ACM SIGCOMM 2020, New York City, USA

ACM SIGCOMM 2020 Workshop on Secure Programmable Network Infrastructure (SPIN 2020)

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Workshop Program

  • Monday, August 10, 2020, Virtual Event

  • 10:00am - 11:00am (EDT) Opening + Keynote

  • 10:00am - 10:10am (EDT) Opening

  • 10:10am - 11:00am (EDT) Keynote

    Speaker: Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm (EDT) Session 1: Programmable security

  • Implementing AES Encryption on Programmable Switches via Scrambled Lookup Tables

    Xiaoqi Chen (Princeton University)

  • Secure State Migration in the Data Plane

    Jiarong Xing (Rice University), Ang Chen (Rice University), T.S. Eugene Ng (Rice University)

  • Fighting Fire with Light: Tackling Extreme Terabit DDoS Using Programmable Optics

    Matthew Nance Hall (University of Oregon), Guyue Liu (Carnegie Mellon University), Ramakrishnan Durairajan (University of Oregon), Vyas Sekar (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • FastFE: Accelerating ML-based Traffic Analysis with Programmable Switches

    Jiasong Bai (Tsinghua University), Menghao Zhang (Tsinghua University), Guanyu Li (Tsinghua University), Chang Liu (Tsinghua University), Mingwei Xu (Tsinghua University), Hongxin Hu (Clemson University)

  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm (EDT) Session 2: Security monitoring

  • Carpe Elephants: Seize the Global Heavy Hitters

    Rob Harrison (United States Military Academy), Shir Landau Feibish (Princeton University), Arpit Gupta (UC Santa Barbara), Ross Teixeira (Princeton University), S. Muthukrishnan (Rutgers University), Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)

  • Measuring TCP Round-Trip Time in the Data Plane

    Xiaoqi Chen (Princeton University), Hyojoon Kim (Princeton University), Javed M Aman (Princeton University), Willie Chang (Princeton University), Mack Lee (Princeton University), Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)

  • A Feasibility Study on Time-aware Monitoring with Commodity Switches

    Yiming Qiu (Rice University), Kuo-Feng Hsu (Rice University), Jiarong Xing (Rice University), Ang Chen (Rice University)

  • 12:45pm - 13:00pm Break

  • 13:00pm - 14:00pm (EDT) Panel

    Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University), Nate Foster (Cornell University), Vyas Sekar (Carnegie Mellon University), Venkat Pullela (Broadcom Inc.)

  • 14:00 - 14:10pm (EDT) Concluding remarks

Call for Papers

The 1st SPIN workshop aims to provide a forum for the community to come together and rethink fundamental questions in Internet security. The Internet was not designed with a secure foundation. However, as more and more applications rely on secure network services, the importance of network security has grown significantly. Looking forward, the security of networks and distributed systems will become a first-class design goal, just like performance, reliability, etc. are today. In the past, however, one hindrance in designing secure networks is that the Internet was very hard to change. Networking devices used to be "blackboxes", and only a handful of switch vendors decide what goes into these boxes. Despite many interesting proposals on Internet/network security, many of these useful designs cannot be easily integrated into the operational network without a forklift change.

Recently, a new opportunity is on the horizon---networking hardware is becoming programmable. The networking community has already leveraged this to design a range of new systems and in-network capabilities. Unfortunately, most existing developments are not related to security. In this workshop, we are soliciting papers that focus on examining the security implications of the trend of network programmability, particularly in the recent development of programmable data planes. We seek contributions on early ideas in these areas, position papers that outline next steps in network security, as well as preliminary papers from ongoing projects that could benefit from early community feedback. The workshop seeks to bring together experts in networking, security, hardware, programming languages, and systems, with the goal of identifying exciting opportunities for network security in the next generation.

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions on a wide range of topics of interest, including, but not limited to:

  • The security applications of programmable networking hardware
  • The security risks of programmable networking hardware
  • Architectural support for Internet/network security
  • Incrementally deployable designs for Internet security
  • Denial-of-service attacks and countermeasures
  • Intrusion detection, prevention, and forensics
  • Network and distributed systems access control
  • Security for emerging network scenarios (e.g., Home, IoT)
  • Policy-related issues for Internet security

Program Committee

  • Program Chairs
  • Ang Chen

    Rice University

  • Laurent Vanbever

    ETH Zurich

  • Program Committee
  • Aaron Ding

    TU Delft

  • Adam Wierman

    California Institute of Technology

  • Adrian Perrig

    ETH Zurich

  • Andreas Blenk


  • Arpit Gupta

    University of California, Santa Babara

  • Eric Keller

    University of Colorado, Boulder

  • Georgios Nikolaidis

    Barefoot Networks

  • Georgios Smaragdakis

    TU Berlin

  • Giulia Fanti

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • Guofei Gu

    Texas A&M University

  • Kaveh Razavi

    VU Amsterdam

  • Liang Wang

    Princeton University

  • Maria Apostolaki

    ETH Zurich

  • Nate Foster

    Cornell University

  • Pamela Zave

    Princeton University

  • Suman Jana

    Columbia University

  • T.S. Eugene Ng

    Rice University

  • Xiaowei Yang

    Duke University

  • Zakir Durumeric

    Stanford University

  • Web Chair
  • Jiarong Xing

    Rice University

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. LaTeX sources can be found at this link. With older versions of this template, authors should use "10pt" in the documentclass command to ensure that the font size for all submitted papers is 10 points. The length of the submitted paper should be 6 pages, excluding references. Authors are welcome to include an appendix beyond the page limit, but the main paper should be self-contained. Paper submissions should not include author names or affiliations, and submissions will go through a double-blind reviewing process by the program committee. At least one author for each accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the workshop in person. We expect that at least some papers at SPIN would represent "work-in-progress" projects. Therefore, authors of published papers could choose to extend their work to full-length conference papers later.

Paper Submission:

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Important Dates

  • May 01, 2020, 10pm CST

    Submission deadline

  • May 23, 2020

    Acceptance notification

  • June 10, 2020

    Camera-ready deadline

  • August 10, 2020

    Workshop program