2007 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
May 20-23, 2007
The Claremont Resort, Berkeley/Oakland, California, USA

Sponsored by
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
In cooperation with
The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

Symposium Committee:
General Chair: Deborah Shands (The Aerospace Corporation, USA)
Registration and Publicity Chair: Paul Karger (IBM Watson Research, USA)
Treasurer: Terry Benzel (ISI/USC, USA)
Program Co-Chairs: Birgit Pfitzmann (IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland)
Patrick McDaniel (Penn State University USA)

Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the
premier forum for the presentation of developments in computer
security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers
and practitioners in the field.

Previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in
any aspect of computer security or electronic privacy are solicited
for submission to the 2007 symposium. Papers may represent advances in
the theory, design, implementation, analysis, or empirical evaluation
of secure systems, either for general use or for specific application

The 2007 Symposium is open to submissions not only of full-length
papers but also short papers (extended abstracts) describing less
mature work. It is also open to the submission of co-located half-day
or one-day workshops. See below for these and other program elements.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Access control and audit
Anonymity and pseudonymity
Application-level security
Cryptographic protocols
Database security
Denial of service
Distributed systems security
Formal methods for security
Information flow
Intrusion detection and prevention
Language-based security
Malicious code prevention
Network security
Operating system security
Peer-to-peer security
Risk analysis
Secure hardware and smartcards
Security engineering
Security policy
User authentication

Program Committee: to be announced.


All submissions MUST reflect original work and MUST adequately
document any overlap with previously published or simultaneously
submitted papers from any of the authors. Especially, simultaneous
submission of the same paper to another conference with proceedings or
a journal is not allowed. Failure to clearly document such overlaps
will lead to automatic rejection. If authors have any doubts regarding
such overlaps, they should contact the program chairs prior to

Papers should be submitted in Portable Document Format (.pdf) using an
11-point font, single column layout, standard interline spacing, and
reasonable margins. Regular full-length papers must not exceed 15
pages -- short papers 6 pages --, excluding the bibliography and
well-marked appendices. Committee members are not required to read the
appendices, so papers must be intelligible without them.

We request that submissions be in US letter paper size (not A4) if
possible. We urge authors to follow the NSF "Fastlane" guidelines for
document preparation
and to pay special attention to unusual fonts.

Papers should be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review:
remove author names and affiliations from the title page, and avoid
explicit self-referencing in the text. When referring to your previous
work, do so in the third person, as though it were written by someone
else. Only blind the reference itself if a third-person reference will
clearly not work.

Submit papers via the Web at

For regular-length papers, the situation may arise that the program
committee decides to not accept the paper, but concludes that a short
version of the paper would be acceptable. Authors of regular papers
must explicitly indicate upon submission whether they wish their
submission to be considered for this form of alternate
acceptance. There is no penalty for authors deciding either
way. Regular papers accepted as short papers will generally be

For any questions, contact the program chairs at
Paper submissions due: November 10, 2006, 23:59:00 PST (GMT-8). (No extensions!)
Acceptance notification: January 29, 2007.
Final papers due: March 2nd, 2007.

Submissions received after the submission deadline or failing to
conform to the guidelines above risk rejection without consideration
of their merits. Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate
clearances; authors of accepted papers will be asked to sign IEEE
copyright release forms. Where possible all further communications to
authors will be via email.


After successful introduction last year, the symposium is again open
to the submission of short papers in addition to regular full-length
papers. The intent is to expand the program to include less mature
work, and therefore the novelty and longer-term promise of such
submissions will weigh more heavily in the reviewing process than
their degree of high polish. Short papers accepted for the program
will appear in the proceedings (in short form - not expanded to full
papers - and with "Short paper" or "Extended abstract" in the title)
and be presented orally during the symposium (in suitably shorter
speaking slots) as a regular part of the program. Short paper
submissions must not exceed 6 pages for the main text (other than
bibliography and appendices). All other requirements are as described
above under "instructions for paper submissions". 


We are also encouraging the submissions of workshops to be associated
with IEEE SP 2007. Please see the special Workshop CFP. Workshop
proposals are due on October 27, 2006.  See


The conference may include panel sessions addressing topics of
interest to the computer security community. Proposals for panels
should include possible panelists and an indication of which of those
panelists have confirmed participation. Please submit panel proposals
by email to

Panel proposals due: January 3, 2007, 23:59:00 PST (GMT-8).
Acceptance notification: January 29, 2007.


A continuing feature of the symposium is a session of 5-minute talks
where attendees can present preliminary research results or summaries
of works published elsewhere. Abstracts for 5-minute talks must fit on
one US letter or A4 page, including the title and all author names and
affiliations. Submit abstracts prior to the conference by email to
((address to be announced)); or by Monday morning at the conference by
hardcopy given to the 5-minute talks chairs ((to be announced)).

5-minute abstracts due: May 21, 2007, 11:00:00 PDT (at the conference).
Acceptance notification: May 21, 2007, 14:00:00 PDT.

While the majority of these presentations will be accepted and
notified per the above dates, we will also review and accept a small
number of presentations prior to the meeting, with an early decision,
for those who require a decision in order to plan their travel. Such
submissions must be sent by April 9, 2007, with early notifications to
be made by April 16, 2007.