MAY 18-20, 2020

41st IEEE Symposium on
Security and Privacy

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Call for Short Talks

UPDATE: Now that S&P 2020 will be a virtual conference, we wanted to update you on how short talks will be handled. For accepted short talks, the author(s) will pre-record their 1-minute or 5-minute talk (details for submitting recorded talks to be finalized). These videos will be archived and made available to conference attendees. During the one-hour virtual short talks session, each short talk will be assigned a separate video breakout room. The author(s) will use that room to interact with “attendees,” who stop by to ask questions. Attendees will be able to move between breakout rooms as needed to visit with multiple presenters. At least one author of each accepted talk should plan to remain in the breakout room for the entire one-hour virtual session. That means that, for example, if one research group submits two short talks, then at least two people must be available to host the breakouts, one per talk. All information below not related to physical attendance remains correct.

The Symposium short talks session packs as many 5-minute (and possibly 1-minute) presentations and demos as possible into one fast-paced, action-packed session. These presentations can include emerging hot topics, preliminary research results, practical problems encountered by industry practitioners, lessons learned, tips and tricks, exciting data and visualizations, and other topics of interest to the Symposium community. Special consideration is given to presentations that highlight new and exciting ideas from academia and industry, those with interesting demos, and those that discuss real-life security experiences.

Time limits will be strictly enforced

Short Talk abstracts will be published on the conference website.

Important Dates

Early Submission Deadline:Friday, April 24, 2020 (EXTENDED)
Early Submission Notification:Thursday, April 30, 2020 (EXTENDED)

Submissions received after April 24 will be considered on a rolling basis until the program is full.

Submission Information

Submission should be in one two categories:

Short Talks (5 min): Submit an abstract (200 words or less) and a draft talk outline (e.g., slides or text outline, in PDF format). Please ensure that your talk materials reflect content that will fit within the 5-minute limit -- submissions with talk materials that do not meet this criteria will not be accepted.

Even Shorter Talks (30 sec - 1 min): This option is appropriate for making announcements or advertisements for conferences, grant programs, etc. of interest to the Symposium community. (Corporate advertisements for products or services are not eligible.) In this category, the presenter should provide one slide with the relevant information and a summary of the announcement. During the symposium, the short talks chair will read provided text and point to the contact person, who will be standing at the front of the room (the contact person will not present directly). No more than 5 Even Shorter Talks will be accepted. Please submit your draft single slide, as well as a draft of the text you would like the short talks chair to announce.

All materials should be submitted to the following link

Submit your Short Talk

Submission Requirements

All submissions must include the presenter name, affiliation, and contact information.

Please note that all submissions must be made by the presenter (Short Talk) or the contact person who will attend (Even Shorter Talk). Submissions from PR firms will be rejected without review.

For additional information regarding Short Talks, please contact the Short Talks Chair at