MAY 22-24, 2017 AT THE FAIRMONT HOTEL, SAN JOSE, CA
38th IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy
Details subject to change!
Following a successful model used at other premier technical conferences (sometimes called a "Shadow PC"), IEEE Security & Privacy will be organizing its second Student Program Committee in 2017. The Student PC will consist of students and junior researchers and will provide reviews on a subset of submissions to the conference (paper authors may choose to opt-out of student reviews).
The Student PC will function much like an independent version of the "Senior" PC, including holding an in-person PC meeting and choosing its own program of papers. Student PC reviews will be made available (anonymized) to the Senior PC, although student PC members will not attend the Senior PC meeting and the Student PC program acceptance decisions will not be made available.
The Student PC meeting will be held on Saturday January 7, 2017 at Cornell Tech in New York City, NY (effectively co-located with Real World Crypto 2017 which will be held from January 4-6, 2017 at Columbia University in New York City, NY).
The Student PC will be chaired by William Enck of North Carolina State University.
If you are interested in participating, please apply by sending mail to email@example.com by October 1st, 2016.
Q. Why hold a Student PC?
A. The Student PC is intended primarily to be an educational experience, modeled after successful Student PCs at SOSP, NSDI and other computer science conferences. The Student PC will write reviews of the real submissions to IEEE S&P in real time and will have an in-person Student PC meeting that closely simulates the full PC meeting. The Student PC members will debate papers and select a full program of papers. In addition, there will be two activities to help Student PC members better understand the conference paper selection process. Before reviews are assigned, there will be a teleconference discussing the components of good and bad reviews. Following the Student PC meeting, there will be a meta-discussion about the process. This discussion will focus on how to effectively review papers and the dynamics of choosing a conference program. After the Student PC, the Student PC reviews will be available (blinded) at the senior PC meeting and to the authors of the papers (marked as Student PC reviews).
Q. Who can participate in the Student PC?
A. The Student PC is open to PhD students and post-docs working in security and privacy who have not yet served on a "major" program committee (e.g. IEEE Security and Privacy, USENIX Security, CCS, NDSS, CRYPTO). If more applications are received than there is room, students will be given priority based on seniority in their programs and chosen to ensure diversity of backgrounds, institutions, and research interests.
Q. What is required of Student PC members?
A. Because the Student PC reviews will be available to the senior PC and paper authors, requirements are similar:
Student PC members will be expected to review a full load of 10-15 papers on time and participate in online discussion.
Student PC members are required to attend the in-person Student PC meeting. Please note that funding to attend the in-person Student PC meeting is not guarantted. We are actively working with sponsors (e.g., NSF) to offset travel expenses for a subset of the Student PC members. Priority will be given to students based on financial need as well as a diversity of backgrounds and institutions. Additionally, there are student stipends available to attend Real World Crypto 2017 which can be combined with attending the Student PC meeting.
Student PC members must respect the anonymity of the review process and not share which papers they have reviewed or solicit sub-reviews.
Student PC members will also be particularly expected to assist in reviewing their peer's reviews and providing constructive feedback to improve the quality of the reviews.
Student PC members are not allowed to separately serve as sub-reviewers for the senior PC.
Q. Why should students participate?
A. While being a member of a Student PC is a significant amount of work, we expect it will be rewarding for a number of reasons, including:
Gain experience reviewing papers and understand the challenges faced by reviewers reading multiple papers which may not always be in their area of expertise.
Experience how a review process operates and how a PC meeting is run.
See good quality papers as well as bad ones and see how they are viewed during a PC meeting.
Improve the IEEE S&P program through reviews made available to the senior PC.
Submitting high quality reviews makes one a more likely candidate for future senior PCs.
Network with fellow junior researchers at the PC meeting and reception.
Q. How can I apply?
A. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1st, 2016 with the following information:
Name, position/year of study, expected graduation year, institution and supervisor
Areas of research experience and expertise and any relevant publications. It is okay if you have no publications yet.
A brief note on your past review experience (such as writing sub-reviews or serving on a workshop PC). It is okay if you have none.
Confirmation that you will be able to attend the Student PC meeting.
All deadlines are 23:59:59 EST (UTC-5).
|Deadline to apply for Student PC||October 1, 2016|
|Student PC membership notification||October 6, 2016|
|Conference submission deadline||November 11, 2016|
|Bids for papers to review||November 15, 2016|
|Review deadline||December 16, 2016|
|Discussion period||December 17-31, 2016|
|Student PC meeting||January 7, 2017|
|William Enck||North Carolina State University|
|Heribeto Acosta-Maestre||Nova Southeastern University|
|Erdem Alkim||Ege University, Turkey|
|Rahul Chatterjee||Cornell University|
|Qi Alfred Chen||University of Michigan|
|Nathan Dautenhahn||University of Pennsylvania|
|Bernardo David||Aarhus University|
|Earlence Fernandes||University of Michigan|
|Gabriel Ferreira||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Fatemeh Ganji||Technische Universität Berlin|
|Esha Ghosh||Brown University|
|Shuang Hao||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Martin Henze||RWTH Aachen University|
|Vahid Heydari||University of Alabama in Huntsville|
|Yaoqi Jia||National University of Singapore|
|Amin Kharraz||Northeastern University|
|Gokhan Kul||University at Buffalo|
|Yonghwi Kwon||Purdue University|
|Christopher Liebchen||Technische Universität Darmstadt|
|Kangjie Lu||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Darya Melicher||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Tarik Moataz||Colorado State University and Telecom Bretagne|
|Ahmad Moghimi||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|Veelasha Moonsamy||Radboud University, The Netherlands|
|Adwait Nadkarni||North Carolina State University|
|Dimitrios Papadopoulos||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Ashay Rane||The University of Texas at Austin|
|Pedro Moreno-Sanchez||Purdue University|
|Peter Scholl||University of Bristol|
|Arash Shaghaghi||The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia) and Data61, CSIRO, Australia|
|Maliheh Shirvanian||University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Mehmet Sinan INCI||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|Ivo Sluganovic||University of Oxford|
|Guillermo Suarez-Tangil||Royal Holloway, University of London|
|Kimia Tajik||Oregon State University|
|Santiago Torres-Arias||New York University|
|Junia Valente||The University of Texas at Dallas|
|Yonghui (Yohu) Xiao||Emory University|
|Minhui Xue||New York University Shanghai|
|Yuankai Zhang||Georgetown University|
|Gaoqiang Zhuo||Binghamton University|