Call for Papers: 15th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in
Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec 2022)


The 15th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile
Networks (ACM WiSec 2022, https://wisec2022.cs.utsa.edu/) will be held
physically from May 16 to 19, 2022 in San-Antonio, Texas, USA. It is
planned to be a fully in-person event if the COVID-19 pandemic
situation allows this. Otherwise, the conference will be moved to the
virtual space.

ACM WiSec is the leading ACM and SIGSAC conference dedicated to all
aspects of security and privacy in wireless and mobile networks and
their applications. In addition to the traditional ACM WiSec topics of
physical, link, and network layer security, we welcome papers focusing
on the increasingly diverse range of mobile or wireless applications
such as Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, as well as the
security and privacy of mobile software platforms, usable security and
privacy, biometrics, and cryptography.

The conference welcomes contributions that have a clear relevance to
systems and applications. Topics of interest include but are not
limited to

- Cryptographic primitives for wireless and mobile security
- Data-driven security attacks and countermeasures
- Economics of mobile security and privacy
- Jamming attacks and defenses
- Key management (agreement or distribution) for wireless or mobile systems
- Mobile malware and platform security
- NFC and smart payment applications
- Next generation cellular network fraud and security
- Physical tracking security and privacy
- Resilience and dependability for mobile and wireless networks
- Reverse engineering of and tampering with mobile applications
- Security and privacy for cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access systems
- Security and privacy for mobile applications (e.g., mobile sensing systems)
- Security and privacy for smart devices (e.g., smartphones)
- Secure localization and location privacy
- Security protocols for wireless networking
- Side-channel and fault attacks on smart devices
- Side-channel attacks on mobile and wearable systems
- Theoretical and formal approaches for wireless and mobile security
- Usable mobile security and privacy
- Vehicular networks security (e.g., drones, automotive, avionics, autonomous 
- Wireless network security in satellite systems
- Wireless and mobile privacy and anonymization techniques
- Wireless or mobile security for cyber-physical systems (e.g, healthcare, 
  smart grid) and IoT systems
- Wireless network security for critical infrastructures
- Applications of Machine Learning methods for Wireless and Mobile Security

The proceedings of ACM WiSec, sponsored by SIGSAC, will be published by the ACM.

Important dates
- Paper submission deadline: February, 2nd, 2022 (23:59 AoE)
- Author notification: March 24, 2022
- Camera-ready deadline: TBD 
- WiSec conference: May 16-19, 2022

Full and short papers
Full paper submissions to ACM WiSec 2022 can be up to 10 pages in the
ACM conference style excluding the bibliography and well-marked
appendices, and up to 12 pages in total. ACM WiSec also encourages the
submission of short papers with a length of up to 6 pages (including
bibliography and appendices), which describe mature work of a more
succinct nature. All papers must be thoroughly anonymized for
double-blind reviewing. Detailed submission instructions will be made
available on the WiSec 2022 website.

In addition to regular papers that present novel contributions in the
field, we solicit Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers that
evaluate, systematize, and contextualize existing knowledge on any of
the above topics. Suitable papers provide an important new viewpoint
on an established research area, support or challenge long-held
beliefs with compelling evidence, present a convincing new taxonomy of
such an area, and/or identify research gaps with evidence and a
structured approach. Survey papers without such contributions are not
suitable. SoK submissions will be distinguished by the prefix "SoK:"
in the title and a checkbox on the submission form. They will be
reviewed by the program committee and held to the same standards as
regular research papers, except instead of emphasizing novel research
contributions the emphasis will be on value to the community. Accepted
papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the

Posters and demos
WiSec will solicit submission of posters and demos. The instructions
to submit posters/demos will be made available on the WiSec 2022

Replicability label
In the spirit of open science, WiSec encourages authors of accepted
papers to make software and data artifacts publicly available to the
community.  Such artifacts will be evaluated by the reproducibility
chairs and corresponding papers will be granted a replicability
label. While artifacts are optional, their availability will be
positively considered during paper evaluation.  Should the authors
choose to submit their artifacts for evaluation, they should indicate
their decision upon paper submission and follow the artifact
submission guidelines in order to submit them upon paper
acceptance. The detailed guidelines will be made available on the
WiSec 2022 website.

Double submissions
It is a policy of the ACM to disallow double/simultaneous submissions,
where the same (or substantially similar) paper is concurrently
submitted to multiple conferences/journals. Any double submissions
detected will be immediately rejected from all conferences/journals
involved. Technical reports and pre-prints published online are

Workshops and Tutorial

ACM WiSec will host workshops/tutorials co-organized with the main
conference. Details will be made available on the website.