Top Cyber Security Conferences Ranking (2017) [by year]



Here we first define the Conference Impact Factor (CIF) as follows:

        CIF = 1 / (AR+PR+CR), where

AR = No. accepted papers / No. of submissions

PR = No. accepted papers / No. of registered participants

CR = No. accepted papers / No. of citations (¡Ö 5 / h5-median)


Below is a CIF-based ranking of top cyber security conferences, for informal reference only. The CR data is from Google Scholar (h5-median). The ranking will be adjusted once a year. There is no intention to rank all cyber security conferences due to limited resources. However, if a conference that could be ranked above the last one in the list is missing, please let me know (with the supporting data of at least past 5 years). Small conferences (with less than 20 accepted papers or 60 participants on average) are excluded.

 

 

Conference

CIF (2017)

AR (2008-2017)

PR (2008-2017)

CR (2017)

1.       IEEE S&P

3.79

12.6%    = 41.1 / 326

9.2%      = 41.1 / 448.9

4.6%     (109)

2.       Usenix Sec

3.21

16.2%    = 49.6 / 306

9.6%      = 49.6 / 517.9

5.4%     (93)

3.       ACM CCS

2.58

18%       = 93.9 / 520.9

16.1%    = 93.9 / 584.7

4.6%     (109)

4.       Eurocrypt

2.55

21.8%    = 43.4 / 199.5

11.4%    = 43.4 / 379.5

6%        (84)

5.       NDSS

2.41

16.8%    = 42 / 250.1

19.8%    = 42 / 212

4.9%     (102)

6.       Crypto

2.39

22.7%    =  53.6 / 236

13.5%    = 53.6 / 396.2

5.6%     (90)

7.       CHES

2.31

24.2%    = 30.7 / 126.7

8.7%      = 30.7 / 354.4

10.4%   (48)

8.       ACSAC

1.99

20.1%    = 43.2 / 214.8

18.6%    = 43.2 / 232.7

11.6%   (43)

9.       Asiacrypt

1.98

20%       = 49.8 / 248.9

21.1%    = 49.8 / 236.3

9.4%     (53)

10.    RAID

1.73

25.7%    = 21.3 / 82.9

17.9%    = 21.3 / 119

14.3%   (35)

11.    IEEE/IFIP DSN

1.66

23.1%    = 54.7 / 236.7

25%       = 54.7 / 218.6

12.2%   (41)

12.    FC

1.64

27.1%    = 29.7 / 109.6

26.1%    = 29.7 / 113.6

7.6%     (66)

13.    FSE

1.63

31.9%    = 28.6 / 89.6

18.7%    = 28.6 / 153.2

10.9%   (46)

14.    PKC

1.57

25.6%    = 32.8 / 128.1

28.5%    = 32.8 / 115.2

9.6%     (52)

15.    ESORICS

1.52

20.2%    = 48.1 / 238.4

34%       = 48.1 / 141.5

11.6%   (43)

16.    ACM WiSec

1.44

27.4%    = 23.5 / 85.7

29.6%    = 23.5 / 79.3

12.5%   (40)

17.    ACNS

1.44

20.4%    = 32.8 / 160.9

36%       = 32.8 / 91

13.2%   (38)

18.    IEEE CSF

1.35

28.4%    = 25.8 / 91

27.9%    = 25.8 / 92.6

17.9%   (28)

19.    ACM AsiaCCS

1.34

23.8%    = 55.3 / 232

41.3%    = 55.3 / 133.9

9.8%     (51)

20.    TCC

1.33

34.5%    = 39.6 / 114.8

32.5%    = 39.6 / 121.9

8.3%     (60)

¡¤         PETS

 

23%       = 22.9 / 99.5

16.8%    = 22.9 / 136.7

?

¡¤         CT-RSA

 

29%       = 25.9 / 89.6

28.1%    = 25.9 / 92.2

?

