Call For Papers/Camera Ready

We are looking for papers with high-quality, original and unpublished research contributions. The Symposium will start on September 26, 2023 with an exciting technical program, including vetted papers, invited talks, poster and panel discussions as well as collocated workshops.

We have released the notifications to the accepted papers of the main conference. If you have any questions about the camera ready, please feel free to contact the submission chair

Remote presentations are very much discouraged. If none of the (co)authors can attend, they are encouraged to find someone else who will attend in person to present on their behalf. In an exceptional case where this is not possible, live remote presentations (via zoom) will be attempted. However, in case of any video/audio glitches, the presentation would be terminated. Please do contact the PC chairs for the approval of your remote solutions - again this is only for exceptional case.

Imporant Dates

This year’s symposium will have two review cycles. All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. anywhere-on-earth time on the day of the corresponding deadline.

First cycle
Second cycle
Full paper submission: 22 January 2023 28 May 2023
4 June 2023
Notification to authors: 2 April 2023 14 August 2023
Camera ready due: 10 September 2023 10 September 2023
Due to a high number of Round-2 submissions, we have canceled the Early Reject notification and updated the important dates.

Topics of Interest

Submissions are solicited in all areas related to computer security, including but not limited to:

Access Control Anonymity and Censorship Resistance
Applied Cryptography Artificial Intelligence for Security
Audit and Accountability Authentication and Biometrics
Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Security Cyber Attack (e.g., APTs, botnets, DDoS) prevention, detection, investigation, and response.
Data and Computation Integrity Database Security
Digital Content Protection Digital Forensics
Formal Methods for Security and Privacy Hardware Security
Information Hiding Identity Management
Information Flow Control Information Security Governance and Management
Intrusion Detection Language-based Security
Malware and Unwanted Software Network Security
Phishing and Spam Prevention Privacy Technologies and Mechanisms
Risk Analysis and Management Secure Electronic Voting
Security Economics and Metrics Security and Privacy of Systems based on Machine Learning and A.I.
Security and Privacy in Cloud / Fog Systems Security and Privacy in Crowdsourcing
Security and Privacy in the IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy in Location-based Services
Security and Privacy for Mobile / Smartphone Platforms Security for Emerging Networks (e.g., Home Networks, IoT, Body-Area Networks, VANETs)
Security, Privacy, and Resilience for Large-Scale, Critical Infrastructures (e.g., Smart Grid, AirPorts, Ports) Security and Privacy in Social Networks
Security and Privacy in Wireless and Cellular Communications Software Security
Systems Security Trustworthy Computing to Secure Networks and Systems
Usable Security and Privacy Web Security

Paper submissions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference / workshop with proceedings. The symposium proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).

How to submit your paper

Submitted papers must follow the LNCS template from the time they are submitted. Submitted papers should be at most 16 pages (using 10-point font), excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and at most 20 pages total. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them. All submissions must be written in English.

Submissions must be uploaded to the following EasyChair website:

Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions are not anonymous.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Authors of accepted papers must agree with Springer LNCS copyright and guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.

Conflict of Interest

The program co-chairs require cooperation from both authors and PC members to prevent submissions from being evaluated by reviewers who have a conflict of interest (CoI). During the bidding procedure, PC members will be required to indicate potential CoIs. On the other hand, authors will be asked during the submission process to indicate any PC members with whom they share CoIs as well as the types of CoIs. That is, if they and one the authors:

  • share an institutional affiliation at the time of submission;
  • had at any time in the past a supervisor/PhD student relationship;
  • have collaborated or published with in the prior two years;
  • are in some form of financial relationship, or have been at some point during the past two years;
  • are related, or have close personal friendships.

For other forms of conflict, authors must contact the chairs and explain the perceived conflict.

Program committee members who have conflicts of interest with a paper, including program co-chairs, will be excluded from discussing and reviewing the submission. Authors also need to notify the PC Chairs of any other reason or circumstance that creates a risk that professional judgement may be unduly influenced.

The chairs reserve the right to request further explanation and can remove non-mandatory conflicts at their discretion.