4th workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec 2008)
October 19, 2008

In conjunction with the 16th IEEE International Conference on
Network Protocols (ICNP), Orlando, Florida, October 19-22, 2008


The 4th workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec 2008) is
a one-day event held in conjunction with ICNP 2008.  NPSec
focuses on two general areas.  The first focus is on the
development and analysis of secure or hardened protocols for
the operation (establishment and maintenance) of network
infrastructure, including such targets as secure multidomain,
ad hoc, sensor or overlay networks, or other related target
areas.  This can include new protocols, enhancements to
existing protocols, protocol analysis, and new attacks on
existing protocols.  The second focus is on employing such
secure network protocols to create or enhance network
applications. Examples include collaborative firewalls,
incentive strategies for multiparty networks, and deployment
strategies to enable secure applications.

NPSec 2008 particularly welcomes new ideas on security in the
context of future Internet design, such as architectural
considerations for future Internet security and new primitives
for supporting secure network protocol and application design.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1. security in future Internet architectures
   - role of security in future architectures
   - integrating security into future protocols and applications
2. secure and/or resilient network protocols, e.g.:
   - internetworking/routing
   - MANETs
   - LANs and WLANs
   - mobile/cellular data networks
   - p2p and other overlay networks
   - federated trust systems
   - sensor networks
3. vulnerabilities of existing protocols and applications
     (both theoretical and case studies), including attacks
4. key distribution/management
5. intrusion detection and response
6. secure protocol configuration and deployment

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: June 6, 2008
Paper submission: June 13, 2008
Notification of acceptance: August 6, 2008
Camera ready version: September 5, 2008
Workshop Date:  October 19, 2008

Steering Committee:
Sonia Fahmy, Purdue University (chair)
George Kesidis, Penn State University
Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University
Gene Tsudik, UC Irvine

Program Co-Chairs:
Dan Massey, Colorado State University
Lan Wang, University of Memphis

Web and Proceedings Chair:
Kaustubh Gadkari, Colorado State University

Technical Program Committee:
Aditya Akella, University of Wisconsin
Bogdan Carbunar, Motorola Labs
Reza Curtmola, Purdue University
Joseph Evans, University of Kansas
Minaxi Gupta, Indiana University
Iordanis Koutsopoulos, University of Thessaly
Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Northwestern University
David Lee, Ohio State University
Allison Mankin, NSF
Jelena Mirkovic, USC/ISI
Breno de Medeiros, Google
Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University
Christos Papadopoulos, Colorado State University
Vasileios Pappas, IBM Research T.J. Watson
Sanjay Rao, Purdue University
Michael Reiter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins University
Felix Wu, University of California, Davis
Xiaowei Yang, University California, Irvine
Beichuan Zhang, University of Arizona