 

 

Other unranked regular cyber security conferences (128):  ACM-CODASPY, ACM-CPSS, ACM-SACMAT, ACM-SAC/Sec, ACISP, Africacrypt, AISC, AReS, ATC, CANS, CBC, CECC, CIS, CISIS, COSADE, CRiSIS, CRITIS, CSS, DFRWS, DIMVA, DPM, EC2ND, ECC, ECCWS, EDCC, ESCAR, ESSoS, EuroSec, FDTC, FPS, GameSec, HAISA, IAS, ICDF2C, ICICS, ICIMP, ICISC, ICISS, ICISSP, ICITS, ICITST, ICS-CSR, IEEE-CNS, IEEE-DSC, IEEE-EuroS&P, IEEE-HASE, IEEE-HOST, IEEE-HST, IEEE-ISI, IEEE-Malware, IEEE-PAC, IEEE-PASSAT, IEEE-PRDC, IEEE-QRS, IEEE-SecDev, IEEE-SESOC, IEEE-TrustCom, IFIP-CIP, IFIP-CMS, IFIP-DBSec, IFIP-DF, IFIP-IDMAN, IFIP-NTMS, IFIP-Sec, IFIP-TM, IH, IMACC, Indocrypt, Inscrypt, ISA, ISARCS, ISC, ISCISC, ISCTurkey, ISPEC, IWDW, IWSEC, Latincrypt, LightSec, Malware, MIST, NordSec, NPSec, NSPW, NSS, Pairing, Passwords, POST, PQCrypto, PRISMS, ProvSec, PSD, PST, QCrypt, RFIDsec, RSSR, SAFECOMP, SAC, SAM, SCIS, SCN, SECITC, SECRYPT, SecTech, SecureComm, SecurIT, SecurWare, SIN, SNDS, SOUPS, SPACE, SPW, SRDS, SSR, SSS, STM, SVI, TRUST, TrustBus, VizSec, WCC, WDFIA, WEIS, WESS, WIFS, WISA, WISTP, YACC, ....

 

 

Statistics:  Year [No. of submissions ¨C No. of all accepted papers in proceedings ¨C No. of registered participants ¨C h5-median]

 

Conference

Statistics

1.     IEEE S&P

      (1980 -)

2003 [131-19-195]            2004 [186-19-201]           2005 [192-17-196]         2006 [251-32-252]         2007 [246-29-248]

2008 [249-28-292]            2009 [254-26-272]           2010 [267-31-350]         2011 [306-34-472]         2012 [307-40-459]

2013 [315-38-480]            2014 [330-44-485]           2015 [402-55-571]         2016 [411-55-512]         2017 [419-60-590-109]

2018 [549-63-591-129]

2.     Usenix Sec

      (1990 -)

2006 [179-22-415]            2007 [187-23-427]           2008 [170-27-428]         2009 [176-26-416]         2010 [202-30-371]

2011 [204-35-552]            2012 [222-43-489]           2013 [277-44-519]         2014 [350-67-524]         2015 [426-67-623]

2016 [463-72-581]            2017 [572-85-676-93]      2018 [520-100-799-106]

3.     ACM CCS

      (1993 -)

2007 [302-55-400]            2008 [280-51-400]           2009 [315-58-520]         2010 [320-55-498]         2011 [429-60-530]

2012 [423-80-458]            2013 [530-105-700]         2014 [585-114-611]       2015 [660-128-410]       2016 [831-137-867]

2017 [836-151-853-109]   2018 [15-19/10-128]

4.     Eurocrypt

      (1982 -)

2006 [198-33-412]            2007 [173-33-394]           2008 [163-31-413]         2009 [148-33-447]         2010 [191-33-389]

2011 [167-31-299]            2012 [195-41-404]           2013 [202-41-340]         2014 [197-38-327]         2015 [194-57-322]

2016 [274-62-363]            2017 [264-67-491-84]      2018 [294-69-379-91]

5.     NDSS

      (1993 -)

2007 [125-18-65]              2008 [118-21-108]           2009 [171-20-98]           2010 [156-24-135]         2011 [139-28-144]

2012 [258-46-211]            2013 [250-47-220]           2014 [295-55-264]         2015 [302-51-264]         2016 [389-60-364]

2017 [423-68-312-102]     2018 [340-71-419-103]

6.     Crypto

      (1981 -)

2006 [220-34-404]            2007 [186-33-378]           2008 [184-32-350]         2009 [213-38-366]         2010 [203-39-450]

2011 [230-42-412]            2012 [225-48-350]           2013 [227-61-440]         2014 [227-60-379]         2015 [266-74-327]

