May 8-11, 2005
The Claremont Resort
Berkeley/Oakland, California, USA

2005 IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy

sponsored by
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
in cooperation with
The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

Symposium Committee:
General Chair: Steve Tate (University of North Texas, USA)
Vice Chair: Hilarie Orman (Purple Streak, Inc., USA)
Program Co-Chairs:
Vern Paxson (ICSI, USA)
Michael Waidner (IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland)

Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 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.

Previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of computer security or electronic privacy are solicited for submission to the 2005 symposium. Papers may represent advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, or empirical evaluation of secure systems, either for general use or for specific application domains. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Access Control and Audit
Anonymity and Pseudonymity
Automated Security Analysis
Data Integrity
Database Security
Denial of Service
Distributed Systems Security
Electronic Privacy
Information Flow
Intrusion Detection and Defense
Language-Based Security
Mobile Code and Agent Security
Network Security
Secure Hardware and Smartcards
Security Engineering
Security in Heterogeneous and Large-scale Environments
Security of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
Security Protocols
Security Verification
Viruses, Worms, and Other Malicious Code

Program Committee:

William Arbaugh, University of Maryland, USA
Michael Backes, IBM Research, Switzerland
Josh Benaloh, Microsoft Research, USA
Marc Dacier, EURECOM, France
Herve Debar, France Telecom R&D, France
George Dinolt, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Riccardo Focardi, University of Venice, Italy
Virgil Gligor, University of Maryland, USA
Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dogan Kesdogan, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Helmut Kurth, atsec, Germany
Wenke Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Roy Maxion, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
John McHugh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Vern Paxson, ICSI / LBNL, USA (PC co-chair)
Radia Perlman, Sun Microsystems, USA
Birgit Pfitzmann, IBM Research, Switzerland
Joachim Posegga, University of Hamburg, Germany
Niels Provos, Google Inc., USA
Josyula R. Rao, IBM Research, USA
Michael Reiter, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Eric Rescorla, RTFM, USA
Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Wollongong, Australia
Pierangela Samarati, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Andrei Serjantov, The Free Haven Project, UK
Giovanni Vigna, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Michael Waidner, IBM Research, Switzerland (PC co-chair)
Dan S. Wallach, Rice University, USA
Andreas Wespi, IBM Research, Switzerland
Marianne Winslett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference or workshop with proceedings. If there are any doubts on whether a paper counts as already published or not then the authors should contact the program chairs prior to submission. Papers should be in Portable Document Format (.pdf), at most 15 pages excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices (using 11-point font, single column format, and reasonable margins on 8.5"x11" or A4 paper), and at most 25 pages total. We request the submissions be in US letter paper size (not A4) if at all possible. (A good summary of how to generate PDF is available from the NSF.) Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them. Papers should be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review: remove author names and affiliations from the title page, and avoid explicit self-referencing in the text.

Please submit papers via the Web:

For any questions, please contact the program chairs, at

Paper submissions due: November 5, 2004, 19:00 CET    (No extensions!)
(see note below on what CET means!)

Acceptance notification: January 28, 2005
Final papers due: February 25, 2005

Submissions received after the submission deadline or failing to conform to the guidelines above risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate clearances; authors of accepted papers will be asked to sign IEEE copyright release forms. Where possible all further communications to authors will be via email.


A continuing feature of the symposium will be a session of 5-minute talks, where attendees can present preliminary research results or summaries of works published elsewhere. Poster presentations related to these talks are also possible. Abstracts for 5-minute talks should fit on one 8.5"x11" or A4 page, including the title and all author names and affiliations.

Please submit papers via the Web:

5-minute abstracts due: April 1, 2005, 19:00 CET
(see note below on what CET means!)

Acceptance notification: April 8, 2005


All deadlines are given in Central European Time (CET), which is UTC+1. Please note that
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