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EdgeSP: The Second ACM/IEEE Workshop on
Security and Privacy in Edge Computing

Call for Papers

As the technologies of edge computing continue to advance, new security and privacy challenges and opportunities emerge, leading to the flourishing research on and fast development of various security solutions. The aim of this workshop is to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to present advances in security and privacy enhancing technologies in the emerging field of edge computing. The workshop will be co-located with the fourth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC), November 7-9, 2019, in Washington D.C., USA.

We invite authors to submit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions addressing security and privacy issues in edge computing. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Anonymity
  • Attacks and defences
  • Authentication
  • Side-channel attacks and defences for edge computing
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Key Management for Edge Computing
  • Mobile and Web security and privacy
  • IoT security and privacy on edge computing
  • Network and systems security
  • Privacy technologies and mechanisms
  • Protocol security
  • Secure information flow
  • Security and privacy metrics
  • Security and privacy policies
  • Security architectures
  • Security in Content Delivery
  • Usable security and privacy

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission (extended): August 5, 2019, 11:59pm AoE
August 16, 2019, 11:59pm AoE

Notifications of Acceptance: September 9, 2019

Camera-ready version due: September 19, 2019 (firm)

Workshop: November 9, 2019

Workshop Organizers

General Chair

Xiuzhen Cheng, George Washington University

Program Co-Chairs

Pengfei Hu, VMWare Inc

Riccardo Spolaor, University of Oxford

Publicity Co-Chairs

Tianbo Gu, UC Davis

Hao Fu, Didi Labs

Technical Program Committee

Richard Baker, University of Oxford

Chien-An Chen, Palo Alto Networks

Xiang Chen, George Mason University

Boxiang Dong, Montclair State University

Song Fang, University of Oklahoma

Chhagan Lal , University of Padua

Riccardo Lazzeretti, Sapienza University of Rome

Wei Li, Georgia State University

Mimi Xie, UT San Antonio

Instructions for authors

Papers describing timely research contributions in EdgeSP’s areas of interest are solicited. Papers reporting on initial results as well as papers discussing mature research projects or case studies of deployed systems are sought out. Submissions describing big ideas that may have significant impact and could lead to interesting discussions at the workshop are encouraged.

Submitted papers must be neither previously published nor under review by another workshop, conference or journal. Only electronic submissions in PDF will be accepted. Submitted papers must be written in English, must be no longer than 6 pages (minimum 10pt font), must render without error using standard PDF viewing tools, must print on US-Letter-sized paper, and must conform to the standard ACM Template. Papers must be submitted to

At least one of the authors of each paper accepted for presentation in EdgeSP 2019 must register for the workshop. All papers presented at the workshop will be included in the IEEE Digital Library.


Questions? Contact workshop co-chairs at riccardo.spolaor [at] and pengfeih [at]