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NDSS Symposium 1999)

NDSS 1999 Dan Diego, California, USA

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

03 February 1999 - Technical Tutorials
04 - 05 February 1999 - Symposium

Call for Paper


The symposium will foster information exchange among hardware and software developers of network and distributed system security services. The intended audience includes those who are interested in the practical aspects of network and distributed system security, focusing 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.

Topics for the symposium include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Security in malleable systems: mobile code, mobile agents, active networks, dynamic policy updates, etc.
  • Special problems: e.g. interplay between security goals and other goals such as efficiency, usability, reliability, interoperability, resource sharing, and cost.
  • Integrating security services with system and application security facilities and with application protocols, including message handling, file transport, remote file access, directories, time synchronization, data base management, routing, voice and video multicast, network management, boot services, and mobile computing.
  • Fundamental services: authentication, integrity, confidentiality, authorization, non-repudiation, and availability.
  • Supporting mechanisms and APIs: key management and certification infrastructures, audit, and intrusion detection.
  • Telecommunications security, especially for emerging technologies -- very large systems, e.g., the Internet, high-speed systems, e.g., the gigabit testbeds, wireless systems, personal communication systems, and large-scale, heterogeneous distributed systems.
  • Controls: firewalls, packet filters, application gateways
  • Object security and security objects
  • Network information resources and tools such as World Wide Web (WWW), Gopher, archie, and WAIS.
  • Electronic commerce: payment services, fee-for-access, EDI, notary services; endorsement, licensing, bonding, and other forms of assurance; rights management and other forms of intellectual property protection
  • Implementation and management of network security policy
  • Security for voice over IP
  • Security for routing


The committee invites technical papers and panel proposals, for topics of technical and general interest. Technical papers should be 10-20 pages in length. Panel proposals should be 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 each panelist.

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, Internet electronic mail addresses, and must list a single point of contact if more than one author. The names of authors, affiliations, and other identifying information should appear only on the separate title page.

Submissions must be received by 31 July 1998, and must be made via electronic mail in either PostScript or ASCII format. If the committee is unable to print a PostScript submission, it will be returned and hardcopy requested. Therefore, PostScript submissions must arrive well before 31 July.

All submissions and program related correspondence (only) should be directed to the program chair:

Stephen Kent
c/o BBN Technologies
70 Fawcett Street
Cambridge, Mass. 02138
Phone: +1 (617) 873-1996
FAX: +1 (617) 873-4086

Dates, final call for papers, advance program, and registration information will be available at the URL:

Each submission will be acknowledged by e-mail. If acknowledgment is not received within seven days, please contact the program chair as indicated above. Authors and panelists will be notified of acceptance by 18 September 1998. Instructions for preparing camera-ready copy for the proceedings will be sent at that time. The camera-ready copy must be received by 16 October 1998.

For additional information on NDSS'99 contact Carla Rosenfeld