Join Us in San Juan!

ACSAC brings together cutting edge researchers, with a broad cross-section of security professionals drawn from academia, industry, and government, gathered to present and discuss the latest security results and topics. With peer reviewed technical papers, invited talks, panels, national interest discussions, workshops, and professional development and training courses, ACSAC continues its core mission of investigating practical solutions for computer and network security technology.

We plan to hold ACSAC at the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Centrally located in the trendy Condado Beach area, near historic Old San Juan, the hotel is an ideal location to both attend the conference and spend time relaxing and sightseeing in the warm tropical weather. While the island of Puerto Rico continues to recover and rebuild from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria, we have been reassured that the hotel and San Juan will be ready for us in December. We plan to visit San Juan this summer to confirm its readiness.

We invite you to submit your work to the conference. As an internationally recognized forum where practitioners, researchers, and developers meet to learn and to exchange practical ideas and experiences in computer and network security, we welcome your contributions. In addition to peer-reviewed papers on new work, we also welcome case studies on real-world applications, panels featuring interactive expert discussions, in-depth course on new and emerging topics, and workshops comprised of 1-2 days sessions on hot topics.

Hard Topic Theme: Big Data for Security

The security industry is rapidly amassing an incredible amount of information that can be mined for vulnerabilities and allow researchers to observe phenomena that can play an important role in many other aspects of security, from analytics and intelligence support, to training automated classification and reasoning techniques. However, using large datasets in security also faces many technical and scientific challenges. Therefore, we need to design new data-driven techniques and we need to rethink our existing solutions to take advantage of this vast amount of information to improve security. See the Call for Submissions for more information about submitting to the hard topic theme. We encourage everyone to submit timely work on the topic.

Artifact Submission

To help support the reproducibility for research results, ACSAC encourages authors of accepted papers to submit software they have developed and datasets they have used to perform their research and make them publicly available to the entire community. We believe that this is an important initiative that can help the entire community increase its reputation, and make research in the security field proceed faster by taking advantage of systems previously built by other researchers. See the Call for Submissions for more information about this initiative.

We look forward to your submissions to and your participation in ACSAC 2018!!

David Balenson
ACSAC 2018 Conference Chair

Additional ACSA Events:
NSPW – New Security Paradigms Workshop
LASER – Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results