MAY 20-22, 2019 AT THE HYATT REGENCY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
40th IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy
Since 1980 in Oakland, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the 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 We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of security or privacy.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.
Topics of interest include:
This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive; S&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.
As in past years, 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, but they will be accepted based on their treatment of existing work and value to the community, and not based on any new research results they may contain. Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings.
To enhance the quality and timeliness of the scientific results presented as part of the Symposium, and to improve the quality of our reviewing process, IEEE S&P now accepts paper submissions 12 times a year, on the first of each month. The detailed process is as follows.
As described above, some number of papers will receive a Revise decision, rather than Accept or Reject. This decision will be accompanied by a detailed summary of the expectations for the revision, in addition to the standard reviewer comments. Authors may take up to three months to prepare a revision, which may include running additional experiments, improving the paper’s presentation, or other such improvements. Papers meeting the expectations will typically be accepted. Those that do not will be rejected. Only in exceptional circumstances will additional revisions be requested.
Upon receiving a Revise decision, authors can choose to withdraw their paper or not submit a revision within three months, but they will be asked to not submit the same or similar work again (following the same rules as for Rejected papers) for 1 year from the date of the original submission.
Revised submissions should be submitted on the first of the month, just as with new submissions. Revisions must be accompanied by a summary of the changes that were made.
Statistics on the submissions and decisions made thus far are available here.
Following a successful model used at last year’s conference, as well as other premier technical conferences, some paper submissions will be reviewed by a “shadow PC” of students and junior researchers. For more information see https://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2019/studentpc.html.
These instructions apply to both the research papers and systematization of knowledge papers.
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. Contact the program committee chairs if there are questions about this policy.
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. Publication as a technical report or in an online repository does not constitute a violation of this policy. Contact the program chairs if you have any questions. Papers that are not properly anonymized may be rejected without review.
During submission of a research paper, the submission site will request information about conflicts of interest of the paper's authors with program committee (PC) members. It is the full responsibility of all authors of a paper to identify all and only their potential conflict-of-interest PC members, according to the following definition. A paper author has a conflict of interest with a PC member when and only when one or more of the following conditions holds:
For any other situation where the authors feel they have a conflict with a PC member, they must explain the nature of the conflict to the PC chairs, who will mark the conflict if appropriate. Papers with incorrect or incomplete conflict of interest information as of the submission closing time are subject to immediate rejection.
Submissions that describe experiments on human subjects, that analyze data derived from human subjects (even anonymized data), or that otherwise may put humans at risk should:
If the submission deals with vulnerabilities (e.g., software vulnerabilities in a given program or design weaknesses in a hardware system), the authors need to discuss in detail the steps they have taken or plan to take to address these vulnerabilities (e.g., by disclosing vulnerabilities to the vendors). The same applies if the submission deals with personal identifiable information (PII) or other kinds of sensitive data. If a paper raises significant ethical and legal concerns, it might be rejected based on these concerns.
Contact the program co-chairs firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Submitted papers may include up to 13 pages of text and up to 5 pages for references and appendices, totalling no more than 18 pages. The same applies to camera-ready papers, although, at the PC chairs’ discretion, additional pages may be allowed for references and appendices. Reviewers are not required to read 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 encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings templates. LaTeX submissions should use IEEEtran.cls version 1.8. All submissions will be automatically checked for conformance to these requirements. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements are grounds for rejection without review.
Authors may optionally submit a document (PDF or text) containing:
Also starting this year, if a submission is derived in any way from a submission submitted to another venue (conference, journal, etc.) in the past twelve months, we require that the authors provide the name of the most recent venue to which it was submitted. This information will not be shared with reviewers. It will only be used (1) for aggregate statistics to understand the percent of resubmissions among the set of submitted (and accepted) papers; (2) at the Chairs’ discretion, to identify dual submissions and verify the accuracy of prior reviews provided by authors regarding previously rejected papers.
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 9 and when printed in black and white.
Papers must be submitted at https://oakland19.seclab.cs.ucsb.edu.
