Call for Papers ESORICS 2016

April 8, 2016

21st European Symposium on Research in Computer Security Heraklion, Crete, Greece – September 26-30, 2016

ESORICS is the annual European research event in Computer Security. The Symposium started in 1990 and has been held in several European countries, attracting a wide international audience from both the academic and industrial communities. Papers offering novel research contributions in computer security are solicited for submission to the Symposium. The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of papers discussing industrial research and development.


Important Dates

  • Paper submission due: April 22, 2016  (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time)
  • Notification to authors: June 27, 2016
  • Camera ready due: July 11, 2016


Topics of Interest

  • Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • accountability
  • ad hoc networks
  • anonymity
  • applied cryptography
  • authentication
  • biometrics
  • data and computation integrity
  • database security
  • data protection
  • digital content protection
  • digital forensics
  • distributed systems security
  • embedded systems security
  • inference control
  • information hiding
  • identity management
  • information flow control
  • information security governance and management
  • intrusion detection
  • formal security methods
  • language-based security
  • network security
  • phishing and spam prevention
  • privacy
  • privacy preserving data mining
  • risk analysis and management
  • secure electronic voting
  • security architectures
  • security economics
  • security metrics
  • security models
  • security and privacy for big data
  • security and privacy in cloud scenarios
  • security and privacy in complex systems
  • security and privacy in content centric networking
  • security and privacy in crowdsourcing
  • security and privacy in the IoT
  • security and privacy in location services
  • security and privacy for mobile code
  • security and privacy in pervasive / ubiquitous computing
  • security and privacy policies
  • security and privacy in social networks
  • security and privacy in web services
  • security and privacy in cyber-physical systems
  • security, privacy and resilience in critical infrastructures
  • security verification
  • software security
  • systems security
  • trust models and management
  • trustworthy user devices
  • usable security and privacy
  • web security
  • wireless security



Paper Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).


All submissions should follow the LNCS template from the time they are submitted. Submitted papers should be at most 16 pages (using 10-point font), excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and at most 20 pages total. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them. All submissions must be written in English. Submissions are to be made to the Submission web site. Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions are not anonymous.


Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.


General Chairs

  • Ioannis Askoxylakis, FORTH, GR
  • Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH, GR
  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO
  • Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Laboratory, US
  • Publicity Chair
  • Manolis Stamatogiannakis, Vrije Univesiteit Amsterdam, NL
  • Youki Kadobayashi, NAIST, JP



ESORICS 2016 is sponsored by Horizon 2020 projects:



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