Call for papers


New theoretical results in computer security are welcome. Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories. Panel proposals are sought as well as papers. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Access control

Distributed systems security

Language-based security

Anonymity and Privacy

Electronic voting

Network security


Executable content

Resource usage control

Data and system integrity

Formal methods for security

Security for mobile computing

Database security

Information flow

Security models

Data provenance

Intrusion detection

Security protocols

Decidability and complexity

Hardware-based security

Trust and trust management


While CSF welcomes submissions beyond these topics, note that the main focus of CSF is foundational security: submissions that lack foundational aspects risk rejection.


Proceedings, published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, will be available at the symposium, and selected papers will be invited for submission to the Journal of Computer Security.

Important Dates

Papers due:
Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time
Panel proposals due:    
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
June 27 - 29, 2011


Program Committee


Michael Backes (co-chair), Saarland U and MPI-SWS Patrick McDaniel, Penn State
Gilles Barthe, IMDEA Cathy Meadows, NRL
Lujo Bauer, CMU John Mitchell, Stanford U
David Basin, ETH Greg Morrisett, Harvard U
Michael Clarkson, Cornell U Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA
Stephanie Delaune, CNRS Alejandro Russo, U Chalmers
Riccardo Focardi, U Venice Paul Syverson, NRL
Cedric Fournet, Microsoft Research Nikil Swamy, Microsoft Research
Joshua Guttman, WPI Dominique Unruh, Saarland U
Boris Köpf, IMDEA Steve Zdancewic (co-chair), U Penn


Paper Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with published proceedings. Failure to clearly identify any duplication or overlap with other published or submitted papers is ground for rejection without full review.

Papers should be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers submitted in a proprietary word processor format such as Microsoft Word cannot be considered. At least one coauthor of each accepted paper is required to attend CSF to present the paper.

Papers may be submitted using the two-column IEEE Proceedings style available for various document preparation systems at IEEE-CS Press. To prepare your submission using LaTeX you should use the files and instruct8.5x11x2.pdf and begin your document with

       \documentclass[10pt, conference, compsocconf]{IEEEtran}

Papers should be at most 12 pages long, not counting bibliography and well-marked appendices.

Committee members are not required to read appendices, and so the paper must be intelligible without them. Papers not adhering to the page limits will be rejected without consideration of their merits.

Submit papers using the CSF 2011 submission site


Panel Proposals

Proposals for panels are welcome. They should be no more than three pages in length, and should include the names of possible panelists and an indication of which of those panelists have confirmed a desire to participate. They should be submitted by email to the program chair.


Five-minute Talks

CSF's popular tradition of a session of 5-minute talks will continue this year. To offer a 5-minute talk, send a 1-page text abstract by June 20, 2011. Short talks may be trailers for longer presentations at one of the affiliated workshops, or stand entirely on their own. Abstracts will be made available electronically but not published in the conference proceedings. Provocative and programmatic presentations are welcome! Note that speakers in this session must be registered for CSF.



General Chair Program Chairs Publications Chair
Steve Kremer Michael Backes Jonathan Herzog
INRIA and Department of Computer Science MIT Lincoln Labs
LSV, CNRS & ENS Cachan Saarland University and MPI-SWS Lexington, MA, USA
France Saarbrücken, Germany
  Steve Zdancewic  
  Department of Computer Science  
  University of Pennsylvania  




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