2009 New Security Paradigms Workshop

The Queen's College, University of Oxford, UK

September 8-11, 2009

Read the full call at  http://www.nspw.org/current/cfp.shtml

* The submission deadline: April 17, 2009, 23:59 (UTC -12, or Y time).
* Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2009.
* Camera-ready papers for pre-proceedings due: August 14, 2009.
* Workshop: September 8-11, 2009
  (Note: September 8th is the day after Labour Day in USA and Canada).
* Camera-ready papers for proceedings due: October 24, 2009.

The New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) is seeking papers that address 
the current limitations of information security. Today's security risks are 
diverse and plentiful--botnets, database breaches, phishing attacks, 
distributed denial-of-service attacks--and yet present tools for combatting 
them are insufficient. To address these limitations, NSPW welcomes 
unconventional, promising approaches to important security problems and 
innovative critiques of current security practice.

We are particularly interested in perspectives from outside computer 
security, both from other areas of computer science (such as operating 
systems, human-computer interaction, databases, programming languages, 
algorithms) and other sciences that study adversarial relationships such as 
biology and economics. We discourage papers that offer incremental 
improvements to security and mature work that is appropriate for standard 
information security venues.

To facilitate research interactions, NSPW features informal paper 
presentations, extended discussions in small and large groups, shared 
activities, and group meals, all in attractive surroundings. By encouraging 
researchers to think ``outside the box'' and giving them an opportunity to 
communicate with open-minded peers, NSPW seeks to foster paradigm shifts in 
the field of information security.

NSPW welcomes three categories of submissions:

  * research papers,
  * position papers (10 pages maximum), and
  * discussion panel proposals.

Submissions should include a cover page with justification and attendance 
statements. A justification statement specifies the category of your 
submission and briefly describes why your submission is appropriate for 
NSPW. An attendance statement specifies which of the authors wish to attend 
the workshop. Note that all accepted papers are shepherded to help authors 
incorporate the feedback provided throughout the process. 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 by the ACM after the workshop. All 
submissions are treated as confidential, both as a matter of policy and in 
accordance with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. Submissions accompanied by 
nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered.

   NSPW is an ACSA Conference, sponsored by Applied Computer Security 
Associates, a group of professionals who are working to facilitate 
information sharing among colleagues. We're an all-volunteer not-for-profit 
organization.  Our postal address is 2906 Covington Road, Silver Spring, 
MD  20910-1206.