[ecoop-info] Final CFP: HotSoS 2018 - Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HoTSoS) Symposium (Submission Deadline: January 17)

Tao Xie taoxie at illinois.edu
Fri Jan 5 19:17:33 CET 2018

                                        Call for Papers
            5th Annual Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HoTSoS)
                             April 10-11, 2018, Raleigh, North Carolina

Submissions are solicited for the 5th Annual Hot Topics in the Science of
Security (HoTSoS) Symposium, which will be held April 10-11, 2018 at the
StateView Hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina on the Centennial Campus of
North Carolina State University. The symposium will include a mix of
invited talks, refereed papers, panels, tutorials, and posters. As in prior
years, papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by
ACM Press.

>>> Scope, Goals, and Vision <<<

HoTSoS draws together researchers, practitioners, and thought leaders from
government, industry, and academia. The conference provides a forum for
dialogue centered upon the development and advancement of scientific
foundations in cybersecurity. The technical emphasis of HoTSoS is on
scientific methods, data gathering and analysis, experimental approaches,
mathematical models, and the interactions among those approaches to build a
foundational science of security. The HoTSoS vision is one of engaging and
growing a community—including researchers and skilled practitioners from
diverse disciplines—that is focused around the advancement of scientific

>>> Topics of Interest <<<

We invite submissions on any topic related to science of security that
aligns with the conference scope and goals listed above. The 2018 HoTSoS
will highlight the following themes:

*. Scalability and composability in the construction of secure systems,

*. Policy-governed collaboration for handling data across different domains
of authority while ensuring security and privacy,

*. Security metrics to guide choice-making in security engineering and

*. Resilient architectures that can deliver service despite compromised

*. Analysis of human behavior, including modeling users, operators, and
adversaries, to support improved design and analysis,

*. Foundational research related to privacy that allows for the ability to
use (i.e., collect, store, and share) data in accordance with requirements,

*. Foundations for the security of cyber-physical systems, including
applications to the Internet of Things.

>>> Important Dates <<<

Full Paper/Tutorial/Talk Submissions: January 17, 2018 (firm)

Poster Submissions: February 23, 2018

Full Paper/Tutorial/Talk Decisions: February 16, 2018

Camera Ready: February 28, 2018

Conference: April 10-11, 2018

>>> Submission Requirements <<<

Full paper/tutorial/talk submission deadline. Submissions of full papers,
tutorial proposals, or government/industrial talk proposals must be made by
the deadline of Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (anywhere on Earth) (firm)
through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hotsos2018 by specifying
the submission category to be one of the following.

*** Full papers. A submission of full paper should be at most 10 pages in
the double-column ACM format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publi
cations/proceedings-templates) including the bibliography or,
alternatively, 9 pages not including the bibliography. The paper may have
optional appendices, but reviewers are not required to read them. All
submissions must be in PDF format.

*** Tutorial proposals. A submission of tutorial proposal should be at most
5 pages in the double-column ACM format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publi
cations/proceedings-templates) including the bibliography. A submission
should include a detailed syllabus of material to be presented.  All
submissions must be in PDF format.

*** Government/industrial talk proposals. If you are from the government or
industrial sector and are interested in giving a talk, please submit your
abstract of your talk abstract, at most 1 page in the double-column ACM
format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates)
including the bibliography.

Poster submission deadline. Submissions of posters must be made by the
deadline of Friday February 23, 2018 (anywhere on Earth) through

*** Posters. If you are interested in participating in the poster session,
please upload a submission of your poster abstract to. Each abstract
submission should be at most 1 page following the double-column ACM format (
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) including the

Simultaneity. Submissions must not have been published previously, and may
not be submitted in parallel to any other journal or conference/workshop
with published proceedings. The program chairs reserve the right to consult
confidentially with other chairs and responsible parties if a double
submission is suspected.

HotSoS 2018
General Co-Chairs: Munindar Singh (NCSU), Laurie Williams (NCSU)
Program Co-Chairs: Rick Khun (NIST), Tao XIe (UIUC)
Organization Committee: https://cps-vo.org/group/hotsos/organization
Program Committee: https://cps-vo.org/group/hotsos/program-committee

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