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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

Submission Phase Opens

mid-May on EasyChair

Submission Deadline

12 September 2021

Preliminary Review

mid-September - mid-October

(varies by region)

Finalist Notification

mid-October

(varies by region)

Virtual Final Presentations 

10 - 12 November 2021

(TBA by region)

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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