The Technical Committee on Security and Privacy holds a business meeting once a year. The most recent meeting was on May 24 at the Security and Privacy Symposium.
The awards presented for best papers, service to the conference community, and organizer reports are available at http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/Reports.html (this includes the draft minutes of the meeting and the ensuing discussions).
It was a pleasure to announce that Patrick McDaniel was selected to be the Vice Chair of the Technical Committee his two-year term begin January 1, 2012.
At this meeting, we announced a quasi-new event now sponsored by the Technical Committee. The event is the Security and Privacy Workshops, which are co-located with the Symposium. The workshops have been a feature of the Symposium for several years. Sven Dietrich heads the new steering committee that will expand the number of workshops over the next few years.
Terry Benzel and Cynthia Irvine have drafted rules for governing the Technical Committee, and they are available for review on the aforementioned website.
Three issues were open to general discussion during the meeting, which was attended by about 75 people. Follow-up discussion is available through an email list at http://mailman.xmission.com/mailman/listinfo/ieeetcsp
Somesh Jha, who will be a program committee co-chair for 2012 suggested that he could accommodate 50 papers, an significant increase from this year's 34 papers. Comments were varied, from encouragement to skepticism about preserving the quality of the program.
This discussion resulted in a resolution to adopt a "USENIX-style" copyright. The resolution had nearly unanimous support. As, TC Chair, I would like to see more discussion about this, because the purpose of obtaining the change was not expressed definitively. One of the professed goals was to allow authors to post papers on their personal websites, but this may already be allowed by IEEE.
Although the Symposium has been held at the same location for 32 years, it has become clear that we need a larger venue. This year 410 people wanted to attend, but we had space for only 350. There was nearly unanimous support for finding new space in the San Francisco area in 2012. The organizers identified three possible sites, and they will work with the Computer Society to make it happen.