Submission Guidelines

Full, short, and opinion papers

All papers for ACM WiSec 2020 must be submitted electronically through the HotCRP conference management system.

Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions must be prepared using the following ACM proceedings template and must use US Letter page size (215.9 x 279.4 mm / 8.5 x 11 inches):

Full paper submissions must be at most 10 pages in double-column ACM format (use document option “sigconf”), excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices and at most 12 pages overall. Committee members are not required to read appendices, so papers should be intelligible without them. Short paper submissions must be at most 6 pages overall formatted in the same way as full papers. Opinion paper submissions must be at most 3 pages (excluding the bibliography) formatted in the same way as full papers. All pages must be numbered (use document option “review”).

Paper titles for opinion papers must be prefixed with “OPINION: “.

All submitted papers will be evaluated through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers until all reviews have been completed (use document option “anonymous”). Therefore, an author’s name should only occur in references to that author’s related work, which should be referenced in the third person and not overtly distinguishable from the referenced work of others. Author names for all papers will be revealed to reviewers after completion of the review process, to discourage abuse of the system.

Posters and demos

All posters and demos for ACM WiSec 2020 must be submitted electronically through the HotCRP conference management system.

For posters and demos, authors should submit an extended abstract following the same guidelines as for regular papers. For posters, the submission must have 2 pages. For demos, the submission must have 3 pages (2 for the abstract, 1 for the demo description).

All poster titles must be prefixed with the keyword “POSTER: " and all demo titles must be prefixed with “DEMO: “. Posters and demos do not need to be blind.

If a demonstration requires special arrangements, please note them in a separate e-mail to the posters and demos chairs in parallel to submission.

Registration requirement

All accepted papers must be presented at the conference. Therefore, at least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference at regular (non-student) rate (one per paper) by the early date indicated by the organizers, and present the paper.

All accepted posters and demos must be presented at the conference. Therefore, at least one author of each accepted poster/demo must register to the conference at student, member, or regular rate (one per poster/demo) and present the poster/demo.

If none of the authors of an accepted paper/poster/demo is registered by the indicated deadline, or the paper/poster/demo is not presented in the conference, it will be withdrawn from the conference proceedings. All conference proceedings will be published by ACM.

Camera-ready submission

Upon acceptance, authors must sign a copyright transfer statement. The contact (lead) author(s) will receive instructions on how and where to complete their ACM rights management form. As rights management e-mails are sent from an automated system, there is a chance that e-mails sent will wind up in SPAM folders. Please make sure that SPAM settings allow e-mails from rightsreview@acm.org. After completing the rights management form, authors will be e-mailed the correct rights text and bibliographic strip that MUST be placed within their camera-ready paper. Authors MUST format the camera-ready version using the provided template (please check to have not included packages that change the type fonts or layout) and submit both source files plus camera-ready PDF.

Poster print guidelines

Poster authors must bring printed versions of their posters with them. The allowed poster size is DIN A0 upright format (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 inches). There are no specific formatting requirements.

Double submissions

It is a policy of the ACM to disallow double submissions, where the same (or substantially similar) paper is concurrently submitted to multiple conferences/journals. Any double submissions detected will be immediately rejected from all conferences/journals involved.

Further information

Submissions not meeting all of the above guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Please direct any questions about the paper submission process to the program chairs.