New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) 2018: Call for Papers 

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK
August 28-31, 2018

Submission deadline:		April 13, 2018  23:59 (UTC-11) firm
Author responses:		May 25-June 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance:	June 11, 2018
Pre-proceedings deadline:	July 2, 2018
Invitations sent:		July 6, 2018
Early registration:		July 20, 2018
Late registration:		July 27, 2018
Workshop:			August 28-31, 2018
Final version:		 	October 15, 2018

The New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) seeks embryonic,
disruptive, and unconventional ideas on information and cyber security
that benefit from early feedback. Submissions typically address
current limitations of information security, directly challenge
long-held beliefs or the very foundations of security, or discuss
problems from an entirely novel angle, leading to new solutions. We
welcome papers both from computer science and other disciplines that
study adversarial relationships, as well as from practice. The
workshop is invitation-only; all accepted papers receive a 1 hour
plenary time slot for presentation and discussion. In order to
maximize diversity of perspectives, we particularly encourage
submissions from new NSPW authors, from Ph.D. students, and from
non-obvious disciplines and institutions.

In 2018, NSPW invites theme submissions around "Security in 2038" next
to regular submissions. We know from past experience that every
security advance brings with it new security failures. Automated
software updates open the door to malicious software updates; DNSSEC
is subject to cryptography-based denial-of-service attacks; antivirus
software can be compromised by data files that are otherwise
harmless. We encourage authors to imagine the security problems of the
next 20 years, how they are currently being created through fallible
solutions and paradigms, and what alternative paradigms would be
available to mitigate those anomalies (as meant by Kuhn). Theme
submissions can take any form, but we suggest writing them as if they
were a submission for NSPW 2038 (including citations to future
work). We particularly invite submissions (co-)authored by historians
and futurologists.

NSPW 2018 will be held at the Cumberland Lodge in Windsor, UK. As in
the past, this choice of venue is designed to facilitate interactions
between the invited attendees throughout the workshop.

Submission Instructions

NSPW accepts three categories of submissions:

* Regular Submissions present a new approach (paradigm) to a security
  problem or critique existing approaches. While regular submissions
  may present research results (mathematical or experimental), unlike
  papers submitted to most computer security venues, these results
  should not be the focus of the submission; instead, the change in
  approach should be the focus.

* Theme Submissions are focused on "Security in 2038", possibly
  written as a NSPW 2038 submission. While following the format of a
  regular submission, the work could be more speculative, satirical,
  or even science fiction.

* Panel Proposals describe a debatable topic of interest to to the
  security community that merits significant discussion. Proposals
  should describe the major perspectives on the chosen topic. They
  should also present the background of the panelists, explaining how
  they are the right people to discuss the chosen topic at NSPW.

Submissions must be made in PDF format, 6-15 pages, ACM SIG
formatting, through EasyChair, as linked on the NSPW site. Submissions
must include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation,
justification statement and attendance statement. Papers not including
these risk rejection without review. The justification statement
briefly explains why the submission is appropriate for NSPW and the
chosen submission category. The attendance statement must specify
which author(s) will attend upon acceptance/invitation. Submissions
should not be blinded. Organizers and PC members are allowed to
submit, but will not be involved in the evaluation of their own
papers. All submissions are treated as confidential as a matter of
policy. NSPW does not accept previously published or concurrently
submitted papers. Authors may submit review responses during the
review process indicating the changes they wish to commit to. Papers
are accepted conditionally and are shepherded, with final proceedings
being published after the workshop.


The workshop itself is invitation-only, with typically 30-35
participants consisting of authors of about 12 accepted papers,
panelists, program committee members, and organizers. One author of
each accepted paper must attend; additional authors may be invited if
space permits. All participants must commit to a "social contract": no
one arrives late, no one leaves early, no laptops, and all attend all
sessions of the 2.5 day program, sharing meals in a group setting. The
workshop is preceded by an evening reception allowing attendees to
meet each other beforehand.

Financial Aid: NSF has provided financial aid especially for
U.S.-based students and junior faculty. We have a limited amount of
financial aid available for others, as well. We encourage submissions
from students, junior faculty, and others, especially if support may
be required to attend.

Program Committee Co-chairs:
	Anil Somayaji, Carleton University,
	Wolter Pieters, Delft University of Technology,

Program Committee:
	Dave Ackley, University of New Mexico
	Mark Burgess, Consultant
	L. Jean Camp, Indiana University
	Markus Christen, Universitat Zurich
	Benjamin Edwards, IBM
	Carrie Gates, Securelytix
	Cormac Herley, Microsoft Research
	Eireann Leverett, University of Cambridge
	Sean Peisert, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and
 	   University of California Davis
	Olgierd Pieczul, IBM
	Christian W. Probst, Unitech Institute of Technology
	Karen Renaud, Abertay University
	Jonathan M. Spring, University College London
	Heather Vescent, Futurist & Author
	Mary Ellen Zurko, MIT Lincoln Laboratory