USENIX Security '21 Instructions for Presenters

These instructions are for presenters at the 30th USENIX Security Symposium. If you wish to submit a paper or deliver a talk at another upcoming USENIX event, please review the open Calls for Papers and Calls for Participation for our upcoming USENIX conferences.

Contact

If you have questions, please contact the USENIX Security '21 Program Co-Chairs, Michael Bailey and Rachel Greenstadt, or Ann Heron, USENIX Production Manager.

Instructions for Authors of Refereed Papers

  1. Final Papers:
    • Note: A printable PDF of your paper is due on or before the final paper deadlines listed below. These are hard deadlines. No extensions will be granted.
      • Summer Quarter Deadline: Upload your final paper to the submissions system by Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
      • Fall Quarter Deadline: Upload your final paper to the submissions system by Monday, February 22, 2021.
      • Winter Quarter Deadline: Upload your final paper to the submissions system by Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
    • Papers should be typeset in two-column format using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading, in a text block 7" wide x 9" deep, with .33" inter-column space, formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper.
    • Final papers should be no longer than 18 pages including bibliography and any appendices.
    • Templates and sample first pages (two-column format) for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available on the USENIX templates page.
    • If you have questions, please contact the Production Department.
  2. Production Requirements:
    • Title, author, and abstract certification: The final PDF's title and author information, including author order and affiliation, and the abstract, must exactly match the information entered into the HotCRP submission system. Please update the information in HotCRP as necessary, then check the certification checkbox. Please note: if you make any changes after you check the certification checkbox, you will need to check the box again.
    • Please embed all fonts and make sure that your final paper PDF is searchable.
    • Page numbers must be suppressed on the final PDF.
  3. Consent Form: Each author must sign a consent to publish form, which allows USENIX to publish the paper as well as any slides, audio, and/or video of your presentation. USENIX makes these freely available as part of our commitment to open access. Please review and e-sign the form. If you are the lead author, please be sure all of your co-authors sign a form.
  4. Use of Images, Audio, and Video in your Materials: It is very important that you secure permission to use copyright-protected materials in your slide deck, paper, or other materials used at a conference or submitted for publication. Even when an item has a Creative Commons license, you must read and comply with the terms of the license.

    USENIX receives copyright infringement notices from time to time, resulting from authors or speakers using copyright-protected materials without proper licensing or attribution. When this happens, we have to depublish the work in question until/unless the issue is resolved. Licensing fees may be incurred, even when the work is unpublished, and USENIX will bill the author or speaker for any costs incurred. When possible, USENIX will refer the complainant directly to the author or speaker, who will be solely responsible for resolving the complaint.
  5. Registration: Registration information will be available online closer to the conference. Please note: If the conference registration fee poses a financial hardship for the presenter of the refereed paper, contact the Conference Department with a description of your circumstances.
  6. Presentations: USENIX provides a projection screen and projector, plus the following:
    • 1 wireless lavalier microphone
    • Cables and extension cords: HDMI and VGA are provided for connecting your laptop to the projection system. Please check your device ahead of time and bring any special adapters you might need, including for Mini-Displayport or USB-C.
    • Laptops are not provided.
  7. Presentation Slides: Slides should set up for a 16:9 aspect ratio. In order to make the content of your presentation available on the USENIX website immediately after the conference, please email a PDF of your slides to slides@usenix.org as soon as possible after your presentation.
  8. Embargo Requests: All papers will be available online to registered attendees before the conference. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify the USENIX Production Department. The papers will be available online to everyone beginning on the first day of the conference.

Instructions for Invited Speakers and Panelists

  1. Registration: The Conference Department will contact you with instructions for registering online.
  2. Presentations: USENIX provides a projection screen and projector, plus the following:
    • 1 wireless lavalier microphone
    • Cables and extension cords: HDMI and VGA are provided for connecting your laptop to the projection system. Please check your device ahead of time and bring any special adapters you might need, including for Mini-Displayport or USB-C.
    • Laptops are not provided.
  3. Consent Form: All presenters must sign a consent to publish form, which allows USENIX to publish any slides, audio, and/or video of your presentation. USENIX makes these freely available as part of our commitment to open access. Please review and e-sign the form.
  4. Presentation Slides: Slides should set up for a 16:9 aspect ratio. In order to make the content of your presentation available on the USENIX website immediately after the conference, please email a PDF of your slides to slides@usenix.org as soon as possible after your presentation.