2009 New Security Paradigms Workshop The Queen's College, University of Oxford, UK September 8-11, 2009 Read the full call at http://www.nspw.org/current/cfp.shtml IMPORTANT DATES. * The submission deadline: April 17, 2009, 23:59 (UTC -12, or Y time). * Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2009. * Camera-ready papers for pre-proceedings due: August 14, 2009. * Workshop: September 8-11, 2009 (Note: September 8th is the day after Labour Day in USA and Canada). * Camera-ready papers for proceedings due: October 24, 2009. The New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) is seeking papers that address the current limitations of information security. Today's security risks are diverse and plentiful--botnets, database breaches, phishing attacks, distributed denial-of-service attacks--and yet present tools for combatting them are insufficient. To address these limitations, NSPW welcomes unconventional, promising approaches to important security problems and innovative critiques of current security practice. We are particularly interested in perspectives from outside computer security, both from other areas of computer science (such as operating systems, human-computer interaction, databases, programming languages, algorithms) and other sciences that study adversarial relationships such as biology and economics. We discourage papers that offer incremental improvements to security and mature work that is appropriate for standard information security venues. To facilitate research interactions, NSPW features informal paper presentations, extended discussions in small and large groups, shared activities, and group meals, all in attractive surroundings. By encouraging researchers to think ``outside the box'' and giving them an opportunity to communicate with open-minded peers, NSPW seeks to foster paradigm shifts in the field of information security. SUBMISSIONS NSPW welcomes three categories of submissions: * research papers, * position papers (10 pages maximum), and * discussion panel proposals. Submissions should include a cover page with justification and attendance statements. A justification statement specifies the category of your submission and briefly describes why your submission is appropriate for NSPW. An attendance statement specifies which of the authors wish to attend the workshop. Note that all accepted papers are shepherded to help authors incorporate the feedback provided throughout the process. One author of each accepted paper must attend NSPW; other authors may attend on a space-available basis. In order to ensure that all papers receive equally strong feedback, all attendees are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. We expect to offer a limited amount of financial aid to those who absolutely require it. Final proceedings are published by the ACM after the workshop. All submissions are treated as confidential, both as a matter of policy and in accordance with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. Submissions accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. NSPW is an ACSA Conference, sponsored by Applied Computer Security Associates, a group of professionals who are working to facilitate information sharing among colleagues. We're an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization. Our postal address is 2906 Covington Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910-1206.