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NDSS Symposium 2005

NDSS '05

The 12th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium
Catamaran Resort Hotel
San Diego, California
3-4 February 2005-Symposium
2 February 2005-Pre-Conference Workshop

Call for Papers

CHANGED! Paper and panel submissions due: Tuesday 23:59 PST, 24 August, 2004
The Program Chairs for NDSS'05 have decided to give a one day extension for the NDSS submission deadline.
Due to the overwhelming response to the Call for Papers, the deadline will now be Tuesday 23:59 PST, 24 August, 2004.
Author notification: Friday, October 8th, 2004.
Final version of papers and panels due: Sunday, November 7th, 2004.

GOAL: The symposium fosters information exchange among research scientists and practitioners of network and distributed system security services. The target audience includes those interested in practical aspects of network and distributed system security, with a focus on actual system design and implementation (rather than theory). A major goal is to encourage and enable the Internet community to apply, deploy, and advance the state of available security technology. The proceedings are published by the Internet Society.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Submission instructions will be available at

SUBMISSIONS: Both technical papers and panel proposals are solicited. Technical papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Technical papers should be at most 12 pages excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices (using 11-point font, single column format, and reasonable margins on 8.5"x11" or A4 paper), and at most 20 pages total. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them. Technical papers will appear in the proceedings. Panel proposals should be one page and must describe the topic, identify the panel chair, explain the panel format, and list three to four potential panelists. A description of each panel will appear in the proceedings, and may, at the discretion of the panel chair, include written position statements from the panelists.

Submissions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Integrating security in Internet protocols: routing, naming, TCP/IP, multicast, network management, and the Web.
  • Intrusion avoidance, detection, and response: systems, experiences and architectures.
  • Privacy and anonymity technologies.
  • Network perimeter controls: firewalls, packet filters, application gateways.
    Virtual private networks.
  • Public key infrastructure, key management, certification, and revocation.
  • Secure electronic commerce: e.g., payment, barter, EDI, notarization, timestamping, endorsement, and licensing.
  • Supporting security mechanisms and APIs; audit trails; accountability.
  • Implementation, deployment and management of network security policies.
  • Intellectual property protection: protocols, implementations, metering, watermarking, digital rights management.
  • Fundamental services on network and distributed systems: authentication, data integrity, confidentiality, authorization, non-repudiation, and availability.
  • Integrating security services with system and application security facilities and protocols: e.g., message handling, file transport/access, directories, time synchronization, data base management, boot services, mobile computing.
  • Security for emerging technologies: sensor networks, specialized testbeds, wireless/mobile (and ad hoc) networks, personal communication systems, peer-to-peer and overlay network systems.
  • Special problems and case studies: e.g., tradeoffs between security and efficiency, usability, reliability and cost.
  • Security for collaborative applications: teleconferencing and video-conferencing, electronic voting, groupwork, etc.
  • Software hardening: e.g., detecting and defending against software bugs (overflows, etc.)
  • Each submission must contain a separate Submission Overview specifying the submission type (paper or panel), the title or topic, author names with organizational affiliations, and must specify a contact author along with corresponding phone number, FAX number, postal address and email address.

Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PST, August 23rd, 2004, and must be made electronically in PDF format (for example, by using pdflatex). Each submission will be acknowledged by e-mail; if acknowledgment is not received within seven days, contact a program co-chair (see below). Authors and panelists will be notified of acceptance by October 8th, 2004, and given instructions for preparing the camera-ready copy. The camera-ready copy must be received by November 7th, 2004.


  • William Arbaugh, University of Maryland
  • Dirk Balfanz, PARC
  • Steve Bellovin, AT&T Research
  • Dan Boneh, Stanford University, Program co-chair
  • Crispin Cowan, Immunix
  • Leendert van Doorn, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • David Evans, University of Virginia
  • Somesh Jha, UW Madison
  • Ari Juels, RSA Labs
  • Steve Kent, BBN
  • Christopher Kruegel, Technical University Vienna
  • Ninghui Li, Purdue University
  • Pat Lincoln, SRI International
  • Niels Provos, Google Inc.
  • Eric Rescorla, RTFM
  • Tatyana Ryutov, USC Information Sciences Institute
  • Dan Simon, Microsoft Research, Program co-chair
  • Sean Smith, Dartmouth College
  • Dawn Song, CMU
  • Paul Syverson, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Brent Waters, Princeton University
  • Nicholas Weaver, ICSI