Call for workshop proposals

Security and Privacy Workshops, May 23-24, 2013
Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Organizing Committee
SPW General Chair: L. Jean Camp (Indiana University, USA)
SPW Treasurer: Terry Benzel (Information Sciences Institute, USA)
SPW Publicity Chair: Nadia Heninger (University of California, San Diego, USA)
SPW Fundraising Chair: Jonathan Anderson (University of Cambridge, UK)
SPW Publications Chairs: Ashley Podhradsky (Dakota State University, USA), 
                         Ann-Marie Hocher (Nova Southeastern University, USA)
SPW Web Chair: Sadia Afroz (Drexel University, USA)
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
Chair: Sven Dietrich (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)

Workshop Expansion

Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP) has been
the premier forum for the presentation of developments in computer
security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers
and practitioners in the field.

In order to further expand the opportunities for scientific exchanges,
we created a new venue within the IEEE CS Technical Committee on
Security and Privacy called Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW). The
typical purpose of such a workshop is to cover a specific aspect of
security and privacy in more detail, making it easy for the
participants to attend IEEE SP and a specialized workshop at IEEE SPW
with just one trip. Furthermore, the co-location offers synergies for
the organizers. Historically, we have had some workshops (e.g. W2SP,
SADFE) co-located with IEEE SP the last few years; the success and
popularity of these workshops has led to us formalizing the process
and expanding our scope.

Instructions for workshop submissions

Workshop proposal submission site: Please direct
questions to

Workshop proposal submissions due: September 7, 2012
Acceptance decision: September 15, 2012

There will be some interaction in deciding upon and setting up a
workshop, but the initial proposal should already contain as much as
possible of the following information:

    Contact information of the workshop organizer.

    Date (Thursday, May 23, or Friday, May 24) and expected length of
    the workshop (up to 2 days).

    Technical proposal (1 to 2 pages): Topics to be addressed;
    importance of these topics; preliminary call for
    papers/posters/contributions; preliminary program committee;
    proposed review process.

    Publication policy: Workshop with or without official proceedings;
    potential publication via web, technical report, or electronic
    media. If workshops choose to publish proceedings then it is
    expected that they will use the IEEE Computer Society Press. The
    SPW organizers will set up a contract with the CS Press that the
    individual organizers can utilize.

    Expected number of participants and other local meeting issues,
    such as the special requirements/equipment for the meeting room.

    Biographies of workshop organizer(s), including workshop
    organization experience; particularly SPW organization.

    Program committee: who has committed; who has been invited; who
    will be invited.

    Preliminary call for papers/posters/contributions.

    Commitment to use EasyChair for organization or reason for
    choosing otherwise.

All workshops associated with IEEE SPW will be under the financial and
legal responsibility of the IEEE Computer Society. This has great
advantages for organizers, e.g., with respect to risk coverage and
insurance, but also brings some requirements. The SPW organizing
committee can help you with the following: meeting rooms at the
conference hotel, meeting logistics (A/V, meals etc.), Budgeting,
registration and publicity. Workshops will be advertised on and hosted
on The SPW committee will also help with publicity
via a free ad in Security and Privacy Magazine and a banner ad on, email lists of past attendees (those with opt-in), and
notifications to press organizations. Workshop organizers have
responsibility for maintaining the workshop website, soliciting,
reviewing, and accepting papers, constructing the final program, all
interactions with authors, speakers, etc. Reviewing should be done in
accordance with IEEE guidelines (3 reviews per paper, avoid COI,
program chair must review all comments before they are sent back to
authors, etc.) If you are interested, we will send you a more detailed
list of the responsibilities, meeting room options, etc., and would
hope to jointly set up a successful workshop.