MAY 18-20, 2020

41st IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy

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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. The 2020 Symposium will mark the 41st annual meeting of this flagship conference.

The Symposium will be held on May 18-20, 2020, and the Security and Privacy Workshops will be held on May 21, 2020.

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Virtual Conference Access Details

Registered attendees should have received an email from on May 15 with details on how to access our online conference. If you registered to the event and are having issues, please email

COVID-19 Update

IEEE Computer Society and the Security and Privacy Organizing Committee have been monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation.

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our top priority. After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, we are announcing that the 2020 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, scheduled to be held in-person in San Francisco, California will now be converted into an all-digital conference experience. The dates of the conference will remain the same.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. More details regarding the conference and online registration will be available soon.

To properly prepare for our event starting on May 18th, registration has been closed. We hope that you got a chance to register already and we are looking forward to seeing you virtually on Monday!

Calls for short talks and posters have been updated to fit the new format of the conference.

Registration will close on Wednesday, May 13th at midnight AoE

Accepted Papers

Accepted papers for the symposium are available in the IEEE Computer Society’s Digital Library.

Statement on the US Government Travel Restrictions

The IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy fully supports the position of the IEEE and its Computer Society on the US Government's Travel Restrictions, as expressed in their public statements (1, 2). In addition, we acknowledge our commitment to the special responsibility of the security and privacy research community to advance knowledge and technologies to enable protection of universal human rights such as freedom of opinion and expression.

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Organizing Committee

General Chair Gabriela Ciocarlie SRI International
Program Chairs Hovav Shacham The University of Texas at Austin
Alina Oprea Northeastern University
Vice Chair / Registration Alvaro Cárdenas University of California, Santa Cruz
Treasurer Mark Gondree Sonoma State University
Rakesh Bobba Oregon State University
Donations Chair Briland Hitaj SRI International
Publications Chairs Bogdan Copos Google Inc.
Ioannis Agadakos SRI International
Site Chair Brittany Joseph ExecutiveEvents, Inc.
Registration Manager Brenda Ramirez ExecutiveEvents, Inc.
Publicity Chair Scott Ruoti University of Tennessee
Student Travel Committee Chair Yao Liu University of South Florida
Workshops Chair Hassan Takabi Georgia State University
Posters Chair Michelle Mazurek University of Maryland
Short Talks Chair Arkady Yerukhimovich George Washington University
Awards Chair EJ Jung University of San Francisco
Student PC Chair Thomas Moyer University of North Carolina Charlotte
Web Chair Luis Eduardo Salazar University of California, Santa Cruz
Video Chair Tiffany Bao Arizona State University
General Chair Emeritus Mark Gondree Sonoma State University


Papers Paper submission deadline
Rolling (Next deadline: January 1, 2018)
Submission site open for acceptance 1 week before the rolling deadline
Acceptance notification 2 months after submission
Camera-ready deadline 1 month after acceptance

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