The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) is a top venue that fosters information exchange among researchers and practitioners of computer, network and distributed system security. The target audience includes those interested in practical aspects of network and distributed system security, with a focus on actual system design and implementation. A major goal is to encourage and enable the Internet community to apply, deploy, and advance the state of practical security technologies.
Technical papers and panel proposals are solicited. Authors are encouraged to write the abstract and introduction of their paper in a way that makes the results accessible and compelling to a general computer-security researcher. All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee and accepted submissions will be published by the Internet Society in the Proceedings of NDSS 2021. The Proceedings will be made freely accessible from the Internet Society web pages. Furthermore, permission to freely reproduce all or parts of papers for noncommercial purposes is granted provided that copies bear the Internet Society notice included in the first page of the paper. The authors are therefore free to post the camera-ready versions of their papers on their personal pages and within their institutional repositories. Reproduction for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited and requires prior consent.
Paper Submission Information
Submission Model: NDSS will have two review cycles in 2021: the first (Summer) with a submission deadline of April 30, 2020, and the second (Fall) with a submission deadline of July 17, 2020. All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM AoE (UTC-12) on the day of the corresponding deadline.
For each submission to one of the two review cycles, one of the following decisions will be made:
Accept: Papers in this category will be accepted for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference.
Minor Revision: Papers in this category will be accepted for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference, if and only if they undergo a minor revision and the revision is determined satisfactory by their shepherds.
Major Revision: Papers in this category are considered promising but need additional work (e.g., new implementations, experiments and/or proofs). Authors may choose to revise and resubmit such papers to NDSS 2021, with appropriate revisions and within about 45 days after notification (see specific deadlines below). The revision and second-review of “Major Revision” papers will be based on a list of “revision tasks” clearly specified by the original reviewers and conveyed to authors in the notification. A revised paper will be accepted to NDSS 2021, if it satisfactorily fulfills the revision tasks. A paper may undergo at most one major revision for NDSS 2021.
Reject: Papers in this category are not allowed to be resubmitted to NDSS 2021.
Authors of accepted papers must ensure that their papers will be presented at the conference.