Call for Papers
New Security Paradigms Workshop 2004
An ACSA-sponsored workshop
September 20-23, 2004 White Point Beach Resort, Nova Scotia, Canada

For twelve years the New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) has provided
a stimulating and highly interactive forum for innovative approaches to
computer security. The workshop offers a constructive environment for
experienced researchers and practitioners as well as newer participants
in the field. The result is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas. NSPW
2004 will take place September 20 - 23 at theWhite Point Beach Resort,
located on the southern shore of beautiful Nova Scotia. The resort can
be reached by air via Halifax or by ferry from Portland, Maine.

In order to preserve the small, focused nature of the workshop,
participation is limited to authors of accepted papers and conference
organizers. NSPW is unique in format and highly interactive in
nature. Each paper is typically the focus of 45 to 60 minutes of
presentation and discussion. Authors are encouraged to present ideas that
might be considered risky in some other forum, and all participants
are charged with providing feedback in a constructive manner. The
resulting intensive brainstorming has proven to be an excellent medium
for furthering the development of these ideas. The proceedings, which
are published after the workshop, have consistently benefited from the
inclusion of workshop feedback.

Because we expect new paradigms, we accept wide-ranging topics in
information security. Papers that present a significant shift in
thinking about difficult security issues or builds on a previous shift
are welcomed. Our program committee particularly looks for new paradigms,
innovative approaches to older problems, early thinking on new topics,
and controversial issues that might not make it into other conferences
but deserve to have their try at shaking and breaking the mold.

We welcome three categories of submission: research papers, 5 - 10
page position papers, and discussion topic proposals. Discussion topic
proposals should include an in-depth description of the topic to be
discussed, a convincing argument that the topic will lead to a lively
discussion, and supporting materials. Submissions must be accompanied by
a justification statement (why this is a new paradigm) and an attendance
statement (how many authors expect to attend). All attendees are expected
to stay for the entire duration of the workshop.

Detailed submission information and instructions may be found at

Important dates:

Submission Deadline April 10, 2004
Notification of acceptance: June 16, 2004

We expect to offer a limited amount of financial aid to those who require
it. More information will be provided on our web site as
it becomes available.

Workshop General and Vice Chairs

Carla Marceau
33 Thornwood Dr. Suite 500
Ithaca, NY 14850
Voice: +1 (607) 266-7110

Simon Foley
Department of Computer Science
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
Voice: +353 21 490 2929 

Local Arrangements

Carrie Gates
Dalhousie University

Financial Aid

Hilary Hosmer
Data Security Inc.

John McHugh


Victor Raskin
Purdue University


Abe Singer
San Diego Supercomputer Center
University of California, San Diego

Program Committee Co-Chairs

R. Sekar
Department of Computer Science
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Voice: +1 (631) 632-5758

John McHugh
4500 5th Avenue, Room 4204
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Voice:+1 (412) 268-7737

Program Committee

William Arbaugh
University of Maryland

Bob Blakley

Carrie Gates
Dalhousie University

Steve Greenwald
Independent Consultant

Carla Marceau

Ken Olthoff

Vern Paxson
International Computer Science Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ahmad Sadeghi
Ruhr University Bochum

Marv Schaefer
Books With A Past

Matthias Schunter
IBM Research

VN Venkatakrishnan
Stony Brook University

Mary Ellen Zurko
IBM Software Group