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 firstname.lastname@example.org: - 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 attachment. 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.