JAWS 2019 Cf(s)P

JAWS 2019 Call for (seminar) Papers

Since 2015 and the later re-boot in 2017 under the epic name JAWS, the seminar on advanced topics in Web security has been the premier forum for UdS+CISPA's young, wanna-be researchers, presenting and discussing the latest developments in Web security. We solicit previously unpublished seminar papers offering novel insights, challenges, and directions in any aspect of topics covered during the seminar. Papers may present recent advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of secure web applications.

As in past years, we solicit systematization of knowledge (SoK) papers that evaluate, systematize, and contextualize existing knowledge, as such papers can provide a high value to our community. Suitable papers are those that provide an important new viewpoint on an established, major research area, support or challenge long-held beliefs in such an area with compelling evidence, or present a convincing, comprehensive new taxonomy of such an area.


Important Dates

All students registered as seminar students MUST submit the seminar paper. 

  • Paper draft submission: 13/02/202, 23:59 local time (Firm). Please note that a draft MUST already be in an acceptable state and is not meant to have your advisors lay out the paper for you.
  • Final paper submission: 27/02/2020, 23:59 local time (Firm)

Students who would like early feedback on the paper structure (and paper structure only) are encouraged to contact their advisors (see list of advisors-topics below).


Instructions for Authors

All submissions must be original work; the submitter must clearly document any overlap with previously published or simultaneously submitted papers from the author. Failure to point out and explain overlap will be grounds for rejection. 

Single-Blind Submission

Papers MUST include author names.

Human Subjects and Ethical Considerations

[Drawn from the USENIX Security 2016 CFP]

Submissions that describe experiments on human subjects, that analyze data derived from human subjects (even anonymized data), or that otherwise may put humans at risk should:

  1. Disclose whether the research received an approval or waiver from each of the authors' institutional ethics review boards (IRB) if applicable.
  2. Discuss steps taken to ensure that participants and others who might have been affected by an experiment were treated ethically and with respect.

If the submission deals with vulnerabilities (e.g., software vulnerabilities in a given program or design weaknesses in a hardware system), the authors need to discuss in detail the steps they have taken or plan to take to address these vulnerabilities (e.g., by disclosing vulnerabilities to the vendors). The same applies if the submission deals with personal identifiable information (PII) or other kinds of sensitive data. If a paper raises significant ethical and legal concerns, it might be rejected based on these concerns.

Page Limit and Formatting

Submitted papers may include up to 8 pages, including well-marked references and appendices. Reviewers are not required to read appendices.

Papers must be formatted for A4 size paper. The text must be formatted in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 9.5 in. tall and 3.5 in. wide. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 11-point or larger line spacing. Authors are encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings templates. LaTeX submissions should use IEEEtran.cls version 1.8b. All submissions will be automatically checked for conformance to these requirements. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements are grounds for rejection without review.

We suggest authors to use the template shared by the PC on the CMS here: https://cms.cispa.saarland/jaws1920/dl/2/Seminar_paper_template_and_example.zip


Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should pay special attention to unusual fonts, images, and figures that might create problems for reviewers. Your document should render correctly in Adobe Reader 9 and when printed in black and white.

Submission Server

Papers must be submitted using our CMS.


Program Committee

PC Chairs

Dr. Giancarlo Pellegrino
Dr.-Ing. Ben Stock

PC Members (a.k.a. Advisors)

Dr. Francis Somé (MOBWEB, FP)
Marius Steffens (XSS, ARCHIVE)
Giada Stivala (SSO, VULN. SCANNER)
Aurore Fass (JS)
Soheil Khodayari (XSLEAKS)
Sebastian Roth (TBD)

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