New York City, New York
Conference date: June 8 - June 10, 2022

|      Hybrid Conference (Online + In-person)  |

Call for Research Papers

Papers offering novel research contributions are solicited for submission.

Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and published by
the ACM in the symposium proceedings. In addition to the regular
research track, this year SACMAT will again host the special track --
"Blue Sky/Vision Track".  Researchers are invited to submit papers
describing promising new ideas and challenges of interest to the
community as well as access control needs emerging from other
fields. We are particularly looking for potentially disruptive and new
ideas which can shape the research agenda for the next 10 years. We
also encourage submissions to the "Work-in-progress Track" to present
ideas that may have not been completely developed and experimentally

Topics of Interest

Submissions to the regular track covering any relevant area of access
control are welcomed. Areas include, but are not limited to, the

* Systems:
   * Operating systems
   * Cloud systems and their security
   * Distributed systems
   * Fog and Edge-computing systems
   * Cyber-physical and Embedded systems
   * Mobile systems
   * Autonomous systems (e.g., UAV security, autonomous vehicles, etc)
   * IoT systems (e.g., home-automation systems)
   * WWW
   * Design for resiliency
   * Designing systems with zero-trust architecture
* Network:
   * Network systems (e.g., Software-defined network, Network function
   * Corporate and Military-grade Networks
   * Wireless and Cellular Networks
   * Opportunistic Network (e.g., delay-tolerant network, P2P)
   * Overlay Network
   * Satellite Network
* Privacy and Privacy-enhancing Technologies:
   * Mixers and Mixnets
   * Anonymous protocols (e.g., Tor)
   * Online social networks (OSN)
   * Anonymous communication and censorship resistance
   * Access control and identity management with privacy
   * Cryptographic tools for privacy
   * Data protection technologies
   * Attacks on Privacy and their defenses
* Authentication:
   * Password-based Authentication
   * Biometric-based Authentication
   * Location-based Authentication
   * Identity management
   * Usable authentication
* Mechanisms:
   * Blockchain Technologies
   * AI/ML Technologies
   * Cryptographic Technologies
   * Programming-language based Technologies
   * Hardware-security Technologies (e.g., Intel SGX, ARM TrustZone)
   * Economic models and game theory
   * Trust Management
   * Usable mechanisms
* Data Security:
   * Big data
   * Databases and data management
   * Data leakage prevention
   * Data protection on untrusted infrastructure
* Policies and Models:
   * Novel policy language design
   * New Access Control Models
   * Extension of policy languages
   * Extension of Models
   * Analysis of policy languages
   * Analysis of Models
   * Policy engineering and policy mining
   * Verification of policy languages
   * Efficient enforcement of policies
   * Usable access control policy

New in ACM SACMAT 2022

We are moving ACM SACMAT 2022 to have two submission cycles. Authors
submitting papers in the first submission cycle will have the
opportunity to receive a major revision verdict in addition to the
usual accept and reject verdicts.  Authors can decide to prepare a
revised version of the paper and submit it to the second submission
cycle for consideration. Major revision papers will be reviewed by the
program committee members based on the criteria set forward by them in
the first submission cycle.

Regular Track Paper Submission and Format

Papers must be written in English. Authors are required to use the ACM
format for papers, using the two-column SIG Proceedings Template (the
sigconf template for LaTex) available in the following link:

The length of the paper in the proceedings format must not exceed
twelve US letter pages formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper and be no more
than 5MB in size.  It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure
that their submissions will print easily on simple default
configurations. The submission must be anonymous, so information that
might identify the authors - including author names, affiliations,
acknowledgments, or obvious self-citations - must be excluded.  It is
the authors' responsibility to ensure that their anonymity is
preserved when citing their work. Submissions should be made to the
EasyChair conference management system by the paper submission
deadline of:

                November 15th, 2021 (Submission Cycle 1)
                February 18th, 2022 (Submission Cycle 2)

All submissions must contain a significant original contribution. That
is, submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have
been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal,
conference, or workshop.  In particular, simultaneous submission of
the same work is not allowed.  Wherever appropriate, relevant related
work, including that of the authors, must be cited.

Submissions that are not accepted as full papers may be invited to appear as
short papers. At least one author from each accepted paper must register for
the conference before the camera-ready deadline.

Blue Sky Track Paper Submission and Format

All submissions to this track should be in the same format as for the
regular track, but the length must not exceed ten US letter pages, and
the submissions are not required to be anonymized
(optional). Submissions to this track should be submitted to the
EasyChair conference management system by the same deadline as for the
regular track.

Work-in-progress Track Paper Submission and Format

Authors are invited to submit papers in the newly introduced
work-in-progress track. This track is introduced for (junior) authors,
ideally, Ph.D. and Master's students, to obtain early, constructive
feedback on their work. Submissions in this track should follow the
same format as for the regular track papers while limiting the total
number of pages to six US letter pages. Paper submitted in this track
should be anonymized and can be submitted to the EasyChair conference
management system by the same deadline as for the regular track.

