NDSS Symposium issues Call for Papers

The Programme Committee for the 2014 Network and Distributed System
Security (NDSS) Symposium has issued the Call for Papers. Submissions
are solicited on a wide range of security topics.

To be held 23-26 February 2014 in San Diego, California, NDSS will
present original research in such areas as distributed systems and
networks, web security and privacy, intrusion detection and attack
analysis, anonymity and cryptographic systems, security protocols and
policies, languages and systems security, malware and spam. The
deadline for full submissions, made electronically in PDF format, is
Friday, 9 August 2013. However, titles and abstracts of papers must be
received by Monday, 5 August. See the list of topics and submission
requirements below.
New this year, workshop proposals and posters are also being solicited. 

The three-day event, which is attended annually by researchers and
practitioners from industry, academia, and government will be held at
the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa.

Call for Papers

The 21st Annual Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium
The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
San Diego, California
23-26 February 2014

Important Dates
Titles and abstracts of papers due: Monday, 5 August 2013 (11:59 pm EST)
Full paper and panel submissions due: Friday, 9 August 2013 (11:59 pm EST)
Rebuttal period: 9-11 October 2013
Author notification: Friday, 1 November 2013
Final version of papers and panels due: Friday, 6 December 2013 

Symposium Goals

The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium fosters
information exchange among researchers and practitioners of network
and distributed system security. The target audience includes those
interested in practical aspects of network and distributed system
security, with a focus on actual system design and implementation. A
major goal is to encourage and enable the Internet community to apply,
deploy, and advance the state of available network and distributed
systems security technologies. The Proceedings are published by the
Internet Society.
Technical Papers and Panels

Technical papers, panel proposals, and posters 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/workshop with proceedings. Double-submission
will result in immediate rejection. The Program Committee may share
information with other conference chairs and journal editors so as to
detect such cases. Technical papers should be written in
English. Papers must not exceed 15 pages total (including the
references and appendices). Papers must be formatted for US letter
(not A4) size paper with margins of at least 0.75 in. on all
sides. The text must be formatted in a two-column layout, with columns
no more than 9 in. high and 3.375 in. wide. The text must be in Times
font, 10-point or larger, with 12-point or larger line
spacing. Authors are encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings
templates found at
http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting. Reviewing is
double blind, and technical papers should thus be anonymized to
conceal the authors' identities. Submissions that violate these
requirements will be rejected without review. The list of authors
cannot be changed after the acceptance decision is made unless
approved by the Program Committee. Papers that are not accepted as
full technical papers may be invited by the Program Committee to be
presented at the conference as short talks. Extended abstracts of such
papers will appear on the Internet Society website but not in the
proceedings. Priority will be given to papers that have fresh,
unconventional ideas. 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
panelists. Submissions must be in Portable Document Format
(.pdf). Authors should pay special attention to unusual fonts, images,
and figures that might create problems for reviewers. Your document
should render correctly in Adobe Reader 9 and when printed in black
and white.

Submissions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas: 
* Anti-malware techniques: detection, analysis, and prevention 
* Combating cyber-crime: anti-phishing, anti-spam, anti-fraud techniques 
* Future Internet architecture and design 
* High-availability wired and wireless networks 
* Implementation, deployment and management of network security policies 
* Integrating security in Internet protocols: routing, naming, network
* Intellectual property protection: protocols, implementations,
  metering, watermarking, digital rights management
* Intrusion prevention, detection, and response 
* Privacy and anonymity technologies 
* Public key infrastructures, key management, certification, and revocation 
* Special problems and case studies: e.g., tradeoffs between security
  and efficiency, usability, reliability and cost
* Security for collaborative applications: teleconferencing and
* Security for cloud computing 
* Security for emerging technologies: sensor/wireless/mobile/personal
  networks and systems
* Security for future home networks, Internet of Things, body-area networks 
* Security for large-scale systems and critical infrastructures (e.g.,
  electronic voting, smart grid)
* Security for peer-to-peer and overlay network systems 
* Security for Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) 
* Security of Web-based applications and services 
* Trustworthy Computing mechanisms to secure network protocols and
  distributed systems
* Usable security and privacy

The deadline for full submissions for technical papers and panels,
made electronically in PDF format, is 11:59 pm EST, 9 August
2013. However, titles and abstracts of papers must be received by
11:59 pm EST, 5 August 2013. Each submission will be acknowledged by
email; if acknowledgement is not received within 24 hours, contact the
Programme Committee chair. Authors will be given a chance to correct
factual errors in early-round reviews during the rebuttal period, 9-11
October 2013. Authors and panel organizers will be notified of
acceptance by 1 November 2013.

Submission site: https://ndss2014.ece.cmu.edu


New in 2014, NDSS solicits proposals for collocated workshops to take
place on Sunday, 23 February 2014. Workshop proposals should be up to
three pages in length. Proposals should contain a technical
description (including topics to be addressed, importance of these
topics); publication policy (with or without official proceedings; any
proceedings are expected to be published through the Internet
Society); expected duration (full or half day) and number of
participants; and a brief biography of the organizer(s), including
workshop or conference organizing experience. Proposals should be
submitted by email to the Program Committee chair by 15 July
2013. Each submission will be acknowledged by email; if
acknowledgement is not received within 24 hours, contact the Programme
Committee chair.

New in 2014, posters are solicited that present recent and
late-breaking research on topics relevant to NDSS. Two-page poster
abstracts should be submitted to https://ndss2014.ece.cmu.edu by 6
January 2014; authors will be notified of acceptance by 13 January
2014. Poster abstracts should be formatted like technical papers, but
not anonymized; titles should start with the keyword "Poster:". Poster
abstracts will appear on the Internet Society website prior to the
conference, but will not be included in the conference Proceedings.

Programme Committee Chair
Lujo Bauer, Carnegie Mellon University