IEEE Secure Development Conference

October 18 - 20, 2023
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Atlanta, GA

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


2023 Practitioners

Posted on: January 24th, 2023 by SecDev
Call For Practitioner Submissions

Cybersecurity, at its core, is a very practical field of study. IEEE SecDev honors that by asking for practitioners to share brief submissions ​regarding ​their​ practical experiences​ ​​in​ ​security​ ​development. Submissions should provide practitioner ​perspectives​ and deeper insights into challenges relevant to building, deploying, and maintaining secure systems and highlight opportunities where constructive security research can promote​ real-world​ ​impact​.

(SecDev also seeks posters and tool demos. Information on these solicitations are available on the SecDev website

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​questions​,​ please​ ​email​ ​​

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • From Research to Practice
    • Real-world cybersecurity challenges, best practices, case studies or lessons learned
    • Defensive and offensive security approaches to building secure systems
    • Success stories from experiences in putting secure development into practice
    • Attacks and countermeasures
  • Security-focused System Designs
    • AppSec, enterprise security, network security, cloud security
    • Securing cyber-physical systems
    • Platform, hardware, and embedded systems security
    • Securing distributed systems and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security Frameworks or Architectures
    • DevSecOps, Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) or other approaches
    • Security ​​engineering​ ​processes,​ ​from​ ​requirements​ ​to​ ​survivability
    • Automation​ ​of​​ programming,​ ​deployment,​ ​and​ ​maintenance​ ​tasks​ ​for​ ​security
    • Risk​​ management​, supply chain security
    • Programming ​​languages,​ ​development​ ​tools,​ ​and​ ​ecosystems​ enabling ​​security
  • Security Assurance
    • Tools​ ​and ​​methodologies​ ​for​ ​secure​ ​development
    • Dynamic analysis and runtime approaches for systems security (e.g., fuzzing)
    • Static​ ​​code analysis​ ​for​ ​software and hardware​ (HDL) ​security
    • Formal ​​verification​ ​and​ ​other​ ​high-assurance​ ​methods​ ​for​ ​security
    • Code​ ​reviews, ​​red​ ​teams,​ ​pentesting and​ ​other​ ​human-centered​ ​security assurance
  • Security for Us
    • Privacy by design
    • Human-centered ​​design​ ​for​ ​systems​ ​security

Submission​ ​Details

  • The website for submissions:

  • Practitioner submissions may be at most two pages, formatted using​ ​the​ ​two-column​ ​IEEE​ ​Proceedings​ ​style:

  • 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. ​​

Important​ ​Dates

  • Practitioners’ Submission deadline: June 2, 2023 June 9, 2023 (extended)
  • Practitioners’​ Submission ​notification: August 11, 2023 (updated)
  • Camera-ready: September 8, 2023
  • Conference: October 18-20, 2023