Call for Papers

Public spaces, such as airports, railway stations, or stadiums bring together large numbers of people on limited space to use a security-sensitive infrastructure. Electronic security systems may help to provide better and faster security and safety for the general public. Application scenarios may include intrusion detection and monitoring of large crowds in order to provide guidance in case of unexpected events (e.g., a mass panic). However, current security systems used within the public infrastructure are typically expensive, not trivial to deploy, difficult to operate and maintain, prone to malfunction due to individual component failures, and generally lack citizen privacy-friendliness. The advent of novel, large-scale distributed security systems based on wireless, lightweight sensors may enhance security and safety in public spaces.

SESP 2012 is an international forum for researchers, developers, and practitioners to demonstrate new ideas, techniques, and tools that enable the design of inexpensive, flexible, resilient, and privacy-friendly security systems for enhanced security and safety in public spaces. The workshop welcomes academia, government, industry, and contributing individuals to submit unpublished papers in theoretical and practical aspects of computer, networking and communications security. SESP will provide participants with fresh ideas, inspiring challenges, and novel approaches in the context of wireless sensor-based safety and security in public spaces. Solutions have not been fully analyzed in favor of identifying novel corners in the solution space.

Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Supporting Networks

Middleware Design & Methodologies Applications

Important Dates

Full paper: March 9, 2012 (firm)
Notification: April 1, 2012
Final version: April 15, 2012

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers to the workshop. In contrast to the main conference, SESP is a platform to report results with shorter turn-around time and work-in-progress. All paper submissions must follow the standard alternate ACM double column format with at least 10-pt font. Each submission can have at most 5 pages.

Sample LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates are available below:

Please, submit your paper via easychair.

Review Process and Publication

All papers will be carefully evaluated by at least three reviewers. The review process is single-blind. Authors of accepted papers must present their paper at the workshop. All accepted papers will be published in the same CD/USB as the main conference and in the ACM Digital Library.

Papers may be excluded from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from ACM Digital Library) if the paper is not presented at the workshop. In case of double submissions or (self-)plagiarism, the paper will be excluded from the technical program.


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