy-related topics, for which examples are provided below. PoPETs also solicits submissions for Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers. These are papers that critically review, evaluate, and contextualize work in areas for which a body of prior literature exists, and whose contribution lies in systematizing the existing knowledge in that area. Authors are encouraged to view our FAQ about the submission process.
- Behavioural targeting
- Building and deploying privacy-enhancing systems
- Crowdsourcing for privacy
- Cryptographic tools for privacy
- Data protection technologies
- Differential privacy
- Economics of privacy and game-theoretical approaches to privacy
- Empirical studies of privacy in real-world systems
- Forensics and privacy
- Human factors, usability and user-centered design for PETs
- Information leakage, data correlation and generic attacks to privacy
- Interdisciplinary research connecting privacy to economics, law, ethnography, psychology, medicine, biotechnology
- Location and mobility privacy
- Machine learning and privacy
- Measuring and quantifying privacy
- Mobile devices and privacy
- Obfuscation-based privacy
- Policy languages and tools for privacy
- Privacy in cloud and big-data applications
- Privacy in social networks and microblogging systems
- Privacy-enhanced access control, authentication, and identity management
- Profiling and data mining
- Reliability, robustness, and abuse prevention in privacy systems
- Surveillance
- Systems for anonymous communications and censorship resistance
- Traffic analysis
- Transparency enhancing tools
- Web privacy

For more information, please see https://petsymposium.org/.

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.

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.

September 2018

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/.