SAC 2008
The 23rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
16-20 March 2008, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
Track on Computer Security (7th edition)

SAC 2008
For the past twentytwo years the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers and application developers to gather, interact, and present their research. SAC is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP); its proceedings are published by ACM in both printed form and CD-ROM; they are also available on the web through the ACM  Digital Library. More information about SIGAPP and past editions of SAC can be found at

2008 Track on Computer Security (7th edition)
The proliferation of network computing and especially the ubiquity of the Internet has made security one of the key areas in modern computing. The seventh edition of the Security Track strengthens its aims at bringing together researchers in any applied issues of computer and information security. The list of issues is vast, ranging from protocols to usability issues .

Topics of interest include but are not limited to

Best Papers
The best papers of the 2003 edition are published in a special issue of  Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley), vol. 16, no.1, 2004.
The best papers of the 2004 edition are published in a special issue of the Journal of Computer Security (IOS), vol. 13, no.5, 2005. 
The best papers of the 2006 edition are being reviewed to be published in an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Computer Security (IOS).
This practice will be continued on the basis of appropriateness of the submissions.

Track Website

Track Program Chair

Program Committee

Submission Guidelines
The submission guidelines must be strictly followed for a paper to be considered.

Original papers from the above mentioned or other related areas will be considered. Only full papers about original and unpublished research are sought. Parallel submission to other conferences or other tracks of SAC 2008 is forbidden. Each paper must be BLIND in the sense that it must only include its title but not mention anything about its authors. Self-reference must be blind too. All submissions must be formatted using the ACM conference-specific LaTeX style, which can be obtained from the symposium web page.The standard extension of a submission in the stated format is 5 pages (approximately 5000 words). Longer papers (up to 8 pages maximum) will imply an additional charge. All papers must be submitted by 8 September 2007.

There is a symposium-wide paper management system for SAC 2008, which authors must use to submit their papers.

Review and publication of accepted papers
Each paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees.Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2008 proceedings. Some papers may only be accepted as poster papers, and will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the proceedings. According to the authors' guidelines, which can be obtained from the symposium web page, at least one author per paper must register before their paper is included in the proceedings.

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