SRUTI' 06: Steps to Reducing Unwanted Traffic on the Internet
USENIX Workshop
(July 6-7, 2006 in San Jose, CA)

The Internet is under increasing attack with unwanted traffic in the 
form of spam, distributed denial of service, virus, worms, etc. Unwanted 
traffic on the Internet has manifested itself as attacks via many 
protocols (IP, TCP, DNS, BGP, and HTTP) and popular applications (e.g., 
email, Web). Often, these attacks have a direct economic motivation. 
SRUTI seeks research on the unwanted traffic problem that looks across 
the protocol stack, examines attack commonalities, and investigates how 
various solutions interact and whether they can be combined to increase 
security. Original research, promising ideas, and steps toward practical 
solutions at all levels are sought. We look for ideas in networking and 
systems, and insights from other areas such as databases, data mining, 
and economics. SRUTI aims to bring academic and industrial research 
communities together with those who face the problems at the operational 
level. SRUTI is a one-and-a-half-day event. Each session chair will play 
the role of a discussant and present a summary of the papers in the 
session and a state-of-the-art synopsis of the topic. The workshop will 
be highly interactive, with substantial time devoted to questions and 
answers. Submissions must contribute to improving the current 
understanding of unwanted traffic and/or suggestions for reducing it. 
The Proceedings of the workshop will be published. To ensure a 
productive workshop environment, attendance will be by invitation and/or 
acceptance of paper submission.

Submissions due: Thursday, April 20, 2006, 0400 UTC
Notification of acceptance: Thursday, May 18, 2006
Final papers due: Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Steven M. Bellovin, Columbia University

Harald Alvestrand, Cisco
Dan Boneh, Stanford University
Jon Crowcroft, Cambridge University
Anja Feldmann, Technische Universität München
John Ioannidis, Columbia University
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs—Research
Chris Morrow, UUnet
Vern Paxson, ICIR/ICSI
Niels Provos, Google
Eric Rescorla, Network Resonance
Tara Whalen, Dalhousie University

Lakshminarayanan Subramanian

Dina Katabi, MIT
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs—Research
Ellie Young, USENIX
Clem Cole, Ammasso, USENIX Liaison