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IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy


Calls for Papers

Last Modified:12/4/23

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

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December 2023

ACSAC 2023 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, Austin, Texas, USA, December 4-8, 2023. [posted here 4/24/23]
ACSAC is an internationally recognized forum where practitioners, researchers, and developers in information system security meet to learn and to exchange practical ideas and experiences. If you are developing practical solutions to problems related to protecting users, commercial enterprises, or countries' information infrastructures, consider submitting your work to the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference. We solicit submissions that address the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and the discussion of lessons learned. While we are interested in various topics, we especially encourage submissions in the area of our Hard Topic Theme. This year's hard topic theme solicits research results and technologies that are considering the concept of trustworthy systems. Trustworthy systems generally involve the development of capabilities that offer security, safety, and reliability guarantees. ACSAC has always solicited work on applied security; with this hard topic, we hope to put great emphasis on deployable trustworthy systems.

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FPS 2023 16th Foundations & Practice of Security Symposium, Bordeaux, France, December 11-13, 2023. [posted here 6/26/23]
Protecting the communication and data infrastructure of an increasingly interconnected world has become vital to the normal functioning of all aspects of our daily life. Many industries and businesses, including healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing, rely on edge computing to process data and deliver real-time services, while enterprise networking is increasingly moving to the cloud to improve scalability and reduce costs. As a result, security and cyber resiliency have emerged as vital scientific disciplines that aim to protect these critical systems against cyber threats and ensure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of data, applications, and services. The multifaceted complexities of these requirements necessitate collaboration and innovation from communities in mathematics, computer science, and engineering. The aim of FPS is to discuss and exchange theoretical and practical ideas that address privacy, security, and resiliency issues in interconnected systems. It aims to provide scientific presentations as well as to establish links, and promote scientific collaborations, joint research programs, and student exchanges between institutions involved in this important and fast-moving research field. We welcome submissions spanning the full range of theoretical and applied work including user research, methods, tools, simulations, demos, and practical evaluations. We also invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in privacy, security, resiliency, trustworthy data systems, and related areas to submit their original papers. Special care will be given this year to enhancing Cybersecurity and Resiliency with Artificial Intelligence. Moreover, we are interested in data sharing, data disclosure, individual tracking, and fake news regarding their impacts on security and privacy.

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ICISS 2023 19th International Conference on Information Systems Security, NIT Raipur, India, December 16-20, 2023. [posted here 6/5/23]
This annual conference provides a forum for researchers and industry practitioners of security to present their cutting-edge research and use case experiences. We solicit previously unpublished technical papers in the field of Security & Privacy. Papers that involve innovative solutions, usability studies, longitudinal studies, industrial use cases, and SoK are welcome. This year, we will also accept PoCs of security applications under a separate demo track and allow submission of artefacts; a separate call will be announced on the conference website in due course of time.

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IEEE Blockchain 2023 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Ocean Flower Island, Hainan, China, December 17-21, 2023. [posted here 7/31/23]
As a promising technique to achieve decentralized consensus, blockchain has been applied into various fields, e.g., digital currency, supply chain, asset management, e-health, e-government, network management, etc. Its secure design for supporting a distributed computing system with high fault tolerance is attracting wide attention all over the world. Blockchain has great potential to create new foundations for our socio-economic systems by efficiently establishing trust among people and machines, reducing cost, and increasing utilization of resources. On one hand, blockchain will play an important role for secure decentralization in such emerging fields as Internet of Things, cyber physical systems, edge computing, social networking, crowdsourcing and next generation wireless communications, and even more other fields. On the other hand, its advance should be further evolved in terms of scalability, security, privacy, efficiency, flexibility, availability, and dependability.

