ACM CCS 2016 Call for Papers
23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security
October 24 - 28, 2016, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria

Paper Submission Due:                May 23, 2016 23:59 UTC-11
First round reviews sent to authors: July 5, 2016
Author comments due on:              July 8, 2016 23:59 UTC-11
Acceptance Notification:             July 22, 2016
Camera Ready Papers Due:             August 16, 2016

The ACM CCS conference seeks submissions from academia, government, 
and industry presenting novel research results in all practical and 
theoretical aspects of computer and communications security. Papers 
should be related to the construction, evaluation, application, or 
operation of secure systems. Theoretical papers must make a convincing 
argument for the relevance of the results to secure systems. All topic 
areas related to computer and communications security are of interest 
and in scope. Accepted papers will be published by ACM Press in the 
conference proceedings.

Paper Submission Process
Submissions must be made by the deadline of Monday, May 23, 2016 23:59 UTC-11. 
The review process will be carried out in two phases and authors will 
have an opportunity to comment on the first-phase reviews.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been 
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference 
or workshop. Simultaneous submission of the same work is not allowed. 
Note that submitted papers cannot be withdrawn from the process after 
the first phase reviews are received by authors. Authors of accepted 
papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the 

Paper Format
Submissions must be at most 12 pages in double-column ACM format
( including the bibliography and
well-marked appendices. Submissions must be anonymized and avoid
obvious self-references. Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions
not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of
their merits.

Conflicts of Interest

The program co-chairs require cooperation from both authors and
program committee members to prevent submissions from being evaluated
by reviewers who have a conflict of interest. During the submission
process, we will ask authors to identify members of the program
committee with whom they have a conflict of interest. This includes
anyone with close personal or professional relationship to any of the
authors, such as close family members, people from the same
department/group, and recent collaborators (e.g. collaborated on a
joint paper in the last two years). It also includes anyone in a
position of substantial influence on (or by) the a uthors, such as
advisor or advisee (at any time in the past), line-of-management
relationship, grant program manager, etc.

In rare cases, we will allow conflict-of-interest designation due to 
personal or professional animosity. In such cases, we require that in 
addition to marking the conflict during submission, the authors contact 
the program co-chairs by email and explain the reason for this conflict.

Program committee members who have a conflict of interest with a paper, 
including program co-chairs, will be excluded from evaluation and 
discussion of the paper. In the case of a program co-chair, the other 
co-chairs who do not have conflicts will be responsible for managing 
that paper.