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.
|Christopher Kruegel||UC Santa Barbara|
|Hovav Shacham||University of California, San Diego|
|Abhi Shelat||Northeastern University|
|Adam Bates||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Adam Doupé||Arizona State University|
|Adrian Perrig||ETH Zurich|
|Adrienne Porter Felt|
|Aggelos Kiayias||University of Edinburgh & IOHK|
|Alessandro Chiesa||UC Berkeley|
|Alexandros Kapravelos||North Carolina State University|
|Alina Oprea||Northeastern University|
|Anders Fogh||Intel Corporation|
|Andrei Sabelfeld||Chalmers University of Technology|
|Andrew Miller||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Aniket Kate||Purdue University|
|Anja Lehmann||IBM Research - Zurich|
|Ari Juels||Cornell Tech|
|Asia Slowinska||IBM Security|
|Aylin Caliskan||George Washington University|
|Bo Li||UC Berkeley|
|Cas Cremers||University of Oxford|
|Chris Kanich||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Claudia Diaz||KU Leuven|
|Cristiano Giuffrida||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|Daniel Genkin||University of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland|
|Daniela Oliveira||University of Florida|
|Daphne Yao||Virginia Tech|
|Dave Levin||University of Maryland|
|David Evans||University of Virginia|
|David Kotz||Dartmouth College|
|Deian Stefan||UC San Diego|
|Engin Kirda||Northeastern University|
|Fabian Monrose||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Farinaz Koushanfar||University of California San Diego|
|Foteini Baldimtsi||George Mason University|
|Frank Piessens||KU Leuven|
|Franziska Roesner||University of Washington|
|Gianluca Stringhini||University College London|
|Guofei Gu||Texas A&M University|
|Herbert Bos||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|Joseph Bonneau||New York University|
|Juan Caballero||IMDEA Software Institute|
|Kasper Rasmussen||University of Oxford|
|Kenny Paterson||Royal Holloway University of London|
|Konrad Rieck||TU Braunschweig|
|Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov||University of British Columbia|
|Leyla Bilge||Symantec Research Labs|
|Long Lu||Northeastern University|
|Lorrie Cranor||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Lujo Bauer||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Manos Antonakakis||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Manuel Egele||Boston University|
|Mariana Raykova||Yale University|
|Marina Blanton||University at Buffalo|
|Mathias Payer||EPFL and Purdue University|
|Matt Fredrikson||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Matthew Hicks||Virginia Tech|
|Michael Bailey||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Michael Franz||University of California at Irvine|
|Michalis Polychronakis||Stony Brook University|
|Michelle Mazurek||University of Maryland|
|Mihai Christodorescu||Visa Research|
|Mike Reiter||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Mike Rosulek||Oregon State University|
|Nick Feamster||Princeton University|
|Nick Nikiforakis||Stony Brook University|
|Nickolai Zeldovich||MIT CSAIL|
|Nicolas Christin||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Niels Provos||Google Inc|
|Nikhil Swamy||Microsoft Research|
|Nitesh Saxena||University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Omar Chowdhury||University of Iowa|
|Payman Mohassel||Visa Research|
|Piotr Mardziel||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Prateek Mittal||Princeton University|
|Ralf Kuesters||University of Stuttgart|
|Reza Shokri||National University of Singapore (NUS)|
|Robert Watson||University of Cambridge|
|Roberto Perdisci||University of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Rosario Gennaro||The City College of New York|
|Roya Ensafi||University of Michigan|
|Ruby Lee||Princeton University|
|Sarah Meiklejohn||University College London|
|Sascha Fahl||Leibniz University Hannover|
|Sergio Maffeis||Imperial College London|
|Somesh Jha||University of Wisconsin at Madison|
|Srdjan Capkun||ETH Zurich|
|Stefan Katzenbeisser||TU Darmstadt|
|Taesoo Kim||Georgia Tech|
|Thorsten Holz||Ruhr-Universität Bochum|
|Tom Ristenpart||Cornell Tech|
|Tom Shrimpton||University of Florida|
|Trent Jaeger||Penn State University|
|Tudor Dumitras||University of Maryland at College Park|
|Veronique Cortier||CNRS and Loria|
|Virgil Gligor||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Vladimir Kolesnikov||Georgia Tech|
|Vyas Sekar||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Wenke Lee||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Wenyuan Xu||Zhejiang University|
|William Robertson||Northeastern University|
|XiaoFeng Wang||Indiana University|
|Zhiyun Qian||University of California at Riverside|