IEEE Secure Development Conference

October 18 - 20, 2022
Georgia Tech Conference Center
Atlanta, GA

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy

2022 Practitioners

Posted on: March 17th, 2022 by SecDev
Call For Practitioner Submissions

We solicit ​​brief submissions ​from​ ​practitioners​ ​to​ ​share​ ​their​ ​practical experiences​ ​and​ ​challenges​ ​in​ ​security​ ​development. Submissions should provide novel ​perspectives​ ​and​ ​insights. Examples of suitable submissions include, but are not limited to: unsolved real-world cybersecurity challenge problems, best practices for any aspect of the secure development life cycle; case studies or lessons learned from specific incidents or development experiences; broadly useful frameworks, architectures, or approaches relevant to secure development.

(SecDev also seeks posters and tool demos. Information on these solicitations are available on the SecDev website https://secdev.ieee.org/2022/home/.)

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Unsolved real-world cybersecurity challenge problems presented either in generic terms without application-specific details or in terms of freely shareable software, data corpora, abstract models of application-domain-specific concepts, or other engineering artifacts
  • From research to practice – transitions, gaps, and practical obstacles
  • Security-focused​ ​system​ ​designs​ ​(HW/SW/architecture)
  • Tools​ ​and​ ​methodology​ ​for​ ​secure​ ​code​ ​development (for example, DevOps)
  • Risk​ ​management​ ​and​ ​testing​ ​strategies​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​security
  • Security​ ​engineering​ ​processes,​ ​from​ ​requirements​ ​to​ ​maintenance
  • 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

  • The website for submissions:
  • https://hotcrp.secdev22-practitioner.ieee-security.org/

  • Practitioner submissions may be at most two pages, formatted using​ ​the​ ​two-column​ ​IEEE​ ​Proceedings​ ​style: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

  • The​ ​practitioner submissions​ ​will​ ​be​ ​lightly​ ​reviewed. Submissions should not be anonymized. We​ ​strongly​ ​encourage​ ​practitioners​ ​from​ ​industry​ ​and​ ​government​ ​to​ ​submit,​ ​to share​ ​their​ ​security​ ​experiences​ ​and​ ​insights,​ ​challenges​ ​and​ ​obstacles​ ​encountered. Authors of accepted practitioner submissions will be invited to give a short talk during the Practitioners’ Sessions at the conference. The submissions will be included in the conference’s IEEE proceedings.

  • 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​ ​​secdev22-practitioners-pc@ieee-security.org.

    Important​ ​Dates

    • Practitioners’ Submission deadline: July 1, 2022
    • Practitioners’​ Submission ​notification: August 5, 2022
    • Camera-ready: September 9, 2022
    • Conference: October 18-20, 2022