New Security Paradigms Workshop - NSPW 2016

April 18, 2016

Since 1992, the New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) has offered a unique forum for information security research involving high-risk, high-opportunity paradigms, perspectives, and positions. The workshop itself is highly interactive with presentations by authors prepared for in-depth discussions, and ample opportunity to exchange views with open-minded peers. NSPW is also distinguished by its deep-rooted tradition of positive feedback, collegiality, and encouragement.


NSPW seeks embryonic, disruptive, and unconventional ideas that benefit from early feedback. The ideas are almost always not yet proven, and sometimes infeasible to validate to the extent expected in traditional forums. NSPW seeks ideas pushing the boundaries of science and engineering beyond what would typically be considered mainstream; papers that would be strong candidates in "conventional" information security venues are, as a rule of thumb, a poor fit for NSPW. We welcome papers with perspectives that augment traditional information security, both from computer science and other disciplines that study adversarial relationships (e.g., biology, economics, the social sciences). Submissions typically address current limitations of information security, directly challenge long-held beliefs or the very foundations of security, or view problems from an entirely novel angle leading to new solutions.


In 2015, more than 50% of the presenters had never attended NSPW before. We are actively trying to continue this trend, and therefore we encourage submissions from new NSPW authors.


New Security Paradigms Workshop - NSPW 2016 

September 26-29, 2016 

C Lazy U Ranch, Colorado, USA 


Submission deadline: April 29, 2016 23:59 (UTC -11) firm

Format: PDF file (ACM SIG formatting) via Easychair


Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2016

Pre-proceedings deadline: August 5, 2016

Workshop: September 26-29, 2016

Final version: November 1, 2016


You get 1 hour to discuss your new and exciting security idea! (if accepted of course). Full cfp attached.