2016 [274-70-450]            2017 [311-72-438-90]      2018 [351-79-641-84]

7.     CHES

      (1999 -)

2000 [51-25-168]              2001 [66-31-214]             2002 [101-39-179]         2003 [111-32-233]         2004 [125-32-189]

2005 [108-32-234]            2006 [112-32-250]           2007 [99-31-268]           2008 [107-27-252]         2009 [148-29-312]

2010 [108-30-361]            2011 [119-32-316]           2012 [120-32-410]         2013 [132-27-372]         2014 [127-33-362]

2015 [128-34-435]            2016 [148-30-383]           2017 [130-33-341-48]    2018 [164-47-592-55]

8.     ACSAC

      (1985 -)

2000 [100-42-228]            2001 [119-38-183]           2002 [102-33-215]         2003 [119-36-202]         2004 [135-35-186]

2005 [197-45-218]            2006 [132-40-217]           2007 [191-41-209]         2008 [173-42-163]         2009 [224-44-218]

2010 [227-39-274]            2011 [195-39-270]           2012 [231-44-275]         2013 [171-34-228]         2014 [236-47-218]

2015 [193-47-250]            2016 [232-48-235]           2017 [266-48-196-43]    2018 [3-7/12-45]

9.     Asiacrypt

      (1991 -)

2006 [303-30-180]            2007 [223-33-214]           2008 [208-33-190]         2009 [300-41-303]         2010 [216-35-222]

2011 [266-40-265]            2012 [241-43-325]           2013 [269-54-174]         2014 [255-55-164]         2015 [251-64-209]

2016 [240-67-256]            2017 [243-66-255-53]      2018 [2-6/12-51]

10.  RAID

      (1998 -)

2006 [93-16-90]                2007 [100-18-74]             2008 [80-20-160]           2009 [59-17-120]           2010 [102-24-175]

2011 [87-20-120]              2012 [84-18-78]               2013 [95-22-70]             2014 [113-22-120]         2015 [119-28-146]

2016 [85-21-136]              2017 [105-21-65-35]        2018 [145-32-124-34]

11.  IEEE/IFIP DSN

      (1971 -)

2004 [377-88-357]            2005 [361-82-350]           2006 [287-57-285]         2007 [307-75-290]         2008 [236-58-230]

2009 [259-57-269]            2010 [273-65-260]           2011 [254-52-240]         2012 [236-51-238]         2013 [220-46-190]

2014 [181-56-190]            2015 [229-50-160]           2016 [259-58-260]         2017 [220-54-149-41]    2018 [228-62-???-44]

12.  FC

      (1997 -)

2006 [64-25-75]                2007 [85-17-65]               2008 [86-26-61]             2009 [91-21-46]             2010 [130-34-107]

2011 [65-26-110]              2012 [88-29-105]             2013 [125-31-99]           2014 [138-31-103]         2015 [102-33-135]

2016 [139-36-150]            2017 [133-30-220-66]      2018 [109-29-179-74]

13.  FSE

      (1993 -)

2006 [100-27-162]            2007 [104-28-160]           2008 [72-26-200]           2009 [76-24-200]           2010 [67-26-108]

2011 [106-22-153]            2012 [89-24-145]             2013 [100-31-143]         2014 [99-31-156]           2015 [71-28-140]

2016 [91-29-151]              2017 [125-45-136-46]      2018 [148-48-160-46]

14.  PKC

      (1998 -)

2004 [106-32-67]              2005 [126-28-91]             2006 [124-34-108]         2007 [118-29-77]           2008 [71-30-110]

2009 [112-28-79]              2010 [145-29-162]           2011 [103-28-86]           2012 [188-41-125]         2013 [96-28-116]

2014 [145-38-114]            2015 [118-36-144]           2016 [143-34-100]         2017 [160-36-117-52]    2018 [186-49-94-52]

15.  ESORICS

      (1990 -)

2006 [160-32-70]              2007 [164-39-95]             2008 [168-37-110]         2009 [220-42-147]         2010 [201-42-104]

2011 [155-36-128]            2012 [248-50-140]           2013 [242-43-121]         2014 [234-58-116]         2015 [293-59-242]

2016 [285-60-125]            2017 [338-54-182-43]      2018 [283-56-158-47]

