August 15, 2019

The 19th edition of the Computer Security track at the 35th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 30th March - 3rd April 2020, Brno, Czech Republic. The Security Track reaches its 19th edition this year, thus appearing among the most established tracks in the Symposium. Its acceptance rate has become more and more selective. 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
  •  blockchain applications and security analysis of existing cryptocurrencies
  •  security and privacy in the IoT



15th September 2019 Submission of regular papers and SRC research abstracts 10th November 2019 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection 25h November 2019 Camera-Ready copies of accepted papers and SRC research abstracts 25h November 2019 Author registration due 30th March -3rd April 2020 SAC 2020 takes place


 Best papers of SEC@SAC03 in special issue of Concurrency and
Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley), 16(1), 2004
 Best papers of SEC@SAC04 in special issue of the Journal of Computer Security (IOS), 13(5), 2005
 Best papers of SEC@SAC06 in special issue of the Journal of Computer Security (IOS), 17(3), 2009
 Best papers of SEC@SAC13 in special issue of the International Journal of Information Security (Springer), 14(2), 2015

This practice will be continued on the basis of appropriateness of the submissions.

 Giampaolo BELLA (Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università di Catania, Italy)
 Rosario GIUSTOLISI (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)


  •  Aslan Askarov (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  •  Tom Chothia (University of Birmingham, UK)
  •  Jannik Dreier (Université de Lorraine, France)
  •  Paul Duplys (Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany)
  •  Barbara Fila (INSA Rennes, IRISA, France)
  •  Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University, Sweden)
  •  Christian Gehrmann (Lund University, Sweden)
  •  Christian Hammer (Potsdam University, Germany)
  •  Lucca Hirschi (Inria & LORIA, France)
  •  Martin Johns (SAP Research, Germany)
  •  Erisa Karafili (Imperial College, UK)
  •  Sokratis  Katsikas (Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway)
  •  Robert Künnemann (CISPA, Germany)
  •  Ilaria Matteucci (CNR, Italy)
  •  Chris Novakovic (University of Birmingham, UK)
  •  David Nowak (CNRS & Lille 1 University, France)
  •  Elizabeth Quaglia (Royal Holloway, UK)
  •  Alejandro Russo (Chalmers, Sweden)
  •  René Rydhof Hansen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  •  Sebastian Schinzel (Muenster University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
  •  Helen Treharne (University of Surrey, UK)
  •  Melanie Volkamer (KIT, Germany)
  •  Ruoyu Wang (Arizona State University, USA)

The standard extension of a submission in the stated format is 8 pages. 
Longer papers (up to 10 pages maximum) will imply an additional charge.

Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts here (minimum of 2-page and maximum of 4-page) following the instructions published at SAC 2020 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.

Contact: Giampaolo Bella,