I have already read the post of best security conferences, but am not able to find any academic security conferences, even through Microsoft Academic Search.

I admit this question is quite localized, but still hope to find an answer. Any list, source (of both security specific and general computing) will be greatly appreciated. In addition please describe how you learned about this conference or list

I will be collecting the answers in a unified Google Spreadsheet for community use.

  • Changed to community wiki – Rory Alsop Apr 2 '11 at 20:54
  • Are you looking for conferences that do peer review and publish proceedings? Or just a generally academic focus? – nealmcb Apr 3 '11 at 0:41
  • What are you looking for? Are you really looking for an academic conference in any aspect of computer security whatsoever, as long as it is in the UK? I'm not sure that's going to make sense, but if that's what you want, we can try to help. – D.W. Apr 3 '11 at 2:53
  • @nealmcb, the former. – user1221 Apr 3 '11 at 6:18
  • @D.W. Yes, that is what I want.... – user1221 Apr 3 '11 at 6:18

SECURECOMM 2011 will be in London in September 2011.


The Workshop on Information Systems Security Engineering (WISSE'11) will be held in London in June 2011. I have no prior experience with this workshop and I have no clue about whether it is a quality venue that's worth your time.


Update - for an academic, these will be appropriate:

B-Sides London this month - some commercial, but a lot of research, both theoretical and applied

DC-4420 regular meetings - not commercial

Scottish Centre of Excellence for Security and Cybercrime Symposium - hosted by universities and trying to bridge the gap between academics and industry

  • I am not looking for commercial conferences. I am looking for academical ones.... – user1221 Apr 2 '11 at 16:23
  • @Dante - hopefully that update is useful – Rory Alsop Apr 2 '11 at 19:11
  • to be honest, I do not consider any of these to be academic conferences. One good tip-off: they don't have a "call for papers", requesting submission of papers that will then be peer reviewed and presented at the conference. – D.W. Apr 3 '11 at 3:04
  • @DW - ahhh, hadn't realised. The CoE is very academic though I don't think papers get peer reviewed. – Rory Alsop Apr 3 '11 at 10:20

There's a Cyber Forensics Conference, hosted by the University of Strathclyde scheduled for June in Glasgow

  • have you got links for the Ruby conf and the Bletchley one, or are they too commercial? – Rory Alsop Apr 2 '11 at 20:56
  • Would you mind to share how you are aware of that conference? – user1221 Apr 3 '11 at 6:29
  • @RoryAlsop, yeah I guess they're a bit commercial for this one... – Rory McCune Apr 3 '11 at 10:45
  • @DanteJiang I'm on the conference committee :) – Rory McCune Apr 3 '11 at 10:46

The Security Protocols Workshop tends to be held in Cambridge, UK each year.

  • Actually, this is the only conference occurred to me when I pressed post your question. But this conference is by invitation as far as I am concerned. – user1221 Apr 3 '11 at 6:31

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