Top Cyber Security Conferences Ranking (2020) [by year]



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

        CIF = 1 / (AR+PR+CR), where

AR = No. of accepted papers / No. of submissions

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

CR = No. of accepted papers / No. of citations ( 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 80 participants on average) are excluded.

 

 

Conference

CIF (2020)

AR (2011-2020)

PR (2011-2020)

CR (2020)

1.       IEEE S&P

4.05

12.7%    = 57.7 / 455.9

8.5%      = 57.7 / 678.2

3.5%     (142)

2.       Usenix Sec

3.14

16.5%    = 78.3 / 473.8

11.4%    = 78.3 / 686

3.9%     (129)

3.       ACM CCS

2.73

17.5%    = 117.9 / 675.1

15.5%    = 117.9 / 759.5

3.6%     (140)

4.       Eurocrypt

2.49

22.6%    = 56.3 / 248.9

11.9%    = 56.3 / 472.3

5.6%     (89)

5.       NDSS

2.43

17.4%    = 60.3 / 347.2

19.2%    = 60.3 / 313.5

4.5%     (111)

6.       Crypto

2.39

23.5%    = 67.2 / 286

12.7%    = 67.2 / 527.8

5.7%     (87)

7.       ACSAC

1.97

20.8%    = 49.7 / 239.1

19.1%    = 49.7 / 260.8

10.9%   (46)

8.       PETS

1.95

21.5%    = 36.6 / 170.3

20.7%    = 36.6 / 176.9

9.1%     (55)

9.       Asiacrypt

1.94

23.3%    = 61 / 262.2

20.0%    = 61 / 305.6

8.2%     (61)

10.    FC

1.81

25.8%    = 32 / 123.8

22.8%    = 32 / 140.5

6.8%     (74)

11.    RAID

1.73

24.7%    = 25.2 / 102

21.8%    = 25.2 / 115.5

11.4%   (44)

12.    ESORICS

1.63

19.9%    = 55.5 / 278.8

29.7%    = 55.5 / 186.6

11.6%   (43)

13.    PKC

1.55

25.2%    = 37.6 / 149.2

26.7%    = 37.6 / 140.8

12.8%   (39)

14.    ACM AsiaCCS

1.54

23.0%    = 62.1 / 270.1

32.9%    = 62.1 / 188.7

9.1%     (55)

15.    CT-RSA

1.49

30.0%    = 25.9 / 86.3

25.9%    = 25.9 / 100.1

11.1%   (45)

16.    ACM WiSec

1.47

30.0%    = 24.8 / 82.8

26.0%    = 24.8 / 95.4

12.2%   (41)

17.    FSE

1.46

31.1%    = 37 / 119

21.8%    = 37 / 170

15.6%   (32)

18.    IEEE CSF

1.44

30.6%    = 27.5 / 89.8

25.8%    = 27.5 / 106.5

13.2%   (38)

19.    ACNS

1.43

20.9%    = 34.5 / 164.8

31.1%    = 34.5 / 111

17.9%   (28)

20.    TCC

1.39

35.0%    = 45.9 / 131.3

28.4%    = 45.9 / 161.8

8.6%     (58)

 

 

Other unranked regular cyber security conferences (96):  ACM-CODASPY, ACM-CPSS, ACM-SACMAT, ACISP, Africacrypt, AReS, CANS, CBC, CECC, CHES, CISIS, COSADE, CRiSIS, CRITIS, DFRWS, DIMVA, DPM, ECC, EDCC, ESCAR, ESSoS, EuroSec, FDTC, FPS, GameSec, ICDF2C, ICICS, ICIMP, ICISC, ICISS, ICISSP, ICS-CSR, IEEE-CNS, IEEE-DASC, IEEE-DSC, IEEE-EuroS&P, IEEE-HASE, IEEE-HOST, IEEE-HST, IEEE-Malware, IEEE-PAC, IEEE-PRDC, IEEE-QRS, IEEE-SecDev, IEEE-TrustCom, IEEE/IFIP-DSN, IFIP-CIP, IFIP-DBSec, IFIP-DF, IFIP-HAISA, IFIP-NTMS, IFIP-Sec, IFIP-TM, IMACC, Indocrypt, Inscrypt, ISC, ISPEC, ITC, IWDW, IWSEC, Latincrypt, NordSec, NSPW, NSS, Pairing, PQCrypto, ProvSec, PSD, PST, QCrypt, RFIDsec, RWC, SAFECOMP, SAC, SAM, SCIS, SCN, SECITC, SECRYPT, SecureComm, SecurWare, SIN, SOUPS, SPACE, SPW, SRDS, SSS, TRUST, TrustBus, VizSec, WCC, WEIS, WISA, WISTP, YACC, ....

