We present a topic modeling on the publications of the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (1980-2015), the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (1993-2015), the USENIX Security Symposium (1993-2015), and the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (1997-2015). Check out our CSET'19 paper for more deails!

More visualizations to come in the future. Please check again!


Aniqua Baset, PhD Student, School of Computing, University of Utah

Dr. Tamara Denning, Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah


  • The Categories page shows each of the 95 topics, clustered by category.
  • The Topics dropdown provides a quick way to jump to a topic without navigating to the Categories page.
  • The Words shows all the prominent words in different topics. Selecting a word lists related topics.
  • The Publications provides a list of all publications from the four conferences (from 1980-2015).
  • The Authors lists all authors who published in the four conferences (from 1980-2015).


We would like to thank Dr. Vivek Srikumar for his helpful guidance on topic modeling. We also thank Sahar Mehrpour for helping us in the visualizations presented at this site.

The visualizations of topics and papers are inspired by the dfr-browser developed by Andrew Goldstone.