4th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy
June 17-19, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden

Call For Papers

The IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P) is the
European sister conference of the established IEEE S&P symposium. It
is a 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 We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel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 security or privacy. The emphasis is on
building or attacking real systems, even better if actually deployed,
rather than presenting purely theoretical results. Papers may present
advances in the design, implementation, analysis, verification, or
empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems. Papers that
shed new light on past results by means of sound theory or thorough
experimentation are also welcome.

Topics of interest include:

    Access control
    Application security
    Attacks and defenses
    Censorship and censorship-resistance
    Cloud security
    Cryptography with applied relevance to security and privacy
    Distributed systems security
    Embedded systems security
    Formal methods for security
    Hardware security
    Human aspects of security and privacy
    Intrusion detection
    IoT security and privacy
    Language-based security
    Mobile security and privacy
    Network security
    Privacy-preserving systems
    Protocol security
    Secure information flow
    Security and privacy policies
    Security architectures
    Security usability
    System security
    Web security and privacy

This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive. EuroS&P is interested
in all aspects of applied computer security and privacy. Papers
without a clear application to security or privacy, or purely
theoretical, will be considered out of scope and may be rejected
without full review.

Given the rapidly expanding and maturing security and privacy
community, we hope to increase the acceptance rate of papers that are
more "far-reaching" and "risky," as long as those papers also show
sufficient promise for creating interesting discussions and
questioning widely-held beliefs.

Systematization of Knowledge Papers

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, except instead of emphasizing novel research contributions the
emphasis will be on value to the community. Accepted papers will be
presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings.

Best Paper Award

Outstanding paper(s) will be selected by the program committee for the
best paper award. The award will be announced at the symposium.
Important Dates

All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE = UTC-12h).
Research Papers 	Pre-registration of abstract 	October 15, 2018
	Submission deadline 	November 13, 2018  No Extensions
	Early reject notification 	December 24, 2018
	Rebuttal period 	Jan 31-Feb 2, 2019
	Notification 	February 19, 2019
	Camera ready deadline 	April 16, 2019
	Conference 	June 17-19, 2019

Instructions for Paper Submission

We strongly encourage pre-registering your paper by submitting its
metadata (title, abstract and authors) by the corresponding deadline,
which is about a month ahead of the actual paper
deadline. Pre-registration is not mandatory but helps us plan the
logistics. Presenters of accepted papers who pre-registered by the
deadline will be rewarded with a small surprise present when they turn
up in Stockholm. It is acceptable to change the metadata (title,
abstract or authors) when submitting the actual paper, but then you
won't get the present. For both pre-registration and submission,
please visit https://eurosp19.hotcrp.com.

Unacceptable behaviour

All submissions must be original work. Plagiarism (whether of others
or self) will be grounds for rejection. The submitter must clearly
document any overlap with previously published or simultaneously
submitted papers from any of the authors. Failure to point out and
explain overlap will be grounds for rejection. Simultaneous submission
of the same paper to another venue with proceedings or a journal is
not allowed and will be grounds for automatic rejection. Submitting
multiple distinct papers is of course allowed. EuroS&P 2019 includes
an author response period, which gives authors the chance to comment
on reviews their papers received. Papers may not be withdrawn between
the start of the author response period and acceptance
notification. Contact the program committee chairs if there are
questions about this policy.

Anonymous Submission

Papers must be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review: no
author names or affiliations may appear on the title page, and papers
should avoid revealing their identity in the text. When referring to
your previous work, do so in the third person, as though it were
written by someone else. Only blind the reference itself in the
(unusual) case that a third-person reference is infeasible. Contact
the program chairs if you have any questions. Papers that are not
properly anonymized may be rejected without review.

Page Limit and Formatting

Papers must not exceed 15 pages total (including the references and appendices). Detailed formatting requirements follow later. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings templates. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements can be grounds for rejection.

Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should pay special attention to unusual fonts, images, and figures that might create problems for reviewers. Your document should render correctly in Adobe Reader XI and when printed in black and white.
Conference Submission Server

Papers must be submitted at https://eurosp19.hotcrp.com/ and may be updated at any time until the submission deadline expires.
Publication and Presentation

Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate publication
clearances. One of the authors of the accepted paper is expected to
present the paper at the conference. Submissions received after the
submission deadline or failing to conform to the submission guidelines
risk rejection without review.

For more information, contact the program chairs at:


If your research contains studies with human subjects please include a
paragraph on ethical approval of your experiments (e.g. IRB
approval). Authors are also encouraged to review: Common Pitfalls in
Writing about Security and Privacy Human Subjects Experiments, and How
to Avoid Them.