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EdgeSP: The Third 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 Fifth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC), November 13, 2020, in San Jose, CA, 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We invite authors to submit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions addressing security and privacy issues in edge computing.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 ddge 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
All papers presented at the workshop will be included in the IEEE Digital Library. Extended versions of accepted papers will be recommended for publication in the first issue of Elsevier High-Confidence Computing 2021.

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission: September 10, 2020, 11:59 PM AoE

Notifications of Acceptance: September 20, 2020

Camera-ready version due: September 25, 2020 (firm)

Workshop: November 13, 2020

Workshop Organizers

General Chair

Xiuzhen Cheng, George Washington University

Workshop Co-Chairs

Zizhan Zheng, Tulane University

Lei Ding, American University

Hao Fu, Facebook, Inc.

Publicity Chair

Yunze Zeng, Bosch Research

Technical Program Committee

Xiang Chen, George Mason University

Xin Chen, DiDi Labs

Tianbo Gu, University of California, Davis

Hao Han, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Chunguo Li, Southeast University, China

Wei Li, Georgia State University

Yunze Zeng, Bosch Research

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 2020 must register for the workshop.


Questions? Contact workshop co-chairs at zzheng3 [at] or ding [at]