Call for Papers
ACM WiSec 2019 will run from May 15 to May 17, 2019 in Miami, FL, USA.
ACM WiSec is the leading ACM and SIGSAC conference dedicated to all aspects of security and
privacy in wireless and mobile networks and their applications. In addition to the traditional ACM
WiSec topics of physical, link, and network layer security, we welcome papers focusing on the
increasingly diverse range of mobile or wireless applications such as Internet of Things, and
Cyber-Physical Systems, as well as the security and privacy of mobile software platforms, usable
security and privacy, biometrics, and cryptography. The conference welcomes both theoretical as well
as systems contributions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
■ Security protocols for wireless networking
■ Security & privacy for smart devices (e.g., smartphones)
■ Security of mobile applications for smartphones and wearables
■ Wireless and mobile privacy and anonymity
■ Secure localization and location privacy
■ Cellular network fraud and security
■ Jamming attacks and defenses
■ Key management (agreement or distribution) for wireless or mobile systems
■ Theoretical and formal approaches for wireless and mobile security
■ Cryptographic primitives for wireless and mobile security
■ NFC and smart payment applications
■ Security and privacy for mobile sensing systems
■ Wireless or mobile security for Cyber-Physical Systems (e.g, healthcare, smart grid, or IoT
■ Vehicular networks security (e.g., drones, automotive, avionics, autonomous driving)
■ Physical tracking security and privacy
■ Usable mobile security and privacy
■ Economics of mobile security and privacy
■ Mobile malware and platform security
■ Security for cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access systems
The proceedings of ACM WiSec, sponsored by SIGSAC, will be published by the ACM.
Abstract submission: January 18th (open until paper submission deadline), 23:59 Anywhere on Earth
Paper submission: January 25th, 23:59 Anywhere on Earth
Author notification: March 1st
Camera ready: April 8th
WiSec conference: May 15th-17th
Full and short papers
Full paper submissions to ACM WiSec 2019 can be up to 10 pages in the ACM conference style
excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and up to 12 pages in total. ACM WiSec also
encourages the submission of short papers with a length of up to 6 pages, which describe mature
work of a more succinct nature. All papers must be thoroughly anonymized for double-blind reviewing.
Detailed submission instructions will appear on the conference website.
ACM WiSec 2019 invites papers (ACM conference style, up to 3 pages excluding references) that
present personal perspectives on all aspects of security and privacy in wireless and mobile networks.
Opinion papers could also criticize previous research or research directions, as well as highlight
possible promising research directions. The opinions expressed in these papers are expected to be
anyway corroborated by theoretical foundations, experiments, or experiences. Like the regular
papers, the opinion papers will be reviewed by the WiSec Technical Program Committee. The
selected opinion papers will be a part of the WiSec technical program and will be published in the
conference proceedings. Opinion papers should be submitted using the same submission procedure
adopted for the full papers. The title of these papers must have the prefix “Opinion:”.
The goal of the replicability label is to support replicability in mobile and wireless security experimental
research process and to increase the impact of mobile and wireless research, enable dissemination of
research results, sharing of code and experiments setups, and to enable the research community to
build on prior experimental results. WiSec will follow the ACM policy on artifact review and
badging. Towards this goal, the WiSec replicability label recognizes papers whose results were
replicated by an independent group of researchers. Authors of accepted papers can participate in this
voluntary process by submitting their experiments according to the replicability evaluation instructions.
Authors are encouraged to plan ahead when running their experiments to minimize the overhead of
applying for this label.
Posters and Demos
WiSec also solicits submission of posters and demos. The instructions to submit posters/demos will
be made available later on WiSec 2019 website.
It is a policy of the ACM to disallow double submissions, where the same (or substantially similar)
paper is concurrently submitted to multiple conferences/journals. Any double submissions detected
will be immediately rejected from all conferences/journals involved.