The Twenty-second International Workshop on Security Protocols will take place from Wednesday March 19th to Friday March 21st, 2014 at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England.
As with previous years, attendance at the International Workshop on Security Protocols is by invitation only.
In order to be invited you must submit a position paper. You are therefore encouraged to consider submitting such a paper!
The theme of this year's workshop is "Collaborating with the Enemy".
Now that all our paranoid dreams of the last twenty years have come true, what shall we wish for next?
It's clear that "attackers" now control so much of our infrastructure that we cannot achieve any serious distributed service without their cooperation.
Interestingly this remains true if we interchange our view about whom we regard as the service provider, and whom as the protocol hacker subverting the (supposed) legitimate service. Spies have no privacy either.
Is this a zero-sum game, resulting in a straightforward shoving match, or are there security innovations that both parties would have a positive incentive to support?
col-lab-o-rate intr.v. collaborated, collaborating, collaborates
1. To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.
2. To cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one's country.
This theme is not intended to restrict the topic of your paper, but to help provide a particular perspective and focus to the discussions. Our intention is to stimulate discussion likely to lead to conceptual advances, or to promising new lines of investigation, rather than merely to consider finished work.
Pre-proceedings will be provided at the workshop. The proceedings of previous workshops in this series have been published by Springer-Verlag as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (see LNCS 7622, 7114, 7028, 6615, 5964, 5087, 4631, 3957, 3364, 2845, 2467, 2133, 1796, 1550, 1361 and 1189). If you have not previously attended the Security Protocols Workshop, you may find it helpful to refer to these to get an idea of the flavour.
The exact cost of the workshop is to be determined, but is likely to be in the region of 300 GBP (which will include lunches, and a formal dinner in the beautiful surroundings of the Saltmarsh Suite at Kings College).
Jan 7th: Submission deadline
Jan 31st: Notification to authors
Mar 3rd: Revised papers due
Mar 6th: Deadline for registration
Mar 19th: Workshop in Cambridge
To be considered for invitation, you must send a first draft of a position paper to James Malcolm (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the deadline noted above. If you wish, you may make an initial response to say that you are potentially interested.
Feel free to circulate this invitation widely, but do remember that the workshop has a limited size and in order to be invited you must submit a position paper.
A printable copy of this announcement may be found at http://spw.stca.herts.ac.uk/Advertisement2014.pdf.
If you are invited to the workshop, don't forget that you can send us a revised copy of your paper (for inclusion in the pre-proceedings) by the deadline above. You should also register using the form that will be provided.
If you have any enquiries about the workshop then you might want to look at the rules, but if your question is not answered there, please contact one of the organising committee: