Call for workshop proposals
Organizing Committee
SPW General Chair: Sven Dietrich (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
SPW Treasurer: Christian Kreibich (ICSI, USA)
SPW Site Chair: Daniela Oliveira (Bowdoin College, USA)
SPW Web Chair: Sadia Akhter (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
Steering Committee
Sven Dietrich, Steering Chair (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
Jon Callas (Indiana University, USA)
Michael Collins (RedJack LLC, USA)
Rachel Greenstadt (Drexel University, USA)
Steven J. Greenwald (Independent Security Analyst, USA)
Christian Kreibich (ICSI, USA)
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
Chair: Hilarie Orman (Purplestreak, USA)
Workshop Expansion
Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP) has been the premier forum for the presentation of developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field.

In order to further expand the opportunities for scientific exchanges, we created a new venue within the IEEE CS Technical Committee on Security and Privacy called Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW). The typical purpose of such a workshop is to cover a specific aspect of security and privacy in more detail, making it easy for the participants to attend IEEE SP and a specialized workshop at IEEE SPW with just one trip. Furthermore, the co-location offers synergies for the organizers. Historically, we have had some workshops (e.g. W2SP, SADFE) co-located with IEEE SP the last few years; the success and popularity of these workshops has led to us formalizing the process and expanding our scope.

Instructions for workshop submissions
Workshop submissions should be sent to spw-chair@ieee-security.org.

Workshop proposal early submissions due: June 15, 2011
Early acceptance decision: June 30, 2011

A second round of proposals will be considered in August on a space available basis:

Workshop proposal submissions due: August 15, 2011
Acceptance decision: August 30, 2011

There will be some interaction in deciding upon and setting up a workshop, but the initial proposal should already contain as much as possible of the following information:
  • Contact information of the workshop organizer.
  • Date (Thursday, May 24, or Friday, May 25) and expected length of the workshop (up to 2 days).
  • Technical proposal (1 page minimum): Topics to be addressed; importance of these topics; preliminary call for papers/posters/contributions; preliminary program committee; proposed review process.
  • Publication policy: Workshop with or without official proceedings; potential publication via web, technical report, or electronic media. Note that IEEE is explicitly not responsible for the publication of proceedings.
  • Expected number of participants and other local meeting issues, such as the special requirements/equipment for the meeting room.
  • Biographies of workshop organizer(s), including workshop organization experience.
All workshops associated with IEEE SPW will be under the financial and legal responsibility of the IEEE Computer Society. This has great advantages for organizers, e.g., with respect to risk coverage and insurance, but also brings some requirements. The SPW organizing committee can help you with the following: meeting rooms at the conference hotel, collection of advance workshop registration fees, budgeting assistance, interaction with the IEEE, and linking to the workshop web pages from the main SPW web pages. All the actual running of the workshop remains the responsibility of the workshop organizers. If you are interested, we will send you a more detailed list of the responsibilities, meeting room options, etc., and would hope to jointly set up a successful workshop.
Workshop News
Shuttle Schedule
May 18, 2012
There is a complimentary shuttle between the Westin San Francisco Airport and the conference hotel. The schedule is posted on travel and hotel page.
Workshop Schedule
April 19, 2012
The workshop schedule has been posted! Click here to view the schedule.
Hotel Reservations
April 16, 2012
Only the Westin Airport hotel is available now at $179 per night if booked by April 27. Click here for more information. Visit this page for reservations.
Early Registration Deadline
April 10, 2012
The deadline of early registration has been extended to April 20. Click here for registration.
Student Travel Grants
April 3, 2012
Application for student travel grants is now open. Applications are due by April 13. Click here to find more about student travel grants.
Early Registration Deadline
April 3, 2012
The deadline of early registration is April 13. Click here for registration.
WRIT: Schedule
April 2, 2012
The schedule of WRIT'12 workshop has been posted! Click here to view the program.
WSCS: List of Accepted Papers
March 28, 2012
Click here to view the list of accepted papers for WSCS'12 workshop. The workshop program will follow soon.
Registration for Workshops
March 10, 2012
Registration for the 5 workshops is now open. Click here for registration.
January 31, 2012
The Workshop on Research for Insider Threat submission deadline has been extended: WRIT page.
January 30, 2012
The Workshop on Research for Insider Threat submission link is up: WRIT page.
November 22, 2011
The Workshop on Research for Insider Threat webpage is up: WRIT page.
Travel and Hotel Info
November 19, 2011
The Workshops Travel and Hotel information page is up based on the co-located IEEE SP website.
October 28, 2011
Workshop on Semantic Computing and Security webpage: WSCS page
Accepted Workshops
October 12, 2011
WRIT, WSCS and TrustED workshops accepted from second round.
Accepted Workshops
August 10, 2011
W2SP and MoST workshops accepted from first round.
Workshop Call
June 3, 2011
Redesigned Security and Privacy Workshops page.
Sponsored by
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy: website