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SP 2020 41st IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 18-20, 2020. (Submissions Due first day of each month)
Since 1980 in Oakland, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for computer security research, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers and practitioners. We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of security or privacy. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems. Topics of interest include:
IFIP11.9-DF 2020 16th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, New Delhi, India, January 6-8, 2020. (Submissions Due 30 September 2019)
The IFIP Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics (www.ifip119.org) is an active international community of scientists, engineers and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in digital forensics. The Sixteenth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics will provide a forum for presenting original, unpublished research results and innovative ideas related to the extraction, analysis and preservation of all forms of electronic evidence. Papers and panel proposals are solicited. All submissions will be refereed by a program committee comprising members of the Working Group. Papers and panel submissions will be selected based on their technical merit and relevance to IFIP WG 11.9. The conference will be limited to approximately 100 participants to facilitate interactions between researchers and intense discussions of critical research issues. Keynote presentations, revised papers and details of panel discussions will be published as an edited volume - the sixteenth volume in the well-known Research Advances in Digital Forensics book series (Springer, Cham, Switzerland) during the summer of 2020. Technical papers are solicited in all areas related to the theory and practice of digital forensics. Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to:
ICSS 2019 5th Industrial Control System Security Workshop, Held in conjunction with the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2019), San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 10, 2019. (Submissions Due 30 September 2019)
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control systems (ICS) monitor and control a wide range of industrial and infrastructure processes such as water treatment, power generation and transmission, oil and gas refining and steel manufacturing. Furthermore, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is rapidly expanding the interconnectivity of ICS environments and introducing many new threats. These environments have been identified as a key target of more generic threats (ransomware), along with more recent tailored nation-state threats targeting safety instrumented systems (Trisis). The critical requirement for high availability in SCADA and industrial control systems, along with the use of resource-constrained computing devices, legacy operating systems, and proprietary software applications limits the applicability of traditional information security solutions. The goal of this workshop is to explore new techniques to improve the security-critical control systems in the face of emerging threats.
WISTP 2019 13th WISTP International Conference on Information Security Theory and Practice, Paris, France, December 10-11, 2019. (Submissions Due 13 October 2019)
The 13th WISTP International Conference on Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP 2019) seeks original submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and privacy, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems, the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. We encourage submissions from other communities such as law, business, and policy that present these communities' perspectives on technological issues.
USENIX-Security 2020 29th USENIX Security Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, August 12-14, 2020. (Submissions Due 15 May 2019, 23 August 2019, 15 November 2019, and 15 February 2020)
The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks. All researchers are encouraged to submit papers covering novel and scientifically significant practical works in computer security. The Symposium will span three days with a technical program including refereed papers, invited talks, posters, panel discussions, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Co-located events will precede the Symposium on August 10 and 11.
HOST 2020 13th IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust, San Jose, CA, USA, May 4-7, 2020. (Submissions Due 15 August 2019 and 15 November 2019)
IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) aims to
facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development,
and to highlight new results in the area of hardware security. HOST 2020 invites
original contributions in all areas of overlap between hardware and security.
This includes but is not limited to the following:
EuroSP 2020 5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, Genova, Italy, June 16-18, 2020. (Submissions Due 20 November 2019)
The IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (Euro S&P) is the European sister conference of the established IEEE S&P symposium. It is a premier forum for computer security research, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers and practitioners. We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in security or privacy. The emphasis is on building or attacking real systems, even better if actually deployed, rather than presenting purely theoretical results. Papers may present advances in the design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems. Papers that shed new light on past results by means of sound theory or through experimentation are also welcome. Topics of interest include:
Springer Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences, Thematic Issue on Security, trust and privacy for Human-centric Internet of Things, (Submissions Due 30 November 2019)
Guest Editors: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA),
Uttam Ghosh (Vanderbilt University, USA),
Deepak Tosh (University of Texas El Paso, USA),
Reza M. Parizi (Kennesaw State University, USA),
and Ali Dehghantanha (University of Guelph, Canada).
Cyber-physical system (CPS) integrates both cyber world and man-made physical world using sensors, actuators and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, to achieve stability, security, reliability, robustness, and efficiency in a tightly coupled environment. Prevalence of such cyber-physical ecosystem (inherently of distributed nature) imposes exacting demands on architect models and necessitates the design of distributed solutions and other novel approaches. This is essential in order to suitably address the security and privacy concerns since CPS ecosystem involves humans as a part of its core. Blockchain technology offers a distributed and scalable solution to maintain a tamper-resistant ledger, which does not require a central authority. Thus, it can best fit the need of distributed solution to above mentioned security issues in CPS. However, the challenge in integrating Blockchain with CPS is yet to be addressed, which requires various cyber-physical nodes to work effectively and collaboratively in an asynchronous environment. The goal of this special issue is to bring together researchers from different sectors to focus on understanding security challenges and attack surfaces of modern cyber-physical systems, and architect innovative solutions with the help of cutting-edge blockchain related technologies. Potential topics include but are not limited to following:
PETS 2020 20th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, Montreal, Canada, July 14-18, 2020. (Submissions Due 31 May 2019, 31 August 2019, 30 November 2019, and 29 February 2020)
The annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) brings together privacy
experts from around the world to present and discuss recent advances and new
perspectives on research in privacy technologies. The 20th PETS event will be
organised by Concordia University and the Universite du Quebec a Montreal and
held in Montreal, Canada, on a date in 2020 yet to be determined. Papers undergo
a journal-style reviewing process, and accepted papers are published in the
journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs).
PoPETs, a scholarly, open-access journal for research papers on privacy, provides high-quality reviewing and publication while also supporting the successful PETS community event. PoPETs is published by Sciendo, part of De Gruyter, which has over 260 years of publishing history. PoPETs does not have article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges.
Authors can submit papers to PoPETs four times a year, every three months, and are notified of the decisions about two months after submission. In addition to accept and reject decisions, papers may receive resubmit with major revisions decisions, in which case authors are invited to revise and resubmit their article to one of the following two issues. We endeavor to assign the same reviewers to revised submissions. Each paper accepted in the PoPETs 2020 volume must be presented in person at the PETS 2020 symposium.
SACMAT 2020 25th ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, June 10-12, 2020. (Submissions Due 20 February 15 2020)
The organizing committee of the 25th ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT 2020) invites contributions on all aspects of access control. The symposium will provide participants the opportunity to present work at different levels of development, from early work on promising ideas to fully developed technical results as well as system demonstrations. The symposium will feature a Best Paper Award. The program will include keynote talks, research paper presentations, demos, a panel, and a poster session. 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 a 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 encourage submissions that present ideas that may have not been completely developed and experimentally evaluated.
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