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Potential Science of Security paper sources for calendar year 2021

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Conference Dates

Conference/Journal Title and URL

Award papers and notes

2/21/2021 - 2/25/2021

Internet Society Network and Distributed System Security Symposium  2020 (NDSS)


Accepted papers list:

Distinguished paper award
Awakening the Web’s Sleeper Agents: Misusing Service Workers for Privacy Leakage

3/27/2021 - 4/1/2021

ETAPS  European Symposium on Theory and Practice of Software

ETAPS  best paper awards are listed at:

5/24/2021 - 5/27/2021

IEEE Symposium on Securty & Privacy

Accepted Papers List:




Best Paper awards:
Compositional Security for Reentrant Applications

Hardware-Software Contracts for Secure Speculation

Best Practical paper award:
The EMV Standard: Break, Fix, Verify Best Student paper awards:
CrawlPhish: Large-scale Analysis of Client-side Cloaking Techniques in Phishing "They Would do Better if They Worked Together: The Case of Interaction Problems Between 
Password Managers and Websites"

6/21/2021 - 6/24/2021

IEEE/IFIP Dependable Systems and Networks Conference (DSN)

Accepted Papers:

Best paper award winner: 
PID-Piper: Recovering Robotic Vehicles from Physical Attacks
6/21/2021 - 6/24/2021 IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium

Accepted Papers:

3 Distinguished paper awards:
A Quantale of Information
SSProve: a foundational framework for modular cryptographic proofs in Coq

Verifying Hyperproperties with TLA

7/12/2021 - 7/16/2021 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium


Caspar Bowden PET Award
Vitaly Feldman. "Does Learning Require Memorization? A Short Tale about a Long Tail". ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing 2020
  • Note: Published 2020, not eligible for this award
8/11/2021 - 8/13/2021 USENIX Security


7  Distinguished Paper awards:
8/9/2021 - 8/10/2021

SOUPS (at USENIX Security)]

IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award

Distinguished Paper Award

8/16/2021 - 8/20/2021 Crypto


Accepted Papers:

4 papers in Best Paper Awards session
On the Possibility of Basing Cryptography on $\EXP \neq \BPP$

Linear Cryptanalysis of FF3-1 and FEA

Efficient Key Recovery for all HFE Signature Variants

Three Halves Make a Whole? Beating the Half-Gates Lower Bound for Garbled Circuits

9/6/2021 - 9/10/2021 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (Euro S&P)


Accepted Papers:

Award papers:
BGPeek-a-Boo: Active BGP-based Traceback for Amplification DDoS Attacks

Prognosis Negative: Evaluating Real-Time Behavioral Ransomware Detectors

10/4/2021 - 10/8/2021 ESORICS (European Symposium on Research In Computer Security)

Proceedings (1 of 2 Vols):

Proceedings (2 of 2 Vols):

Best paper award:
MediSC: Towards a Secure and Lightweight Deep Learning as a Medical Diagnostic Service'
10/6/2021 - 10/8/2021 RAID 2021 Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Detection

Accepted Paper List:


Best paper award -- inquiring
The Evolution of DNS-based Email Authentication: Measuring Adoption and Finding Flaws







10/17/2021 - 10/21/2021 Eurocrypt

Accepted Paper List:


Best paper awards:
Non-Interactive Zero Knowledge from Sub-exponential DDH

On the (in)security of ROS

New Representations of the AES Key Schedule

Private Information Retrieval with Sublinear Online Time

10/18/2021 - 10/20/2021 IEEE Secure Development Conference (SecDev) 2021
Accepted Papers:


Accepted Papers:

Awards given, but not for papers
10/26-2021 - 10/28/2021 New Security Paradigms Workshop


11/15/2021 - 11/19/2021 ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference (ACM CCS)
Accepted Papers:
Best Paper Awards From a Formal Model to the Automatic Evaluation of Cross-Site Leaks in Web Browsers 

One Glitch to Rule Them All: Fault Injection Attacks Against AMD’s Secure Encrypted Virtualization 

On the Renyi Differential Privacy of the Shuffle Model 

On the (In)Security of ElGamal in OpenPGP 

V-Shuttle: Scalable and Semantics-Aware Hypervisor Virtual Device Fuzzing

other awards listed here:

12/6/2021 - 12/10/2021 Annual Computer Security Applications Conf (ACSAC)

Accepted Papers:

Distinguished Paper Awards
Two Souls in an Adversarial Image: Towards Universal Adversarial Example Detection using Multi-view Inconsistency




12/13/2021 - 12/14/2021 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)


Apparently no papers or awards in 2021
Somewhat further afield but may have relevant contributions
2/27/2021 - 3/3/2021  IEEE High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA)
Conference Website:

Conference Program:

4/12/2021 - 4/23/2021  Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS).
Conference Website:

Accepted Papers:


6/14/2021 - 6/19/2021  IEEE/ACM Internationation Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA)
Conference Website:


10/18/2021 - 10/22/2021  IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO)
Conference Website:

Conference Program:

 (4 best paper nominees listed in Session 1)




IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
Available in IEEE Digital Library:
2021 is Volume 18

ACM Transactions on  Privacy and Security (TOPS)
Available in ACM digital library:
2021 is Volume 24, Issues 1 through  4

ACM Transactions on Digital Threats: Research and Practice (DTRAP)
2021 is Volume 2

Journal of Computer Security (IOS Press)
Available at:
2021  is Volume 29, issues 1-6

Computers &  Security (Elsevier)
2021 publication year includes Volumes (= issues)  100-111

IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine
2021 is Volume 19, Issues 1-6

Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETS)
2021 is Volume 2021, Issues 1-4

Cryptography (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI))
2021 is Volume 5, Issues 1-4

Journals a bit farther afield but may have relevant articles:

IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
2021 is Vol. 16, Issues 1-12

IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
2021 is Vol. 47, Issues 1-12

ACM Computing Surveys
2020 is Vol. 53 No.1-6

Journal of the ACM
2021 is Vol 68 issue 1 - 6
Area editor for crypto and security: Rafi Ostrovsky