ACSAC 2011 Call for Participat​ion

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27th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2011)
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA
5-9 December 2011


The Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) is an internationally recognized forum where practitioners, researchers, and developers in information and system security meet to learn and to exchange practical ideas and experiences. If you are developing, researching, or implementing practical security solutions, consider sharing your experience and expertise at ACSAC.

We are especially interested in submissions that address the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. Some example topics are:

  • Access control
  • Assurance
  • Audit and audit reduction
  • Biometrics
  • Boundary control devices
  • Certification and accreditation
  • Database security
  • Denial of service protection
  • Distributed systems security
  • Electronic commerce security
  • Enterprise security management
  • Forensics
  • Identity management
  • Incident response planning
  • Insider threat protection
  • Integrity
  • Intellectual property rights protection
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Malware
  • Mobile and wireless security
  • Multimedia security
  • Network resiliency
  • Operating systems security
  • Peer-to-peer security
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Privilege management
  • Product evaluation criteria and compliance
  • Risk/vulnerability assessment
  • Securing cloud infrastructures
  • Security engineering and management
  • Security in service oriented architectures
  • Security usability
  • Software security
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Trust management
  • Virtualization security
  • VoIP security
  • Web 2.0/3.0 security


Papers* 6 June 2011
Case Studies 6 June 2011
Courses/Tutorials* 6 June 2011
Panels 6 June 2011
Workshops 6 June 2011
Posters 2 Sept 2011
Works-in-Progress 2 Sept 2011

* All paper and course/tutorial submissions are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process.


Chair: John McDermott, Naval Research Lab

Co-Chair: Michael Locasto, University of Calgary

We solicit papers offering novel contributions in any aspect of applied security. Papers are encouraged on results that have been demonstrated to be useful for improving information systems security and that address lessons learned from actual application.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submitted papers should be at most 15 pages including the bibliography and well-marked appendices and formatted as a single column, using 11-point font and reasonable margins on letter-size paper. This format enhances readability for the reviewers. Accepted papers must be reformatted to 10 pages maximum, according to the ACM instructions at, using the template Option 2 “WITH permission block”. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them. All submissions should be appropriately anonymized (i.e., papers should not contain author names or affiliations, or obvious citations). Submissions are to be made using the OpenConf system at Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline above. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.


Chair: Steven Rome, Booz Allen Hamilton

Co-Chair: Ken Shotting, DoD

The Case Studies in Applied Security Track is a critical part of the technical conference. It is an opportunity for professionals to share information that is current without writing a detailed technical paper, but enables attendees to learn about the next generation of products and solutions. It is open to anyone in the community such as vendors, network providers, systems integrators, government civil/federal/military programs or users across the spectrum of computer security applications. Potentially this is where attendees can learn about client needs and vendors solutions. This year we are especially interested in automated solutions based on existing knowledge. While the Case Studies will not be included in the Proceedings, the presentations will be posted to the ACSAC site following the conference.


Chair: Daniel Faigin, The Aerospace Corporation, USA

Courses (formerly known as Tutorials) are full (6 hour) or half (3 hour) day classes on how to apply or use a particular technology to address a security need. A typical course submission includes an abstract of the course, a brief (1-2 page) outline, an instructor bio, an indication of length, and notes on prerequisites and textbooks. Course instructors receive an honorarium and expenses. If you would like to indicate a topic you would like to see, you may do that as well; please suggest an instructor if you can.


Chair: Kevin Butler, University of Oregon

Panels are encouraged on the topics listed above. Panels may frame a debate on a controversial question or summarize interesting results, but they must encourage audience participation. A typical submission will include a proposed moderator, panel members (usually 3-5) and an abstract of the proposed topic.


Chair: Benjamin Kuperman, Oberlin College

The poster session provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their new and innovative preliminary work in an informal, interactive setting. Conference attendees can learn about novel on-going research projects that might not yet be complete, but whose preliminary results are already interesting. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to discuss their work and get invaluable feedback from knowledgeable sources at an early stage of their research.

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.


Chair: Harvey Rubinovitz, The MITRE Corporation

ACSAC workshops are on up to date topics that attendees usually rate to provide a useful and exciting forum for information technology professionals (e.g., standards developers, software developers, security engineers, security officers) to exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.


ACSAC offers conferenceships for students who otherwise would not be able to attend the conference. The conferenceship covers hotel, registration and a cash award to help defray the costs with transportation and food. Application deadline is 22 Sept 2011.


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