ACM SIGSAC announces the continuation of its annual ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy. The eleventh conference will be held virtually.

On its 8th gathering, the CODASPY community finally reached a consensus on the pronunciation of the conference acronym. It's officially called /ˌkəʊdəˈspaɪ/ or [koh-də-spy].


CODASPY 2021 will be a virtual event. However, should COVID-19 circumstances allow, the conference will include an in-person optional component in the USA. Participation in the in-person component will be entirely at authors' and attendees' discretion. All authors of accepted papers will have the option to present and participate virtually.

  • Call for papers
  • Call for posters
  • Call for workshop proposals
  • Abstract submission deadline: September 24 October 4, 2020, 23:59 anywhere in the world
  • Research paper submission deadline: October 1 October 11, 2020, 23:59 anywhere in the world
  • Dataset/tool paper deadline: October 1 October 11, 2020, 23:59 anywhere in the world
  • Rebuttal phase: November 28 - December 3 December 7 - 11, 2020
  • Notification to authors: December 11 December 21, 2020
  • All the deadlines are firm.

With rapid global penetration of the Internet and smart phones and the resulting productivity and social gains, the world is becoming increasingly dependent on its cyber infrastructure. Criminals, spies and predators of all kinds have learned to exploit this landscape much quicker than defenders have advanced in their technologies. Security and Privacy has become an essential concern of applications and systems throughout their lifecycle. Security concerns have rapidly moved up the software stack as the Internet and web have matured. The security, privacy, functionality, cost and usability tradeoffs necessary in any practical system can only be effectively achieved at the data and application layers. This conference provides a dedicated venue for high-quality research in this arena, and seeks to foster a community with this focus in cyber security.

CODASPY will follow the ACM Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities. Please familiarize yourself with ACM Policy Against Harassment and guide to Reporting Unacceptable Behavior.