SEC@SAC17: Call for Papers - Security Track

Monday, 27 March, 2017 to Friday, 31 March, 2017

SEC@SAC17: Call for Papers - Security Track, the 16th edition of the Computer Security track at the 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 3-7 April 2017, Marrakech, Morocco

SEC@SAC17 Call for Papers

For over thirty years has the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2017 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP; its proceedings are published by ACM in both printed form and CD-ROM; they are also available on the web through the ACM Digital Library More information about SIGAPP and past editions of SAC can be found at

The Security Track reaches its 16th edition this year as one of the most established tracks in the Symposium. Its acceptance rate has become more and more selective, reaching 16% last year. The list of issues remains vast, ranging from protocols to work-flows.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • software security (protocols, operating systems, etc.)
  • hardware security (smartcards, biometric technologies, etc.)
  • mobile security (properties for/from mobile agents, etc.)
  • network security (anti-DoS tools, firewalls, real-time monitoring, mobile networks, sensor networks, etc.)
  • alternatives to cryptography (steganography, etc.)
  • security-specific software development practices (vulnerability testing, fault-injection resilience, etc.)
  • privacy and anonymity (trust management, pseudonymity, identity management, electronic voting, etc.)
  • safety and dependability issues (reliability, survivability, etc.)
  • cyberlaw and cybercrime (copyrights, trademarks, defamation, intellectual property, etc.)
  • security management and usability issues (security configuration, policy management, usability trials etc.)
  • workflow and service security (business processes, web services, etc.)
  • security in cloud computing and virtualised environments


Important Dates

15 September 2016: Submission of regular papers and SRC research abstracts
10 November 2016: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
25 November 2016: Camera-Ready copies of accepted papers and SRC research abstracts
10 December 2016: Author registration due
27-31 March 2017: SAC 2017 takes place