The Security Track at the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
SAC 2003: Special Track on Computer Security

SAC 2003
The 18th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
March 9 - 12, 2003, Melbourne, Florida, USA
Special Track on Computer Security

Statistics about last year's Security Track

For the past sixteen 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 work. SAC is sponsored by 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's Digital Library. More information about SIGAPP and past SACs can be found at

Special Track on Computer Security:
The proliferation of network computing and especially the ubiquity of the Internet has made security one of the key areas in modern computing. The track aims at bringing together researchers working on applied issues in computer and information security, ranging from protocols to laws.

 Topics of interest include but are not limited to

Best Papers
This year we'll choose the best papers presented in the track to be published in a special issue of the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley) on computer security. Papers will be evaluated based on their appropriateness to the journal and contribution to the field.

We expect that authors of the papers chosen will expand their work to better present their ideas. Paper will also go through further review by a committee that will be formed by the track chairs.

Publication of the best papers in the journal above is contingent to authors agreeing in expanding their papers and addressing issues that may be pointed out in the review process.

Track Websites:

 Track Program Chair(s):

Guidelines for Submission:
Original papers from the above mentioned or other related areas will be considered. This includes three categories of submissions: 1) Original and unpublished research; 2) reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government, education and industry; and 3) reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains. Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees. Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC'03 proceedings. We expect that all authors submitting papers should be willing to participate of the review process as referees.

Submission guidelines must be strictly followed:
Submit six (6) copies of original manuscripts to one of the track chairs (see addresses above). Alternatively, submit your paper electronically to one of the track chairs (see email address above) in uuencoded compressed postscript format or PDF; this is strongly encouraged. Fax submissions will not be accepted. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind review

 The body of the paper should not exceed 5,000 words (approximately 15 pages, double spaced). A separate cover sheet (in case of electronic submission this should be sent separately from the main paper) should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including email, telephone and FAX) to which correspondence should be sent.

All submissions must be received by September 6, 2002

 Anyone wishing to review papers for this special track should contact the Track Program Chair(s) at one of the addresses shown above.

 Important Dates