The 13th Annual
	  Network and Distributed System Security Symposium
			Catamaran Resort Hotel
			San Diego, California
		     2-3 February 2006 - Symposium
	       1 February 2006 - Pre-Conference Workshop

Call for Papers


    * Paper and panel submissions due: 11:59pm PDT, Monday, August 22, 2005. 
      (This deadline is firm--no extensions will be granted except in 
      the most extreme circumstances.)
    * Author notification: Friday, October 7th, 2005.
    * Final version of papers and panels due: Sunday, November 6, 2005.


The symposium fosters information exchange among research scientists
and practitioners of network and distributed system security
services. The target audience includes those interested in practical
aspects of network and distributed system security, with a focus on
actual system design and implementation (rather than theory). A major
goal is to encourage and enable the Internet community to apply,
deploy, and advance the state of available security technology. The
proceedings are published by the Internet Society.


Submission instructions will be available at .


Both technical papers and panel proposals are solicited. Technical
papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. All papers from authors perpetrating such
"double submissions" will be immediately rejected from the
conference. The Program Committee reserves the right to share
information with other conference chairs and journal editors so as to
detect such cases.

Technical papers should be at most 12 pages excluding the bibliography
and well-marked appendices (using 11-point font, single column format,
and reasonable margins on 8.5"x11" or A4 paper), and at most 20 pages
total. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so
the paper should be intelligible without them. Technical papers will
appear in the proceedings. Panel proposals should be one page and must
describe the topic, identify the panel chair, explain the panel
format, and list three to four potential panelists. A description of
each panel will appear in the proceedings, and may, at the discretion
of the panel chair, include written position statements from the

Submissions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

    * Integrating security in Internet protocols: routing, naming, TCP/IP,
       multicast, network management, and the Web.
    * Intrusion prevention, detection, and response: systems, experiences 
      and architectures.
    * Privacy and anonymity technologies.
    * Network perimeter controls: firewalls, packet filters, application 
    * Virtual private networks.
    * Security for emerging technologies: sensor networks, 
      specialized testbeds, wireless/mobile (and ad hoc) networks, 
      personal communication systems, RFID systems, peer-to-peer and 
      overlay network systems.
    * Secure electronic commerce: e.g., payment, barter, EDI, notarization, 
      timestamping, endorsement, and licensing.
    * Supporting security mechanisms and APIs; audit trails; accountability.
    * Implementation, deployment and management of network security policies.
    * Intellectual property protection: protocols, implementations, metering, 
      watermarking, digital rights management.
    * Fundamental services on network and distributed systems: authentication,
      data integrity, confidentiality, authorization, non-repudiation, 
      and availability.
    * Integrating security services with system and application security 
      facilities and protocols: e.g., message handling, file transport/access,
      directories, time synchronization, data base management, boot services,
      mobile computing.
    * Public key infrastructure, key management, certification, and revocation.
    * Special problems and case studies: e.g., tradeoffs between security 
      and efficiency, usability, reliability and cost.
    * Security for collaborative applications: teleconferencing and 
      video-conferencing, electronic voting, groupwork, etc.
    * Software hardening: e.g., detecting and defending against software bugs 
      (overflows, etc.)
    * Security for large-scale systems and critical infrastructures.

Each submission must be accompanied by a separate, electronically
submitted Submission Overview specifying the submission type (paper or
panel), the title or topic, author names with organizational
affiliations, and must specify a contact author along with
corresponding phone number, FAX number, postal address and email

Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PDT, August 22rd, 2005, and
must be made electronically in PDF format (for example, by using
pdflatex). Each submission will be acknowledged by e-mail; if
acknowledgment is not received within seven days, contact a program
co-chair (see below). Authors and panelists will be notified of
acceptance by October 7th, 2005, and given instructions for preparing
the camera-ready copy. The camera-ready copy must be received by
November 5th, 2005.


    * William Arbaugh, University of Maryland (Program co-chair)
    * Hao Chen, University of California, Davis
    * Crispin Cowan, Novell
    * Glenn Durfee, Palo Alto Research Center
    * Kevin Fu, University of Massachussetts, Amherst
    * Steve Gribble, University of Washington
    * Yih-Chun Hu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    * Steve Kent, BBN
    * Angelos D. Keromytis, Columbia University
    * Tadayoshi Kohno, University of California, San Diego
    * Wenke Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
    * Fabian Monrose, Johns Hopkins University
    * Niels Provos, Google
    * Michael Roe, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
    * Dan Simon, Microsoft Research (Program co-chair)
    * Sean Smith, Dartmouth College
    * Dawn Song, CMU
    * Adam Stubblefield, Independent Security Evaluators
    * Jonathan Trostle, ASK Consulting & Research, Inc.
    * Dan S. Wallach, Rice University
    * Nicholas Weaver, International Computer Science Institute
    * Dongyan Xu, Purdue University