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SSR 2020 : Security Standardisation Research 2020


When Nov 30, 2020 - Dec 1, 2020
Where Virtual
Submission Deadline Aug 24, 2020
Notification Due Oct 1, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 12, 2020
Categories    security   privacy   standards   cryptography

Call For Papers

The 6th Conference on Security Standards Research will be held virtually, on 30 Nov and 1 Dec 2020. The conference will be held over two half days to allow people around the globe to join the conference with less time zone concerns.

The purpose of this conference is to discuss the many research problems deriving from studies of existing standards, the development of revisions to existing standards, and the exploration of completely new areas of standardisation. Indeed, many security standards bodies are only beginning to address the issue of transparency, so that the process of selecting security techniques for standardisation can be seen to be as scientific and unbiased as possible.

This year, we would also like to encourage active law researchers in data protection and privacy to submit to the conference. This aligns with the presence of the GDPR in the EU. Submissions relating to regulation-related aspects of Covid-19 technologies, blockchain technology and the IoT are particularly welcomed. We would also love to see more standardisation efforts being open to interaction with academics. This follows in the footsteps of IETF’s design approach for TLS 1.3, which has seen substantial academic input. Similarly, several post-quantum standardisation efforts have seen interaction between academia and industry.

This conference is intended to cover the full spectrum of research on security standardisation, including, but not restricted to, work on cryptographic techniques (including ANSI, IEEE, IETF, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27, ITU-T and NIST), security management, security evaluation criteria, security policy, network security, privacy and identity management, smart cards and RFID tags, biometrics, security modules, and industry-specific security standards (e.g. those produced by the payments, telecommunications and computing industries for such things as payment protocols, mobile telephony and trusted computing).

The proceedings of SSR 2020 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

An overview of the previous SSR conferences can be found at

Papers offering research contributions to the area of security standardisation are solicited for submission to the SSR 2020 conference. SSR will also accept Systematisation of Knowledge (SoK) papers relating to security standardisation, which integrate experience and previous research, drawing new comprehensive conclusions. SoK papers should evaluate, systematise, and contextualise existing knowledge. They should provide a new viewpoint, offer a comprehensive taxonomy, or cast doubt on long-held beliefs, based on compelling evidence. We also welcome SoK papers that document existing standardisation practices and analyse their weaknesses and strengths. We also encourage submission of Vision papers relating to security standardisation. The vision track is intended to report on work in progress or concrete ideas for work that has yet to begin. The focus in the vision track is to spark discussion with the goal to provide the authors helpful feedback, pointers to potentially related investigations, and new ideas to explore. Suitable submissions to the vision track include traditional work-in-progress pieces such as preliminary results of pre-studies, but also research proposals and position papers outlining future research.

Submissions should be made using EasyChair at:

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