SSR 2020 Security Standardisation Research Conference 30 November 2020 - 1 December 2020

Call for Papers

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines 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:

Papers may present theory, applications or practical experience in the field of security standardisation, including, but not necessarily limited to these topics.


  • access control
  • biometrics
  • cloud computing security/privacy
  • critical national infrastructure protection
  • standards consistency & comparison critiques of standards
  • cryptanalysis
  • cryptographic protocols
  • cryptographic techniques
  • evaluation criteria
  • formal analysis of standards
  • history of standardization
  • identity management
  • industrial control systems security
  • internet security
  • interoperability of standards
  • intrusion detection
  • key management and PKIs
  • standardisation process management
  • mobile security
  • network security
  • open standards and open source
  • payment system security
  • privacy regional and international standards
  • RFID tag security
  • risk analysis
  • security controls
  • security management
  • security protocols
  • security services
  • security tokens
  • smart cards
  • telecommunications security
  • trusted computing
  • web security
  • blockchain
  • internet of things security/privacy
  • data protection and law/regulation

Instructions for Authors

Please see Paper Submission


Program Committee

  • Steve Babbage, Vodafone
  • Richard Barnes, Cisco
  • Benjamin Beurdouche, Mozilla
  • Lily Chen, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Liqun Chen, University of Surrey
  • Zhaohui Cheng, Olym Info. Sec. Inc
  • Benjamin Dowling, ETH Zürich
  • Felix Günther, ETH Zürich
  • Feng Hao, University of Warwick
  • Matt Henricksen, Huawei
  • Jonathan Hoyland, Cloudflare
  • Saqib A. Kakvi, Bergische Universität Wupperta
  • Mohsin Khan, University of Helsinki
  • Markulf Kohlweiss, University of Edinburgh
  • Stephan Krenn, Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Thalia Laing, HP
  • Wanpeng Li, University of Aberdeen
  • Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Laboratory
  • David Naccache, ENS Paris
  • Kenny Paterson, ETH Zürich
  • Christopher Patton, University of Florida
  • Andrew Paverd, Microsoft
  • Gaëtan Pradel, INCERT
  • Raphael Spreitzer, SGS Digital Trust Services GmbH
  • Ehsan Toreini, Newcastle University
  • Christopher Wood, Cloudflare
  • Joanne Woodage, Microsoft Research
  • Kazuki Yoneyama, Ibaraki University

Organizing Committee

  • General Chair Thyla van der Merwe, Mozilla, London, UK
  • PC Co-chair Maryam Mehrnezhad, Newcastle University, UK
  • PC Co-chair Chris Mitchell, RHUL, UK