Conference Information
S&P 2021: IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2021/
Submission Date:
2020-12-03
Notification Date:
2021-02-19
Conference Date:
2021-05-23
Location:
San Francisco, California, USA
Years:
42
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Call For Papers
Since 1980 in Oakland, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for computer security research, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers and practitioners. We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of security or privacy. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure systems.

Topics of interest include:

    Access control and authorization
    Anonymity
    Application security
    Attacks and defenses
    Authentication
    Blockchains and distributed ledger security
    Censorship resistance
    Cloud security
    Cyber physical systems security
    Distributed systems security
    Economics of security and privacy
    Embedded systems security
    Forensics
    Hardware security
    Intrusion detection and prevention
    Malware and unwanted software
    Mobile and Web security and privacy
    Language-based security
    Machine learning and AI security
    Network and systems security
    Privacy technologies and mechanisms
    Protocol security
    Secure information flow
    Security and privacy for the Internet of Things
    Security and privacy metrics
    Security and privacy policies
    Security architectures
    Usable security and privacy
    Trustworthy computing
    Web security

This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive; S&P is interested in all aspects of computer security and privacy. Papers without a clear application to security or privacy, however, will be considered out of scope and may be rejected without full review.

Systematization of Knowledge Papers

As in past years, we solicit systematization of knowledge (SoK) papers that evaluate, systematize, and contextualize existing knowledge, as such papers can provide a high value to our community. Suitable papers are those that provide an important new viewpoint on an established, major research area, support or challenge long-held beliefs in such an area with compelling evidence, or present a convincing, comprehensive new taxonomy of such an area. Survey papers without such insights are not appropriate and may be rejected without full review. Submissions will be distinguished by the prefix “SoK:” in the title and a checkbox on the submission form. They will be reviewed by the full PC and held to the same standards as traditional research papers, but they will be accepted based on their treatment of existing work and value to the community, and not based on any new research results they may contain. Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings.

Quarterly Submissions

Based on the experience in the past two years, the reviewing process for IEEE S&P is changed to a quarterly submission model. Within 2.5 months of submission, author notifications of Accept/Revise/Reject decisions will be sent out. For each submission, one of the following decisions will be made:

    Accept: Papers in this category will be accepted for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference, possibly after making minor changes with the oversight of a shepherd. Within one month of acceptance, all accepted papers must submit a camera-ready copy incorporating reviewer feedback. The papers will immediately be published, open access, in the Computer Society’s Digital Library, and they may be cited as “To appear in the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, May 2021”.

    Revise: A limited number of papers will be invited to submit a revision; such papers will receive a specific set of expectations to be met by that revision. Authors can submit a revised paper to the next two quarterly submission deadlines after the notification. The authors should clearly explain in a well-marked appendix how the revisions address the comments of the reviewers. The revised paper will then be re-evaluated, and either accepted or rejected.

    Reject: Papers in this category are declined for inclusion in the conference. Rejected papers must wait for one year, from the date of original submission, to resubmit to IEEE S&P. A paper will be judged to be a resubmit (as opposed to a new submission) if the paper is from the same or similar authors, and a reviewer could write a substantially similar summary of the paper compared with the original submission. As a rule of thumb, if there is more than 40% overlap between the original submission and the new paper, it will be considered a resubmission.

All papers accepted by February 21, 2021 will appear in the proceedings of the symposium in May 2021 and invited to present their work. These include papers that were submitted in December 2020 and were accepted without revision, or papers that were submitted by June 2020, got the Revise decision, and resubmitted the revised paper in December.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-02-15
Acceptance Ratio
YearSubmittedAcceptedAccepted(%)
20196798412.4%
20185496311.5%
20174576013.1%
20164135513.3%
20154075513.5%
20143344413.2%
20133153812.1%
20133153812.1%
20123074013%
20113063411.1%
20102673111.6%
20092542811%
20082492811.2%
20072462911.8%
20062513212.7%
2005192178.9%
2004192199.9%
20031311914.5%
2002952122.1%
20011071917.8%
20001371813.1%
1999611524.6%
19981161916.4%
19971102018.2%
1996672029.9%
1995722027.8%
1994651929.2%
1993701724.3%
1992892123.6%
1991922830.4%
1986912527.5%
1985632539.7%
1984392564.1%
1983342367.6%
1982341955.9%
19801919100%
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