What makes a paper acceptable for NSPW?
While we reject plenty of
excellent papers that would do very well at other venues, our eclectic
program committee particularly looks for new paradigms, innovative
approaches to older problems, early thinking on new topics that are not
necessarily fully polished, and controversial issues that might not
make it into other conferences but deserve to have their try at shaking
and breaking the mold. Conversely, a great paper that does not have a
new paradigm, does not challenge the status quo, or does not critique
an older paradigm will almost certainly get rejected.
NSPW 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 brainstorming environment has proven to be an
excellent medium for furthering the development of these ideas. Many
authors have mentioned that they received more useful feedback and
ideas on their work during the presentation and discussion of it at
NSPW than from any other conference. The proceedings, published after
the workshop, have consistently benefited from the inclusion of
To participate, please submit your paper, justification, and attendance
statement, preferably via e-mail, to both Program Chairs
Carla Marceau email@example.com and Simon Foley firstname.lastname@example.org --
by Friday, April 5, 2002 (hardcopy submissions must be received by
March 28, 2002). Further details on the required format of submissions
- Your Paper
You should submit a research paper, a 5 - 10 page position
paper, or a discussion topic proposal. Submissions of any type must not
have been published elsewhere. 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.
Softcopy submissions should be in Postscript, PDF, Word/RTF or ASCII
format. Papers may be submitted as hardcopy. To submit hardcopy, please
mail 5 (five) copies to Program Co-chair Carla Marceau. Please allow
adequate time for delivery.
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 theory or practice, and identify those
aspects of the status quo it challenges or rejects.
- Attendance Statement
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 14, 2002. We expect to be able to offer a
limited amount of financial aid to those who require it. More
information will be provided on our web site as it becomes available.