ACM WiSec 2012

Submission Instructions

All papers for WiSec 2012 must be submitted electronically through the EasyChair Conference Management System. The deadline for submission is November 22 December 2nd, 2011 11:59pm (PST, UTC-8) (hard deadline).

Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions must fit properly on US "Letter"-sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches) and must be prepared using one of the following ACM proceedings templates:

Option 1: LaTeX2e - Strict Adherence to SIGS style
Option 2: LaTeX2e - Tighter Alternate style (may reduce the total number of pages)
Option 3: Ms Word template

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. Committee members are not required to read appendices, so papers should be intelligible without them.

All submitted papers will be evaluated through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers until all reviews have been completed. Therefore, an author's name should only occur in references to that author's related work, which should be referenced in the third person and not overtly distinguishable from the referenced work of others. Author names for all papers will be revealed to reviewers after completion of the review process, to discourage abuse of the system.

All accepted papers should be presented at the Conference. Therefore, at least one author of each accepted paper must register to the Conference by the early date indicated by the organizers, and present the paper. Upon acceptance, authors must sign a copyright transfer statement. All Conference proceedings will be published by ACM. If none of the authors of an accepted paper is registered by the indicated deadline, or the paper is not presented in the conference, it will be withdrawn from the conference proceedings.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is ACM policy not to allow double submissions, where the same paper is submitted to more than one conference/journal concurrently. Any double submissions detected will be immediately rejected from all conferences/journals involved.

Submissions not meeting all of the above guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Please direct any questions about the paper submission process to the Program Co-Chairs at or

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: November 22, 2011 11:59pm (PST, UTC-8)
  • Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2012
  • Camera-ready version: February 22, 2012
  • Conference: April 16-18, 2012
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