NPSec 2014 Call For Papers
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In conjunction with the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Raleigh, North Carolina, October 21-24, 2014

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline (extended): July 17, 2014 (11:59 PM PDT)
  • Notification of acceptance (extended): August 9, 2014
  • Camera ready version: August 16, 2014


The Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec) is a top workshop focusing on cutting-edge research with a broad range of topics related to secure network protocols. NPSec 2014 focuses on two exciting areas related to secure network protocols. The first focus is on the development and analysis of networking protocols for the secure operation of various network infrastructures, including both today's Internet and future Internet architectures, wireless and mobile networking, cloud-based networking, peer-to-peer and overlay networks, online social networking, and Internet of things. Papers about new secure protocols, security enhancements to existing protocols, or protocol analysis (such as new attacks on existing protocols) are all welcome. The second focus is on employing such secure network protocols to create or enhance network applications, such as those related to the Web, online social networking, online gaming, or cloud-based applications.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Vulnerabilities of existing protocols and applications (both theoretical and case studies), including attacks
  • Design of new secure or resilient network protocols
  • Security enhancements to existing networking protocols
  • Deployment study of secure protocols on the Internet (e.g., BGPSEC, DNSSEC, IPSEC)
  • Security in future Internet architectures (e.g. Information-centric networking, software-defined networking)
  • Secure network protocols for network applications (e.g., cloud-based apps, online social networking, gaming)

Paper Submission

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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

Technical Program Committee

  • Johanna Amann, International Computer Science Institute
  • Fred Baker, Cisco Research Center
  • Randy Bush, Internet Initiative Japan
  • Wu-chang Feng, Portland State University
  • Stephen Kent, BBN Technololgies
  • Huan Li, Beihang University
  • Qi Li, ETH Zurich
  • Olaf Maennel, Loughborough University
  • Daniel Massey, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Colin Perkins, University of Glasgow
  • Peter Reiher, UCLA
  • Lan Wang, University of Memphis
  • Brian Weis, Cisco Systems
  • Tilman Wolf, University of Massachusetts
  • Ying Zhang, Ericsson Research
  • Xukai Zou, School of Science, Purdue University-Indianapolis

Technical Program Committee Chairs

  • Jun Li, University of Oregon, USA
  • Wei Zhao, University of Macau, China