The New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) seeks embryonic, disruptive, and unconventional ideas on information and cyber security that benefit from early, in-depth, and constructive feedback. Each year we set a theme that authors are encouraged to consider when developing a submission, but authors are not restricted to this theme. Submissions typically address current limitations of information security, directly challenge long-held beliefs or the very foundations of security, or discuss problems from an entirely novel angle, leading to new solutions. We welcome papers from computer science and other disciplines that study aspects of security theory and practice. The workshop is invitation-only; all accepted papers receive a 1-hour plenary time slot for presentation and discussion. To maximize diversity of perspectives, we particularly encourage submissions from new NSPW authors, from Ph.D. students, and from non-traditional disciplines and institutions. We welcome papers from across the disciplinary spectrum.
The theme for NSPW 2022 is resilience and resistance. All interpretations of resilience and resistance related to security are welcome. Resilience has many meanings, for example, the ability of sociotechnical systems (composed of people, processes, and technology) to recover to a desired state after a shock or unexpected interruption. Resistance might be framed as the counter response to an attempt, through technological and policy security mechanisms, to control or regulate access to service and / or data. Resistance is a term that also refers to the creation of spaces that set up parallel forms of control. The theme is intended to resonate with technologists and social scientists alike. Papers should offer new insights, case studies, methodological contributions and/or theoretical contributions that enhance our understanding of both resilience and resistance in the context of information security.
NSPW 2022 is scheduled to be held at the White Mountain Hotel and Resort in North Conway, NH USA. As in the past, this choice of venue is designed to facilitate interactions between the invited attendees throughout the workshop.