14th European Workshop on
Systems Security
26 April , 2021 — Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
co-located with the European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys)

Call for Papers

Important dates

  • Call for Papers I: December 15, 2020
  • Call for Papers II: January 15, 2021
  • Paper submission deadline: February 24, 2021Extended to March 02, 2021
  • Virtual machines and hypervisors
  • Trusted computing and its applications
  • System security aspects of privacy
  • Identity management and anonymity
  • Systems-based forensics
  • Vulnerability discovery, analysis, and exploitation
  • Embedded system security
  • Cybercrime ecosystem and economics
  • Security of critical infrastructures

In accordance with the spirit of EuroSys, we also seek:

  • Experience with existing systems
  • Reproduction or refutation of previous results
  • Negative results and early ideas
  • Early and promising ideas

In the past thirteen years, EuroSec was able to successfully attract papers on several of the above issues and thus was able to compile a high-quality systems security program. Last year, the EuroSec 2020 program included 7 accepted peer-reviewed papers and one keynote talk. More than 40 people attended the workshop last year.

Paper Selection and Dissemination

The procedures of paper submission, selection, and publication will be similar to the procedures followed in the past EuroSec workshops. We expect to announce the Call for Paper in mid-December 2020 and have a paper submission deadline by mid-February 2021 after the EuroSys notification deadline. We expect the Call for Papers (as well as Call for Participation later) to be widely publicized by the PC members and most importantly by the Publicity Chairs who will be appointed by the PC co-chairs.

Each of the submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by 3-4 members of the Program Committee. All the reviews and discussions will be supported by an online conference management system (HotCrp). Based on each paper’s reviews and on the discussion among the PC members, a short list of about 7-9 accepted papers will be compiled. In addition to the presentation of the accepted technical papers, we expect to complement the Technical Program with one or two invited keynote talk(s) and/or panel. In case we organize a panel, we expect the panel to be forward-looking into a topic of interest to researchers in the field.

The Program Committee will be composed of well-known members of the systems and security community who have published their work in distinguished places such as SOSP, OSDI, EuroSys, ASPLOS, USENIX Security, IEEE S&P, CCS, NDSS, etc. We would like the papers to be published in the ACM Digital Library, as was done last year for EuroSec 2020.

EuroSec 2021 is expected to be a one-day workshop attended by around 40 participants. We expect that we will start the workshop with a keynote talk, followed by technical sessions that will last till the afternoon. We expect to close the workshop with a second keynote talk or a panel on some forward-looking aspects of research in systems and network security.

Paper submissions

You are invited to submit papers of up to 6 pages, with 9-point font, in a two-column format, including figures, tables and references. Submitted papers must use the latest ACM sigconf proceedings template. You should not modify key aspects of the template, such as font face, spacing, etc. The template, as well as instructions on how to use it, can be found here.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Only original, novel work will be considered for publication. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of EuroSec in the ACM Digital Library. One author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper for it to be included in the proceedings.

Submissions should be made online at https://eurosec2021.hotcrp.com.


Registration Information: Registration to EuroSec 2021 must be made through EuroSys 2021 registration page: as the main conference, the workshop will be held online on Apr 26 (tentative program here below, on CEST timezone); we will be using Zoom as the conferencing platform.

09:00–09:15 Welcome message from the PC Chairs
09:15–10:15 Invited Keynote: Prof. Juan Caballero IMDEA Software, Madrid, Spain
10:15–10:30 Break
10:30–12:00 Session 1 - System Protection
SGXoMeter: Open and Modular Benchmarking for Intel SGX  
M. Mahhouk, R. Kapitza, N. Weichbrodt
Fine-grained Program Partitioning for Security  
Z. Huang, T. Jaeger, G. Tan
SgxPecial: Specializing SGX-Interfaces against Code Reuse Attacks  
S. Mishra, M. Polychronakis
12:00–13:30 Lunch break
13:30–15:30 Session 2 - Program Analysis for Security
TagVet: Vetting Malware Tags using Explainable Machine Learning  
L. Pirch, A. Warnecke, C. Wressnegger, K. Rieck
Talking About My Generation: Targeted DOM-based XSS Exploit Generation using Dynamic Data Flow Analysis  
S. Bensalim, D. Klein, T. Barber, M. Johns
dMVX: Secure and Efficient Multi-Variant Execution in a Distributed Setting  
A. Voulimeneas, D. Song, P. Larsen, M. Franz, S. Volckaert
CollabFuzz: A Framework for Collaborative Fuzzing  
S. Österlund, E. Geretto, A. Jemmett, E. Güler, P. Görz, T. Holz, C. Giuffrida, H. Bos
15:30–16:00 Break
16:00–17:00 Session 3 - Microarchitectural Side-Channel Attacks
Reproducing Spectre Attack with gem5: How To Do It Right?  
P. AYOUB, C. Maurice
The Price of Meltdown and Spectre: Energy Overhead of Mitigations at Operating System Level  
B. Herzog, S. Reif, J. Preis, T. Hönig, W. Schröder-Preikschat
17:00–17:15 Concluding Remarks


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