The Security Track at the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
SAC 2005: Track on Computer Security (4th edition)

SAC 2005
The 20th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
13-17 March 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Track on Computer Security (4th edition)

                                DEADLINE EXTENDED! - SEE BELOW

SAC 2005
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

2005 Track on Computer Security (4th 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 fourth 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 on computer security of the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley), vol. 16, no.1, 2004. The best papers of the 2004 edition are being published in a special issue of the Journal of Computer Security (IOS). We plan to continue this practice on the basis of appropriateness of the submissions.

Track Website
The 2005 edition of the Security Track is the fourth of a successfull series, whose details are under

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 Only full papers about original and unpublished research are sought.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 2005 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. The body of the paper must not exceed 4,000 words. Papers failing to comply with length limitations risk immediate rejection. Each submission should be formatted using LaTeX "article" style. All papers must be submitted by 6 September 2004. (EXTENDED TO 12 SEPTEMBER!).

Submission is entirely mechanised by the CRP tool (Conference Review Package -- Copyright © 2001  Univ. of Colorado).
The submission page is available here, where authors must first register their own account by obtaining a password, and then follow the instructions. 

Review and publication of accepted papers
Each paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees. Anyone wishing to review papers for the Security Track should email the Track Chairs for consideration.

Accepted papers shall be formatted using the conference specific LaTeX style, which can be obtained from the symposium web page. Using this style, which is two-column, accepted papers must fit within five (5) pages, with the option to add a maximum of three (3) more pages at additional expenses.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2005 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.

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

Important Dates