How to Submit a Paper + FAQ

What papers will be considered for the Applied Research Competition?

Eligible submissions include papers published between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017, related to the design, application, or implementation of security technologies.

Additionally, at least one of the authors must have been a student enrolled at a university located in one of the following regions (below) at the time the paper was published. If a student author has since graduated, the paper is still eligible for submission. (Please see region definitions below > "What "track" do I select in EasyChair?):

  • Europe
  • India
  • Middle East North Africa (MENA)
  • North America

Typically, students are in doctoral programs, but students studying in a master’s or undergraduate program are also encouraged to apply.

How do I submit a paper?

Papers are accepted through a central EasyChair account. First time users will be asked to create an EasyChair account.

Please submit your paper as a PDF file. Papers will be accepted in the original format or template that was required by the publisher/conference, which may include a DOI#, copyright information, etc. Alternatively, authors can decide to remove this information before submitting to EasyChair.

Follow this link to submit your paper via EasyChair.

What “Track” do I select in EasyChair?

When submitting a paper in EasyChair, please select your track based on the region or country where your university is located, as defined below:

CSAW Europe: for any student author enrolled at a university in the European Union, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, or Armenia.

CSAW India: for any student author enrolled at a university within India.

CSAW MENA: for any student author enrolled at a university in one of the following countries: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Georgia, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. 

CSAW North America: for any student author enrolled at a university within the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Multiple University Affiliations

Should your published paper have more than one university affiliation, please select the Track based on the university affiliation of the student author (typically the first student author) who will likely present at Finals if selected during the preliminary review round.

What is the deadline to submit a paper?

Submissions will be accepted from Monday June 5, 2017 through 3:59 UTC Saturday, September 9.

*** Submission Extensions ***

Europe: 23:59 CET September 15, 2017 > 23:59 CET September 20, 2017

India: 23:59 IST September 15, 2017  > 23:59 IST September 26, 2017

MENA: 23:59 GST September 15, 2017 > 23:59 GST September 26, 2017

What happens after I submit a paper?

After the submission phase closes, papers are reviewed and assessed by practitioners, academics, and industry experts. For each of the five regions, the strongest papers will be identified, and finalists — typically, the first student author of the paper — will be invited to compete on-site.

When will finalists be notified that they are eligible to compete for the “Best Paper Award” at CSAW’17?

Finalists — typically, the first student author of the paper — will be notified via email by October 6, 2017.

My paper has multiple authors and a P.I. Are we all invited to compete on-site at Finals in November?

No. Only one student author of the paper — typically the first — will be invited to represent their/her/his team at CSAW competitions. However, all authors will be listed as finalists in the CSAW program.

When is the Final Competition?

November 9 — 11, 2017

Where is the Final Competition?

CSAW'17 Finals will be hosted concurrently at the following locations from November 9 — 11, 2017:

CSAW Europe: Grenoble INP-Esisar (Valence, France)

CSAW India: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (Kalyanpur, Kanpur, India)

CSAW MENA: NYU Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

CSAW North America: NYU Tandon School of Engineering (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

At which international CSAW location will finalists compete during November 9 — 11, 2017?

Participation in CSAW Finals is contingent upon competitors' ability to enter the given country where CSAW is being hosted.

The location where finalists compete is based on the finalists’ university affiliation as follows:

  • Finalists from universities in Europe will compete at Grenoble INP-Esisar (Valence, France)
  • Finalists from universities in India will compete at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Kanpur, India)
  • Finalists from universities in the MENA Region will compete at NYU Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Finalists from universities in North America will compete at NYU Tandon School of Engineering (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Competitions run concurrently, and a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner is identified for each region.

How are papers presented at Finals?

Papers are presented in a poster session to a panel of judges. Judges typically hold senior management or high-level research positions within the security industry.

What prizes are awarded to the top teams at Finals?

Prizes vary by region. Please check the CSAW website for details.

What costs are covered for Finalists during CSAW?

Typically, transportation and lodging (hotel or residence hall) are covered, and meals are provided. Students will be informed of all specific costs covered when they are invited to finals.

Whom should I contact if I have further questions?

Please direct your inquiries as follows:

CSAW Europe > csaw-europe@esisar.grenoble-inp.fr

CSAW India > asan@cse.iitk.ac.in

CSAW MENA > nyuad.ccsad@nyu.edu

CSAW North America > csaw.research@nyu.edu

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