Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field.


The 2016 Symposium will mark the 37th annual meeting of this flagship conference. The Symposium will be held on May 23-25, and the Security and Privacy Workshops will be held on May 26, 2016. Both events will be in San Jose, California at The Fairmont.

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Submission Topics

Topics of interest include:

  • Access control and authorization
  • Accountability
  • Anonymity
  • Application security
  • Attacks and defenses
  • Authentication
  • Censorship resistance
  • Cloud security
  • Distributed systems security
  • Economics of security and privacy
  • Embedded systems security
  • Forensics
  • Hardware security
  • Intrusion detection
  • Malware and unwanted software
  • Mobile and Web security and privacy
  • Language-based security
  • Network and systems security
  • Privacy technologies and mechanisms
  • Protocol security
  • Secure information flow
  • Security and privacy for the Internet of Things
  • Security and privacy metrics
  • Security and privacy policies
  • Security architectures
  • System security
  • Usable security and privacy
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    May 22



    May 26


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