MAY 18-20, 2020
41st IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy
Please note that revisions for papers submitted to the 2019 Symposium need to be submitted to the S&P 2019 submission site.
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 We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of security or privacy.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.
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. For more information see https://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2020/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://oakland20.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.
|Alina Oprea||Northeastern University|
|Hovav Shacham||The University of Texas at Austin|
|Manos Antonakakis||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Adam Bates||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov||University of British Columbia|
|Battista Biggio||University of Cagliari, Italy|
|Marina Blanton||University at Buffalo|
|Chris Brzuska||Aalto University|
|Kevin Butler||University of Florida|
|Juan Caballero||IMDEA Software Institute|
|Joe Calandrino||Federal Trade Commission|
|Aylin Caliskan||The George Washington University|
|Melissa Chase||Microsoft Research|
|Stephen Checkoway||Oberlin College|
|Haibo Chen||Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
|David Choffnes||Northeastern University|
|Omar Chowdhury||The University of Iowa|
|Nicolas Christin||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Mihai Christodorescu||Visa Research|
|Henry Corrigan-Gibbs||Stanford University|
|Véronique Cortier||CNRS, Loria, France|
|Lorrie Cranor||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Weidong Cui||Microsoft Research|
|Emiliano De Cristofaro||University College London|
|Adam Doupé||Arizona State University|
|Manuel Egele||Boston University|
|Sascha Fahl||Leibniz University Hannover|
|Giulia Fanti||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Anders Fogh||Intel Corporation|
|Michael Franz||University of California, Irvine|
|Christina Garman||Purdue University|
|Daniel Genkin||University of Michigan|
|Rosario Gennaro||The City College of New York|
|Cristiano Giuffrida||VU Amsterdam|
|Ian Goldberg||University of Waterloo|
|Neil Gong||Duke University|
|Guofei Gu||Texas A&M University|
|Andreas Haeberlen||University of Pennsylvania|
|Ethan Heilman||Commonwealth Crypto|
|Thorsten Holz||Ruhr-Universität Bochum|
|Amir Houmansadr||University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|Suman Jana||Columbia University|
|Limin Jia||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Brent ByungHoon Kang||KAIST|
|Alexandros Kapravelos||North Carolina State University|
|Aniket Kate||Purdue University|
|Stefan Katzenbeisser||TU Darmstadt|
|Aggelos Kiayias||University of Edinburgh & IOHK|
|Engin Kirda||Northeastern University|
|David Kohlbrenner||UC Berkeley|
|Vladimir Kolesnikov||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Ralf Kuesters||University of Stuttgart|
|Wenke Lee||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Kirill Levchenko||University of Illinois|
|Xiaojing Liao||Indiana University Bloomington|
|Martina Lindorfer||TU Wien|
|Long Lu||Northeastern University|
|Matteo Maffei||TU Wien|
|Sergio Maffeis||Imperial College London|
|Piotr Mardziel||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Clémentine Maurice||CNRS, IRISA|
|Prateek Mittal||Princeton University|
|Payman Mohassel||Visa Research|
|Neha Narula||MIT Media Lab|
|Nick Nikiforakis||Stony Brook University|
|Yossi Oren||Ben Gurion University|
|Dimitrios Papadopoulos||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology|
|Nicolas Papernot||Google Brain|
|Paul Pearce||Georgia Tech|
|Marcus Peinado||Microsoft Research|
|Roberto Perdisci||University of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Adrian Perrig||ETH Zurich|
|Frank Piessens||KU Leuven|
|Christina Poepper||New York University Abu Dhabi|
|Michalis Polychronakis||Stony Brook University|
|Raluca Ada Popa||UC Berkeley|
|Zhiyun Qian||University of California, Riverside|
|Aanjhan Ranganathan||Northeastern University|
|Kasper Rasmussen||University of Oxford|
|Elissa Redmiles||Microsoft Research/Princeton University|
|Konrad Rieck||TU Braunschweig|
|Tom Ristenpart||Cornell Tech|
|William Robertson||Northeastern University|
|Nitesh Saxena||University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Prateek Saxena||National university of Singapore|
|Vyas Sekar||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Simha Sethumadhavan||Columbia University/Chip Scan|
|Srinath Setty||Microsoft Research|
|Emily Shen||MIT Lincoln Laboratory|
|Reza Shokri||National University of Singapore (NUS)|
|Yan Shoshitaishvili||Arizona State University|
|Asia Slowinska||IBM Security|
|Deian Stefan||UC San Diego|
|Ben Stock||CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security|
|Gianluca Stringhini||Boston University|
|Vanessa Teague||university of Melbourne|
|Yuan Tian||University of Virginia|
|Mohit Tiwari||UT Austin|
|Selcuk Uluagac||Florida International University|
|Blase Ur||University of Chicago|
|Thyla van der Merwe||Mozilla|
|Mayank Varia||Boston University|
|Xiao Wang||Northwestern University|
|XiaoFeng Wang||Indiana University|
|Christo Wilson||Northeastern University|
|Emmett Witchel||The University of Texas at Austin|
|Wenyuan Xu||Zhejiang University|
|Danfeng (Daphne) Yao||Virginia Tech|
|Yuval Yarom||University of Adelaide and Data61|
|Yanfang (Fanny) Ye||West Virginia University|
|Yinqian Zhang||The Ohio State University|
|Saman Zonouz||Rutgers University|