Call for Papers (PDF)

The conference seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of computer and communications security, as well as case studies and implementation experiences. Papers should have relevance to the construction, evaluation, application, or operation of secure systems. Theoretical papers must make a convincing argument for the practical significance of the results. All topics related to computer and communications security are of interest. Authors interested in submitting but unsure if their topic is in scope should assume that it probably is in scope but should contact the program chairs if further guidance is desired.

Paper Submission Process.

Submissions must be made to the submission web site, by the deadline of April 14, 2008. Submitted papers may not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.

Paper Format.

Submissions must be at most ten pages in double-column ACM format (note: pages must be numbered), excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices and at most 12 pages overall. Committee members are not required to read appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them. All submissions must be anonymized (an author's name should only occur in references to that author's related work, which should be referenced in the third person and not overtly distinguishable from the referenced work of others). Only pdf or postscript files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.


Accepted papers will be published by ACM Press in a conference proceedings. Outstanding papers will be invited for possible publication in a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Information and System Security. Final proceedings versions will be 10 pages in double-column ACM format; although authors will have the option of buying a limited number of additional pages.

Important Dates.

  • Paper submission due: April 14, 2008 23:59:59 Samoa Time (UTC-11).   Firm, no extensions.
  • Acceptance notification: July 8, 2008
  • Final papers due: August 10, 2008