Call for Ideas and Contributed Works

29th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference

The 29th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) will be held the week of December 9-13, 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. In its beginning, ACSAC focused on protecting information in aerospace applications but has since expanded to cover the explosion of very specialized topics in cyber security. One side effect is that it has become more challenging to examine multi-dimensioned problems and to gather the perspectives necessary to yield practical solutions for these problems.

For 2013, ACSAC will renew its focus on hard, cutting-edge, cyber security problems requiring cooperation from government, industry and academia by organizing a track of orchestrated sessions for each problem. These sessions will include invited speakers to frame the problem, discuss issues related to the problem, discuss solutions that show promise, and present useful lessons learned. The orchestrated track may be complemented by contributed peer-reviewed papers, workshops, panels, and training sessions that are related to the problem.

A Call for Ideas

The ACSAC organizing committee is working now to identify the hard problems to highlight in 2013. We seek a description of the problem (up to one page) and suggestions for speakers representing government, industry and/or academia, to frame the problem and present solutions, issues, and lessons learned. We also seek suggestions for workshops, working groups, and training sessions that provide necessary background and a forum to discuss solutions. By February 1, 2013, please communicate your ideas for hard problems, including the description and speaker suggestions, by email to . Selected problems will be announced on our website by March 1, 2013.

A Call for Contributed Works

ACSAC continues to be interested in peer-reviewed papers and panels in all aspects of cyber security. We encourage submissions that describe practical application and lessons learned, especially submissions related to the selected hard problems. More details will be provided in the Call for Papers to be released later. We expect submissions to close around June 1, 2013.

Please continue to follow for more details as they emerge, and we look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

The ACSAC 2013 Organizing Committee