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Call for Papers
New Security Paradigms Workshop 2003
An ACSA-sponsored workshop
18 - 21 August 2003
Centro Stefano Francini, Ascona, Switzerland (http://www.csf-mv.ethz.ch/)

For eleven years the New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) has
provided a stimulating and highly interactive forum for innovative
approaches to computer security. The workshop offers a constructive
environment for experienced researchers and practitioners as well as
newer participants in the field. The result is a unique opportunity to
exchange ideas. NSPW 2003 will take place August 18 - 21 at the Centro
Stefano Francini (CSF), the conference center of the Swiss Federal
Technical Institute. The CSF is located in scenic Ascona, Switzerland,
on Lago Maggiore, a few hours by train from Zurich, Geneva, or Milan.

In order to preserve the small, focused nature of the workshop,
participation is limited to authors of accepted papers and conference
organizers. NSPW is highly interactive in nature. Authors are
encouraged to present ideas that might be considered risky in some
other forum. All participants are charged with providing feedback in a
constructive manner. The resulting brainstorming environment has proven
to be an excellent medium for furthering the development of these
ideas. The proceedings, which are published after the workshop, have
consistently benefited from the inclusion of workshop feedback.

Because we expect new paradigms, we accept wide-ranging topics in
information security. Papers that present a significant shift in
thinking about difficult security issues or builds on a previous shift
are welcomed. Our program committee particularly looks for new
paradigms, innovative approaches to older problems, early thinking on
new topics, and controversial issues that might not make it into other
conferences but deserve to have their try at shaking and breaking the

To participate, please submit your paper, justification, and attendance
statement in PDF format to http://www.nspw.org/submission.shtml by Friday,
April 4, 2003.

If you have questions or problems with your submission, please e-mail
the Program Chairs -Simon Foley [email protected] and R. Sekar
([email protected]).

1 - Your Paper

We welcome three categories of submission: research papers, 5 - 10 page
position papers, and discussion topic proposals. Please indicate the
category of your submission. No submission may have been published
elsewhere. Discussion topic proposals should include an in-depth
description of the topic to be discussed, a convincing argument that
the topic will lead to a lively discussion, and supporting materials.

Submissions should be in PDF format.

2 - Justification

Describe, in one page or less, why your paper is appropriate for the
New Security Paradigms Workshop. A good justification will describe
the new paradigm being proposed, explain how it departs from existing
theory or practice, and identify those aspects of the status quo it
challenges or rejects.

3 - Attendance Statement

State how many authors wish to attend the workshop. Accepted papers
require the attendance of at least one author. In order to ensure that
all papers receive equally strong feedback, all attendees are expected
to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Attendance is
limited. We cannot guarantee attendance for more than one author.

The program committee will notify authors of acceptance status by June
10, 2003. We expect to offer a limited amount of financial aid to those
who require it. More information will be provided on our web site
http://www.nspw.org as it becomes available.

Further information can be found at http://www.nspw.org