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

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

    TUM

  • 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:

Please submit your paper via https://spin20.hotcrp.com/.

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