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CfP: New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW2018)

NSPW 2018: Call for Papers

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK

August 28-31, 2018

Submission deadline: April 13, 2018 23:59 (UTC -11) firm
Format: PDF file (ACM SIG formatting) via
Author responses: May 25-June 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance: June 11, 2018
Pre-proceedings deadline: July 2, 2018
Invitations sent: July 6, 2018
Early registration: July 20, 2018
Late registration: July 27, 2018
Workshop: August 28-31, 2018
Final version: October 15, 2018

The New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) seeks embryonic, disruptive, and
unconventional ideas on information and cyber security that benefit from early
feedback. Submissions typically address current limitations of information
security, directly challenge long-held beliefs or the very foundations of
security, or discuss problems from an entirely novel angle, leading to new
solutions. We welcome papers both from computer science and other disciplines
that study adversarial relationships, as well as from practice. The workshop
is invitation-only; all accepted papers receive a 1 hour plenary time slot for
presentation and discussion. In order to maximize diversity of perspectives,
we particularly encourage submissions from new NSPW authors, from Ph.D.
students, and from non-obvious disciplines and institutions.

In 2018, NSPW invites theme submissions around "Security in 2038" next to
regular submissions. We know from past experience that every security advance
brings with it new security failures. Automated software updates open the door
to malicious software updates; DNSSEC is subject to cryptography-based
denial-of-service attacks; antivirus software can be compromised by data files
that are otherwise harmless. We encourage authors to imagine the security
problems of the next 20 years, how they are currently being created through
fallible solutions and paradigms, and what alternative paradigms would be
available to mitigate those anomalies (as meant by Kuhn). Theme submissions
can take any form, but we suggest writing them as if they were a submission
for NSPW 2038 (including citations to future work). We particularly invite
submissions (co-)authored by historians and futurologists.

NSPW 2018 will be held at the Cumberland Lodge in Windsor, UK. As in the past,
this choice of venue is designed to facilitate interactions between the
invited attendees throughout the workshop.

Submission Instructions

NSPW accepts three categories of submissions:

Regular Submissions present a new approach (paradigm) to a security
problem or critique existing approaches. While regular submissions may present
research results (mathematical or experimental), unlike papers submitted to
most computer security venues, these results should not be the focus of the
submission; instead, the change in approach should be the focus.

Theme Submissions are focused on "Security in 2038", possibly written
as a NSPW 2038 submission. While following the format of a regular submission,
the work could be more speculative, satirical, or even science fiction.

* Panel Proposals describe a debatable topic of interest to to the
security community that merits significant discussion. Proposals should
describe the major perspectives on the chosen topic. They should also present
the background of the panelists, explaining how they are the right people to
discuss the chosen topic at NSPW.

Submissions must be made in PDF format, 6-15 pages, ACM SIG
formatting, through
EasyChair, as linked on the NSPW site. Submissions must include a cover page
with authors' names, affiliation, justification statement and attendance
statement. Papers not including these risk rejection without review. The
justification statement briefly explains why the submission is appropriate for
NSPW and the chosen submission category. The attendance statement must specify
which author(s) will attend upon acceptance/invitation. Submissions should not
be blinded. Organizers and PC members are allowed to submit, but will not be
involved in the evaluation of their own papers. All submissions are treated as
confidential as a matter of policy. NSPW does not accept previously published
or concurrently submitted papers.

Authors may submit review responses during the review process indicating the
changes they wish to commit to. Papers are accepted conditionally and are
shepherded, with final proceedings being published after the workshop.


The workshop itself is invitation-only, with typically 30-35 participants
consisting of authors of about 12 accepted papers, panelists, program
committee members, and organizers. One author of each accepted paper must
attend; additional authors may be invited if space permits. All participants
must commit to a "social contract": no one arrives late, no one leaves early,
no laptops, and all attend all sessions of the 2.5 day program, sharing meals
in a group setting. The workshop is preceded by an evening reception allowing
attendees to meet each other beforehand.

Financial Aid: NSF has provided financial aid especially for U.S.-based
students and
junior faculty. We have a limited amount of financial aid available for
others, as well. We encourage submissions from students, junior faculty, and
others, especially if support may be required to attend.

Program Committee Co-chairs:

Anil Somayaji, Carleton University,

Wolter Pieters, Delft University of Technology,

Program Committee:

Dave Ackley, University of New Mexico

Mark Burgess, Consultant

L. Jean Camp, Indiana University

Markus Christen, Universitat Zurich

Benjamin Edwards, IBM

Carrie Gates, Securelytix

Cormac Herley, Microsoft Research

Eireann Leverett, University of Cambridge

Sean Peisert, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & University
of California Davis

Olgierd Pieczul, IBM

Christian W. Probst, Unitech Institute of Technology

Karen Renaud, Abertay University

Jonathan M. Spring, University College London

Heather Vescent, Futurist & Author

Mary Ellen Zurko, MIT Lincoln Laboratory Wolter Pieters
Associate professor cyber risk - TU Delft
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