ACM SIGSAC Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
ACM CCS 2006

Call for Proposals (preliminary)

Industry Track Submission Deadline: July 15, 2007  August 3, 2007

The Industry and Government Track of the 14th ACM Computer and Communications Conference seeks novel and innovative reports of experiences in security product development and deployment of products to meet system security goals. In addition, reports on the scope and content of current sponsored research programs in information security are of interest.

The track will foster active discussion of practical experiences in the imaginative or large scale deployment of security solutions in organizational contexts and the relationship of these experiences to current research initiatives. Particularly of interest are lessons learned and deficiencies in existing products or systems that might identify areas in which research is needed. Government or commercial requirements for future systems are also relevant. Technical characteristics of novel products may be of interest, but marketing pitches are verboten! As one of the most influential conferences in the area, CCS affords industry and government the opportunity to gain the attention of a capable and energetic set of researchers.

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

Case studies of computer and systems security design
Database and system security
Embedded systems security
Intrusion detection
Physical security
Security issues in administration of large computer systems

Access control
Commercial and industry security
DoS detection and mitigation
Enterprise security policies
Intellectual-property protection
Privacy and anonymity
Security management
Accounting and auditing
Cryptographic protocols
Digital rights management
Experimental studies of impact of tools and processes
Key management
Secure networking
Security measurement and modeling

Applied cryptography
Data/system integrity
Information warfare
Mobile code security
Security verification
Smart cards and secure PDAs

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 interest permit. Submission format and other instructions are available soon.

Presentation Proposals

A position paper or full presentation is appropriate. The paper should include sufficient motivation and detail to focus and depth of presentation. Detailed proposals or presentations are highly recommended and will receive preferential treatment. Expected speakers should be identified. All submissions should be received by August 3rd, 2007 and sent to Word, .pdf, and powerpoint submissions will be accepted.

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.


Information will be posted soon.


Program Co-chairs (Research Track): Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, University of Milan, Italy

                                                                Paul Syverson, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Program Chair (Industry and Government Track): Patrick McDaniel, Penn State University, USA
General Chair: Peng Ning, NC State University, USA
Publicity Chairs: Radha Poovendran, University of Washington, USA
Publication Chair: David Evans, University of Virginia, USA
Tutorials Chair: Wenliang (Kevin) Du, Syracuse University, USA
Treasurer: Sencun Zhu, Penn State University, USA
Workshops Chair: Vijay Atluri, Rutgers University, USA


Steering Committee:

Sushil Jajodia (Chairman), George Mason University, USA Carl A. Gunter, University of Illinois, USA
Pierangela Samarati, University of Milan, Italy Ravi Sandhu, George Mason University, USA

Program Committee:

Dave Dorenbos, Motorola, USA
Yong Guan, Iowa State University, USA
Trevor Jim, AT&T Research, USA

Gary McGraw, Cigital, USA

Patrick Traynor, Pennsylvania State University, USA 

David Du, National Science Foundation, USA
Hugh Harney, SPARTA, USA
Brian LaMachia, Microsoft, USA

Shubho Sen, AT&T Research, USA
Brian Wies, CISCO, USA