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applied research competition

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 with a worldwide. 

competition timeline

Submission Phase:

June 2020 - 6 September 2020

Submission Deadline:

6 September 2020

Preliminary Review:

14 September - 4 October 2020

Finalist Notification:

by 7 October 2020 

Virtual Final Presentations:

5 - 7 November 2020

Presentation details to be released at the point of Finalist notification if not earlier.  

participating regions / tracks

Europe pending

India now accepting submissions

Israel pending

MENA now accepting submissions

North America now accepting submissions


rules & submission


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submission link


competition organizers
& judges

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

Email the Organizers


2019 winners & finalists 

By region with links to papers


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