The 11th edition of the Computer Security track
at the 27th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
26-30 March 2012, Riva del Garda (Trento), Italy
For the past twenty-seven years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2012 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by The Microsoft Research -- University of Trento, Trento, Italy.
For the past twenty-seven 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 http://www.acm.org/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 http://www.acm.org/dl. More information about SIGAPP and past editions of SAC can be found at http://www.acm.org/sigapp
The Computer Security track (11th edition)
The Security Track reaches its eleventh edition this year, thus appearing among the most established tracks in the Symposium. The list of issues remains vast, ranging from protocols to work-flows.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- software security (protocols, operating systems, etc.)
- hardware security (smartcards, biometric technologies, etc.)
- mobile security (properties for/from mobile agents, etc.)
- network security (anti-virus, anti-hacker, anti-DoS tools, firewalls, real-time monitoring, etc.)
- alternatives to cryptography (steganography, etc.)
- security-specific software development practices (vulnerability testing, fault-injection resilience, etc.)
- privacy and anonymity (trust management, pseudonymity, identity management, electronic voting, etc.)
- safety and dependability issues (reliability, survivability, etc.)
- cyberlaw and cybercrime (copyrights, trademarks, defamation, intellectual property, etc.)
- security management and usability issues (security configuration, policy management, usability trials etc.)
- workflow and service security (business processes, web services, etc.)
- security in cloud computing and virtualised environments
|Sunday 4th September 2011, midnight CEST (extended, firm)||Submission of full papers|
|12 October 2011||Notification of Acceptance/Rejection|
|2 November 2011||Camera-Ready copies of accepted papers|
|March 2012||SAC 2012 takes place|
The best papers of the 2003 edition are published in a special
issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley)
This practice will be continued on the basis of appropriateness of the submissions.
Track Program Chairs
- Giampaolo BELLA
Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università di Catania, Italy.
- Helge JANICKE
Software Technology Research Laboratory, De Montfort University, UK.
- Alessandro SORNIOTTI
IBM Research Lab (Zurich)
- Gail-Joon Ahn (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Arizona State University, USA)
- Manuel Barbosa (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
- Arslan Broemme (Vattenfall, Germany)
- Iliano Cervesato (Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar)
- David W Chadwick (Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, UK)
- Bruce Christianson (School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK)
- Simon Foley (Department of Computer Science, University College, Cork, Ireland)
- Dieter Gollmann (TU Hamburg, Germany)
- Stefanos Gritzalis (Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece)
- Sokratis K Katsikas (Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece)
- Helmut Kurth (ATSEC, Germany)
- Gabriele Lenzini (University of Luxembourg)
- Chris Lesniewski-Laas (Google, USA)
- Volkmar Lotz (SAP Research, France)
- Fabio Martinelli (National Research Council, Italy)
- John McDermott (Naval Research Lab, USA)
- Chris Mitchell (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
- Dusko Pavlovic (Kestrel Institute, USA, & Royal Holloway University of London, UK)
- Graham Steel (INRIA, France)
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 2012 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 6 pages. Longer papers (up to 8 pages maximum) will imply an additional charge. All papers must be submitted by 31 August 2011.
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 2012 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.