Call for Papers

There is also TXT and PDF version of the Call for Papers (CFP).

ACM WiSec 2016 will run from July 18 to July 20, 2016. It will be co-located with PETS 2016 as well as a number of security-related workshops as a part of the Security Week 2016 in Darmstadt, Germany.

ACM WiSec is the leading ACM conference dedicated to all aspects of security and privacy in wireless and mobile networks and systems and their applications. In addition to the traditional ACM WiSec topics of physical, link, and network layer security, we welcome papers focusing on the security and privacy of mobile software platforms, usable security and privacy, biometrics, cryptography, and the increasingly diverse range of mobile or wireless applications such as Internet of Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems. The conference welcomes both theoretical as well as systems contributions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Security & privacy for smart devices (e.g., smartphones)
  • Wireless and mobile privacy and anonymity
  • Secure localization and location privacy
  • Cellular network fraud and security
  • Jamming attacks and defenses
  • Key management (agreement or distribution) for wireless or mobile systems
  • Information-theoretic security schemes for wireless systems
  • Theoretical and formal approaches for wireless and mobile security
  • Cryptographic primitives for wireless and mobile security
  • NFC and smart payment applications
  • Security and privacy for mobile sensing systems
  • Wireless or mobile security for emerging applications (e.g, privacy in health, automotive, avionics, smart grid, or IoT applications)
  • Physical tracking security and privacy
  • Usable mobile security and privacy
  • Economics of mobile security and privacy
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) security
  • Mobile malware and platform security
  • Security for cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access systems
  • Security protocols for wireless networking

The proceedings of ACM WiSec, sponsored by SIGSAC, will be published by the ACM.

Full and short papers

Full paper submissions to ACM WiSec 2016 can be up to 10 pages in the ACM conference style excluding the bibliography and well marked appendices, and up to 12 pages in total. ACM WiSec also encourages the submission of short papers with a length of up to 6 pages. Examples of short papers include work that is not fully fleshed out, but present novel and stimulating ideas. Short papers should be submitted as such, and no conversion between full and short papers will occur. All papers must be thoroughly anonymized for double-blind reviewing. Detailed submission instructions will appear on the conference website here.

Posters and Demos

WiSec also solicits submission of posters and demos. More details on poster and demo submission instructions are on the conference website here.

Important deadlines

  • Abstract submission (extended): February 26, 2016 March 21, 2016
  • Paper submission (extended): March 04, 2016 March 21, 2016
  • Notification to authors: May 6, 2016
  • Poster and demo proposal submission: May 13, 2016 May 18, 2016
  • Notification to poster presenters: May 20, 2016
  • Camera-ready version: May 27, 2016 May 30, 2016

All deadlines are 11:59:59 PST.

Double submissions

It is a policy of the ACM to disallow double submissions, where the same (or substantially similar) paper is concurrently submitted to multiple conferences/journals. Any double submissions detected will be immediately rejected from all conferences/journals involved.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission (EXTENDED): March 21, 2016 11:59:59 PST
  • Paper submission (EXTENDED): March 21, 2016 11:59:59 PST
  • Notification to authors: May 6, 2016
  • Poster and demo proposal submission (EXTENDED): May 18, 2016 11:59:59 PST
  • Notification to poster and demo presenters: May 20, 2016
  • Student travel grant application submission: May 23, 2016
  • Early-Bird registration deadline: May 27, 2016
  • Camera-ready version (EXTENDED): May 30, 2016
  • WiSec 2016: July 18 to July 20, 2016

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Hosted and organized by

TU Darmstadt

ACM WiSec 2016
9th ACM Conference on Security
and Privacy in Wireless and
Mobile Networks

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