We are proud to announce that this year's distinguished paper "Verifying Hyperproperties with Temporal Logic of Actions (TLA)" by Leslie Lamport and Fred B. Schneider won the NSA 10th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition. Congratulations!

This year's distinguished papers:

CSF 2021 short talk submission is now open!

CSF 2022 is alive!

CSF 2021 is now taking place virtually! The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After evaluating the current COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to transform the in-person component of CSF 2021 into an all-digital conference experience – CSF 2021 will now be an online event. Therefore, CSF 2021 will no longer take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia and will instead take place virtually. The conference dates remain the same – June 21 to 24, 2021. Proceedings will not be cancelled, and publications will continue as planned.

The Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF) is an annual conference for researchers in computer security, to examine current theories of security, the formal models that provide a context for those theories, and techniques for verifying security. It was created in 1988 as a workshop of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy, in response to a 1986 essay by Don Good entitled “The Foundations of Computer Security—We Need Some.” The meeting became a “symposium” in 2007, along with a policy for open, increased attendance. Over the past two decades, many seminal papers and techniques have been presented first at CSF. For more details on the history of the symposium, visit CSF's home.

The program includes papers, panels, and a poster session. Topics of interest include access control, information flow, covert channels, cryptographic protocols, database security, language-based security, authorization and trust, verification techniques, integrity and availability models, and broad discussions concerning the role of formal methods in computer security and the nature of foundational research in this area.

Important Dates AoE (UTC-12h)

Spring cycle paper submission   May 8, 2020
Spring cycle author notification   July 10, 2020
Fall cycle paper submission   Oct 2, 2020
Fall cycle author notification   Dec 7, 2020
Winter cycle paper submission   Feb 8, 2021
Winter cycle author notification   April 18, 2021
Winter cycle camera ready   May 21, 2021
Spring cycle paper submission (CSF 2022)   Early May, 2021
Spring cycle author notification (CSF 2022)   Mid July, 2021
CSF Symposium   June 21-24, 2021

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society's Technical Commitee on Security and Privacy.

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