Call for Papers 2020

The 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2020)

All- Digital Conference
August 25 – August 28, 2020

Call for Papers ARES 2020 ( pdf )

ARES & CD-MAKE 2020 – virtual edition
This year ARES & CD-MAKE will be held as an all-digital conference from August 25th to August 28th, 2020. Authors of accepted papers are required to provide prerecorded videos of their paper presentation. The conference sessions will be held via live Zoom sessions. The prerecorded videos will then be viewed in the sessions followed by a live Q&A, where one author per paper will be present to answer questions. Keynote sessions will be held live.

The detailed schedule will be online latest beginning of July.

Instructions for authors of accepted papers can be found here:

ARES & CD-MAKE 2020 will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM ICPS (ARES) & Springer LNCS (CD-MAKE).

If you have any questions, contact us ( ).

ARES Conference

The 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (“ARES – The International Dependability Conference”) will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of dependability. ARES will highlight the various aspects of dependability – with special focus on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability and security.

ARES aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of dependability as an integrative concept that covers amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity, maintainability and security in the different fields of applications.

ARES will emphasize the interplay between foundations and practical issues of dependability in emerging areas such as e-government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc. ARES is devoted to the critical examination and research challenges of the various aspects of Dependable Computing and the definition of a future road map.

*New: ARES introduces Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) Papers for ARES 2020*
Detailed Information can be found here:

The acceptance rate of the ARES 2019 conference was 20,75 % (full papers only). ARES 2019 was published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM (ACM ICPS).

ARES is ranked as B-conference in CORE .
Qualis (backed by Brazilian Ministry) ranked ARES and ESORICS as leading security conference in Europe (A2)

Conference Officers

General Chair 2020
Mark Scanlon, University College Dublin, Ireland

Program Committee Chairs 2020
Melanie Volkamer, KASTEL, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Christian Wressnegger, KASTEL, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Program Committee 2020

The program committee of ARES 2020 can be found here:

Important Dates
Submission Deadline extended until April 15, 2020 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
Author Notification June 08, 2020
Camera-ready July 05, 2020
All-Digital Conference August 25 – August 28, 2020
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Authorization, Authentication, and Access Control
Availability, Confidentiality, Integrity
Botnets and Botnet Monitoring
Dependability, and Resilience
Designing Security Requirements
Digital Forensics
Human Factors in Security and Privacy
Identity Management
Incident Response and Prevention
Information Hiding and Steganography
Intrusion Detection and Fraud Detection
Legal Issues related to Security and Privacy
Machine Learning for Security and Security for Machine Learning
Mobile Security
Network Security
Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs)
Process based Security Models and Methods
Risk Analysis
Security and Privacy for Ubiquitous Systems, Distributed Systems / Distributed Databases
Security and Privacy for E-Health, E-Payments, E-Voting, E-Commerce
Security and Privacy for Sensor Networks, Wireless/Mobile Devices and Applications
Security and Privacy for Critical Infrastructures, Smart Grids, Internet of Things, RFID
Security and Privacy Awareness
Security and Usability
Side Channels
Software Security
Threats and Attack Modelling
Trusted Computing
Trust Models and Trust Management
Wireless Security
Web Security

ARES 2019 (including workshops) was published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM ( ACM ICPS ). Authors of selected papers that are accepted by and presented at the ARES Conference (including workshops) will be invited to submit an extended version to special issues of international journals .

The ARES submission system (EasyChair) will be available here: