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This "Best Paper Award" assesses the top scholarly security research from the previous year. The focus of this competition is on research that has a practical impact.  With eligibility limited to already published papers or camera-ready papers, CSAW has a reputation for drawing some of the best security research worldwide. 

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competition timeline

June 2021
Submission Phase Opens
  • India Track: open

  • Europe Track: not yet open

  • Israel Track: not yet open

  • MENA Track: not yet open

  • North America Track: not yet open

12 September 2021
mid-Sept - mid-Oct 2021
by 15 October 2021
10 - 12 November 2021
Submission Deadline
Preliminary Review
Finalist Notification
Virtual Final Presentations
 
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2020 best papers

Top paper Europe 2020
Europe
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India
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Israel
Best paper MENA 2020
MENA
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US-Canada
 

2020 winners & finalists 

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2021 competition organizers

The Applied Research Competition is independently organized and judged by each global region. 

Email the Organizers