Regular paper submission guidelines
The following two paper categories are welcome. Any submission needs to be explicitly marked as “full paper” or “short paper”.
- Full papers – scientific research papers, surveying works and industrial experiences describing significant advances in C(I)IP. Papers should be no longer than 20 pages, including bibliography and well‐marked appendices.
- Short papers – early results or work in progress with initial findings. Papers should be 4 to 6 pages long, including bibliography and well‐marked appendices.
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. All paper submissions must contain a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough double‐blind review by at least three reviewers. Submitted papers shall be anonymised and all author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable references should be eliminated to be eligible for the review process.
Submitted manuscripts should represent significant and novel research contributions.
All manuscripts will have to be submitted in anonymized form for double-blind review. (See https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2018/6/228027-effectiveness-of-anonymization-in-double-blind-review/abstract for arguments substantiating this change.)
To that effect:
- The title page should not contain any author names or affiliations.
- Authors should carefully review figures and appendices (especially survey instruments) to ensure affiliations are not accidentally included.
- When referring to your previous work, do so in the third person, as though it were written by someone else. Only blind the reference itself in the (unusual) case that a third-person reference is infeasible.
- Authors may include links to websites that contain source code, tools, or other supplemental material. Neither the link in the paper nor the website or any of the materials therein may contain the authors’ names and affiliations.
Papers that are not properly anonymized may be rejected without review.
While submitted papers must be anonymous, authors may choose to give talks about their work, post a preprint of the paper online, disclose security vulnerabilities to vendors or the public, etc. during the review process.
Submissions should be made according to the Springer LNCS format (LaTeX template, Word template). For optimisation reasons, authors are strongly encouraged to use the following LaTeX Proceedings Templates available in the scientific authoring platform Overleaf. Kindly note that we prefer the use of American English. Maximum length of text abstracts: 180 words.
For detailed guidelines, please refer to the official Guidelines for Authors of Papers to be Published in Springer Computer Science Proceedings (pdf).
Industrial/practical experience reports and testbeds/datasets reports submission guidelines
The submissions in these sessions have the following characteristics:
- Papers of up to 2 pages in length (including references and figures), using the Springer format;
- The submissions are NOT anonymised;
- The title of the submission must include the words “Industrial/Practical Experience report” OR “Testbeds/Datasets report.
Submissions should be made according to the Springer LNCS format (LaTeX template, Word template). For optimisation reasons, authors are strongly encouraged to use the Springer’s LaTeX template available directly in Overleaf. Kindly note that we prefer the use of American English. Maximum length of text abstracts: 180 words.
Other non-scientific contributions (keynotes, talks, experience reports, etc.) may be published in French in a special issue of the Swiss trade journal for security professionals Revue Militaire Suisse (RMS+) in November 2021.