IEEE Secure Development Conference

October 18 - 20, 2021
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2021 papers

Posted on: February 8th, 2021 by Jeman Park
Call For Papers and Tutorials

We solicit research papers, position papers, and “best practice” papers on a broad range of topics relating to secure systems development. Examples​ ​of​ ​topics​ ​that​ ​are​ ​in​ ​scope​ ​include:​ ​​development libraries,​ ​tools,​ ​or​ ​processes​ to ​produce​ ​systems​ ​resilient​ ​to​ ​certain​ ​attacks;​ ​formal foundations that underpin​ ​a​ ​language,​ ​tool,​ ​or​ ​testing​ ​strategy​ ​that​ ​improves​ ​security;​ ​techniques that​ ​drastically​ ​improve​ ​the​ ​scalability​ ​of​ ​security​ ​solutions​ ​for​ ​practical​ ​deployment;​ ​and experience,​ ​designs,​ ​or​ ​applications​ ​showing​ ​how​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​cryptographic​ ​techniques​ ​effectively to​ ​secure​ ​systems.

​SecDev also ​seeks hands-on​ ​and​ ​interactive​ ​tutorials​ ​on​ ​processes,​ ​frameworks,​ ​languages,​ ​and​ ​tools​ ​for​ ​building security​ ​in.​ ​The​ ​goal​ ​is​ ​to​ ​share​ ​knowledge​ ​on​ ​the​ ​art​ ​and​ ​science​ ​of​ ​secure​ ​systems development.​ SecDev also seeks posters and tool demos, and abstracts​ ​from​ ​practitioners​ ​to​ ​share​ ​their​ ​practical experiences​ ​and​ ​challenges​ ​in​ ​security​ ​development. Information on these solicitations are available on the SecDev website https://secdev.ieee.org/2021/home/

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Security/resiliency-focused​ ​system​ ​designs​ ​(HW/SW/architecture)
  • Tools​ ​and​ ​methodology​ ​for​ ​secure​ ​code​ ​development
  • Risk​ ​management​ ​and​ ​testing​ ​strategies​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​security
  • Security​ ​engineering​ ​processes,​ ​from​ ​requirements​ ​to​ ​maintenance
  • Security benchmarks
  • Comparative experimental evaluation
  • Programming​ ​languages,​ ​development​ ​tools,​ ​and​ ​ecosystems​ ​supporting​ ​security
  • Static​ ​program​ ​analysis​ ​for​ ​software​ ​security
  • Dynamic​ ​analysis​ ​and​ ​runtime​ ​approaches​ ​for​ ​software​ ​security
  • Automation​ ​of​ ​programming,​ ​deployment,​ ​and​ ​maintenance​ ​tasks​ ​for​ ​security
  • Distributed​ ​systems​ ​design​ ​and​ ​implementation​ ​for​ ​security
  • Privacy by design
  • Human-centered​ ​design​ ​for​ ​systems​ ​security
  • Formal​ ​verification​ ​and​ ​other​ ​high-assurance​ ​methods​ ​for​ ​security
  • Code​ ​reviews,​ ​red​ ​teams,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​human-centered​ ​assurance

Submission​ ​Details

Submissions​ ​must​ ​be​ ​one​ ​of​ ​two ​categories:

  • Papers​,​ ​up​ ​to​ 6 pages, excluding references and well-marked appendices. ​These​ ​must​ ​be​ ​well-argued​ ​and​ ​worthy​ ​of​ ​publication and​ ​citation,​ ​on​ ​the​ ​topics​ ​above.​ ​Research​ ​papers​ ​must​ ​present​ ​new​ ​work​, evidence, ​or​ ​ideas. Position​ ​papers​ ​with​ ​exceptional​ ​visions​ ​will​ ​also​ ​be​ ​considered.​ Authors​ ​of​ ​accepted papers​ ​will​ ​present​ ​their​ ​work​ ​at​ ​the​ ​conference​ ​(e.g.,​ ​in​ ​a​ ​30-minute​ ​slot)​ ​and​ ​their papers​ ​will​ ​appear​ ​in​ ​the​ ​conference’s​ ​formal​ ​IEEE​ ​proceedings.

    To improve the fairness of the reviewing process, SecDev will follow a light-weight double-blind reviewing process. Submitted papers must (a) omit any reference to the authors’ names or the names of their institutions, and (b) reference the authors’ own related work in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”). Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult (e.g., important background references should not be omitted or anonymized). Please see the double-blind FAQ for the answers to many common concerns about SecDev’s double-blind reviewing process. When in doubt, contact the program chairs.

  • Tutorial​ ​proposals​, ​up to​ ​2​ ​pages​ ​and​ ​cover​ ​(a)​ ​the​ ​topic;​ ​(b)​ ​a​ ​summary​ ​of​ ​the​ ​tutorial​ ​format​ highlighting hands-on aspects and ​possibly pointers​ ​to​ ​relevant​ ​materials;​ ​(c)​ ​the​ ​expected​ ​audience​ ​and​ ​expected​ ​learning outcomes;​ ​(d)​ ​prior​ ​tutorials​ ​or​ ​talks​ ​on​ ​similar​ ​topics​ ​by​ ​the​ ​authors​ ​(and​ ​audience​ ​size), if​ ​any.​ The title of the submission should be prefixed with “Tutorial:”. Tutorial proposals do not need to be anonymized.

    Accepted​ tutorials​ ​should​ ​aim​ ​to​ ​be​ ​either​ ​90​ ​minutes​ ​or​ ​180​ ​minutes​ ​long. We​ ​strongly​ ​encourage​ ​tutorials​ ​to​ ​have​ ​hands-on​ ​components​ ​and​ ​audience interactions.​ ​We​ ​do​ ​not​ ​recommend​ ​simply​ ​slide​ ​presentations.​ ​Accepted​ ​tutorials​ ​may​ ​provide​ ​an​ ​abstract​ ​that​ ​will​ ​appear​ ​in​ ​the​ ​conference’s formal​ ​IEEE​ ​proceedings.​ ​Tutorials​ ​will​ ​occur​ ​on​ ​the​ ​first​ ​day​ ​of​ ​the​ ​conference​ (Monday, October 18). ​Note​ ​that​ ​if​ ​an​ ​accepted​ ​tutorial requires​ ​special​ ​materials​ ​or​ ​environments​ ​for​ ​​ ​hands-on​ ​participation,​ ​we​ ​expect​ ​the authors​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​necessary​ ​preparation​ ​instructions​ ​for​ ​the​ ​attendees.

At least one author of each accepted paper and tutorial must register for the conference and present the paper/tutorial.
We​ ​are​ ​devoted​ ​to​ ​seeking​ ​broad​ ​representation​ ​in​ ​the​ ​program​ ​and​ ​may​ ​take​ ​this​ ​into​ ​account when​ ​reviewing​ ​multiple​ ​submissions​ ​from​ ​the​ ​same​ ​authors.​

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​questions​,​ please​ ​email​ ​​secdev21-pc@ieee.org.

Important​ ​Dates

  • Paper​ ​submission deadline: June 11, 2021 (extended)
  • Author​ ​notification: August 6, 2021
  • Camera-ready​: September 10, 2021
  • Conference: October​ ​18-20,​ 2021