Following the great success of IEEE Blockchain 2022, held in Espoo, Finland, IEEE Blockchain 2021, held in Melbourne, Australia, IEEE Blockchain 2020, held in Rhodes Island, Greece, IEEE Blockchain 2019, held in Atlanta, USA, IEEE Blockchain 2018, held in Halifax, Canada, the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain (Blockchain-2023) will provide a high-profile, leading-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present latest advances and innovations in key theories, infrastructure, schemes, and significant applications for the blockchain, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Theories of blockchain and distributed ledger technology
- New blockchain architecture
- Distributed consensus and fault tolerance mechanisms
- Security, privacy and trust of blockchain and distributed ledger
- Cross-chain and off-chain technology
- Attacks and vulnerabilities of blockchain
- Blockchain scalability and performance optimization
- Simulation and performance evaluation techniques
- Smart contract and chain code
- Applications and services based on blockchain
- Protocols and algorithms based on blockchain
- Blockchain in the Internet of things (IoT)
- Blockchain in cyber physical systems
- Blockchain in social networking
- Blockchain in supply chain management
- Blockchain in agriculture
- Blockchain in connected and autonomous vehicles
- Blockchain in crowdsourcing and crowdsensing
- Blockchain in edge and cloud computing
- Blockchain in next generation communications and networks
- Blockchain and cryptocurrency
- Blockchain and artificial intelligence
- Blockchain and game theory
- Blockchain and industry 4.0
- Redactable blockchain

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January 2024

IFIP 11.9 DF 2023 20th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, New Delhi, India, January 4-5, 2024. [posted here 8/7/23]
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 Twentieth 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 60 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 twentieth volume in the well-known Research Advances in Digital Forensics book series (Springer, Cham, Switzerland) during the summer of 2024.

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
- Mobile and embedded device forensics
- Image and video 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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February 2024

NDSS 2024 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, San Diego, California, uSA, February 26 - March 1, 2024. [posted here 6/5/23]
The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) is a top venue that fosters information exchange among researchers and practitioners of network and distributed system security. The NDSS 2024 workshops and symposia will take place in San Diego, CA, from 26 February to 1 March 2024. 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.

This call solicits technical papers. 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 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 2024. 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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March 2024

FC 2024 28th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, Willemstad, Curacao, March 4-8, 2024. [posted here 8/21/23]
Financial Cryptography and Data Security is a major international forum for research, advanced development, education, exploration, and debate regarding information assurance, with a specific focus on commercial contexts. The conference covers all aspects of securing transactions and systems. Original works focusing on both fundamental and applied real-world deployments on all aspects surrounding commerce security are solicited. Submissions need not be exclusively concerned with cryptography. Systems security and interdisciplinary works are particularly encouraged.

The goal of the conference is to bring security and cryptography researchers and practitioners together with economists, bankers, implementers and policy-makers. Intimate and colourful by tradition, the FC program features invited talks, academic presentations, technical demonstrations and panel discussions. In addition, several workshops will be held in conjunction with the FC conference.

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FHE 2024 3rd Annual Conference on Fully Homomorphic Encryption, Held in conjunction with the Real World Crypto 2024, Toronto, Canada, March 24, 2024. [posted here 10/18/23]
First envisioned in the late seventies, the first realization for fully homomorphic encryption only came three decades later. Fully homomorphic encryption has since been an active research topic. The conference aims at being the premier forum gathering researchers, technologists and practitioners working on the design, development, deployment, validation, and applications of fully homomorphic encryption. The program committee is seeking original contributions on all aspects of fully homomorphic encryption. Submissions across a broad range of the development phases are encouraged, from exploratory research and proof-of-concept studies to practical applications and deployment of fully homomorphic encryption and related technologies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Fully homomorphic encryption and its applications
- Efficient and secure implementations of cryptographic algorithms Software for fully homomorphic encryption
- Hardware architectures for fully homomorphic encryption
- Compilers for fully homomorphic encryption
- Physical attacks and countermeasures
- Secure applications using fully homomorphic encryption
- Security of encrypted computing and applications
- Cryptographic protocols using fully homomorphic encryption for privacy-preserving systems
- Formal modeling and formal proofs for encrypted computing
- Validation and certification of fully homomorphic encryption

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