Please note changes in submission and notification dates
NSPW is a unique workshop that is devoted to the critical examination
of new paradigms in security. We solicit and accept papers on any
topic in information security subject to the following caveats:
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.
- Papers that present a significant shift in thinking about difficult
security issues are welcome.
- Papers that build on a previous shift are also welcome.
- Contrarian papers that dispute or call into question accepted
practice or policy in security are also welcome.
- We solicit papers that are not technology centric, including
those that deal with public policy issues and those that deal with
the psychology and sociology of security theory and practice.
- We discourage papers that represent established or completed
works as well as those that substantially overlap other submitted
or published papers.
- We encourage a high level of scholarship on the part of
contributors. Authors are expected to be aware of related prior
work in their topic area, even if it predates Google. In the
course of preparing an NSPW paper, it is far better to read an
original source than to cite a text book interpretation of it.
Participation in the workshop is limited to authors of accepted papers
and conference organizers. Each paper is typically the focus of 45 to
60 minutes of presentation and discussion. Prospective authors are
encouraged to submit 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.
Call for Papers
We welcome three categories of submission:
- Research papers should be of a length commensurate with the
novelty of the paradigm and the amount of novel material that the
reviewer must assimilate in order to evaluate it.
- Position papers should be 5 - 10 pages in length and should espouse
a well reasoned and carefully documented position on a security
related topic that merits challenge and / or discussion.
- 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 that can aid in the evaluation
of the proposal. The later may include the credentials of the
proposed discussants. Discussion topic proposers may want to
consider involving conference organizers or previous attendees in
Please note submission and notification dates have been changed:
- Submission deadline: Monday, 18 April 2005.
- Notification of acceptance: Monday, 13 June, 2005.
Simon Foley, General Chair
University College Cork
Abe Singer, Vice Chair
San Diego Supercomputer Center
John McHugh, Program Chair
Bob Blakley, Program co-Chair
Karl Levitt, Local Chair
Submissions must include the following:
No submission may have been published elsewhere nor may a similar
submission be under consideration for publication or presentation in any
other forum during the NSPW review process.
- The submission in PDF format, viewable by Adobe Acrobat reader.
- A justification for inclusion in NSPW. Specify the category of your
submission and describe, in one page or less, why your submission 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.
The justification is a major factor in determining acceptance.
- An Attendance Statement specifying how many authors wish to attend
the workshop. Accepted papers require the attendance of at least
one author. Attendance is limited, and we cannot guarantee space
for more than 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. We expect to offer a limited amount of financial aid to
those who require it. See http://www.nspw.org for details of the
workshop policies and for submission procedures.