Call for Papers
 5th Annual Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HoTSoS) Symposium
            April 10-11, 2018, Raleigh, North Carolina

Submissions are solicited for the 5th Annual Hot Topics in the Science
of Security (HoTSoS) Symposium, which will be held April 10-11, 2018
at the StateView Hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina on the Centennial
Campus of North Carolina State University. The symposium will include
a mix of invited talks, refereed papers, panels, tutorials, and
posters. As in prior years, papers will appear in the conference
proceedings to be published by ACM Press.

>>> Scope, Goals, and Vision <<<

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 an d growing a
community - including researchers and skilled practitioners from
diverse disciplines - that is focused around the advancement of
scientific methods.

>>> Topics of Interest <<<

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

* Resilient architectures that can deliver service despite compromised

* 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, and

* Foundations for the security of cyber-physical systems, including
  applications to the Internet of Things.

>>> Important Dates <<<

Full Paper/Tutorial/Talk Submissions: January 17, 2018 (firm)

Poster Submissions: February 23, 2018

Full Paper/Tutorial/Talk Decisions: February 16, 2018

Camera Ready: February 28, 2018

Conference: April 10-11, 2018

>>> Submission Requirements <<<

Full paper/tutorial/talk submission deadline. Submissions of full
papers, tutorial proposals, or government/industrial talk proposals
must be made by the deadline of Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (anywhere
on Earth) (firm) through by specifying the
submission category to be one of the following.

*** Full papers. A submission of full paper should be at most 10 pages in
the double-column ACM format (
publications/proceedings-templates) including the bibliography or,
alternatively, 9 pages not including the bibliography. The paper may have
optional appendices, but reviewers are not required to read them. All
submissions must be in PDF format.

*** Tutorial proposals. A submission of tutorial proposal should be at
most 5 pages in the double-column ACM format (
publications/proceedings-templates) including the bibliography. A
submission should include a detailed syllabus of material to be
presented .  All submissions must be in PDF format.

*** Government/industrial talk proposals. If you are from the
government or industrial sector and are interested in giving a talk,
please submit your abstract of your talk abstract, at most 1 page in
the double-column ACM format
( including
the bibliography.

Poster submission deadline. Submissions of posters must be made by the
deadline of Friday February 23, 2018 (anywhere on Earth) through

*** Posters. If you are interested in participating in the poster
session, please upload a submission of your poster abstract to. Each
abstract submission should be at most 1 page following the
double-column ACM forma t ( including
the bibliography.

Simultaneity. Submissions must not have been published previously, and
may not be submitted in parallel to any other journal or
conference/workshop with published proceedings. The program chairs
reserve the right to consult confidentially with other chairs and
responsible parties if a double submission is suspected.

HotSoS 2018
General Co-Chairs: Munindar Singh (NCSU), Laurie Williams (NCSU)
Program Co-Chairs: Rick Kuhn (NIST), Tao Xie (UIUC)
Organization Committee:
Program Committee: