New Security Paradigms Workshop 1999

September 22 - 24, 1999
Caledon Hills, Ontario, Canada


Call for Papers & Participation


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The 1999 New Security Paradigms Workshop will take place from September 22 - 24, 1999 at The Millcroft Inn, an hour north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In order to preserve the small, intimate nature of the workshop, participation is limited to authors of accepted papers and conference organizers. Because these are new paradigms, we cannot predict what subjects will be covered. Any paper that presents a significant shift in thinking about difficult security issues will be welcomed.

The New Security Paradigms Workshop is highly interactive in nature. Authors are encouraged to present ideas that might be considered risky in some other forum. All participants are charged with providing feedback in a constructive manner. The resulting non-threatening brainstorming environment has proven to  be an excellent medium for furthering the development of these ideas. The proceedings, published after the fact, have consistently benefited from the inclusion of workshop feedback.

To participate, please submit the following, preferably via e-mail, to both Program Chairs -- Steven J. Greenwald ( and Cristina Serban ( -- by Friday, April 2, 1999 (hardcopy submissions must be received by Friday, March 26, 1999). Hardcopy should be mailed to Cristian Serban.

  1. Your Paper

  2. You should submit either a research paper, a 5 - 10 page position paper, or a discussion topic proposal. Papers should be original, and not concurrently submitted elsewhere. Softcopy submissions should be in Postscript or ASCII format. Papers may be submitted in hardcopy. To submit hardcopy, please mail 5 (five) copies to Program co-chair Cristina Serban. Please allow adequate time for delivery.

    Discussion topic proposals should include an in-depth description of the topic to be discussed, a convincing argument that the topic will lead to a lively discussion, and any other supporting materials.

  3. Justification

  4. You should describe, in one page or less, why your paper is appropriate for the New Security Paradigms Workshop. A good justification will describe the new paradigm being proposed, explain how it is a departure from existing practice, and identify those aspects of the status quo it challenges or rejects.
  5. Attendance Statement

  6. You should state how many authors wish to attend the workshop. Accepted papers require the attendance of at least one author. In order to ensure that all papers receive equally strong feedback, all attendees are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop.
The program committee will referee the papers and notify the authors of acceptance status by June 11, 1999. We expect to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships. More information will be provided on our web site as it becomes available.

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