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SACMAT 2020: ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies
Submission Date:
2020-02-17 Extended
Notification Date:
Conference Date:
Barcelona, Spain
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Call For Papers
    Papers offering novel research contributions are solicited for submission. Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and published by the ACM in the symposium proceedings. In addition to the regular research track, this year SACMAT will again host a special track -- "Blue Sky/Vision Track". Researchers are invited to submit papers describing promising new ideas and challenges of interest to the community as well as access control needs emerging from other fields. We are particularly looking for potentially disruptive and new ideas which can shape the research agenda for the next 10 years. We encourage submissions that present ideas that may have not been completely developed and experimentally evaluated. 

Topics of Interest

    Submissions to the regular track covering any relevant area of access control are welcomed. Areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

        Big data
        Cloud computing and edge computing
        Cryptographic approaches
        Cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things (IoT)
        Databases and data management
        Data leakage prevention
        Data protection on untrusted infrastructure
        Distributed and mobile systems
        Economic models and game theory
        Hardware enhanced security, trusted execution environments
        Identity management
        Machine learning
        Mechanisms, systems, and tools
        Models and extensions
        Network access control
        Policy engineering and policy mining
        Policy analysis and policy verification
        Risk and uncertainty
        Theoretical foundations
        Trust management

Regular Track Paper Submission and Format

    Papers must be written in English. Authors are required to use the ACM format for papers, using the two-column SIG Proceedings Template (the sigconf template for LaTex) in the following link:

    The length of the paper in the proceedings format must not exceed twelve US letter pages formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper and be no more than 5MB in size. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their submission will print easily on simple default configurations. The submission must be anonymous, so information that might identify the authors - including author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious self-citations - must be excluded. It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that their anonymity is preserved when citing their own work. Submissions should be made to the EasyChair conference management system by the paper submission deadline of February 10, 2020:

    All submissions must contain a significant original contribution. That is, submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference or workshop. In particular, simultaneous submission of the same work is not allowed. Wherever appropriate, relevant related work, including that of the authors, must be cited. Submissions that are not accepted as full papers may be invited to appear as short papers. At least one author from each accepted paper much register for the conference prior to the camera-ready deadline.

Blue Sky Track Paper Submission and Format

    All submissions to this track should be in the same format as for the regular track, but the length must not exceed ten US letter pages, and the submission should not be anonymized. Submissions to this track should be submitted to the EasyChair conference management system by the same deadline as for the regular track.

Call for Posters

    SACMAT 2020 will include a poster session to promote discussion of ongoing projects among researchers in the access control field. Posters can cover preliminary or exploratory work with interesting ideas, or research projects in early stages with promising results in all aspects of access control. Authors interested in displaying a poster must submit a poster abstract in the same format as for the regular track, but the length must not exceed three US letter pages, and the submission should not be anonymized. The title should start with "Poster:". Accepted poster abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.

    Submissions should be emailed to the poster chair, Edelmira Pasarella (, by Apr 1, 2020, 5PM PDT. The subject line should include "SACMAT 2020 Poster:" and the poster title.

Call for Demos

    A demonstration proposal should clearly describe (1) the overall architecture of the system or technology to be demonstrated, and (2) one or more demonstration scenarios that describe how the audience, interacting with the demonstration system or the demonstrator, will gain an understanding of the underlying technology. Submissions will be evaluated based on the motivation of the work behind the use of the system or technology to be demonstrated and its novelty. The subject line should include "SACMAT 2020 Demo:" and the demo title.

    Demonstration proposals should be in the same format as for the regular track, but the length must not exceed four US letter pages, and the submission should not be anonymized. A two-page description of the demonstration will be included in the conference proceedings. Submissions should be emailed to the Demonstrations Chair, Edelmira Pasarella (, by Apr 1, 2020, 5pm PDT.


    The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.) 
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-02-08
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