CSET was traditionally sponsored by USENIX. In 2020, USENIX Association decided to discontinue their support of all workshops (including CSET) due to pandemic effects on USENIX financial revenue. We are committed to continuing the CSET Workshop independently for 2021 and hope that we may rejoin USENIX in the future. We plan to hold the workshop virtually at the time when it would originally have been held—on Monday, August 9, preceding USENIX Security Symposium 2021. Proceedings will be published through ACM Digital Library.
What is CSET all about? For 13 years, the Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET) has been an important and lively space for presenting research on and discussing “meta” cybersecurity topics related to reliability, validity, reproducibility, transferability, ethics, and scalability—in practice, in research, and in education. Submissions are particularly encouraged to employ a scientific approach to cybersecurity and/or demonstrably grow community resources.
For CSET '21, we solicit exciting work across a broad range of areas relevant to security and privacy. A list of topics of interest (broadly interpreted):
CSET 2021 proceedings will be published through ACM Digital Library.
CSET is focused on advancing the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice in cybersecurity in practice, research, and education. Authors are strongly encouraged to share artifacts whenever possible in order to enable transparency (e.g., analysis or validation) and to facilitate the accumulation of resources for the cybersecurity community. Sharing will be taken into account by reviewers; however, it is not a requirement for acceptance. If the research presented in a paper produced research artifacts (e.g., code, data), authors should include in the paper an artifact-sharing statement describing whether some or all of the artifacts will be made available to the community, and if so, how they will be shared (e.g., web site). This statement should be present during both submission and in the final version of the paper.
Page length limits vary by the type of submission:
Submissions should use (2-column) ACM proceedings templates. The page length limits include the space allowed for all tables and figures. References and appendices are excluded from page limits, however reviewers are not required to view the appendices when evaluating submissions.
During the submission process, authors will be asked to categorize their submission as either a research paper, position paper, experience paper, preliminary work paper, or extended work paper. While reviewers can see this categorization, the review process for all submission types will be identical. For all submissions, the program committee will give greater weight to papers that lend themselves to interactive discussion among workshop attendees.
The review process will be double-blind; all submissions should be anonymized so as not to reveal the authors’ names or affiliations during the review process.
Submissions that have potential ethical implications must include a section on ethics. Any submission that introduces research or results related to human subjects (including their data) must include a statement on its review by the appropriate institutional review boards.
Please refer to the ACM’s list of charged terminology and use alternatives in your submissions.
All anonymized papers must be submitted in PDF format via the submission system https://cset21.hotcrp.com/. Please do not email submissions.
At least one author from every accepted paper must register for the workshop and present the paper. Fraud and dishonesty are prohibited, including: simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, and plagiarism. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered.
Please see the Committees page.