May 15

NPSec 2012 : 7th Workshop on Secure Network Protocols

When Oct 30, 2012 – Oct 30, 2012
Where Austin, TX, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 2, 2012
Notification Due Aug 31, 2012
Final Version Due Sep 20, 2012

NPSec 2012 : 7th Workshop on Secure Network Protocols.

NPSec 2012
7th Workshop on Secure Network Protocols
Austin, TX, USA, October 30, 2012

In conjunction with ICNP 2012
(Austin, TX, USA, October 30 – November 2, 2012)

=== Scope ===

The 7th workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec 2012) is a one-day
event held in conjunction with the 20th IEEE International Conference on
Network Protocols (ICNP 2012). NPSec 2012 focuses on two general areas.
The first focus is on the development and analysis of secure or hardened
protocols for the operation (establishment and maintenance) of network
infrastructure, including such targets as secure multidomain, ad hoc,
sensor or overlay networks, or other related target areas. This can
include new protocols, enhancements to existing protocols, protocol
analysis, and new attacks on existing protocols. The second focus is on
employing such secure network protocols to create or enhance network
applications. Examples include collaborative firewalls, incentive
strategies for multiparty networks, and deployment strategies to enable
secure applications.

NPSec 2012 particularly welcomes new ideas on security in the context of
future Internet design, such as architectural considerations for future
Internet security and new primitives for supporting secure network
protocol and application design.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Security in future Internet architectures (role of security in
future architectures, integrating security in future protocols and
* Secure and/or resilient network protocols (e.g., internetworking/routing,
MANETs, LANs and WLANs, mobile/cellular data networks, P2P and other
overlay networks, federated trust systems, sensor networks)
* Vulnerabilities of existing protocols and applications (both
theoretical and case studies), including attacks
* Key distribution/management
* Intrusion detection and response
* Incentive systems for P2P systems and MANET routing
* Secure protocol configuration and deployment
* Challenges and security protocols for social networks

The submission website is now available, and papers may be submitted at Formatting and
submission instructions are available on the NPSec website, at

=== Important dates ===

* Submission Deadline: July 2, 2012 (11:59pm PDT)
* Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2012
* Camera ready version: September 20, 2012
* Workshop: October 30, 2012

=== Organizers ===

Technical Program Committee Chairs:
* Ivan Martinovic, University of Oxford, UK
* Alex Liu, Michigan State University, USA

Publicity Chair:
* Kevin Butler, University of Oregon, USA

Web Chair:
* Fei Chen, VMware Inc., USA

Proceedings/Submission Chair:
* Matthias Wilhelm, TU Kaiserslautern, DE

NPSec Steering Committee:
* Sonia Fahmy, Purdue University, USA (chair)
* George Kesidis, Penn State University, USA
* Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University, USA
* Gene Tsudik, UC Irvine, USA