Call for Works In Progress

The Works in Progress (WiP) session offers short presentations (5 minutes maximum) of ongoing work. These presentations highlight the most current work in both business and academia, emphasizing goals and value added, accomplishments to date, and future plans. Special consideration is given to topics that discuss real life security experience, including system implementation, deployment, and lessons learned. Starting in 2010, the presentation can be either slides or video, but you must first submit an abstract of your presentation for approval by the WiP Chair.

When are WiP abstracts due?
The deadline for submitting Works in Progress abstracts is September 17. Acceptance notifications will be sent out on September 30.
What should I propose a WiP on?
We are looking for Works in Progress that address just about any current security topic. We are particularly interested in Works in Progress abstracts that share real-life experiences, and discuss actual system or product implementation, deployment, and lessons learned.

If you are developing practical solutions to problems relating to protecting information technology environments, be it your country's information infrastructure or a commercial enterprise, consider submitting an abstract to the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference. This internationally recognized conference provides a forum for experts in information system security to exchange innovative ideas about solving these critical problems.

How do I submit an abstract?
Abstracts should be at most one page in length and should briefly describe the objectives of the current work, any accomplishments to date, and future plans. Please indicate your intended format (slides or video). Abstracts should be sent as pdf files to Please make sure you include author information (name, affiliation, country) in your email.
What happens if I get accepted?
We will be delighted to have you present during the WiP session at the conference. You will need to register and pay for the conference, attend it (much of the value of ACSAC and WiP are the informal interactions that take place during the conference). You will be assigned a table (with power connections), and you should bring your own computer to display the presentation. You can repeat your presentation as many times as you like during the session, with ample opportunity for Q&A from interested attendees. We will publish your abstract on the conference web site (under the WiP section).
How do I get more information?
For additional information regarding Works in Progress, please contact the WIP Chair.