NPSec 2010
                 6th Workshop on Secure Network Protocols
                      Kyoto, Japan, October 5, 2010

                      In conjunction with ICNP 2010
                    (Kyoto, Japan, October 5-8, 2010)


===  Scope  ===

The 6th workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec2010) is a one-day
event held in conjunction with the 18th IEEE International Conference on
Network Protocols (ICNP 2010). NPSec2010 focuses on two general areas.
The first focus is on the development and analysis of secure or hardened
protocols for the operation (establishment and maintenance) of network
infrastructure, including such targets as secure multidomain, ad hoc,
sensor or overlay networks, or other related target areas. This can
include new protocols, enhancements to existing protocols, protocol
analysis, and new attacks on existing protocols. The second focus is on
employing such secure network protocols to create or enhance network
applications. Examples include collaborative firewalls, incentive
strategies for multiparty networks, and deployment strategies to enable
secure applications.

NPSec 2010 particularly welcomes new ideas on security in the context of
future Internet design, such as architectural considerations for future
Internet security and new primitives for supporting secure network
protocol and application design.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  * Security in future Internet architectures (role of security in
    future architectures, integrating security in future protocols and
  * Secure and/or resilient network protocols (e.g.,
    internetworking/routing, MANETs, LANs and WLANs, mobile/cellular
    data networks, P2P and other overlay networks, federated trust
    systems, sensor networks)
  * Vulnerabilities of existing protocols and applications (both
    theoretical and case studies), including attacks
  * Key distribution/management
  * Intrusion detection and response
  * Incentive systems for P2P systems and manet routing
  * Secure protocol configuration and deployment
  * Challenges and security protocols for social networks

===  Important dates  ===

  * Abstract submission: June 4, 2010 (11:59pm PDT)
  * Paper submission: June 11, 2010 (11:59pm PDT)
  * Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2010
  * Camera ready version: August 20, 2010

===  Organizers  ===

NPSec Steering Committee:
  * Sonia Fahmy, Purdue University, USA (chair)
  * George Kesidis, Penn State University, USA
  * Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University, USA
  * Gene Tsudik, UC Irvine, USA

Technical Program CCommittee Chairs:
  * Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  * Masakatsu Nishigaki, Shizuoka University, Japan

Publicity Chair:
  * Reza Curtmola, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Web and Proceedings Chair:
  * Ayumu Kubota, KDDI R&D Labs., Japan

===  Technical Program Committee (tentative) ===

  * Reza Curtmola, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  * Jun Li, University of Oregon, USA
  * Dan Massey, Colorado State University, USA
  * Jelena Mirkovic, USC/ISI, USA
  * Yutaka Miyake, KDDI R&D Labs., Japan
  * Kazuya Ohkouchi, Hitachi Ltd., Japan
  * Dan Pei, AT&T Research, USA
  * Takamichi Saito, Meiji University, Japan
  * Yoshiaki Shiraishi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
  * Jungsuk Song, Nat. Inst. of Inform. and Comm. Techn., Japan
  * Lan Wang, University of Memphis, USA
  * Beichuan Zhang, University of Arizona, USA