Full and short papers

All papers for WiSec 2016 must be submitted electronically through the HotCRP conference management system.

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 the following ACM proceedings template:

Full paper 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. Short paper submissions must be at most 6 pages overall formatted in the same way as full papers.

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.

Registration requirement: All accepted papers should be presented at the conference. Therefore, at least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference at full (non-student) rate 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an accepted paper is registered by the indicated deadline, or the paper is not presented in the conference, it will be withdrawn from the conference proceedings.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 Chair.

Posters and demos

For posters, authors should submit a two page extended abstract that provides sufficient technical detail so that the evaluation committee can assess the technical merit of the work. The poster abstracts do not have to present completed work, but at the same time should provide enough concrete evidence to support the potential and validity of the proposed ideas.

For demos, authors should submit a two page extended abstract that describes the technology that they have developed, the relevance to wireless networking and security, and which also highlights the novelty of the prototype. For demonstrations, the abstract should include an additional page that describes what conference participants will be able to see or do during the demonstration. Demonstrations should have a research component and, in particular, should not push a commercial agenda.

Both types of abstracts should follow the ACM WiSec 2016 formatting guidelines (with a 2 page limit for posters and a 3 page limit for demos), , and authors should refer to the paper submission instructions for information related to formatting. Abstracts of accepted posters and demos will be distributed to conference participants. The demo session will have a table per demo, power and wireless connectivity available. If a demonstration requires special arrangements, please note them in a separate email to the session chair parallel to submission. Please submit your poster or demo proposal through the HotCRP (poster) conference management system.

Note: all poster titles should begin with the keyword "POSTER: " and all demo titles should start with "DEMO: "

Registration requirement: At least one Poster/Demo author must be registered, at student, member, or full rate, and present the poster/demo.

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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ACM WiSec 2016
9th ACM Conference on Security
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Mobile Networks

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