Key Dates

Special Sessions & Tutorial Proposals Deadline

Wed, Jul 31st, 2019

Initial Deadline

Fri, Aug 30th, 2019

Acceptance Notification & Feedback to Authors

Thu, Oct 31st, 2019

Final Draft Paper Deadline

Wed, Jan 15th, 2020

Systems Security Symposium 2020


  • Systems Security Work Focused on Advancements in Theory, Practice, and Education
  • Engineering of Safe, Secure, and Resilient Systems
  • Examples of Mission/Systems Assurance and Assurance Cases
  • Model Based Engineering focused on Security, Safety, Trust, Resiliency
  • Affordable and Scalable Approaches to Hardware, Software, Firmware Assurance
  • Novel Architecture Design and Analysis Examples or Trade-Space Studies
  • Trust of Complex Systems with Emphasis on Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Security considerations for machine learning / artificial intelligence
  • Large-Scale DevSecOps and Agile Approaches for System Development
  • System Security Design Considerations for Cloud Environments
  • Verification, Validation, and Evidences for Secure System Development
  • Extensions of Formal Methods to System-Level Evaluation
  • Cybersecurity in Manufacturing and Supply Chains
  • Case studies to include automotive, transportation, space, and others
  • Cyber-Physical System Event Detection, Investigation, Forensics, and Malware Analysis
  • Tailored Risk Management Approaches for Large Complex Systems
  • Attack/Defense Modeling, Simulation, and Characterization
  • Techniques for Cyber Risk Buy Down in Legacy Systems, Infrastructure, and Enterprises
  • Policy, Ethical, Legal, Privacy, Economic, and Social Issues
SysSec 2020 Call for Papers

Systems Security Symposium 2020

Call For Papers

The IEEE-INCOSE-NDIA Systems Security Symposium seeks research papers and application studies which focus on the development of secure, safe, and resilient systems. This symposium attempts to address the convergence of cybersecurity, safety, and engineering with interest in the effective application of security principles, methods, and tools to complex systems such as cyber-physical systems, autonomous systems, transportation vehicles, medical devices, large IoT systems, and other systems of interest. Preference will be given to papers and case studies which bridge theory to practice.

Submission Details

The conference caters to both practitioners and academics, providing a forum to exchange ideas and experiences on technology, methodology, applications, study cases, and practical experiences. Given this unique desire, two types of paper submissions are offered:

  • Research papers: Manuscripts addressing novel ideas, theoretical issues, technology, methodology, or detailed studies. These academic-oriented papers will be peer reviewed and prioritized according to their contribution. Note: student papers should be submitted in this category and will be reviewed as such.
  • Case studies and practical experiences: Extended abstracts presenting practical ideas, lessons learned, and real-world achievements. These papers are typically 1-3 pages in length. Accepted authors have the option to publish a full 8-page paper. These abstracts are reviewed for relevance but not necessarily academic contribution. Submit Now!

Papers of both categories will be published in the proceedings and have an 8-page maximum. All papers and proposals must be submitted electronically to the IEEE-INCOSE-NDIA SSS 2020 Submission Portal: Tutorials (1/2 day) are encouraged; please add TUTORIAL to your paper title. Student papers are also encouraged. Best Paper awards provided for regular as well as student papers.