NDSS Symposium 2009
The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
San Diego, CA - 8 - 11 February 2009
16th Annual Network & Distributed System Security Symposium
Call for Papers

Important dates

    * Paper and panel submissions due: 11:59 pm PDT, Friday, September 12, 2008
    * Author notification: Monday, November 3, 2008.
    * Final version of papers and panels due: Friday, December 12, 2008.

Symposium Goals

The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium fosters
information exchange among research scientists and practitioners of
network and distributed system security services. The target audience
includes those interested in practical aspects of network and
distributed system security, with a focus on actual system design and
implementation (rather than theory). A major goal is to encourage and
enable the Internet community to apply, deploy, and advance the state
of available security technology.

The proceedings are published by the Internet Society.
How to submit

Submission instructions are available at http://www.softconf.com/s08/ndss09

What to Submit

Both technical papers and panel proposals are solicited. Technical
papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. All papers from authors perpetrating such
"double submissions" will be immediately rejected from the
symposium. The Program Committee reserves the right to share
information with other conference chairs and journal editors so as to
detect such cases.

Technical papers should be at most 12 pages excluding the bibliography
and well-marked appendices (using 11-point font, single column format,
and 1-inch margins on 8.5"x11" or A4 paper), and at most 20 pages

The Program Committee members are not required to read the appendices,
so the paper should be intelligible without them. Technical papers
will appear in the proceedings. Panel proposals should be one page and
must describe the topic, identify the panel chair, explain the panel
format, and list three to four potential panelists. A description of
each panel will appear in the proceedings, and may, at the discretion
of the panel chair, include written position statements from the

Submissions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

    * Security of Web-based applications and services.
    * Anti-malware techniques: detection, analysis, prevention.
    * Intrusion prevention, detection, and response.
    * Security for electronic voting.
    * Combating cyber-crime: anti-phishing, anti-spam, anti-fraud techniques.
    * Privacy and anonymity technologies.
    * Network perimeter controls: firewalls, packet filters,
      application gateways.
    * Security for emerging technologies: sensor networks,
      wireless/mobile (and ad hoc) networks, personal communication systems.
    * Security for peer-to-peer and overlay network systems.
    * Security for electronic commerce: e.g., payment, barter, EDI,
      notarization, timestamping, endorsement, and licensing.
    * Implementation, deployment and management of network security policies.
    * Intellectual property protection: protocols, implementations,
      metering, watermarking, digital rights management.
    * Integrating security services with system and application
      security facilities and protocols.
    * Public key infrastructures, key management, certification, and
    * Special problems and case studies: e.g., tradeoffs between
      security and efficiency, usability, reliability and cost.
    * Security for collaborative applications: teleconferencing and
    * Software hardening: e.g., detecting and defending against
      software bugs (overflows, etc.)
    * Security for large-scale systems and critical infrastructures.
    * Integrating security in Internet protocols: routing, naming,
      network management.

Each submission must be accompanied by a separate, electronically
submitted Submission Overview specifying the submission type (paper or
panel), the title or topic, author names with organizational
affiliations, and must specify a contact author along with
corresponding phone number, FAX number, postal address and email

Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PDT, September 12, 2008, and
must be made electronically in PDF format. Each submission will be
acknowledged by e-mail; if acknowledgment is not received within seven
days, contact the Program Chair. Authors and panelists will be
notified of acceptance by November 3, 2008, and given instructions for
preparing the camera-ready copy.