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Papers offering novel research contributions in all aspects of access control are solicited for submission to the 22nd ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT 2017). Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and published by the ACM in the symposium proceedings.

Call for Posters

SACMAT 2017 will include a poster session to promote discussion of ongoing projects among researchers in the access control field. Posters can cover preliminary or exploratory work with interesting ideas, or smaller research projects with promising results in all aspects of access control. Poster abstracts of up to three pages (including all sections) should be formatted like regular research papers, but not anonymized; titles should start with the keyword "Poster:". Poster abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings. For posters on previously published papers, please submit a secondary document with the full bibliographical citation (title, authors, venue, etc.), a link to the published (official) version, and an abstract. All submissions must be in PDF format. Submissions should be emailed to poster session co-chairs Dan Lin (lindan@mst.edu) and Robert Koch (Robert.Koch@unibw.de) by Apr 17, 2017, 11:59pm ET. Submission Requirements: Please include the text "2017 SACMAT POSTER" in the email subject line.

System Demonstration Submission

To be considered for presentation, authors should submit a demonstration proposal of up to eight pages prepared according to the formatting guidelines described above for regular papers. However, demonstration proposals are not subject to double-blind review, hence author name(s) and affiliation(s) should be included in the submission. Demonstration proposals will be included in the final proceedings. The demonstration proposal should clearly describe (1) the overall architecture of the system or technology demonstrated, and (2) one or more demonstration scenarios that describes how the audience, interacting with the demonstration system or the demonstrator, will gain an understanding of the underlying technology. Submissions will be evaluated based on the motivation of the work behind the use of the system or technology to be demonstrated and its novelty.

Demonstration proposals or questions about the demonstration session can be emailed to the demonstrations chair, Jianwei Niu (niu@cs.utsa.edu) by Apr 17, 2017, 11:59pm ET. Submission Requirements: Please include the text "2017 SACMAT Demonstration" in the email subject line.

Topics of Interest

This year SACMAT encourages in particular submissions related to the Internet of Things (IoT), encompassing both private/home use and commercial/industrial applications. When submitting within this special track, please mark you papers by including "(special topic IoT)" at the beginning of your paper's title.

In addition to the Special Topic IoT, we are soliciting submissions covering many topic areas that have relevance to access control. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Applications
    • Attribute-based systems
    • Authentication
    • Big data
    • Biometrics
    • Cloud computing
    • Cryptographic approaches
    • Cyber-physical systems
    • Databases and data management
    • Design methodology
    • Distributed and mobile systems
    • Economic models and game theory
    • Enforcement
    • Hardware enhanced security
    • Identity management
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Mechanisms, systems, and tools
    • Models and extensions
    • Obligations
    • Privacy-aware access control
    • Policy engineering and analysis
    • Requirements
    • Risk
    • Safety analysis
    • Theoretical foundations
    • Trust management
    • Usability
    • Web applications

Paper Submission and Format

Papers are to be submitted electronically using the EasyChair conference management system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sacmat2017). Papers must be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted for 8.5" X 11" paper, and be no more than 5MB in size. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their submission will print easily on simple default configurations.

Papers must be written in English. Authors are required to use the ACM format for papers, using one of the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates (http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html). The length of the paper (in the proceedings format) must not exceed twelve US letter pages in total in ACM format.

The submission must be anonymous, so information that might identify the authors - including author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious self-citations - must be excluded. It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that their anonymity is preserved when citing their own work.

All submissions must contain a significant original contribution. That is, submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference or workshop. In particular, simultaneous submission of the same work is not allowed. Where appropriate, relevant related work, including that of the authors, must be cited.

Submissions that are not accepted as full papers may be invited to appear as short papers. At least one author from each accepted paper must register for the conference prior to the camera-ready deadline.

Panel Proposal Submission

Panel proposals should be no longer than two pages, and should identify potential panelists, indicating those who have confirmed their willingness to participate. We especially solicit panels with participants from industry and/or government. Proposals can be e-mailed to the Panels Chair, Ninghui Li (ninghui@cs.purdue.edu).


The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

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