NPSec 2015 Call For Papers
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In conjunction with the 23d IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), San Francisco, California, November 10-13, 2015

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: August 13, 2015 (Firm deadline extension!)(11:59 PM PDT)
  • Notification of acceptance: August 25, 2015
  • Camera ready version: September 4, 2015

Best Paper Award

We will be selecting one of the papers from the workshop for a best paper award. The winner will be announced during the workshop.


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 2015 is a one-day event held in conjunction with the 23d IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2015). NPSec 2015 focuses on two exciting areas related to secure network protocols. First, 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, and P2P and overlay networks. Papers about new secure protocols, security enhancements to existing protocols, or protocol analysis (such as new attacks on existing protocols) are welcome. Second, employing such secure network protocols to create or enhance network applications, especially those in new and emerging areas, such as support for the Internet of Things, vehicular networks, and software defined networks.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Vulnerabilities of existing protocols and applications (both theoretical and case studies), including attacks
  • Privacy enhancements for networks
  • 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., online social networking, gaming)

Paper Submission

Go to this page for submission details.

Steering Committee

  • Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University, USA
  • Sonia Fahmy, Purdue University, USA (chair)
  • George Kesidis, Penn State University, USA
  • Gene Tsudik,UC Irvine, USA
  • Jun Li, University of Oregon, USA

Technical Program Committee

  • Johanna Amann, International Computer Science Institute
  • Fred Baker, Cisco Research Center
  • Suman Jana, Columbia University
  • Stephen Kent, BBN Technololgies
  • Erik Kline, ISI
  • Soo Bum Lee, Qualcomm
  • Qi Li, Tsinghua University
  • Olaf Maennel, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Daniel Massey, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Colin Perkins, University of Glasgow
  • Ahren Studer, NSA Research
  • Lan Wang, University of Memphis
  • Tilman Wolf, University of Massachusetts
  • Alvaro Retana, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Technical Program Committee Chair

  • Peter Reiher, UCLA, USA (Contact info: