Workshop on Nanosecurity
February 22-23, 2006
National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, MD)
Submission Deadline:  November 30, 2005
Website pending

Call for Participation
Workshop on Nanosecurity

As the promise of nanotechnology is realized, researchers at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Southern
Methodist University (SMU) recognize the importance of understanding
the security issues associated with fabrication and deployment of
nanodevices.  To support its research initiative in an emerging field,
NIST is hosting the first nanosecurity workshop on February 22 and 23,
2006.  The focus of the workshop is to: (1) identify new security
applications enabled with the availability of nanotechnology
components and (2) characterize special security threats and
requirements at the nanoscale.  The workshop's main goals include:

-       Characterizing the role of nanoscale components in securing IT systems,
-       Formulating security threats and requirements for nanoscale devices 
        and their applications,
-       Defining nanosecurity metrology to enable fabrication of secure 
        reliable devices.

NIST solicits papers, presentations, case studies, panel proposals,
and participation from any interested parties, including researchers,
systems architects, vendors, and users.

General topics for submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Security applications that use nanotechnology,
- Security requirements for nanotechnology applications,
- Security characteristics of IT systems involving nanoscale components,
- Security implications of nanotechnology, and
- Potential metrics for nanosecurity.

Important Dates:

Papers, Presentations and Proposals Due: November 30, 2005
Workshop Agenda with Selected Material Available: December 21, 2005

Submissions should be provided electronically, in PDF, for standard US
letter-size paper (8.5 x 11 inches). PAPER SUBMISSIONS must not exceed
10 pages (single space, two column format with 1" margins using a 10
pt or larger font) and have no header or footer text (e.g., no page
numbers). PROPOSALS FOR PRESENTATIONS OR PANELS should be no longer
than three pages; panel proposals should include possible panelists
and an indication of which panelists have confirmed participation.

Please submit the following information to

-       Name, affiliation, email, phone, postal address for the primary 
        contact author
-       First name, last name, and affiliation of each co-author
-       The finished paper, presentation or panel proposal in PDF format as an

All submissions will be posted on NIST's web site.  With approval from
the authors', arrangements will be made for selected papers to be
published in a special issue of a reputable journal.