2012 New Security Paradigms Workshop
                Bertinoro, Italy, September 19-21, 2012

                           First call for papers
                   Submission deadline April 6, 2012

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The New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) invites papers that address the 
current limitations of information security. Today's security risks are diverse
and plentiful - botnets, database breaches, phishing attacks, targeted cyber 
attacks - and yet present tools for combating them are insufficient. To address
these limitations, NSPW welcomes unconventional, promising approaches to 
important security problems and innovative critiques of current security theory
and 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 lan- guages, 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, shared activities, and group meals, all in the spectacular
setting of Bertinoro, Italy. 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.

In 2012, NSPW will be held at the Bertinoro Conference Center, Bertinoro, Italy 
from September 19th to 21st. 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. Final proceedings are published after the 
workshop. Authors always revise their papers to include feedback received at 

Important dates:

Submission deadline:               
    April 6, 2012, 23:59 (UTC -12, or Y time) 
Notification of acceptancs:        
    June 8, 2012
    August 3, 2012
    September 19-21, 2012
    October 26, 2012

NSPW 2012 Organizers:

General Chair: 

Vice Chair:    
    Mary Ellen Zurko (mzurko@us.ibm.com), 

Program Committee Co-Chairs:  
    Cormac Herley (cormac@microsoft.com), 
    Microsoft Research
    Tara Whalen (tara.whalen@priv.gc.ca), 
    Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Program Committee: 
    Lucas Ballard, Google
    Rainer Boehme, University Muenster
    William Cheswick, AT&T Research
    Serge Egelman, University of California, Berkeley
    William Enck, North Carolina State University
    Michael Franz, University of California, Irvine
    Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland
    Susan Landau, Harvard University
    Michael Locasto, University of Calgary
    Paul van Oorschot, Carleton Universtiy
    Sean Peisert, University of California, Davis
    Angela Sasse, University College London