SEC@SAC
The Security Track at the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

SEC@SAC18
The 17th edition of the Computer Security track
at the 33rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
9-13 April 2018, Pau, France

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Symposium 

For over thirty years has the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2018 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 (17th edition)

The Security Track reaches its 17th edition this year, thus appearing among the most established tracks in the Symposium. Its acceptance rate has become more and more selective, reaching 16% last year. 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-DoS tools, firewalls, real-time monitoring, mobile networks, sensor networks, 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

Important Dates

25 September 2017
(extended)
Submission of regular papers and SRC research abstracts
10 November 2017 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
25 November 2017 Camera-Ready copies of accepted papers and SRC research abstracts
10 December 2017 Author registration due
9-13 April 2018 SAC 2018 takes place

Best Papers

  • Best papers of SEC@SAC03 in special issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley), 16(1), 2004
  • Best papers of SEC@SAC04 in special issue of the Journal of Computer Security (IOS), 13(5), 2005
  • Best papers of SEC@SAC06 in special issue of the Journal of Computer Security (IOS), 17(3), 2009
  • Best papers of SEC@SAC13 in special issue of the International Journal of Information Security (Springer), 14(2), 2015

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.
  • Lieven DESMET
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

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 2018 proceedings. Some papers may only be accepted as poster papers, and will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the proceedings.

Important Notice - SAC No-Show Policy

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the papers and posters in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for all accepted papers, posters, and invited SRC submissions to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of scheduled papers, posters, and student research abstracts will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.

Student research abstract competition

Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts here (minimum of 2-page and maximum of 4-page) following the instructions published at SAC 2018 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.