NSPW 2011

Marin County, CA, USA
September 12-15, 2011

The New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) is seeking papers that address the current limitations of information security. Today's security risks are diverse and plentiful -- botnets, database breaches, phishing attacks, distributed denial-of-service attacks -- and yet present tools for combating them are insufficient. To address these limitations, NSPW welcomes unconventional, promising approaches to important security problems and innovative critiques of current security theory and practice.

We are particularly interested in perspectives from outside computer security, both from other areas of computer science (such as operating systems, human-computer interaction, databases, programming languages, algorithms) and other sciences that study adversarial relationships such as biology and economics. We discourage papers that offer incremental improvements to security and mature work that is appropriate for standard information security venues.

To facilitate research interactions, NSPW features informal paper presentations, extended discussions in small and large groups, shared activities, and group meals, all in attractive surroundings. By encouraging researchers to think "outside the box" and giving them an opportunity to communicate with open-minded peers, NSPW seeks to foster paradigm shifts in the field of information security.

Further information on the workshop can be found on the following pages: