Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers

6th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

November 1-4, 1999

Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore

 Papers offering research contributions in any aspect of computer security are solicited for submission to the Sixth ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. Papers may present theoretical results, techniques/protocols, applications, or practical experience on a wide rage of topics, e.g.:

Novel cryptographic constructs Implementation experiences New security architectures
Intrusion detection & response Malicious code & countermeasures Authentication & key management
Authorization, access control & audit Secure electronic commerce Privacy & anonymity
Licensing & intellectual property New attacks & threats Database security
Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and published by the ACM in a conference proceedings. Outstanding papers will be invited for submission to ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC).

Submitting papers: submitted material must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with a proceedings. Papers should be at most 15 pages excluding bibliographies and well-marked appendices (using 11-point font and reasonable margins on 8.5'x11' or A4 paper), and at most 20 pages total. Since reviewers are not required to read the appendices papers should be intelligible without them. All submissions should be appropriately anonymized, i.e., no author names or affiliations, no obvious citations (where possible) and no web pointers!

Submission Procedure:

Email to in plain ASCII: paper title, abstract, authors and contact information.
In addition, submit your paper using ONE of the following two methods:
Submissions received after the submission deadline will be rejected without review. Where possible all further communications to authors will be via email.

Submitting Panel and Tutorial Proposals: this conference will include panel and tutorial sessions addressing topics of interest to the computer security community. Proposals should be no longer than five (5) pages in length and, for panels, should include possible panelists and an indication of which of those panelists have confirmed participation. Proposals can be e-mailed or sent in hardcopy to the program chair at the address below along with a cover letter indicating that the proposal is for the 6th ACM CCCS, and listing the proposers' names, email/postal addresses as well as phone/fax numbers.


  Papers Panel & Tutorial Proposals
Submissions due April 30, 1999 May 15, 1999
Acceptance June 30, 1999 June 30, 1999
Final versions July 30, 1999 July 30, 1999


Conference Organizers:

General Chair: Juzar Motiwalla
  Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL)
  21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
  Singapore 119613
  (65) 874-2075
Steering Committee Chair: Ravi Sandhu
  George Mason University
  ISSE Department, Mail Stop 4A4
  Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA
  (1) 703 993-1659
Program Chair: Gene Tsudik
  USC Information Sciences Institute
  4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 10001
  Marina del Rey, CA 90292 USA
  (1) 310 822-1511 ext. 329
Program Committee: N. Asokan, Nokia Research
  Dan Boneh, Stanford University
  Robert Deng, Kent Ridge Digital Labs
  Matt Franklin, Xerox PARC
  Eli Gafni, UCLA and RSA Labs
  Ravi Ganesan, Checkfree, Inc.
  Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University
  Markus Jakobsson, Lucent Bell Labs
  Ari Juels, RSA Labs
  Mike Just, Entrust and Carleton University
  Alain Mayer, Lucent Bell Labs
  Refik Molva, Eurecom Institute
  Clifford Neuman, USC ISI
  Radia Perlman, SUN Labs
  Mike Reiter, Lucent Bell Labs
  Ravi Sandhu, George Mason University
  Vijay Varadharajan, University of Western Sydney
  Yuliang Zheng, Monash University
Local Arrangements Chair: Desai Narasimhalu, KRDL
Publicity Chair: Jianying Zhou, KRDL
Registration Chair: Victorine Chen-Toh, KRDL
Exhibits Chair: Robert Deng, KRDL
Tutorials Chair: Ngair Teow Hin, KRDL
Proceedings Chair: TBD