In the Applied Research Competition, students are invited to enter the running for the CSAW Best Paper Award.

Eligible submissions include any paper published between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018, on any topic related to the application or implementation of security technologies or security systems.

Accepted papers are presented by one of the student authors in poster-format during CSAW Finals. Industry experts serving as judges evaluate the originality, relevance, and accuracy of the research. 

With eligibility limited to previously published papers, this competition has a reputation for drawing some of the best doctoral security research worldwide.

Participating REgions

  • CSAW Europe - INP Grenoble Esisar
  • CSAW India - IIT Kanpur
  • CSAW Israel - Ben-Gurion University & IBM Security Center of Excellence, Beer Sheva; University of Haifa & IBM Research Lab, Haifa
  • CSAW North America - NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Other regions may be added soon!


Late April: Submission phase opens on EasyChair

9 September 2018: Submission deadline

By 13 October 2018: Finalist notification  

8 - 11 November 2018: In-person Final presentations


Take a look at the agenda
for CSAW'18 North America.


Students and faculty leading Applied Research.


Submission guide and FAQ.

The preliminary and final round reviewers.

Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

See the CSAW'17 Applied Research finalists.

Winners of CSAW'17 Applied Research