Call For Papers

ESORICS is the annual European research event in Computer Security. The Symposium started in 1990 and has been held in several European countries, attracting a wide international audience from both the academic and industrial communities. Papers offering novel research contributions in computer security are solicited for submission to the Symposium. The primary focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of papers discussing industrial research and development. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • access control
  • accountability
  • ad hoc networks
  • anonymity
  • applied cryptography
  • authentication
  • biometrics
  • blockchain and finance security
  • data and computation integrity
  • database security
  • data protection
  • deep learning for attack and defense
  • digital content protection
  • digital forensics
  • distributed systems security
  • embedded systems security
  • inference control
  • information hiding
  • identity management
  • information flow control
  • information security governance and management
  • intrusion detection
  • formal security methods
  • language-based security
  • network security
  • phishing and spam prevention
  • privacy
  • privacy preserving data mining
  • risk analysis and management
  • secure electronic voting
  • security architectures
  • security economics
  • security metrics
  • security models
  • security and privacy for big data
  • security and privacy in cloud scenarios
  • security and privacy in complex systems
  • security and privacy in content centric networking
  • security and privacy in crowdsourcing
  • security and privacy in the IoT
  • security and privacy in location services
  • security and privacy for mobile code
  • security and privacy in pervasive / ubiquitous computing
  • security and privacy policies
  • security and privacy in social networks
  • security and privacy in web services
  • security and privacy in cyber-physical systems
  • security, privacy and resilience in critical infrastructures
  • security verification
  • software security
  • systems security
  • trust models and management
  • trustworthy user devices
  • usable security and privacy
  • web security
  • wireless security

Paper Submission

Submissions must be made through EasyChair at:

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference/workshop with proceedings. The symposium proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS). All submissions should follow the LNCS template template from the time they are submitted. Submitted papers should be at most 16 pages (using 10-point font), excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and at most 20 pages total. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them. All submissions must be written in English. Submissions are to be made to the submission web site. Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.


  • Paper submission due: April 18, 2018 extended to April 24, 2018 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time, UTC-11)
  • Notification to authors: June 15, 2018
  • Camera ready due: June 25, 2018


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