Applied Research Competition | CSAW

In the Applied Research Competition, students are invited to enter the running for the CSAW Best Paper Award.

Eligible submissions include any paper published between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016, on any topic related to the application of security technology, the implementation of security systems, or lessons learned. 

Accepted papers are presented by one of the authors in poster-format during the CSAW research poster session on-site in New York, Abu Dhabi and India, where industry experts evaluate the originality, relevance and accuracy of their work. 

With eligibility limited to previously published papers, this competition has a reputation for drawing some of the best doctoral security research worldwide.

Updated: Finalists announced by October 11  on OCTOBER 14

Submission phase closed on September 30 11:59PM EST

Finals onsite at CSAW November 10-12


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1st place team $1,000
2nd place team $750
3rd place team $500


Students, alumni and faculty: the brains behind Research.

Submission guide and FAQ for the Applied Research Competition.

The judges who will weigh in on the finalist papers.

The preliminary judges who contributed in selecting the finalist papers.