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 4, 2012, 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 11, 2012 and can send back their comments by Thursday, June 14, 2012.

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. Note that submitted papers cannot be withdrawn from the process after the first phase reviews are received by authors. 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 excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and at most 12 pages overall. Submissions must be anonymized and avoid obvious self-references. Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Due: Friday, May 4, 2012 (23:59 UTC-11) (Submission time in major cities)
  • First round reviews sent to authors: Monday, June 11, 2012
  • Author comments due on: Thursday, June 14, 2012 (23:59 UTC-11)
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday, July 9, 2012
  • Camera Ready Papers Due: Friday, August 3, 2012

General Chair

Ting Yu (North Carolina State University, USA)

Program Committee Co-Chair

George Danezis (Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK)
Virgil Gligor (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)


Steering Committee
Organizing Committee
Program Committee

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