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 The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research and implementation experiences.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


Paper Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be made through EasyChair at:

All submissions should follow the LNCS template (available from ) 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 not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Authors of accepted papers must agree with Springer LNCS copyright and guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.