The annual ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference is a leading international forum for information security researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. The conference seeks submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research on all practical and theoretical aspects of computer and communications security. Papers should have relevance to the construction, evaluation, application, or operation of secure systems. Theoretical papers must make a convincing argument for the practical significance of the results. All topic areas related to computer and communications security are of interest and in scope. Accepted papers will be published by ACM Press in the conference proceedings. Outstanding papers will be invited for possible publication in a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Information and System Security.

Paper Submission Process

Submissions must be made by the deadline of May 6, 2011, through the website: The review process will be carried out in two phases and authors will have an opportunity to comment on the first-phase reviews. Authors will be notified of the first-phase reviews on Monday, June 20, 2011 and can send back their comments by Thursday, June 23, 2011.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference or workshop. Simultaneous submission of the same work is not allowed. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.

Paper Format

Submissions must be at most 10 pages in double-column ACM format (note: pages must be numbered) excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and at most 12 pages overall. Submissions must NOT be anonymized. Only PDF or Postscript files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Tutorial submissions

Proposals for long (3-hour) and short (1.5-hour) tutorials on research topics of current and emerging interest should be submitted electronically to the tutorials chair by June 10, 2011. The guidelines for tutorial proposals can be found on the website.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Due: Friday, May 6, 2011 (23:59 UTC - 11)
  • First round reviews sent to authors: Monday, June 20, 2011
  • Author comments due on: Thursday, June 23, 2011 (21:00 UTC - 5)
  • Acceptance Notification: Friday, July 15, 2011
  • Camera Ready Papers Due: Thursday, August 11, 2011


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Organizing Committee
Program Committee

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