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14th USENIX Security Symposium
August 1–5, 2005, Baltimore, MD


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Symposium Overview

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Refereed Papers & Awards

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How and Where to Submit Refereed Papers

Call for Papers
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Note: The submission deadline has been changed to accomodate author requests. The new deadline is February 4, 2005. There will be no further extensions.

Papers are due by February 4, 2005, 11:59 p.m. PST. All papers must be submitted electronically through this Web form. Submissions should be finished, complete papers. Papers should be about 8 to a maximum of 16 typeset pages, formatted in 2 columns, using 10 point Times Roman type on 12 point leading, in a text block of 6.5" by 9".

Submissions must be in PDF format (i.e., processed by Adobe's Acrobat Distiller or equivalent). Note that LaTeX users can use the "dvipdf" command to convert a DVI file into PDF format. Please make sure your submission can be opened using Adobe Acrobat 5.0.

To insure that we can read your PDF file, authors are urged to follow the NSF "Fastlane" guidelines for document preparation and to pay special attention to unusual fonts.

All submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, correctness, and clarity. The USENIX Security Symposium, like most conferences and journals, requires that papers not be submitted simultaneously to another conference or publication and that submitted papers not be previously published elsewhere, or subsequently published within 12 months of acceptance at the Symposium. Any paper found to be in violation of these rules will be rejected without review. (We may share information about submissions with the program chairs of other conferences considering papers during the review period.) Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will not be considered. All submissions are treated as confidential, both as a matter of policy and in accordance with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by April 4, 2005. The camera-ready final paper due date is May 12, 2005. Each accepted submission may be assigned a member of the program committee to act as its shepherd through the preparation of the final paper. The assigned member will act as a conduit for feedback from the committee to the authors.

Specific questions about submissions may be sent via email to the program chair at

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