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Call for Works in Progress

Deadline: November 7 November 11
Notification: rolling

WiPs Co-Chair: Yonghwi Kwon, University of Virginia
WiPs Co-Chair: Vinod Yegneswaran, SRI International

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.

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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. 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

  • WiP submissions should be at most 1 page, including references.
  • WiP submissions should be submitted in PDF format, generated using the 2-column ACM acmart template available at, using the [sigconf] options.
  • WiP submissions are not anonymous, so please make sure you include author information (name, affiliation, country) in your proposal.

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), and present your WiP during the appropriate session. We will publish your abstract on the conference website (under the WiP section).

If your proposal is accepted, a presenter is required to register, pay, and attend the conference. Students are eligible for reduced price registration; all others (including conference organizers) are required to pay the registration fee. You will also be expected to either supply the link to your presentation or deliver a soft copy of the presentation by the date of the presentation.

Note that 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.

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