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. The proceedings, which are published after the workshop, have
consistently benefited from the inclusion of workshop feedback.
Because we expect new paradigms, we accept wide-ranging topics in
information security. Papers that present a significant shift in
thinking about difficult security issues or builds on a previous shift
are welcomed. Our program committee particularly looks for new
paradigms, innovative approaches to older problems, early thinking on
new topics, and controversial issues that might not make it into other
conferences but deserve to have their try at shaking and breaking the
Submission will will be done via an online web page which will be
The submission deadline is Friday, April 4, 2003.
If you have difficulty submitting, please contact the program chairs -
Simon Foley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and R. Sekar (email@example.com)
Submissions must include the following:
1 - Your Paper
We welcome three categories of submission: research
papers, 5 - 10 page position papers, and discussion
topic proposals. Please indicate the category of your
submission. No submission may 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 supporting materials.
Submissions should be in PDF format.
2 - Justification
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 departs from existing theory
or practice, and identify those aspects of the status
quo it challenges or rejects.
3 - Attendance Statement
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.
Attendance is limited. We cannot guarantee attendance
for more than one author.
The program committee will notify authors of acceptance status by June
10, 2003. We expect 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.