Calls for Papers and Calls for Participation

Publish and Present Your Work at USENIX Conferences

The program committees of the following conferences are seeking submissions. CiteSeer ranks the USENIX Conference Proceedings among the the top ten highest-impact publication venues for computer science. By submitting a paper to a USENIX conference, you have the opportunity to present your work directly to your peers and to share it with a wide audience of readers of the Proceedings. Please see our Conference Submissions Policy.

Please note: All submission deadline times listed below are for the Pacific time zone. See the original CFP for submission deadlines that are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time.

  • USENIX ATC '21: 2021 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
    July 14, 2021July 16, 2021, Santa Clara, CA, United States

    Submissions due: January 12, 2021 - 3:59 pm

    The 2021 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC '21) seeks original, high-quality submissions that improve and further the knowledge of computing systems, with an emphasis on implementations and experimental results. We are interested in systems of all scales, from small embedded mobile devices to data centers and clouds. The scope of USENIX ATC covers all practical aspects related to systems software, including but not limited to: operating systems; runtime systems; parallel and distributed systems; storage; networking; security and privacy; virtualization; software-hardware interactions; performance evaluation and workload characterization; reliability, availability, and scalability; energy and power management; and bug-finding, tracing, analyzing, and troubleshooting.

    We also welcome "experience" submissions that clearly articulate lessons learned, as well as submissions that refute prior published results. We value submissions more highly if they are accompanied by clearly defined artifacts not previously available, including traces, original data, source code, or tools developed as part of the submitted work. We particularly encourage new ideas and approaches.

  • USENIX Security '21: 30th USENIX Security Symposium
    August 11, 2021August 13, 2021, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

    Winter Quarter Deadline: February 5, 2021 - 3:59 am

    The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks. The 30th USENIX Security Symposium will be held August 11–13, 2020, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

    All researchers are encouraged to submit papers covering novel and scientifically significant practical works in computer security. The Symposium will span three days with a technical program including refereed papers, invited talks, posters, panel discussions, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Co-located events will precede the Symposium on August 9 and 10.

  • SOUPS 2021: Seventeenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security
    August 8, 2021August 10, 2021, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

    Paper registrations due: February 18, 2021 - 3:59 am

    The 2021 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners in human computer interaction, security, and privacy. The program will feature:

    We invite authors to submit previously unpublished papers describing research or experience in all areas of usable privacy and security. We welcome a variety of research methods, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Papers will be judged on their scientific quality, overall quality, and contribution to the field.