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IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy

The 2012 symposium will mark the 33rd annual meeting of this flagship conference. Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. The symposium will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.


General chair: Rob Cunningham (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
Program chairs: Somesh Jha (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Wenke Lee (Georgia Tech)
Treasurer: Greg Shannon (CMU CERT)
Vice Chair and Registration Chair: Robin Sommer (ICSI and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Donations Chair: David Molnar (Microsoft Research)
Publications Chair: Kevin Butler (University of Oregon)
Site Chair: Ed Talbot (Consultant)
Publicity and Media Chair: Ulf Lindqvist (SRI International)
Student Travel Committee Chair: Terry Benzel (USC Information Sciences Institute)
Poster Chair: Adam Chlipala (MIT)
Web Chair: Andrew Johnson (Harvard University and MIT Lincoln Laboratory)

The IEEE Security and Policy Symposium is pleased to present video recordings of the presentations from the Attacks 2 session.
Chair: Kevin Butler
Signing Me onto Your Accounts through Facebook and Google: a Traffic-Guided Security Study of Commercially Deployed Single-Sign-On Web Services
Rui Wang (Indiana University Bloomington), Shuo Chen (Microsoft Research), and XiaoFeng Wang (Indiana University Bloomington)

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Unleashing Mayhem on Binary Code
Sang Kil Cha, Thanassis Avgerinos, Alexandre Rebert, and David Brumley (Carnegie Mellon University)

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Clash Attacks on the Verifiability of E-Voting Systems
Ralf Kuesters, Tomasz Truderung, and Andreas Vogt (University of Trier)

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Student travel grant applications due: PASSED March 26, 2012
Workshop proposals due: PASSED August 15, 2011

Research papers due: PASSED November 16, 2011 (Call for Papers) (Submissions)
Paper acceptance notification: PASSED February 1, 2012
Final papers due: PASSED March 5, 2012 (23:59 PST)

Poster abstracts due: PASSED April 6, 2012 (E-mail as an attachment to
Poster acceptance notifications: PASSED April 12, 2012
Poster abstracts final (for conference web site): PASSED May 13, 2012

Submission Deadline: PASSED May 11, 2012 (E-mail to with the subject line "Oakland Short Talk")
Notifications: PASSED May 17, 2012

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Conference News
Panel Preparation
May 22, 2012
Participants who wish to prepare for the discussion on Science of Security on Wednesday afternoon should take a look at the Wikipedia entry on "Strong Inference", link. In particular, if you have time, skim Platt's paper.
Best Paper Awards!
May 22, 2012 Congratulations to the paper award winners.
Best paper award: Don't Trust Satellite Phones
Best student paper award sponsored by Google: Memento
Best practical paper award sponsored by IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine: User-Driven Access Control
Short Talks Announced
May 17, 2012
The eleven short talks for the Tuesday evening session have been announced. The list is available here.
Airport Westin Shuttle Schedule Posted
May 15, 2012
The schedule for the shuttle between the Westing San Francisco Airport and the Westin St. Francis has been posted on the travel page and the hotels page.
Poster Abstracts Added
May 14, 2012
Abstracts for (almost) all the posters in the Monday evening poster session can be viewed here.
Special Rebate Offer!
April 22, 2012
$100 off of the symposium price, for anyone paying full price in his/her category and staying at the Airport Westin and registering with our room block. See the hotels page for more details.
Call for Short Talks posted
April 20, 2012
The Call for Short Talks has been posted on the Call for Papers page. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 11, 2012.
List of accepted posters available
April 15, 2012
The list of accepted posters can now be viewed posters. The poster session will be Monday, May 21 from 5:45-8:00pm.
Panel of experts formed
April 6, 2012
The panel discussion on Wednesday afternoon will be titled: "How can a focus on "science" advance research in cybersecurity?". Discussion will be moderated by Carl Landwehr. See the program for a detailed description and list of distinguished panelists.
Student Travel Grants Awarded
April 5, 2012
The IEEE S&P 2012 Organizing Committee has awarded 24 student travel grants. More information is available in the "News Bulletin" section of the press page.
Registration Open
March 1, 2012
Registration for the 2012 symposium is now open.
Program Posted
February 22, 2012
The conference program has been posted.
Hotel Booking Available
February 13, 2012
Hotel details have been posted. There are room blocks available at two San Francisco area hotels. Conference registration information will follow shortly.
Call For Posters
February 13, 2012
Adam Chlipala has been named as this years Poster Session Chair. Poster submission details have been posted. The deadline for abstracts is April 6, 2012.
Tentative Skeleton Program Posted
January 28, 2012
Program details are still being finalized. Attendees from past years should be aware that the conference is likely to continue later into Wednesday afternoon than in prior years.
Student Travel Grants
January 10, 2012
Information for students who wish to apply for travel grants is now posted here.
2012 Donors Rolling In
December 16, 2011
Many have already generously donated to the 2012 symposium. Information about donating and the benefits therein can be found here.
2011 Proceedings Available Online
November 1, 2011
All the papers for the 2011 symposium have been made available free of charge at
New Venue Confirmed!
October 10, 2011
The 2012 conference will be held at the Westin St. Francis. Detailed hotel and travel information has been posted on the travel page.
Call For Donors Posted
September 12, 2011
Information about donating to the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy and the IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops has been posted here.
Call For Papers Posted
August 12, 2011
The 2012 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Call for Papers is now posted here.
Workshop Proposal Deadlines Approaching
August 11, 2011
IEEE S&P Workshop proposals have been accepted, but room is still available, and the deadline, August 15, 2011, is approaching for the second round of proposals. More information available here.
New Website Up
June 21, 2011
The new version of the 2012 conference website is now up.

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