Call for Papers

Papers offering research contributions to the area of security standardisation are solicited for submission to the SSR 2018 conference. Papers may present theory, applications or practical experience in the field of security standardisation, including, but not necessarily limited to:

access control biometrics cloud computing
critical national infrastructure (CNI) protection consistency and comparison of multiple standards critiques of standards
cryptanalysis cryptographic protocols cryptographic techniques
evaluation criteria formal analysis of standards history of standardization
identity management industrial control systems security internet security
interoperability of standards intrusion detection key management and PKIs
management of the standardisation process mobile security network security
open standards and open source payment system security privacy
regional and international standards RFID tag security risk analysis
security controls security management security protocols
security services security tokens smart cards
telecommunications security trusted computing web security

New this year is that SSR will also accept Systematisation of Knowledge (SoK) papers relating to security standardisation, which integrate experience and previous research, drawing new comprehensive conclusions. SoK papers should evaluate, systematise, and contextualise existing knowledge. They should provide a new viewpoint, offer a comprehensive taxonomy, or cast doubt on long-held beliefs, based on compelling evidence. We also welcome SoK papers that document existing standardisation practices and analyse their weaknesses and strengths.

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions: 22. June 2018 (3pm UTC)
Notifications to authors: 22. August 2018
Camera ready due: 19. September 2018
Conference: 3./4. December 2018

General Chair

Marc Fischlin TU Darmstadt, Germany

Program Co-Chairs

Cas Cremers University of Oxford, UK
Anja Lehmann IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland

Programme Committee

Steve Babbage Vodafone, UK
Liqun Chen University of Surrey, UK
Jean Paul Degabriele TU Darmstadt, Germany
Antoine Delignat-Lavaud Microsoft Research, UK
Orr Dunkelman University of Haifa, Israel
Cedric Fournet Microsoft Research, UK
Britta Hale Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Harry Halpin INRIA, France
Tibor Jager Paderborn University, Germany
John Kelsey NIST, USA
Markulf Kohlweiss University of Edinburgh, UK
Stephan Krenn AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Xuejia Lai Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Tancrede Lepoint SRI International, USA
Peter Lipp Graz University of Technology, Austria
Atul Luykx Visa Research, USA
Catherine Meadows Naval Research Laboratory, USA
David Naccache ENS, France
Valtteri Niemi University of Helsinki, Finland
Kenneth Paterson Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Eric Rescorla Mozilla, USA
Matt Robshaw Impinj, USA
Phillip Rogaway University of California, Davis, USA
Mark Ryan University of Birmingham, UK
Kazue Sako NEC, Japan
Peter Schwabe Radboud University, The Netherlands
Tom Shrimpton University of Florida, USA
Ben Smyth University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Douglas Stebila McMaster University, Canada
Claire Vishik Intel Corporation, UK
Michael Ward MasterCard, UK
William Whyte Security Innovation, USA

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must be original and must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any journal or to any other conference or workshop that has published proceedings.

Authors submitting a systematisation of knowledge paper should have a title consisting of “SoK: Title”. This is to ensure that the committee is made aware that the paper is an SoK paper, and so will be reviewed with different criteria.

Submitted papers must be in PDF format and written in English. The submission must be anonymous with no author names, affiliations or obvious references. It should begin with a title, a short abstract, and an introduction. Papers should be at most 16 pages (excluding bibliography and appendices) in the standard LNCS format (see instructions at Reviewers are not obliged to read appendices, so the paper must be self-contained without them.

Papers that do not adhere to these requirements will be rejected without consideration of their merits.

Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.

Submission Site

Papers must be submitted using the EasyChair system. The link will be provided here when the system is open for submissions.

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