Call for Papers

When are papers due?
The deadline for submitting papers is June 8 (23:59:59 PST). Authors will be notified of acceptance by August 23. Early reject notifications will be sent tentatively by July 24.
What format should the paper be in?
Please ensure that your submission is a PDF file of a maximum of 10 pages, excluding well-marked references and appendices limited to 5 pages. Submissions must be generated using the ACM 2017 acmart template available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, using the [sigconf, anonymous] options. Submissions should not use older ACM templates (e.g., sig-alternate). Committee members are not required to read the appendices. All submissions must be anonymous (i.e., papers should not contain author names or affiliations, or obvious citations). In the rare case that citing previous work in the 3rd person is impossible, blind the reference and notify the Program Chairs.

Both of these constraints (page limit and anonymity) are hard constraints. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

What should I propose a paper on?
If you are developing practical solutions to problems relating to protecting commercial enterprises' or countries' information infrastructures, consider submitting your work to the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference. We are especially interested in submissions that address the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned.

Special consideration will be given to papers that discuss system implementation, deployment, and lessons learned.

What makes a good ACSAC paper?
We've gone through the papers submitted in recent years, and have collected a set of characteristics of good ACSAC papers. These should be read by anyone considering submitting a paper.
Do you have any other advice regarding writing papers?
Yes. They are enumerated here. This advice covers presentation, copyright issues, alternate places at ACSAC for your submission, and restrictions on submissions.
What awards are given for papers?
Accepted papers will be judged by the program committee and two papers will be given an Distinguished Paper Award at the conference.
Who is on the Program Committee?
The list of program committee members may be found here.
How do I submit a paper?
How do I get more information?
For additional information regarding papers, please contact the Program Chair.
Additional ACSA Events:
NSPW – New Security Paradigms Workshop
LASER – Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results