Call For Papers

New Security Paradigms Workshop '98

A workshop sponsored by ACM

22 - 25 September 1998


Boar's Head Inn near "historic" Charlottesville, Virginia


Paradigm shifts disrupt the status quo, destroy outdated ideas and opens the way to new possibilities. This workshop explores deficiencies of current computer security paradigms and examines radical new models that address those deficiencies. Previous years' workshops have identified problematic aspects of traditional security paradigms and explored a variety of possible alternatives. Participants have discussed alternative models for access control, intrusion detection, new definitions of security, privacy and trust, biological and economic models of security and a wide variety of other topics. The 1998 workshop will strike a balance between building on the foundations laid in past years and exploring new directions.

To participate, please submit the following to both Program Chairs (Mary Ellen Zurko and Steven J. Greenwald).

1 - Your Paper

Yous should submit either a research paper or a 5 - 10 page position paper or a discussion topic proposal.

Softcopy submissions are preferred. They should be in Postscript or ASCII format and should be received by Friday, 3-April-1998 at the e-mail addresses listed on the Contacts page.

Papers may be submitted in hardcopy. To submit hardcopy, please mail five (5) copies to Program co-chair Steven Greenwald at the address listed on the Contacts page. Please allow adequate time for delivery. The hardcopy deadline is 27-March-1998.

Discussion topic proposals should include a description of the topic to be discussed, a pro and con position statement on the topic, identification of the parties who will uphold each position, any assurances that the participants agree to attend, and any other information that the proposer thinks would support their proposal (such as who will moderate). One potential topic for discussion is "Is there a current security paradigm?".

2 - Justification

You should describe, in one page or less, why you think your paper is appropriate for the New Security Paradigms Workshop. A good justification will describe which aspects of the status-quo security paradignm your paper challenges or rejects and which new model or models your paper proposes or extends.

3 - Attendance Statement

You should state how many authors wish to attend the workshop and should indicate whether at least one author will be able to attend for the entire duration of the workshop.

The program committee will referee the papers and notify the authors of acceptance status by 12-June-1998.

We expect to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships. More information will be provided on-line as it becomes available.

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