 

 

Statistics:  Year [No. of submissions 每 No. of all accepted papers in proceedings 每 No. of registered participants 每 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]      2019 [679-84-644-128]     2020 [841-104-1972v-142] 2021 [952-115-1330v-134] 2022 (22-26/05)

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]    2019 [729-113-926-116]    2020 [977-157-1171v-129]

2021 [1316-246-1087v-138]  2022 (10-12/08)

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 [809-134-803-128]    2019 [933-149-1224-123] 2020 [715-121-1239v-140] 2021 (14-19/11-hybrid)

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]        2019 [327-76-549-88]       2020 [375-81-1249v-89]

2021 [400-78-817h-81]       2022 (30/05-03/06)

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]      2019 [570-89-517-112]     2020 [506-88-420-111]      2021 [573-87-767v-114]

2022 (27/02-03/03)

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]        2019 [378-81-589-87]       2020 [371-85-1252v-87]

2021 [430-103-1008v-85]

7.     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 [299-60-199-45]        2019 [266-60-229-47]

2020 [302-70-279v-46]       2021 (06-10/12)

8.      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]             2018 [218-35-188-34]        2019 [300-67-247-49]        2020 [339-78-271v-55]

2021 [436-82-292v-?]         2022 (11-15/07)

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 [234-65-260-51]        2019 [307-71-356-59]       2020 [316-85-792v-61]

2021 (05-09/12)

10.    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]        2019 [178-39-159-74]       2020 [162-36-145-74]

2021 [223-54-291v-81]      2022 (14-18/02)

11.  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]       2019 [166-37-212-41]        2020 [121-31-84v-44]

2021 [138-32-73h-37]

12.  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]        2019 [344-67-235-44]       2020 [366-72-419v-43]

2021 [351-71-?v-51]

13.  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]

2019 [173-42-133-39]        2020 [180-44-380v-39]      2021 [156-52-306v-39]       2022 (07-11/03)

14.   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]        2019 [258-58-172-56]       2020 [308-67-260v-55]       2021 [370-70-290v-64]

2022 (30/05-03/06-hybrid) 2023 (05-09/06)

15.   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]               2018 [79-26-84-33]            2019 [75-28-168-40]         2020 [95-28-76-45]

2021 [100-27-220v-48]       2022 (07-10/02)

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

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]            2019 [91-30-150-38]          2020 [104-30-174v-41]      2021 [121-34-151v-38]       2022 (16-19/05)

17.  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]        2019 [142-36-170-24]       2020 [219-76-346v-32]

2021 [canceled]                 2022 (20-25/03)

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]          2019 [89-30-95-32]           2020 [116-28-226v-38]

2021 [172-43-149v-49]       2022 (07-10/08)

19.  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]        2019 [111-29-90-27]          2020 [214-46-260v-28]      2021 [186-37-520v-32]       2022 (20-23/06)

2023 (19-22/06)

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 [168-50-100-63]        2019 [147-43-143-56]

2020 [167-71-491v-58]       2021 (08-11/11)

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]        2019 [181-42-394-58]

2020 [196-60-607v-?]         2021 [??-??-533v-66]        2022 (?-?/09)

IEEE Euro S&P

      (2016 -)

2016 [169-29-150]             2017 [194-38-250]             2018 [144-33-?]                 2019 [210-42-178-54]        2020 [187-39-362v-74]

2021 [124-40-188v-82]       2022 (06-10/06)

 

Notation:  xv 每 virtual;  xh 每 hybrid;  ? 每 missing (welcome for input)

 

 

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