16.  ACM WiSec

      (2008 -)

2008 [96-26-83]                2009 [107-28-85]             2010 [99-21-70]             2011 [87-19-77]             2012 [63-17-61]

2013 [70-26-64]                2014 [96-25-92]               2015 [83-25-83]             2016 [71-20-78]             2017 [85-28-100-40]

2018 [78-28-75-34]

17.  ACNS

      (2003 -)

2003 [191-32-100]            2004 [297-36-150]           2005 [158-35-100]        2006 [218-33-100]          2007 [260-31-60]

2008 [131-30-80]              2009 [150-32-100]           2010 [178-32-90]          2011 [172-31-90]            2012 [192-33-120]

2013 [150-35-80]              2014 [147-33-70]             2015 [157-33-80]          2016 [183-35-90]            2017 [149-34-110-38]

2018 [173-36-120-35]

18.  IEEE CSF

      (1988 -)

2006 [102-25-89]              2007 [101-25-82]             2008 [115-21-97]          2009 [93-22-91]              2010 [81-23-105]

2011 [81-21-90]                2012 [101-25-104]           2013 [73-19-73]            2014 [83-29-91]              2015 [102-35-103]

2016 [87-31-90]                2017 [94-32-82-28]          2018 [72-25-111-29]

19.  ACM AsiaCCS

      (2006 -)

2007 [180-53-144]            2008 [182-41-87]             2009 [147-40-45]          2010 [166-38-60]            2011 [217-59-99]

2012 [159-49-61]              2013 [216-62-112]           2014 [255-50-176]        2015 [269-62-186]          2016 [350-81-193]

2017 [359-71-320-51]       2018 [310-62-308-52]

20.  TCC

      (2004 -)

2006 [91-31-145]              2007 [118-31-154]           2008 [81-33-133]          2009 [109-33-110]          2010 [100-33-117]

2011 [108-35-108]            2012 [131-36-110]           2013 [98-36-156]          2014 [90-30-114]            2015 [137-52-154]

2016A [112-45-128]          2016B [113-45-102]        2017 [150-51-120-60]   2018 [11-14/11-63]

¡¤      PETS

      (2000 -)

2006 [91-24-86]                2007 [84-16-114]             2008 [48-13-107]          2009 [44-14-87]              2010 [57-16-110]

2011 [61-15-126]              2012 [72-16-120]             2013 [69-13-131]          2014 [86-16-158]            2015 [113-23-140]

2016 [214-51-240]            2017 [231-52-148]

¡¤      CT-RSA

(2001 -)

2006 [72-22-170]              2007 [73-25-150]             2008 [95-26-91]            2009 [93-31-87]              2010 [94-25-71]

2011 [82-24-115]              2012 [113-26-105]           2013 [89-25-108]          2014 [66-25-30]              2015 [111-26-94]

2016 [76-26-98]                2017 [77-25-123]

(No. of participants refers to those present in the first session.)

 

 

