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normally CFP's are off-topic for NANOG but this one's *about* us

  • From: Paul Vixie
  • Date: Fri Dec 10 10:06:24 2004

Speaking for the program committee, I hope to see submissions from this crowd,
as well as faces from this crowd at MIT in July.  'nuf said; read on:

	SRUTI 2005 Workshop
	Steps to Reducing Unwanted Traffic on the Internet 
	Sponsored by USENIX

 	July 7-8, 2005
	MIT, Stata Center, Cambridge, MA, USA.

The Internet is under increasing attacks with unwanted traffic in the form of 
spam, distributed denial of service, virus, worms, etc. Unwanted traffic on 
the Internet has manifested itself as attacks on many protocols (IP, TCP, DNS, 
BGP, and HTTP) and popular applications (e.g., Email, Web). Recently, attacks 
combining multiple exploits have become common. Many solutions have been 
proposed for specific attacks, some of which have had limited success. SRUTI 
seeks research on the unwanted traffic problem that looks across the protocol 
stack, examines attack commonalities, and investigates how various solutions 
interact and whether they can be combined to increase security. Original 
research, promising ideas, and steps towards practical solutions at all 
levels are sought. We look for ideas in networking and systems, and insights 
from other areas such as databases, data mining, and economics. SRUTI aims to 
bring academic and industrial research communities together with those who 
face the problems at the operational level. SRUTI 2005 will be a one and a 
half day event. Each session chair will play the role of a discussant and 
present a summary of the papers in the session and a state-of-the-art 
synopsis of the topic. The workshop will be highly interactive, with 
substantial time devoted to questions and answers. Submissions must contribute 
to improving the current understanding of unwanted traffic and/or suggestions 
to reducing it. The proceedings of the workshop will be published.

Relevant topics include:

    * Architectural solutions to the unwanted traffic problem.
    * Scientific assessment of the spread and danger of the attacks
    * Practical countermeasures to various aspects of unwanted traffic
      (Spam, DoS, worms,...)
    * Cross-layer solutions and solutions to combination attacks
    * Attacks on emerging technologies (e.g., sensors, VOIP, PDAs) and
      their countermeasures
    * Privacy and anonymity
    * Intrusion avoidance, detection, and response
    * Virus, worms, and other malicious code
    * Analysis of protocols and systems vulnerabilities
    * Handling errors/misconfigurations that might lead to unwanted traffic
    * Attacks on specific distributed systems or network technologies
      (e.g., P2P, wireless networks)
    * Data mining with application to unwanted traffic
    * New types of solutions: incentive-based, economic, statistical,
      collaborative, etc.

Program Committee
	Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin	
	Steven M. Bellovin, AT&T Labs--Research	
	Herve Debar, France Telecom R&D 	
	Mark Handley, University College London
	Dina Katabi, MIT 	
	Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs--Research 	
	Doug Maughan, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
	Chris Morrow, UUNET
	Vern Paxson, ICIR/ICSI
	Dawn Song, Carnegie Mellon University
	Paul Vixie, ISC
Steering Committee
	Dina Katabi, MIT.
	Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs--Research.
	Submission deadline: March 30, 2005 (11:59 PM EST, HARD)
	Acceptance notification: May 3, 2005.
	Final papers due: May 23, 2005.
	Workshop: July 7-8, 2005.
All submissions must be in English, must include a title and the authors' 
names and affiliations. Submissions should be no more than six (6) pages 
long, and submitted in Postscript or PDF only. Each submission should 
have a contact author who should provide full contact information (e-mail, 
phone, fax, mailing address). One author of each accepted paper will be 
required to present the work at the workshop.

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