In order to preserve the small, focused nature of the workshop,
participation is limited to authors of accepted papers and conference
organizers. NSPW is unique in format and highly interactive in
nature. Each paper is typically the focus of 45 to 60 minutes of
presentation and discussion. Authors are encouraged to present ideas
that might be considered risky in some other forum, and all participants
are charged with providing feedback in a constructive manner. The
resulting intensive brainstorming 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 mold.
We welcome three categories of submission: research papers, 5 - 10 page
position papers, and discussion topic proposals. 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.
Submission will be done via an online web page which will be activated two weeks
before the submission deadline.
The submission deadline is Saturday, April 10, 2004.
Notification of acceptance will be June 16, 2004.
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.
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