Concluded: 2006 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

May 21-24, 2006
The Claremont Resort
Oakland, California, USA
The conference has concluded. We had over 250 registered attendees, and the proceedings and the 11-year compendium CD sold out. Next year's conference will be held May 20-23, 2007.

Sponsored by the 
IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
In cooperation with the 
International Association for Cryptologic Research

Symposium Committee: 
General Chair: Hilarie Orman (Purple Streak, USA), oakland06-chair @
Registration Chair: Deborah Shands (Aerospace Corporation, USA), oakland06-registration @
Treasurer: Terry Benzel (USC Information Sciences Institute, USA), oakland06-treasurer @
Program Co-Chairs:
Vern Paxson (ICSI and LBNL, USA)
Birgit Pfitzmann (IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland)
Workshop Local Arrangements Chair: Doug Tygar (UC Berkeley, USA)

See the Call-for-Papers and below on this page for new information about the deadline for proposals for 5-minute talks and posters.

On Sunday, May 21, starting at 9am, there will be an IEEE Workshop on Web Services Security, on the Berkeley campus in Room 202, South Hall. Registration for the workshop is independent of the Symposium.

The 2006 symposium marks the 27th annual meeting of this flagship conference. Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field.
Student travel grants were made possible through the generosity of the IBM Corporation.


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 8.5"x11" or A4 page, including the title and all author names and affiliations. Submit abstracts prior to the conference by email to; or by Monday morning at the conference by hardcopy given to the WIP chairs.
5-minute abstracts due: May 22, 2006, 11:00:00 PDT (at the conference)
Acceptance notification: May 22, 2006, 14:00:00 PDT
Note that these times are earlier than originally posted.

In addition, the symposium will include a Poster session after the 5-minute talk session, concurrent with the reception. Attendees can display posters describing for informal discussion some of their research efforts. These can expand on material presented in a 5-minute talk, or be on separate topics. Those interested should send email to

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