Acknowledgments to the following people for their information and comments: Michel Abdalla, Masayuki Abe, Carlisle Adams, Pedro Adao, Gail-Joon Ahn, Magnus Almgren, Basel Alomair, Yair Amir, Elena Andreeva, Ioannis Askoxylakis, Joonsang Baek, Saurabh Bagchi, Roberto Baldoni, Davide Balzarotti, Feng Bao, David Basin, Lejla Batina, Lynn Batten, Mihir Bellare, Hinde ten Berge, Alex Biryukov, Rainer Bohme, Alexandra Boldyreva, Herbert Bos, Colin Boyd, Serdar Boztas, Mike Burmester, Kevin Butler, Levente Buttyan, Jan Camenisch, Ran Canetti, Anne Canteaut, Alvaro Cardenas, Lorenzo Cavallaro, Ee-Chien Chang, Yan Chen, Chen-Mou Cheng, Stephen Chong, Sherman Chow, Cheng-Kang Chu, Carlos Cid, Mauro Conti, Kevin Craemer, Cas Cremers, Bruno Crispo, Robert Cunningham, Frederic Cuppens, Ricardo Dahab, Anupam Datta, Ed Dawson, Huseyin Demirci, Robert Deng, Roberto Di Pietro, Claudia Diaz, Sven Dietrich, Yevgeniy Dodis, Dulce Domingos, Orr Dunkelman, Stefan Dziembowski, Úlfar Erlingsson, Hannes Federrath, Ulrich Flegel, Riccardo Focardi, Ernest Foo, Arthur Friedman, Steven Galbraith, Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Paolo Gasti, Carrie Gates, Maciej Gebala, Barbara Geiser, Rosario Gennaro, Britta Glade, Ian Goldberg, Philippe Golle, Dieter Gollmann, Rachel Greenstadt, Guofei Gu, Jian Guo, D.J. Guan, Yong Guan, Andrew Gustafson, Shai Halevi, Goichiro Hanaoka, Helena Handschuh, Elizabeth Hansford, Hilary Hartman, Galit Herzberg, Rafael Hirschfeld, Martin Hirt, Matthias Hollick, Seokhie Hong, Jessica Horst, Lucas Hui, Sotiris Ioannidis, Tetsu Iwata, Michael Jacobson, Abhishek Jain, Jill Jermyn, Mohamed Kaaniche, Youki Kadobayashi, Apu Kapadia, Sokratis Katsikas, Liam Keliher, Angelos Keromytis, Aggelos Kiayias, Howon Kim, Hyoung-Joong Kim, Jongsung Kim, Seungjoo Kim, Lars Knudsen, Cetin Kaya Koc, Steve Kremer, Stephan Krenn, Jin Kwak, Xuejia Lai, Subhash Lakshminarayana, Brian LaMacchia, Susan Langford, Loukas Lazos, Gregor Leander, Hui Li, Jason Li, Dongdai Lin, Ulf Lindqvist, Helger Lipmaa, Petr Lisonek, Joseph Liu, Peng Liu, Michael Locasto, Javier Lopez, Yvonne Lopez, Wenjing Lou, Michael Lyu, Federico Maggi, Subhamoy Maitra, Tal Malkin, Eliane Martins, Masahiro Mambo, Stefan Mangard, Mark Manulis, Fabio Martinelli, Ivan Martinovic, Frederic Massicotte, Alexander May, Ludovic Me, Weizhi Meng, Daniele Micciancio, Ali Miri, Michael Mislove, Atsuko Miyaji, Steve Myers, Gergely Nagy, Svetla Nikova, Peng Ning, Urszula Nowostawska, Karen O¡¯Donoghue, Eiji Okamoto, Carles Padro, Panagiotis Papadimitratos, Bryan Parno, Andras Pataricza, Charles Payne, Sean Peisert, Philippos Peleties, Rene Peralta, Adrian Perrig, Thomas Peyrin, Andreas Pfitzmann, Raphael Phan, Josef Pieprzyk, Krzysztof Pietrzak, Michalis Polychronakis, Joachim Posegga, Yvonne Poul, Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Tal Rabin, Indrajit Ray, Kyung-Hyune Rhee, Carlos Rieder, Thomas Ristenpart, William Robertson, Matt Robshaw, Steven Rome, Ulrich Ruhrmair, Ahmad-Reza Sadegh, Rei Safavi-Naini, Pierangela Samarati, Bruce Schneier, Stephen Schwab, Ashley Schwed, Greg Shannon, Thomas Shrimpton, Ozgur Sinanoglu, Radu Sion, Nigel Smart, Robin Sommer, Miguel Soriano, Graham Steel, Marc Stevens, Patrick Stewin, Salvatore Stolfo, Scott Stoller, Willy Susilo, Tsuyoshi Takagi, David Taylor, Sarah TerHune, Emily Thomas, Dan Thomsen, Derron Thweatt, Sandra Toms-LaPedis, Carmela Troncoso, Gene Tsudik, Serge Vaudenay, Saartje Verheyen, Luca Vigano, Giovanni Vigna, Christian Wachsmann, David Wagner, Ariel Waissbein, Rhonda Walls, Guilin Wang, Xiaofeng Wang, Terry Weigler, Edgar Weippl, Susanne Wetzel, Duncan Wong, Huapeng Wu, Yiqun Lisa Yin, Amr Youssef, Ting Yu, Moti Yung, Robert Zakon, Fan Zhang, Rui Zhang, Sencun Zhu.

 

 

 

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