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Security '03 Call for Papers
August 4-8, 2003, Washington, D.C.


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Papers should represent novel scientific contributions in computer security with direct relevance to the engineering of secure systems and networks. Authors must submit a mature paper. Any incomplete sections (there shouldn't be many) must be outlined in enough detail to make it clear that they could be finished easily. Full papers are encouraged, and should be about 8 to a maximum of 16 typeset pages. Submissions must be received by January 27, 2003.

Papers will only be accepted electronically, via the symposium Web form, and must be in PDF format (e.g., processed by Adobe's Acrobat Distiller). Note that LaTeX users can use the "dvipdf" command to convert a DVI file into PDF format. Please make sure your submission can be opened using Adobe Acrobat 4.0.

For more details on the submission process, authors are encouraged to consult the detailed author guidelines.

All submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, and correctness. Each accepted submission may be assigned a member of the program committee to act as its shepherd through the preparation of the final paper. The assigned member will act as a conduit for feedback from the committee to the authors. Authors will be notified of acceptance by March 20, 2003. Camera-ready final paper due date is May 13, 2003.

The USENIX Security Symposium, like most conferences and journals, requires that papers not be submitted simultaneously to another conference or publication and that submitted papers not be previously or subsequently published elsewhere. Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned unread. All submissions are held in the highest confidentiality prior to publication in the Proceedings, both as a matter of policy and in accord with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.

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