5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy - Call For Papers

June 16-18 2020, Genova, Italy

The IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (Euro S&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solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research 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 through experimentation are 
also welcome.

Topics of interest include:

   * Access control
   * Accountability
   * AI-based security- or privacy-enhancing tools
   * Anonymity
   * Application security
   * Attacks and defenses
   * Authentication
   * Blockchain
   * Censorship and censorship-resistance
   * Cloud security
   * Cryptography with applied relevance to security and privacy
   * Distributed systems security
   * Embedded systems security
   * Forensics
   * Formal methods for security
   * Hardware security
   * Human aspects of security and privacy
   * Intrusion detection
   * IoT security and privacy
   * Language-based security
   * Malware
   * Measurement relevant to security and privacy
   * Metrics
   * Mobile security and privacy
   * Network security
   * Privacy-enhancing technologies
   * Protocol security
   * Secure information flow
   * Security and privacy policies
   * Security architectures
   * Security of AI
   * 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 

### 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 22, 2019
   * Submission deadline          : **November 20, 2019** [No Extensions]
   * Early reject notification    : January 6, 2020
   * Rebuttal period              : February 8-12, 2020
   * Notification                 : February 26, 2020
   * Camera ready deadline        : April 16, 2020
   * Conference                   :  **June 16-18, 2020**

### 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 at the 
conference. 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 

### 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. Euro S&P 2020 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.

The purpose of anonymous submissions is to give reviewers the chance to 
read the paper without being biased by knowing the authors. Hence 
authors are required to ensure that the paper they submit does not, 
within reason, leak their identity.

However, the process of anonymous submission is considered to be 
cooperative, not adversarial. Authors are supposed not to put explicit 
clues to their identity in the paper or otherwise purposefully 
deanonymize themselves to reviewers and reviewers are supposed not to 
actively look for the identity of authors, for instance by googling 
information in the paper. Depositing the paper on arXiv to get a 
precedence date is allowed, but widely announcing or discussing it (on 
Twitter, on one's own website, blog, etc.) before the accept/reject 
verdict is discouraged. To avoid accusations of plagiarism, authors who 
wish to deposit their paper on arXiv should add the sentence "A preprint 
of this paper has been deposited on arXiv" at the bottom of the first 
page, but without providing a pointer.

The Program Chairs reserve the right to reject papers that, in their 
sole judgment, blatantly violate the requirement for author anonymity.

### Page Limit and Formatting

Papers must not exceed 13 pages of text (excluding references) but may 
run up to 20 pages in total, including the references (mandatory) and 
appendices (optional). Reviewers are explicitly not expected to read the 
appendices while deciding whether to accept or reject the paper.

Papers must be typeset in LaTeX in A4 format (not "US Letter") using the 
IEEE conference proceeding template we supply 
We suggest you first compile the supplied LaTeX source as is, checking 
that you obtain the same PDF as the one supplied, and then write your 
paper into the LaTeX template, replacing the boilerplate text. Please do 
not use other IEEE templates. Failure to adhere to the page limit and 
formatting requirements can be grounds for rejection.

### Submission

Papers must be submitted at https://eurosp20.andrew.cmu.edu/ 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: 

### Disclaimer

If your research contains studies with human subjects, please include a 
paragraph discussing ethical concerns and 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" (see