ACM SIGSAC Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
ACM CCS 2006

Call for Proposals

Industry Track Submission Deadline: July 21, 2006
Industry Track Notification Date: September 1, 2006

The Industry and Government Track of the 13th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference seeks new, innovative reports on the development, transition, and deployment of security products and systems in industry and government.

The track aims to foster tighter interplay between the demands of real-world security systems and the efforts of the research community. Audience members would like to learn about pressing security vulnerabilities and deficiencies in existing products and Internet-facing systems, as well as successful technology transition of research results into security products and how these should motivate and shape research programs. Presentation of crisply framed, open technical problems and discussion of innovative solutions with practical relevance to real-world problems will be especially valuable. Also of interest are: Practical and broadly informative experience with the security aspects of large-scale systems, reports on the scope and content of sponsored research programs in information security, and government or commercial requirements for future systems. Technical characteristics of novel products may be of interest, but marketing pitches will not be accepted! As one of the most influential conferences in the area, CCS affords industry and government the opportunity to gain the attention of a skillful and energetic community of researchers.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Case studies
Database and system security
Embedded systems security
Identity management
Intrusion detection
Mobile-code security
Sensors and RFID
Security Modeling
Smart cards
Access control
Cryptographic algorithms
DoS detection and mitigation
Enterprise security policies
Insider threat
Key management
Physical security in computing
Security economics
Security management
Security metrics
Accounting and auditing
Cryptographic protocols
Digital rights management
Experimental studies
Intellectual-property protection
Large-scale deployments
Privacy and anonymity
Security in pervasive computing
Security situational awareness
Wireless security
Applied cryptography
Data/systems integrity
Failed-system lessons
Information warfare
MANET security
Risk management
Security insurance
Security verification

For this track, we are soliciting panel and presentation proposals. Proposals accepted for the program will be made accessible prior to the conference. The track may include invited speakers as space and time permit. Submission format and other instructions are available below.

Presentation Proposals

A presentation proposal should consist of either a set of slides or a position paper representing the essential matter proposed by the speaker. Proposals must include sufficient material for the reviewers to make an informed decision. We recommend the submission be substantially similar in content to the final presentation. Detailed proposals or presentations are highly recommended and will receive preferential treatment. Abstract-only submissions will not be evaluated. Proposals should identify expected speakers.

Panel Proposals

A panel proposal should be no longer than three (3) pages in length. It should include possible panelists and an indication of which panelists have confirmed their participation.


Submit presentation proposals and panel proposals as described above in PDF format by email to:


Program Chair: Rebecca Wright, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Program Co-chair: Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, University of Milan, Italy
Industry and Government Track Chair: Peter Dinsmore, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, USA
General Chair: Ari Juels, RSA Laboratories, USA
Publicity Chairs: Angelos Keromytis / Michael E. Locasto, Columbia University, USA
Publication Chair: Vitaly Shmatikov, University of Texas, USA
Tutorials Chair: Wenliang (Kevin) Du, Syracuse University, USA
Treasurer: Peng Ning, North Carolina State University, USA
Workshops Chair: Marianne Winslett, UIUC, USA

Program Committee:

David Balenson (SPARTS)
Peter Dinsmore (JHU/APL), PC Chair
Steve Lipner (Microsoft Corporation)
Douglas Maughan (Dept. of Homeland Security)
Subhabrata Sen (AT&T Research)
Brent Waters (SRI International)
Terry Benzel (USC/ISI)
Brian Hearing (DARPA)
Carl Landwehr (University of Maryland)
Patrick McDaniel (Pennsylvania State University)
Patrick Traynor (Pennsylvania State University)
Ron Watro (BBN)