The Security Track at the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
SAC 2004: Track on Computer Security (3rd edition)

SAC 2004
The 19th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
14-17 March 2004, Nicosia, Cyprus
Track on Computer Security (3rd edition)

SAC 2004

For the past eighteen 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

2004 Track on Computer Security (3rd 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 third edition of the Security Track strengthens its aims at bringing together researchers in any applied issues of computer and information security. These issues may vastly range from protocols to laws.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to

Track Website
The 2004 edition of the Security Track is the third of a successfull series, whose details are available at

Program Chairs


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 Only full papers about original and unpublished research are sought.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 2004 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 should be blind too. Each paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees. Authors of submitted papers may be required to participate in the review process as referees.

The body of each paper should not exceed 5,000 words, that is approx. 14 pages using LaTeX "article" style, which is the preferred style for submission. Papers failing to comply with length limitations risk immediate rejection.

All papers must be submitted by 6 September 2003. It is once more remarked that the author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body (including self-references) of the submitted paper in order to allow blind review.  Those details shall only be added later to accepted papers.

Accepted papers shall be formatted according to the conference LaTeX style, which can be obtained from the symposium web page, and will be published in the ACM SAC 2004 proceedings.
Some papers will be only accepted as poster papers, and will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the proceedings.

Anyone wishing to review papers for the Security Track should email either Program Chair.
Submission is entirely mechanised by the CRP tool (Conference Review Package -- Copyright © 2001  Univ. of Colorado).
The submission page can be found here, where authors must first register their own account by obtaining a password, and then follow the instructions.


Special thanks to Luigi Toscano ( and Giuseppe Patane' ( for maintaining the installation of the CRP tool at Catania.

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