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Call for Works in Progress

Deadline: November 7
Notification: rolling

WiPs Co-Chair: Brendan Saltaformaggio, Georgia Tech
WiPs Co-Chair: Yonghwi Kwon, University of Virginia

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.

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 a WiP?

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. WiP proposals should be submitted in PDF format. When available, a Make Submission button will appear above. Works in Progress proposals are not anonymous, so please make sure you include author information (name, affiliation, country) in your proposal. Any questions should be sent to

What happens if I get accepted?

Authors will need to record a presentation of this research in a 2-minute video. This should be based on a slideshow or similar format using large fonts that will be easily readable by attendees of the video-conference based session.

Authors must submit their 2-minute video presentation 1 week prior to the conference. Authors will receive an email invitation to a shared Dropbox to submit the video. Please upload the video presentation to that Dropbox on or before the 1-week deadline.

When uploading your video file, please use one of the following video formats (HD is always preferred):
Apple QuickTime
Apple ProRes 422
Windows Media

Before uploading your video file, name the file using the below convention:
2021-[HotCRP Submission ID]-[Presentation Title]
Example: 2021-24-How to Solve the World’s

Permission must be obtained for all copyright and 3rd party material. It is very important that Posters/WIPS authors have the rights to use all the material that is contained in your submission, including music, video, images, etc. Attaining permissions to use video, audio, or pictures of identifiable people or proprietary content rests with the author. Authors are encouraged to use Creative Commons content.

At least one author should register for the conference and remotely attend the Posters/WIPs session to which their poster or work-in-progress talk is assigned. Authors should be prepared to answer the attendees’ questions about their research. Accepted Posters/WIPs authors do not need to pay the "Publication Surcharge" that is requested of authors of accepted technical papers.

How do I get more information?

For additional information regarding Works in Progress, please contact the WiP Chair.