Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn, Olympic Valley, CA, USA
			September 22-25, 2008


   * The submission deadline: April 11, 2008, 23:59 (GMT -12, or Y time).
   * Notification of acceptance: June 3, 2008.
   * Camera-ready papers for pre-proceedings due August 28, 2008.
   * Camera-ready papers for proceedings due November 1, 2008.

		  Call for Papers and Participation
The computers of the world are under siege. Denial of service attacks
plague commercial sites, large and small. Major companies are hacked for
consumer credit card numbers. Phishing attacks for personal information
are commonplace, and million-machine botnets are a reality. Our tools 
for combating these threats--cryptography, firewalls, access controls,
vulnerability scanners, malware and intrusion detectors--are 
insufficient. We need radical new solutions, but most security 
researchers propose only incremental improvements. Since 1992, the New 
Security Paradigm Workshop (NSPW) has been a home for research that 
addresses the fundamental limitations of current work in information 

NSPW welcomes unconventional, promising solutions to important problems
and critiques of standard security practice. To facilitate research
interactions, NSPW features supportive paper presentations, extended
discussions, group meals, and shared activities, all in attractive
surroundings. By encouraging researchers to think "outside the box" and
giving them an opportunity to communicate with open-minded peers, NSPW
fosters paradigm shifts in the field of information security.

In 2008, NSPW will be held in Lake Tahoe (Olympic Valley, CA) at the
Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn, from September 22nd to 25th. We will accept
about a dozen papers and invite the authors to attend the three-day
workshop. One author of each accepted paper must attend NSPW; other
authors may attend on a space-available basis. In order to ensure that 
all papers receive equally strong feedback, all attendees are expected 
to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. (We expect to offer a 
limited amount of financial aid to those who absolutely require it.) 
Final proceedings are published after the workshop. Authors always 
revise their papers to include feedback received at NSPW.

SUBMISSIONS. NSPW welcomes papers that present a significant shift in
thinking about difficult security issues, build on such a recent shift,
offer a contrarian view of accepted practice or policy, or address
non-technological aspects of security. Our program committee 
particularly looks for new approaches to information security, early 
thinking on new topics, innovative solutions to long-time problems, and 
controversial issues which might not be accepted at other conferences 
but merit a hearing. We discourage papers that represent completed or 
established works, or offer incremental improvements to well-established 
models. NSPW expects a high level of scholarship from contributors, 
including awareness of prior work produced before the World Wide Web.

We welcome three categories of submission:
  1. Research papers should be of a length commensurate with the
     significance of the work and the amount of material that the
     reviewer must assimilate for evaluation.
  2. Position papers should be 5-10 pages in length and should espouse a
     well reasoned and carefully documented position on a security
     related topic that merits challenge and/or discussion.
  3. Discussion panel proposals should include an in-depth description of
     the topic to be discussed, an argument for why the topic will lead
     to a lively discussion, and other optional supporting materials
     such as the credentials of the proposed panelists.

Submissions are accepted at www.nspw.org. Submissions should be in PDF
format and should include justification and attendance statements. A
justification statement specifies the category of your submission and
describes, in one page or less, why your submission is appropriate for
NSPW. A good justification will describe the new approach being
proposed, explain how it departs from existing theory or practice, and
identify those aspects of the status quo it challenges or rejects. An
attendance statement specifies which authors wish to attend the
workshop. Accepted papers require the attendance of at least one
author for the entire duration of the workshop. As attendance is
limited, we cannot guarantee space for more than one author.

All submissions are treated as confidential, both as a matter of
policy and in accordance with the U.S.  Copyright Act of 1976.
Workshop proceedings will be published by the ACM and put in the ACM
digital library. As such, prospective authors are encouraged (but not
required) to submit their manuscripts in the format of ACM SIG
proceedings, preferably using the corresponding template.

Submissions accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be
considered. No submission to NSPW may have been published elsewhere nor
may a similar submission be under consideration for publication or
presentation in any other forum during the NSPW review process. NSPW, 
like other research and technical conferences and journals, prohibits 
these practices and may, on the recommendation of a program chair, take 
action against authors who have committed them. In some cases, program 
committees may discreetly share information about submitted papers with 
other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the integrity of 
papers under consideration. If a violation of these principles is found,
sanctions may include, but are not limited to, barring the authors from
submitting to or participating in future NSPW meetings for a set period,
contacting the authors' institutions, and publicizing the details of the
case. Authors uncertain whether their submission meets the NSPW 
guidelines should contact the program chairs.

NSPW 2008 Organizers:

General Chair:     Matt Bishop (bishop at cs.ucdavis.edu), University of
                    California, Davis, USA

Program Committee  Angelos Keromytis (angelos at cs.columbia.edu),
Co-Chairs:         Columbia University, USA
                    Anil Somayaji (soma at scs.carleton.ca), Carleton
                    University, Canada

Program Committee: Matt Beaumont-Gay, Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles, USA
                    Kosta Beznosov, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
                    Matt Bishop, University of California, Davis, USA
                    Steve Borbash, US Department of Defense
                    Stanley Chow, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Canada
                    Keith Edwards, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
                    Jan Feyereisl, University of Nottingham, UK
                    Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico, USA
                    Carrie Gates, CA Labs, USA
                    Steven J. Greenwald, Independent Consultant, USA
                    Jeffrey Hunker, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
                    Klaus Kursawe, Philips Research, Netherlands
                    Michael Locasto, Columbia University, USA
                    Carla Marceau, Architecture Technology Corp., USA
                    Christian Probst, Technical University of Denmark
                    Vidyaraman Sankaranarayanan, Univ. at Buffalo, USA
                    M. Angela Sasse, University College London, UK
                    Jon Solworth, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
                    Brian Snow, Independent Security Advisor, USA
                    Carol Taylor, Eastern Washington University, USA
                    Paul Van Oorschot, Carleton University, Canada

Kosta Beznosov
NSPW Publicity Chair