Call for Lightning Talk

Participants are invited to submit proposals for 5-minute lightning
talks describing recently published results, work in progress, wild
ideas, etc.  Lightning talks are a new feature of SACMAT, introduced
this year to partially replace the informal sharing of ideas at
in-person meetings. Submissions are expected by May 27,
2022. Notification of acceptance will be on June 3, 2022.

Call for Posters

SACMAT 2022 will include a poster session to promote discussion of
ongoing projects among researchers in the field of access control and
computer security.  Posters can cover preliminary or exploratory work
with interesting ideas, or research projects in the early stages with
promising results in all aspects of access control and computer
security. Authors interested in displaying a poster must submit a
poster abstract in the same format as for the regular track, but the
length must not exceed three US letter pages, and the submission
should not be anonymized. The title should start with
"Poster:". Accepted poster abstracts will be included in the
conference proceedings.

Submissions should be emailed to the poster chair by Apr 15th, 2022.
The subject line should include "SACMAT 2022 Poster:" followed by the poster

Call for Demos

A demonstration proposal should clearly describe (1) the overall
architecture of the system or technology to be demonstrated, and (2)
one or more demonstration scenarios that describe how the audience,
interacting with the demonstration system or the demonstrator, will
gain an understanding of the underlying technology. Submissions will
be evaluated based on the motivation of the work behind the use of the
system or technology to be demonstrated and its novelty. The subject
line should include "SACMAT 2022 Demo:" followed by the demo title.

Demonstration proposals should be in the same format as for the
regular track, but the length must not exceed four US letter pages,
and the submission should not be anonymized. A two-page description of
the demonstration will be included in the conference
proceedings. Submissions should be emailed to the Demonstrations Chair
by Apr 15th, 2022.

Financial Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure:

In the interests of transparency and to help readers form their own
judgments of potential bias, ACM SACMAT requires authors and PC
members to declare any competing financial and/or non-financial
interests in relation to the work described.


For the purposes of this policy, competing interests are defined as
financial and non-financial interests that could directly undermine,
or be perceived to undermine the objectivity, integrity, and value of
a publication, through a potential influence on the judgments and
actions of authors with regard to objective data presentation,
analysis, and interpretation.

Financial competing interests include any of the following:

Funding: Research support (including salaries, equipment, supplies,
and other expenses) by organizations that may gain or lose financially
through this publication. A specific role for the funding provider in
the conceptualization, design, data collection, analysis, decision to
publish, or preparation of the manuscript, should be disclosed.

Employment: Recent (while engaged in the research project), present or
anticipated employment by any organization that may gain or lose
financially through this publication.

Personal financial interests: Ownership or contractual interest in
stocks or shares of companies that may gain or lose financially
through publication; consultation fees or other forms of remuneration
(including reimbursements for attending symposia) from organizations
that may gain or lose financially; patents or patent applications
(awarded or pending) filed by the authors or their institutions whose
value may be affected by publication. For patents and patent
applications, disclosure of the following information is requested:
patent applicant (whether author or institution), name of the
inventor(s), application number, the status of the application,
specific aspect of manuscript covered in the patent application.

It is difficult to specify a threshold at which a financial interest
becomes significant, but note that many US universities require
faculty members to disclose interests exceeding $10,000 or 5% equity
in a company. Any such figure is necessarily arbitrary, so we offer as
one possible practical alternative guideline: "Any undeclared
competing financial interests that could embarrass you were they to
become publicly known after your work was published."

We do not consider diversified mutual funds or investment trusts to
constitute a competing financial interest. Also, for employees in
non-executive or leadership positions, we do not consider financial
interest related to stocks or shares in their company to constitute a
competing financial interest, as long as they are publishing under
their company affiliation.

Non-financial competing interests: Non-financial competing interests
can take different forms, including personal or professional relations
with organizations and individuals. We would encourage authors and PC
members to declare any unpaid roles or relationships that might have a
bearing on the publication process. Examples of non-financial
competing interests include (but are not limited to):

* Unpaid membership in a government or non-governmental organization
* Unpaid membership in an advocacy or lobbying organization
* Unpaid advisory position in a commercial organization
* Writing or consulting for an educational company
* Acting as an expert witness

Conference Code of Conduct and Etiquette

ACM SACMAT will follow the ACM Policy Against Harassment at ACM
Activities.  Please familiarize yourself with the ACM Policy Against
Harassment (available at
policy-against-discrimination-and-harassment) and guide to Reporting
Unacceptable Behavior (available at


The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made
available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks
before the first day of your conference. The official publication date
affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published
work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in
the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official
publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

Important dates

**Note that, these dates are currently only tentative and subject to

* Paper submission:
                November 15th, 2021 (Submission Cycle 1)
                February 18th, 2022 (Submission Cycle 2)
* Rebuttal:
                 December 16th - December 20th, 2021 (Submission Cycle 1)
                 March 24th - March 28th, 2022 (Submission Cycle 2)
* Notifications:
                January 14th, 2022 (Submission Cycle 1)
                April 8th, 2022 (Submission Cycle 2)
* Systems demo and Poster submissions: April 15th, 2022
* Systems demo and Poster notifications: April 22nd, 2022
* Panel Proposal: March 18th, 2022
* Camera-ready paper submission: April 29th, 2022
* Conference date: June 8 - June 10, 2022