IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy

The 2013 Symposium will mark the 34th 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 on May 19-22 2013 in San Francisco, California. Conference registration will open in February 2013.


General Chair: Robin Sommer (International Computer Science Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Program Chairs: Wenke Lee (Georgia Tech) and Michael Backes (Saarland University) and Adrian Perrig (Carnegie Mellon University)
Vice Chair and Treasurer: Greg Shannon (CMU CERT)
Registration Chair: Sean Peisert (UC Davis and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Donations Chair: Alvaro Cárdenas (Fujitsu Laboratories of America)
Publications Chair: Kevin Butler (University of Oregon)
Site Chair: Chris Switzer (International Computer Science Institute)
Publicity and Media Chair: Ulf Lindqvist (SRI International)
Student Travel Committee Chair: Terry Benzel (USC Information Sciences Institute)
Poster Chair: Sophie Engle (University of San Francisco)
Web Chair: Devdatta Akhawe (UC Berkeley)


Early-bird registration: April 20, 2013 (Register)

Student travel grant applications due:April 8, 2013 (extended) (Submission instructions)

Paper submissions due:Friday, November 16, 2012 (extended) (Call for Papers) (Submissions)
Acceptance notification: Monday, January 28, 2013
Final papers due: Monday, March 4, 2013

Poster abstracts due:April 8, 2013 (Submission instructions)
Poster acceptance notifications: April 15, 2013
Poster abstracts final (for website): May 13, 2013

Talk abstracts due:Saturday, May 11, 2013 Extended!
We still have a few slots. (Submission instructions)

All deadlines are 23:59 EST (UTC-5).

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Conference News
Panel Video Available
July 3, 2013
A video of the Privacy Research Panel is now online.
Shuttle Schedule Up!
May 17, 2013
Please see the travel page for the shuttle schedule between the two hotels.
Mobile Access
May 17, 2013
We have an interactive mobile website with the option of providing feedback to speakers. Experimental mobile applications for Android and iOS are also available. Search the relevant app store for "IEEE SP."
BoF Details Available
May 15, 2013
Details of the BoFs are now online.
Wednesday Night Reception and BoFs
May 9, 2013
This year we'll be having a Wednesday night reception with BoFs, bridging S&P with the workshops. Don't miss it.
Privacy Panel Finalized
May 9, 2013
The Wednesday panel on privacy research has been finalized.
List of Accepted Posters posted
May 2, 2013
The list of accepted posters has been posted.
Panel Discussion on Privacy Research
April 18, 2013
Details on Wednesday's panel discussion on privacy research have been posted.
Birds of a Feathers
April 15, 2013
We'll have space for a small number of BoFs on Wednesday night. Let us know if you are interested in leading one.
Call for Short Talks Posted
April 10, 2013
The call for short talks has been posted.
Tentative Program Posted
March 18, 2013
The tentative program has been posted.
Call for Posters Posted
March 4, 2013
The call for posters has been posted.
Accepted Papers Posted
March 3, 2013
The list of accepted papers has been posted.
Registration Open
February 21, 2013
Registration for the the 2013 symposium is now open.
Hotel Booking Available
February 11, 2013
Hotel details have been posted. There are room blocks available at two San Francisco area hotels. Conference registration information will follow shortly.
Student Travel Grants
February 11, 2013
Information for students who wish to apply for travel grants is now posted here.
November 13, 2012
The Symposium will again include a poster session. We'll start accepting submissions in March.
Deadline Extended
November 5, 2012
We have extended the deadline to 11/16 due to Hurricane Sandy, which left many in the northeastern region of the US without power.
Paper Submission
October 25, 2012
The submissions site is now open.
Call for Papers
August 15, 2012
The Call for Papers is out. Submissions are due on November 14.
Call for Donors
July 26, 2012
We are looking for organizations to support the symposium. See the donor information page for more.
Call for Workshops Posted
July 18, 2012
SPW is now accepting proposals for workshops to be co-located with the symposium.
Website Up!
June 14, 2012
The conference website is now up.

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