Call for workshop proposals
Workshops of Security and Privacy
May 17-18, 2014
Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California, USA

Organizing Committee
SPW General Chair: Deborah Shands (The Aerospace Corporation, USA)
SPW Treasurer: Terry Benzel (Information Sciences Institute, USA)
SPW Web Chair: Robert Heald (The Aerospace Corporation, 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.  We have had some workshops steadily 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

Instructions for workshop submissions
Submit proposals at:
Please direct questions to

Workshop proposal submissions due: September 13, 2013
Acceptance decision: September 22, 2013

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 (Saturday, May 17 or Sunday, May 18) 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's Conference
    Publishing Service (CPS).  The SPW organizers will set up a
    contract with the CS Press that the individual organizers can

    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. 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

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.