The Twenty-fourth International Workshop on Security Protocols will take place from Wednesday April 6th to Friday April 8th, 2016 at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. As with previous years, attendance at the International Workshop on Security Protocols is by invitation only.
In keeping with this year’s location — Brno is where Gregor Mendel presented his seminal Versuche über Pflanzenhybriden (Experiments on Plant Hybridization) — our theme is “Evolving Security”.
Security protocols evolve: security requirements evolve, and so do security mechanisms. Just to keep things fair, attackers have been evolving their agenda and capabilities as well. And, of course, there are the protocols that refuse to evolve, despite selection pressure to do so: what are they, and when will they go extinct?
Evolution itself is also a potential source of conceptual inspiration for designing new security processes and models. Is our password-shaped appendix still useful? Does natural selection really apply to all security protocols, or only in some contexts? To what extent are security properties epigenetic? What does security “fitness” even mean?
Note: 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 to consider finished work.
Short indicative submissions are preferred, preferably no more than 2000 words. You will have the opportunity to extend and revise your paper both before the pre-proceedings are issued, and again after the workshop. At the workshop, you will be expected to spend about ten minutes introducing the idea of your paper, in a way which facilitates a longer more general discussion. Pre-proceedings will be provided at the workshop.
See the Submission page for more details.
||Submission of position papers|
|22 February||Invitations to authors|
|14 March||Revised papers due|
|14 March||Registration deadline|
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.