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NDSS Symposium 2000

NDSS 2000 3-4 February 2000 Dan Diego, California, USA

Network and Distributed System Security Symposium
Catamaran Resort Hotel
San Diego, California

2 February 2000 - Technical Tutorials
3-4 February 2000 - Symposium

Call for Papers

Important Dates

  • Paper and panel submissions due: June 23, 1999
  • Author notification: August 17, 1999
  • Final versions of papers and panels due: October 15, 1999


This symposium aims to foster information exchange among researchers and practitioners of network and distributed system security services. The intended audience includes those who are interested in practical aspects of network and distributed system security, with the focus on actual system design and implementation, rather than theory. A major goal of the symposium is to encourage and enable the Internet community to apply, deploy, and advance the state of available security technology. The proceedings of the symposium will be published by the Internet Society.

Submissions are solicited for, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Secure Electronic Commerce: e.g., payment, barter, EDI, notarization/timestamping, endorsement and licensing.
  • Intellectual Property Protection: protocols, schemas, implementations, metering, watermarking, other forms of rights management.
  • Implementation, deployment and management of network security policies.
  • Integrating Security in Internet protocols: routing, naming, TCP/IP, multicast, network management, and, of course, the Web.
  • Attack-resistant protocols and services.
  • Special problems and case studies: e.g. interplay and tradeoffs between security and efficiency, usability, reliability and cost.
  • Security for collaborative applications and services: tele- and video-conferencing, groupwork, etc.
  • Fundamental services: authentication, data integrity, confidentiality, authorization, non-repudiation, and availability.
  • Supporting mechanisms and APIs: key management and certification, revocation, audit trails and accountability.
  • 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, and large heterogeneous distributed systems.
  • Intrusion Avoidance, Detection, and Response: systems, experiences and architectures
  • Network Perimeter Controls: firewalls, packet filters, and application gateways.

Best Paper Award

A best paper award will be introduced at NDSS 2000. This award will be presented at the symposium to the authors of the best paper as selected by the Program Committee.

Program Committee


Stephen Welke, Trusted Computer Solutions


Doug Maughan, NSA / DARPA


Gene Tsudik, USC / Information Sciences Institute
Avi Rubin, AT&T Labs – Research


Bill Cheswick, Lucent Bell Labs
Marc Dacier, IBM Research Zurich
Jim Ellis, CMU / CERT
Carl Ellison, Intel
Ed Felten, Princeton
Virgil Gligor, UMD College Park
Thomas Hardjono, Bay Networks / Nortel
Cynthia Irvine, Naval Postgraduate School
Charlie Kaufman, Iris Associates
Dave Kormann, AT&T Labs - Research
Hugo Krawczyk, Technion and IBM
Carl Landwehr, Naval Research Lab
Doug Maughan, NSA / DARPA
Gary McGraw, Reliable Software Technologies
Sandra Murphy, NAI Labs, Network Associates
Clifford Neuman, USC / Information Sciences Institute
Paul Van Oorschot, Entrust
Sami Saydjari, DARPA ISO
David Wagner, UC Berkeley
Bennet Yee, UC San Diego


Thomas Hutton, San Diego Supercomputer Center


John Kochmar, SEI


David Balenson, NAI Labs, Network Associates


Carla Rosenfeld, Internet Society


The committee invites both technical papers and panel proposals. Technical papers should be at most 20 pages long. Panel proposals should be at most two pages and should describe the topic, identify the panel chair, explain the format of the panel, and list three to four potential panelists. Technical papers will appear in the proceedings. 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.

Each submission must contain a separate title page with the type of submission (paper or panel), the title or topic, the names of the author(s), organizational affiliation(s), telephone and FAX numbers, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, and must specify the contact author in case of multi-author submissions. The names of authors, affiliations, and other identifying information should appear only on the separate title page.

Submissions must be received by June 23, 1999, and must be made via electronic submission on . If the committee is unable to print a PostScript submission, a hardcopy will be requested. Therefore, PostScript submissions must arrive well before the deadline.

Submission-related information is available at