MAY 21-23, 2018 AT THE HYATT REGENCY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
39th IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy
New submissions are no longer being accepted for the 2018 Symposium. Rolling submissions for the 2019 Symposium begin on January 1, 2018. See the 2019 Call for Papers for more information.
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 We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of security or privacy.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:
This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive; S&P is interested in all aspects of computer security and privacy. Papers without a clear application to security or privacy, however, will be considered out of scope and may be rejected without full review.
As in past years, we solicit systematization of knowledge (SoK) papers that evaluate, systematize, and contextualize existing knowledge, as such papers can provide a high value to our community. Suitable papers are those that provide an important new viewpoint on an established, major research area, support or challenge long-held beliefs in such an area with compelling evidence, or present a convincing, comprehensive new taxonomy of such an area. Survey papers without such insights are not appropriate. Submissions will be distinguished by the prefix “SoK:” in the title and a checkbox on the submission form. They will be reviewed by the full PC and held to the same standards as traditional research papers, but they will be accepted based on their treatment of existing work and value to the community, and not based on any new research results they may contain. Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings.
The Symposium is also soliciting submissions for co-located workshops. Further details on submissions can be found at https://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2018/workshops.html .
To enhance the quality and timeliness of the scientific results presented as part of the Symposium, and to improve the quality of our reviewing process, IEEE S&P now accepts paper submissions 12 times a year, on the first of each month. The detailed process is as follows.
As described above, some number of papers will receive a Revise decision, rather than Accept or Reject. This decision will be accompanied by a detailed summary of the expectations for the revision, in addition to the standard reviewer comments. Authors may take up to three months to prepare a revision, which may include running additional experiments, improving the paper’s presentation, or other such improvements. Papers meeting the expectations will typically be accepted. Those that do not will be rejected. Only in exceptional circumstances will additional revisions be requested.
Upon receiving a Revise decision, authors can choose to withdraw their paper or not submit a revision within three months, but they will be asked to not submit the same or similar work again (following the same rules as for Rejected papers) for 1 year from the date of the original submission.
Revised submissions should be submitted on the first of the month, just as with new submissions. Revisions must be accompanied by a summary of the changes that were made.
Statistics on the submissions and decisions made thus far are available here.
Following a successful model used at last year’s conference, as well as other premier technical conferences, some paper submissions will be reviewed by a “shadow PC” of students and junior researchers, this year chaired by Thorsten Holz of Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. For more information see https://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2018/studentpc.html.
These instructions apply to both the research papers and systematization of knowledge papers.
All submissions must be original work; the submitter must clearly document any overlap with previously published or simultaneously submitted papers from any of the authors. Failure to point out and explain overlap will be grounds for rejection. Simultaneous submission of the same paper to another venue with proceedings or a journal is not allowed and will be grounds for automatic rejection. Contact the program committee chairs if there are questions about this policy.
Papers must be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review: no author names or affiliations may appear on the title page, and papers should avoid revealing their identity in the text. When referring to your previous work, do so in the third person, as though it were written by someone else. Only blind the reference itself in the (unusual) case that a third-person reference is infeasible. Publication as a technical report or in an online repository does not constitute a violation of this policy. Contact the program chairs if you have any questions. Papers that are not properly anonymized may be rejected without review.
During submission of a research paper, the submission site will request information about conflicts of interest of the paper's authors with program committee (PC) members. It is the full responsibility of all authors of a paper to identify all and only their potential conflict-of-interest PC members, according to the following definition. A paper author has a conflict of interest with a PC member when and only when one or more of the following conditions holds:
For any other situation where the authors feel they have a conflict with a PC member, they must explain the nature of the conflict to the PC chairs, who will mark the conflict if appropriate. Papers with incorrect or incomplete conflict of interest information as of the submission closing time are subject to immediate rejection.
Submissions that describe experiments on human subjects, that analyze data derived from human subjects (even anonymized data), or that otherwise may put humans at risk should:
If the submission deals with vulnerabilities (e.g., software vulnerabilities in a given program or design weaknesses in a hardware system), the authors need to discuss in detail the steps they have taken or plan to take to address these vulnerabilities (e.g., by disclosing vulnerabilities to the vendors). The same applies if the submission deals with personal identifiable information (PII) or other kinds of sensitive data. If a paper raises significant ethical and legal concerns, it might be rejected based on these concerns.
Contact the program co-chairs firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Submitted papers may include up to 13 pages of text and up to 5 pages for references and appendices, totalling no more than 18 pages. The same applies to camera-ready papers, although, at the PC chairs’ discretion, additional pages may be allowed for references and appendices. Reviewers are not required to read appendices.
