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Past Conferences and Other Announcements - 2023

VehicleSec 2023 Inaugural Symposium on Vehicle Security and Privacy, Held in conjunction with the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2023), San Diego, CA, USA, February 27, 2023. [posted here 11/14/22]
A vehicle is a machine that transports people and/or cargo in one or more physical domains, such as on the ground (e.g., cars, bicycles, motorcycles, trucks, buses, scooters, trains), in the air (e.g., drones, airplanes, helicopters, spacecraft), and under water (ships, boats, watercraft). Due to their safety-critical nature, the security and privacy of vehicles can pose direct threats to passengers, owners, operators, as well as the environment. Recent improvements in vehicle autonomy and connectivity (e.g., autonomous driving, drone delivery, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, intelligent transportation, drone swarm), have only served to exacerbate security and privacy challenges and thus require urgent attention from academia, industry, and policy-makers. To meet this critical need, the VehicleSec symposium aims at bringing together an audience of university researchers, scientists, industry professionals, and government representatives to contribute new theories, technologies, and systems on any security/privacy issues related to vehicles (e.g., ground, aerial, underwater), their sub-systems (e.g., in vehicle networks, autonomy, connectivity, human-machine interfaces), supporting infrastructures (e.g., transportation infrastructure, ground control station), and related fundamental technologies (e.g., sensing, control, AI/ML, real-time computing, location service, simulation, digital twin, etc.).

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USEC 2023 Usable Security and Privacy Symposium, Held in conjunction with NDSS 2023, San Diego, California, USA, Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2023. [posted here 11/7/22]
The Usable Security and Privacy (USEC) Symposium 2023 serves as an international forum for research and discussion in the area of human factors in security and privacy. We invite submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research on all aspects of human-centric security and privacy. We welcome a variety of research methods, including empirical research and design research. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- innovative security or privacy functionality and design
- new applications of existing models or technology
- usability evaluations of new or existing security or privacy features and lessons learned
- security testing of new or existing usability features
- psychological, sociological, and economic aspects of security and privacy
- research and design methodologies for human-centric security and privacy research
- reports of replicating previously published studies and experiments
- reports of failed usable privacy/security studies or experiments, with the focus on the § lessons learned from such experience
- inclusive security and privacy
- ethics in human-centric security and privacy research
- workforce, labels, cyber-physical systems
- usability in smart manufacturing

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NDSS 2023 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, San Diego, California, USA, February 27 - March 3, 2023. [posted here 6/6/22]
The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) is a top venue that fosters information exchange among researchers and practitioners of computer, network and distributed system security. The target audience includes those interested in practical aspects of network and distributed system security, with a focus on actual system design and implementation. A major goal is to encourage and enable the Internet community to apply, deploy, and advance the state of practical security technologies.

Technical papers and panel proposals are solicited. Authors are encouraged to write the abstract and introduction of their paper in a way that makes the results accessible and compelling to a general computer-security researcher. All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee and accepted submissions will be published by the Internet Society in the Proceedings of NDSS 2023. The Proceedings will be made freely accessible from the Internet Society web pages. Furthermore, permission to freely reproduce all or parts of papers for noncommercial purposes is granted provided that copies bear the Internet Society notice included in the first page of the paper. The authors are therefore free to post the camera-ready versions of their papers on their personal pages and within their institutional repositories. Reproduction for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited and requires prior consent.

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SaTML 2023 IEEE Conference on Secure and Trustworthy Machine Learning, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, February 8-10, 2023. [posted here 11/7/22]
This conference will expand on the theoretical and practical understandings of vulnerabilities inherent to ML systems, explore the robustness of ML algorithms and systems, and aid in developing a unified, coherent scientific community which aims to build trustworthy ML systems. We solicit research papers, systematization of knowledge papers, and position papers (see below for details about each of these categories). Areas of Interest include (but are not limited to):
- Trustworthy data curation
- Novel attacks on ML systems
- Methods for defending against attacks on ML systems
- Forensic analysis of ML systems
- Verifying properties of ML systems
- Securely and safely integrating ML into systems
- Privacy (e.g., confidentiality, inference privacy, machine unlearning)
- Fairness
- Accountability
- Transparency
- Interpretability

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IFIP 11.9 DF 2023 19th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, SRI International, Arlington, Virginia, USA, January 30-31, 2023. [posted here 8/15/22]
The IFIP Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics ( is an active international community of scientists, engineers and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in digital forensics. The Nineteenth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics will provide a forum for presenting original, unpublished research results and innovative ideas related to the extraction, analysis and preservation of all forms of electronic evidence. Papers and panel proposals are solicited. All submissions will be refereed by a program committee comprising members of the Working Group. Papers and panel submissions will be selected based on their technical merit and relevance to IFIP WG 11.9. The conference will be limited to approximately 50 participants to facilitate interactions between researchers and intense discussions of critical research issues. Keynote presentations, revised papers and details of panel discussions will be published as an edited volume – the nineteenth volume in the well-known Research Advances in Digital Forensics book series (Springer, Cham, Switzerland) during the summer of 2023. Technical papers are solicited in all areas related to the theory and practice of digital forensics. Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to:
- Theories, techniques and tools for extracting, analyzing and preserving digital evidence
- Enterprise and cloud forensics
- Embedded device forensics
- Internet of Things forensics
- Digital forensic processes and workflow models
- Digital forensic case studies
- Legal, ethical and policy issues related to digital forensics

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