IEEE Secure Development Conference
October 18 - 20, 2023
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Atlanta, GA

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security
and Privacy

Call For Research Papers and Tutorials

We solicit research and experience papers on a broad range of topics
relating to secure systems development. Examples of topics that are in
scope include: development libraries, tools, or processes to produce
systems resilient to certain attacks; formal foundations that underpin
a language, tool, or testing strategy that improves security;
techniques that drastically improve the scalability of security
solutions for practical deployment; and experience, designs, or
applications showing how to apply cryptographic techniques effectively
to secure systems.

​SecDev also ​seeks hands-on​ ​and​ ​interactive tutorials​ ​on​ ​processes,​
frameworks,​ ​languages,​ ​and​ ​tools​ ​for​ ​building security​ ​in.​ ​The​ ​goal​
is​ ​to​ ​share​ ​knowledge​ ​on​ ​the​ ​art​ ​and​ ​science​ ​of​ ​secure​ ​systems

SecDev also has calls for other types of contributions such as posters
and tool demos, and abstracts from practitioners.

Information on these solicitations are available on the SecDev website

    Call for Posters:

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

    Security/resiliency-focused​ ​system​ ​designs​ ​(HW/SW/architecture)
    Tools​ ​and​ ​methodology​ ​for​ ​secure​ ​code​ ​development
    Risk​ ​management​ ​and​ ​testing​ ​strategies​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​security
    Security​ ​engineering​ ​processes,​ ​from​ ​requirements​ ​to​ ​maintenance
    Security benchmarks
    Comparative experimental evaluation
    From research to practice – gaps and transitions
    Programming​ ​languages,​ ​development​ ​tools,​ ​and​ ​ecosystems​ ​supporting​ ​
    Static​ ​program​ ​analysis​ ​for​ ​software​ ​security
    Dynamic​ ​analysis​ ​and​ ​runtime​ ​approaches​ ​for​ ​software​ ​security
    Automation​ ​of​ ​programming,​ ​deployment,​ ​and​ ​maintenance​ ​tasks​ ​for​ ​security
    Software ecosystem and software supply chain security
    Distributed​ ​systems​ ​design​ ​and​ ​implementation​ ​for​ ​security
    Privacy by design
    Human-centered​ ​design​ ​for​ ​systems​ ​security
    Formal​ ​verification​ ​and​ ​other​ ​high-assurance​ ​methods​ ​for​ ​security
    Code​ ​reviews,​ ​red​ ​teams,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​human-centered​ ​assurance

Submission​ ​Details

    The website for submissions:
    Submissions must use the two-column IEEE Proceedings style: 

Submissions​ ​must​ ​be​ ​one​ ​of​ ​two ​categories:

    Long (up to 10 pages – note the new page limit!), or Short (up to
    6 pages) Research Papers​, excluding references and well-marked
    appendices. These must be well-argued and worthy of publication
    and citation, on the topics above. Research papers must present
    new work, evidence, or ideas. Position papers with exceptional
    visions will also be considered.

    Long (up to 10 pages – note the new page limit!), or Short (up to
    6 pages) Experience Papers​, excluding references and well-marked
    appendices. These submissions should be reporting experience on
    the application of some tool(s) or methodology in a non-trivial
    setting. Papers in this category must include a discussion on the
    positive/negative results and the lessons learned.

    Authors of accepted Research/Experience papers will present their
    work at the conference (e.g., in a 30-minute slot) and their
    papers will appear in the conference’s formal IEEE proceedings.

    To improve the fairness of the reviewing process, SecDev will
    follow a light-weight double-blind reviewing process. Submitted
    papers must (a) omit any reference to the authors’ names or the
    names of their institutions, and (b) reference the authors’ own
    related work in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our
    previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”). Nothing
    should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the
    submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult
    (e.g., important background references should not be omitted or
    anonymized). Please see the double-blind FAQ for the answers to
    many common concerns about SecDev’s double-blind reviewing
    process. When in doubt, contact the program chairs.

    Tutorial​ ​proposals, up to 2 pages and cover (a) the topic; (b) a
    summary of the tutorial format highlighting hands-on aspects and
    possibly pointers to relevant materials; (c) the expected audience
    and expected learning outcomes; (d) prior tutorials or talks on
    similar topics by the authors (and audience size), if any. The
    title of the submission should be prefixed with
    “Tutorial:”. Tutorial proposals do not need to be anonymized.

    Accepted tutorials should aim to be either 90 minutes or 180
    minutes long. We strongly encourage tutorials to have hands-on
    components and audience interactions. We do not recommend simply
    slide presentations. Accepted tutorials may provide an abstract
    that will appear in the conference’s formal IEEE
    proceedings. Tutorials will occur on the first day of the
    conference (Wednesday, October 18). Note that if an accepted
    tutorial requires special materials or environments for hands-on
    participation, we expect the authors to provide necessary
    preparation instructions for the attendees.

At least one author of each accepted paper and tutorial must register
for the conference and present the paper/tutorial.

We​ ​are​ ​devoted​ ​to​ ​seeking​ ​broad​ ​representation​ ​in​ ​the​ ​program​ ​and​ ​may​
take​ ​this​ ​into​ ​account when​ ​reviewing​ ​multiple​ ​submissions​ ​from​ ​the​
same​ ​authors.​

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​questions​,​ please​ ​email​ ​​
Important​ ​Dates

    Paper and tutorial​ ​submission deadline: June 2, 2023
    Author​ ​notification: August 4, 2023
    Camera-ready​: September 8, 2023
    Conference: October​ ​18-20,​ 2023