Papers must be formatted for US letter (not A4) size paper. The text must be formatted in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 9.5 in. tall and 3.5 in. wide. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 11-point or larger line spacing. Authors are encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings templates. LaTeX submissions should use IEEEtran.cls version 1.8. All submissions will be automatically checked for conformance to these requirements. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements are grounds for rejection without review.
Authors may optionally submit a document (PDF or text) containing:
Also starting this year, if a submission is derived in any way from a submission submitted to another venue (conference, journal, etc.) in the past twelve months, we require that the authors provide the name of the most recent venue to which it was submitted. This information will not be shared with reviewers. It will only be used (1) for aggregate statistics to understand the percent of resubmissions among the set of submitted (and accepted) papers; (2) at the Chairs’ discretion, to identify dual submissions and verify the accuracy of prior reviews provided by authors regarding previously rejected papers.
Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should pay special attention to unusual fonts, images, and figures that might create problems for reviewers. Your document should render correctly in Adobe Reader 9 and when printed in black and white.
Papers must be submitted at https://oakland18.seclab.cs.ucsb.edu.
Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate publication clearances. One of the authors of the accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the conference.
|Bryan Parno||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Christopher Kruegel||UC Santa Barbara|
|Lujo Bauer||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Srdjan Capkun||ETH Zurich|
|David Evans||University of Virginia|
|Michael Hicks||University of Maryland|
|Manos Antonakakis||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Gilles Barthe||IMDEA Software Institute|
|Leyla Bilge||Symantec Research Labs|
|Marina Blanton||University at Buffalo (SUNY)|
|Nikita Borisov||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Herbert Bos||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|Kevin Butler||University of Florida|
|Juan Caballero||IMDEA Software Institute|
|David Cash||Rutgers University|
|Haibo Chen||Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
|Stephen Chong||Harvard University|
|Manuel Costa||Microsoft Research|
|Cas Cremers||University of Oxford|
|Rob Cunningham||MIT Lincoln Laboratory|
|George Danezis||University College London|
|Antoine Delignat-Lavaud||Microsoft Research|
|Srini Devadas||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Tudor Dumitras||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Manuel Egele||Boston University|
|Serge Egelman||UC Berkeley / ICSI|
|Sascha Fahl||Leibniz University Hannover|
|Cédric Fournet||Microsoft Research|
|Matt Fredrikson||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Kevin Fu||University of Michigan|
|Cristiano Giuffrida||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|Virgil Gligor||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Andreas Haeberlen||University of Pennsylvania|
|Nadia Heninger||University of Pennsylvania|
|Matthew Hicks||Virginia Tech|
|Thorsten Holz||Ruhr-University Bochum|
|Amir Houmansadr||University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|Trent Jaeger||Penn State University|
|Somesh Jha||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|Rob Johnson||VMware Research|
|Brent Byunghoon Kang||KAIST|
|Engin Kirda||Northeastern University|
|Farinaz Koushanfar||University of California San Diego|
|Wenke Lee||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Ruby Lee||Princeton University|
|Kirill Levchenko||UC San Diego|
|Jay Lorch||Microsoft Research|
|Long Lu||Northeastern University|
|Matteo Maffei||TU Wien|
|Bruce Maggs||Duke University and Akamai Technologies|
|Michelle Mazurek||University of Maryland|
|Andrew Miller||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Prateek Mittal||Princeton University|
|Payman Mohassel||Visa Research|
|Greg Morrisett||Cornell University|
|Michael Naehrig||Microsoft Research, USA|
|Arvind Narayanan||Princeton University|
|Muhammad Naveed||University of Southern California|
|Cristina Nita-Rotaru||Northeastern University|
|Marcus Peinado||Microsoft Research|
|Adrian Perrig||ETH Zurich|
|Christina Pöpper||New York University Abu Dhabi|
|Mariana Raykova||Yale University|
|Ulrich Rührmair||Ruhr University Bochum|
|Andrei Sabelfeld||Chalmers University of Technology|
|Prateek Saxena||National University of Singapore|
|Simha Sethumadhavan||Columbia University/Chip Scan|
|Hovav Shacham||UC San Diego|
|Asia Slowinska||IBM Security|
|Matthew Smith||University of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE|
|Adam Smith||Pennsylvania State University|
|Alex Snoeren||UC San Diego|
|Deian Stefan||UC San Diego|
|Gianluca Stringhini||University College London|
|Cynthia Sturton||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Gang Tan||Pennsylvania State University|
|Stefano Tessaro||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Carmela Troncoso||IMDEA Software Institute|
|Dan Wallach||Rice University|
|XiaoFeng Wang||Indiana University|
|Tao Xie||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Danfeng (Daphne) Yao||Virginia Tech|
|Yinqian Zhang||The Ohio State University|