USENIX Security '22 Instructions for Presenters

These instructions are for presenters at the 31st 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.

Visa

If you need an invitation letter to apply for a visa to attend the conference, please contact the Conference Department as soon as possible. Visa applications can take at least 30 working days to process. Please identify yourself as a presenter and include your mailing address in your email.

Contact

If you have questions, please contact the USENIX Security '22 Program Co-Chairs, Kevin Butler and Kurt Thomas, or the USENIX Production Department.

Instructions for Authors of Refereed Papers

  1. Final Papers deadline. A printable PDF of your paper is due on or before the final paper deadlines listed below.
    • Summer Quarter Deadline: Upload your final paper to the submissions system by Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
    • Fall Quarter Deadline: Upload your final paper to the submissions system by Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
    • Winter Quarter Deadline: Upload your final paper to the submissions system by Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
  2. Maximum page length. Final papers should be no longer than 18 pages including bibliography and any appendices. Exceptional requests for additional pages should be emailed to sec22chairs@usenix.org and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Paper format. 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.
  4. Embed all fonts in your final paper PDF.
  5. Make searchable your final paper PDF.
  6. Page numbers must be suppressed on your final paper PDF.
  7. Looking for templates? Templates and sample first pages (two-column format) for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available on the USENIX templates page.
  8. Certify your final paper's title, author, and abstract in HotCRP. 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.
  9. Sign the consent to publish 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 as well.
  10. 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, presentation video, or any other materials used at our event or submitted for publication. Even when using an item with 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 unpublish 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.
  11. Embargo requests. All papers will be available online to registered attendees before the symposium. Authors may request an embargo for their papers by the deadline dates listed below.
    • Summer Deadline: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
    • Fall Deadline: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    • Winter Deadline: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    All embargoed papers will be released on the first day of the symposium, Wednesday, August 10, 2022. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify the USENIX Production Department.
  12. Registration. Registration information will be available online in May. 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.
  13. Presentations. We will provide the following equipment:
    • 1 LCD projector
    • 1 screen
    • 1 wired lavalier microphone
    • Cables and extension cords
    Please note: laptops are not provided.
  14. Presentation slides. Slides should be 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.

Instructions for Invited Speakers and Panelists

  1. Registration. The Conference Department will contact you with instructions for registering online.
  2. Sign the consent to publish 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.
  3. Presentations. We will provide the following equipment:
    • 1 LCD projector
    • 1 screen
    • 1 wired lavalier microphone
    • Cables and extension cords
    Please note: laptops are not provided.
  4. Presentation slides. Slides should be 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.