April 26-28, 2017 in Paris, France

2nd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy


Call For Papers

The IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&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 We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of security or privacy. Papers may present advances in the theory, 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 thorough experimentation are also welcome.

Topics of interest include:

This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive. EuroS&P is interested in all aspects of computer security and privacy. Papers without a clear application to security or privacy, however, 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 beliefs.

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).

Registration Early registration deadline March 31, 2017 Extended
Normal registration deadline April 12, 2017  No Extensions
Posters Submissions open January 13, 2017
Poster abstracts due (1st round) February 15, 2017
Acceptance notification (1st round) February 22, 2017
Poster abstracts due (2nd round) March 15, 2017
Acceptance notification (2nd round) March 22, 2017
Final abstracts due March 29, 2017
Final posters due April 12, 2017
Poster session April 26, 2017 18:00 CEST
Student Stupport Grant application deadline February 15, 2017  No Extensions
Grant notification February 23, 2017
Awardee registration deadline March 1, 2017  No Extensions
Short Talks Talk abstract deadline April 24, 2017  No Extensions
Notification April 25, 2017
Short talks session April 27, 2017
Research Papers Paper submission deadline August 4, 2016  No Extensions
Early reject notification and author response September 20-22, 2016
Acceptance notification October 17, 2016
Camera ready version February 13, 2017  No Extensions
Conference sessions April 26-28, 2017
Affiliated events Event proposal deadline September 2, 2016 Extended
Acceptance notification September 16, 2016 Extended
Events take place April 29-30, 2017

Instructions for Paper Submission

All submissions must be original work; 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. EuroS&P 2017 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.

Page Limit and Formatting

Papers must not exceed 15 pages total (including the references and appendices). Papers must be formatted for US letter (not A4) size paper. The text must be formatted in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 9.5 in. tall and 3.5 in. wide. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 11-point or larger line spacing. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings templates. LaTeX submissions should use IEEEtran.cls version 1.8b, dated 2015/08/26, in Compsoc Conference Mode (i.e. \documentclass[compsoc, conference, letterpaper, 10pt, times]{IEEEtran}). Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements can be grounds for rejection.


Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should pay special attention to unusual fonts, images, and figures that might create problems for reviewers. Your document should render correctly in Adobe Reader XI and when printed in black and white.

Conference Submission Server

Papers must be submitted at https://eurosp17.hotcrp.com/ 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: eurosp2017-pc-chairs@ieee-security.org.


If your research contains studies with human subjects please include a paragraph on ethical 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.