June 7-9, 2023 - Trento, Italy

The ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT) is the
premier forum for the presentation of research results and experience
reports on leading edge issues of access control, including models,
systems, applications, and theory. The aims of the symposium are to share
novel access control solutions that fulfill the needs of heterogeneous
applications and environments, and to identify new directions for future
research and development. SACMAT provides researchers and practitioners
with a unique opportunity to share their perspectives with others
interested in the various aspects of access control.

Topics of Interest
Submissions covering any relevant area of access control are welcomed.
Areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Authentication:
** Biometric-based Authentication
** Identity management
** Location-based Authentication
** Password-based Authentication
** Usable authentication

* Data Security:
** Big data
** Data leakage prevention
** Data protection on untrusted infrastructure
** Databases and data management

* Mechanisms:
** AI/ML Technologies
** Blockchain Technologies
** Cryptographic Technologies
** Economic models and game theory
** Hardware-security Technologies (e.g., Intel SGX, ARM TrustZone)
** Programming-language based Technologies
** Trust Management
** Usable mechanisms

* Network:
** Corporate and Military-grade Networks
** Network systems (e.g., Software-defined network, Network function
** Opportunistic Network (e.g., delay-tolerant network, P2P)
** Overlay Network
** Satellite Network
** Wireless and Cellular Networks

* Policies and Models:
** Analysis of Models
** Analysis of policy languages
** Efficient enforcement of policies
** Extension of Models
** Extension of policy languages
** New Access Control Models
** Novel policy language design
** Policy engineering and policy mining
** Usable access control policy
** Verification of policy languages

* Privacy and Privacy-enhancing Technologies:
** Access control and identity management with privacy
** Anonymous communication and censorship resistance
** Anonymous protocols (e.g., Tor)
** Attacks on Privacy and their defenses
** Cryptographic tools for privacy
** Data protection technologies
** Mixers and Mixnets
** Online social networks (OSN)

* Systems:
** Autonomous systems (e.g., UAV security, autonomous vehicles, etc)
** Cloud systems and their security
** Cyber-physical and Embedded systems
** Design for resiliency
** Designing systems with zero-trust architectures
** Distributed systems
** Fog and Edge-computing systems
** IoT systems (e.g., home-automation systems)
** Mobile systems
** Operating systems
** WWW

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. We also encourage submissions to the
"Work-in-progress Track" to present ideas that may have not been completely
developed and experimentally evaluated.  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.

Paper Submission and Format

** Regular Track Paper **
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
submission will print easily on simple default configurations. The
submission must be anonymous, so information that might identify the
authors - including author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or
obvious self-citations - must be excluded. It is the authors'
responsibility to ensure that their anonymity is preserved when citing
their own work. Submissions should be made by the paper submission deadline
to the EasyChair conference management system ( ).

When submitting papers, please pay attention to the submission cycle you
are submitting in.

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 (with a full registration) for the conference
prior to the camera-ready deadline and is expected to (physically) present
it at the conference (remote presentations are possible only as exceptional
cases, e.g., last minute positive COVID).

** Work-in-progress Track **
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 by the same deadline as for the regular track to the
EasyChair conference management system (

** Blue Sky Track **
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 by the same deadlines as the ones for the
second cycle of the regular track to the EasyChair conference management
system ( ).

Other Calls

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.

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
are expected to be submitted through the EasyChair conference management
system ( ) by the demo
submission deadline.

Call for Posters
SACMAT 2023 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 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. Accepted poster
abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.

Submissions are expected to be submitted through the EasyChair conference
management system ( )
by the poster submission deadline.

Call for Lightning Talks
Participants are invited to submit proposals for 5-minute lightning talks
describing recently published results, work in progress, wild ideas, etc.

Submissions are expected to be submitted through the EasyChair conference
management system ( )
by the lightning talks submission deadline.

Important Dates

Research Papers (Regular, Work-in-progress and Blue Sky Tracks)
* Submission (Cycle 2): 
  February 17, 2023 (11:59 pm AoE)
* Rebuttal (Cycle 2): March 27-30, 2023
* Notification to Authors (Cycle 2): April 12, 2023
* Camera Ready: May 5, 2023

Demos and Posters
* Submission: April 14, 2023 (11:59 pm AoE)
* Notification to Authors: April 21, 2023
* Camera Ready: May 5, 2023

Lightning Talks
* Submission: May 12, 2023 (11:59 pm AoE)
* Notification to Authors: May 19, 2023

* Conference: June 7-9, 2023

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Please familiarize yourself with the ACM Policy Against Harassment
(available at
policy-against-discrimination-and-harassment) and guide to Reporting
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