SEPT: Security, Privacy & Trust in Computing

Call for Papers

Digital intelligence is more and more utilized in everyday computing. As most of our personal and organizational information is stored and communicated digitally, security, privacy, and trust aspects relevant to the information and communication are crucial. The security, privacy, and trust requirements need to be specified, analyzed, implemented, verified, and monitored in all software systems where the quality of service depends on these requirements. The COMPSAC Symposium on Security, Privacy and Trust in Computing (SEPT) focuses on the security, privacy, and trust aspects of software technologies and applications. Following the theme of the COMPSAC main conference, the SEPT Symposium invites submissions of research papers and industrial experience reports on various software application systems where security, privacy, and trust are major concerns.

In addition to regular papers (10pages) we welcome short papers (6 pages) and fast abstracts (2 pages). Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work and industrial experience reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted except as highlighted in the COMPSAC 2021 J1C2 & C1J2 program. All submissions must adhere to IEEE Publishing Policies, and will be vetted through the IEEE CrossCheck portal.

Important Dates

UPDATED: Main conference papers due: 18 Feb 2021

Paper notification: 15 April 2021

Camera-ready and registration due: 31 May 2021

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.  In accordance with IEEE policy, submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. Instances of alleged misconduct will be handled according to the IEEE Publication Services and Product Board Operations Manual.

Please note that in order to ensure the fairness of the review process, COMPSAC follows the double-blind review procedure. Therefore we kindly ask authors to remove their names, affiliations and contacts from the header of their papers in the review version. Please also redact all references to authors’ names, affiliations or prior works from the paper when submitting papers for review. Once accepted, authors can then include their names, affiliations and contacts in the camera-ready revision of the paper, and put the references to their prior works back.


Page limits are inclusive of tables, figures, appendices, and references. Full conference papers and workshop papers can add an additional 2 pages with additional page charges ($250USD/page).

Full conference papers: 10 pages
Journal then Conference (JC) papers: 2 pages
Industrial Practice Reports: 10 pages
Short Papers: 6 pages
Fast Abstracts: 2 pages
Student Research Symposium papers: 4 pages
Posters: 1 page

Paper Templates

IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.

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Symposium Chair

Katsuyoshi Iida, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Dianxiang Xu, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA

Symposium Program Chairs

Stelvio Cimato, University of Milan, Italy

Eun-Sun Cho, Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea

Frank Xu, University of Baltimore, USA