Call for Papers


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 2020 Symposium, to be held in Guildford, UK. The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of papers discussing industrial research and development.
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference/workshop with proceedings. The symposium proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS). In addition, the Journal of Computer Security will publish a special issue containing selected papers from the ESORICS 2020 Proceedings. As in previous years ESORICS will present a Best Paper Award chosen by the Program Committee. This award is generously sponsored by Springer.

Important dates and deadlines

* Title and Abstract deadline: April 3, 2020 (11:59 p.m. AoE, UTC-12)
* Paper submission deadline: April 10, 2020 (11:59 p.m. AoE, UTC-12)
* Notification to authors: June 15, 2020
* Camera ready due: June 30, 2020
* Conference: September 14-18, 2020

Topics of Interest

  • access control
  • anonymity and censorship resistance
  • applied cryptography
  • artificial intelligence for security
  • audit and accountability
  • authentication and biometrics
  • blockchains and distributed ledger security
  • data and computation integrity
  • database security
  • digital content protection
  • digital forensics
  • formal methods for security and privacy
  • hardware security
  • information hiding
  • identity management
  • information flow control
  • information security governance and management
  • intrusion detection
  • language-based security
  • malware and unwanted software
  • network security
  • phishing and spam prevention
  • privacy technologies and mechanisms
  • risk analysis and management
  • secure electronic voting
  • security for artificial intelligence
  • security economics and metrics
  • security and privacy in cloud systems
  • security and privacy in crowdsourcing
  • security and privacy in IoT and cyber-physical systems
  • security and privacy in location services
  • security and privacy in mobile computing
  • security and privacy in social networks
  • security and privacy in wireless and cellular communications
  • security, privacy and resilience in critical infrastructures
  • software security
  • systems security
  • trusted computing
  • usable security and privacy
  • web security

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