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					                    ACM SIGSAC
                     (1984 -> )
Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control

   “develop the information security profession by sponsoring
       high-quality research conferences and workshops”

                    Viability Review

                      Virgil Gligor
                    SIGSAC Chair
               Carnegie Mellon University
                   gligor@cmu.edu

                 SGB Meeting, Chicago
                    March 27, 2009
                      Conferences
ACM CCS
(Conference on Computer and Communications Security)
        - 2005-2008, Alexandria, VA, 2009 Chicago, Ill.
ACM SACMAT
(Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies)
        - 2005 Stockholm, Se, 2006 Tahoe City, CA, 2007 – Sophia Antipolis, Fr.,
          2008 Estes Park, CO., 2009 Stresa, It.
ASIA CCS
(ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security)
        - 2006 Taipei, Tw 2007 Singapore, Sp 2008, Tokyo, Jp, 2009 Sydney, Au

ACM WISEC
(Conference on Wireless Network Security)
        - 2008 Alexandria, VA, 2009 Zurich, CH

                         Journal
ACM Transactions on Information Systems Security (1997 -> )
       - one of the top two journals in the area
       - 6 others: e.g., Journal of Computer Security (IOS Press), IEEE TDSC
                    Officers (2005 – 2009)
       (two-year terms renewable to a maximum of two terms)

           Virgil Gligor, Chair, Carnegie Mellon University
           Pierangela Samarati, Vice-Chair, University of Milan, Italy
           Vijay Atluri, Treasurer, Rutgers University

                    Benefits
Community
Sponsorship of four conferences (CCS, SACMAT, ASIA CCS, WISEC)
“In-Cooperation” status granted to:
        - CFP: Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference
        - IWIA: IEEE Int’l Workshop on Information Assurance
        - ACSAC: Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
        - ESSoS: Int’l Symp. On Engineering Secure Software and Systems
        - SIN: Int’l Conference and Security of Information Networks
SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award
SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution Award

Members
CCS and SACMAT Proceedings
Reduced registration fees for all four SIGSAC conferences
Access to all SIGSAC material in the ACM Digital Library
                 Awards
        - given annually at ACM CCS

        Outstanding Innovation Award

2005 – Whitfield Diffie, Sun
2006 – Michael Schroeder, Microsoft Research
2007 – Martin Abadi, US Santa Cruz and Microsoft Research
2008 – Dorothy Denning, Naval Postgraduate School

        Outstanding Contribution Award
2005 Peter Neumann, SRI International
2006 Eugene Spafford, Purdue University
2007 Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University
2008 Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas, San Antonio
                                 SIGSAC Membership
          900
          800
          700
members




          600
                                            Professional
          500
                                            Affiliate
          400
                                            Student
          300
                                            Designee
          200
          100
            0
                2005   2006   2007   2008               90
                                                        80
                                                        70
                                                        60
                                            retention


                                                        50                               1st yr
                                                        40                               2 + years
                                                        30                               Total
                                                        20
                                                        10
                                                         0
                                                             2005   2006   2007   2008
                    SIGSAC Fund Balance
$350,000
$300,000
$250,000
                                 Amount
$200,000
                                 Delta
$150,000
                                 Required
$100,000                         Discretionary
 $50,000
     $0
           2005 2006 2007 2008           $250.00

                                         $200.00

                                         $150.00
                                                                         Discretionary
                                         $100.00

                                          $50.00

                                           $0.00
                                                   2005 2006 2007 2008
                     Lessons Learned

1. Insist on conservative budgets;
   most conference organizers are unaware of budgetary constraints.

2. Seek inexpensive venues (e.g., Universities) in attractive locations
   particularly in Europe and Asia; avoid hotel meetings, if possible.

3. Seek new ways to attract and retain members (e.g., new benefits ?).

4. Be prudent and do not overextend conference sponsorship!
   There are (too) many conferences already in the security area.

				
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