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IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy


Calls for Papers

Last Modified:11/25/19

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

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November 2019

ISPEC 2019 15th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 26-28, 2019. [posted here 04/01/19]
The main goal of the conference is to promote research on new information security technologies, including their applications and their integration with IT systems in various vertical sectors. Areas of interest for ISPEC 2019 include, but are not limited to:
- Cryptology
- Applied cryptography
- Mobile security
- Cloud security
- Access control
- Privacy enhanced technology
- Viruses and malware
- Software security
- Database security
- Web security
- Operating system security
- Intrusion detection
- Big data security and privacy
- Biometric Security
- Implementation
- Network security
- Key management
- Security and privacy in ubiquitous computing
- Formal methods for security
- Digital forensics
- Security for critical infrastructures
- Embedded systems security
- Lightweight security
- Smart grid security
- Cyber security for urban transportation
- Cyber-physical security
- Cryptocurrency

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December 2019

BlockSys 2019 International Conference on Blockchain and Trustworthy Systems, Guangzhou, China, December 7-8, 2019. [posted here 05/27/19]
Blockchain has become a hot research area in academia and industry. The blockchain technology is transforming industries by enabling anonymous and trustful transactions in decentralized and trustless environments. As a result, blockchain technology and other technologies for developing trustworthy systems can be used to reduce system risks, mitigate financial fraud and cut down operational cost. Blockchain and trustworthy systems can be applied to many fields, such as financial services, social management and supply chain management. This conference provides scientists and engineers from both industry and academia a platform to present their ongoing work, relate their research outcomes and experiences, and discuss the best and most efficient techniques for the development of blockchain and trustworthy systems.

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ICSS 2019 5th Industrial Control System Security Workshop, Held in conjunction with the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2019), San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 10, 2019. [posted here 08/26/19]
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control systems (ICS) monitor and control a wide range of industrial and infrastructure processes such as water treatment, power generation and transmission, oil and gas refining and steel manufacturing. Furthermore, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is rapidly expanding the interconnectivity of ICS environments and introducing many new threats. These environments have been identified as a key target of more generic threats (ransomware), along with more recent tailored nation-state threats targeting safety instrumented systems (Trisis). The critical requirement for high availability in SCADA and industrial control systems, along with the use of resource-constrained computing devices, legacy operating systems, and proprietary software applications limits the applicability of traditional information security solutions. The goal of this workshop is to explore new techniques to improve the security-critical control systems in the face of emerging threats.

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WISTP 2019 13th WISTP International Conference on Information Security Theory and Practice, Paris, France, December 10-11, 2019. [posted here 06/17/19]
The 13th WISTP International Conference on Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP 2019) seeks original submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and privacy, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems, the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. We encourage submissions from other communities such as law, business, and policy that present these communities' perspectives on technological issues.

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ICISS 2019 15th International Conference on Information Systems Security, Hyderabad, India, December 16-19, 2019. [posted here 05/20/19]
The International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS) is a 15-year old forum for the dissemination of research results related to all areas of computer security and privacy. The conference is held annually in India. ICISS solicits previously unpublished research in all areas of security and privacy including building, experimenting with and attacking secure systems, techniques and tools for security analysis and theoretical topics related to security. We encourage submissions from academia, industry and government.

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January 2020

IFIP11.9-DF 2020 16th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, New Delhi, India, January 6-8, 2020. [posted here 06/03/19]
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 Sixteenth 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 100 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 sixteenth volume in the well-known Research Advances in Digital Forensics book series (Springer, Cham, Switzerland) during the summer of 2020. 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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February 2020

NDSS 2020 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, San Diego, CA, USA, February 23-26, 2020. [posted here 06/ 3/19]
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 2020. The Proceedings will be made freely accessible from the Internet Society webpages. 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.

Paper Submission Information: New Submission Model: NDSS will have two review cycles in 2020: the first (Summer) with a submission deadline of June 14, 2019, and the second (Fall) with a submission deadline of September 13, 2019. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM AoE (UTC-12) on the day of the corresponding deadline.

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March 2020
April 2020
May 2020

HOST 2020 13th IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust, San Jose, CA, USA, May 4-7, 2020. [posted here 06/10/19]
IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development, and to highlight new results in the area of hardware security. HOST 2020 invites original contributions in all areas of overlap between hardware and security. This includes but is not limited to the following:
- Security primitives
- Computer-aided design (CAD) tools
- Emerging and nanoscale devices
- Trojans and backdoors
- Side-channel attacks and mitigation
- Fault injection and mitigation
- (Anti-)Reverse engineering and physical attacks
- Anti-tamper
- Anti-counterfeit
- Trusted execution environments
- Cache-side channel attacks and mitigation
- Privacy-preserving computation
- System-on-chip (SoC)/platform security
- FPGA and reconfigurable fabric security
- Cloud computing
- Smart phones and smart devices
- Internet-of-things (IoT) security
- Sensors and sensor network security
- Smart grid security
- Automotive/autonomous vehicle security
- Cyber-physical system security
- (Adversarial) Machine learning and cyber deception

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June 2020

EuroSP 2020 5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, Genova, Italy, June 16-18, 2020. [posted here 09/23/19]
The IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (Euro S&P) is the European sister conference of the established IEEE S&P symposium. It is a 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 security or privacy. The emphasis is on building or attacking real systems, even better if actually deployed, rather than presenting purely theoretical results. Papers may present advances in the design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems. Papers that shed new light on past results by means of sound theory or through experimentation are also welcome. Topics of interest include:
- Access control
- Accountability
- AI-based security- or privacy-enhancing tools
- Anonymity
- Application security
- Attacks and defenses
- Authentication
- Blockchain
- Censorship and censorship-resistance
- Cloud security
- Cryptography with applied relevance to security and privacy
- Distributed systems security
- Embedded systems security
- Forensics
- Formal methods for security
- Hardware security
- Human aspects of security and privacy
- Intrusion detection
- IoT security and privacy
- Language-based security
- Malware
- Measurement relevant to security and privacy
- Metrics
- Mobile security and privacy
- Network security
- Privacy-enhancing technologies
- Protocol security
- Secure information flow
- Security and privacy policies
- Security architectures
- Security of AI
- Security usability
- System security
- Web security and privacy

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