Full, short, and SoK papers
All papers for ACM WiSec 2021 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):
- ACM proceedings template for LaTeX
- ACM proceedings template on Overleaf
- Further information on ACM proceeding templates
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. WiSec 2021 also accepts Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers. These should be declared in the submission form and prefixed in the title with “SoK”. SoK papers must be at most 10 pages, excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices and at most 15 pages overall. All pages must be numbered (use document option “review”).
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 2021 must be submitted electronically through the HotCRP conference management system.
For posters and demos, authors should submit an up to 3 pages extended abstract, following the same guidelines as for regular papers. You may submit an URL pointing to a preview of what you would like to present with your abstract.
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.
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 author registration deadline 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. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one author registration is valid only for one paper.
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.
Registration and attendance fees for ACM WiSec 2021 are yet to be announced. We expect fees in the range of last year's fees. There will be substantial differences between fees for authors and fees for online participants. Should the cost of author registrations be prohibitive for submitting papers, do reach out to the General Chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a case-by-case consideration in the spirit of an inclusive event.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.