One of the most important events for academics in computer security is coming to Canada in Fall. This October 15 – 19, Toronto will play host to the 25th the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS).
This year the conference will be Chaired by Canadian Researchers David Lie from the University of Toronto and Mohammad Mannan from Concordia University. The ACM CCS is the flagship annual conference of the Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC). Perhaps one of the longest running conferences it has been attracting the best and brightest since its inception in 1993.
Past conferences have seen presentations on subjects such as mobile Apps Security, Cryptography, Obfuscation, Human Authentication, Adversarial Machine Learning, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, Investigations, Bug hunting, Post-Quantum and Multiple aspects of privacy. The conference provides a venue for innovative research as well as hosting a number of tutorials and side events.
While this is considered an academic conference, it is full of great presentations for developers, security practitioners and digital investigators. Besides filling rooms with headline grabbing talks about breaking RSA crypto (KRAK), last year’s conference saw the presentation of such interesting and useful work as Purdue University’s Brendan Saltaformaggio’s presenting a bunch of new forensics tools and techniques that provide new encryption-oblivious forensics capabilities for investigators revealing the temporal context of recovered data from memory images providing insights beyond traditional data-structure recovery. This year should see more great presentations like this with its strong focus on practically-oriented research findings.
The conference has opened their call for papers and is looking for submissions presenting scientific innovations in all practical and theoretical aspects of computer and communications security and privacy. Papers are expected to demonstrate their relevance to and impact on real-world security. The Paper submission deadline is Tuesday, 8 May 2018 (8:59 PM PDT, UTC-7)