Event Date/Time: Aug 13, 2001 End Date/Time: Aug 17, 2001
Paper Submission Date: Feb 01, 2001
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Tutorials: August 13-14, 2001
Technical Sessions: August 15-17, 2001
Exhibition: August 15-16, 2001

The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in security and applications of cryptography.

If you are working in any practical aspects of security or applications of cryptography, the program committee would like to encourage you to submit a paper. Submissions are due on February 1, 2001.

This symposium will last for four and a half days. Two days of tutorials will be followed by two and a half days of technical sessions including refereed papers, invited talks, works-in-progress, and panel discussions.

Paper submissions due: February 1, 2001
Author notification: March 27, 2001
Camera-ready final papers due: May 2, 2001

Registration Materials
Complete program and registration information will be available in April 2001 on the symposium Web site. The information will be in both html and a printable PDF file. If you would like to receive the program booklet in print, please email your request, including your postal address, to: conference@usenix.org.

Program Chair
Dan S. Wallach, Rice University
Program Committee
Dirk Balfanz, Princeton University
Steve Bellovin, AT&T Labs—Research
Carl Ellison, Intel Corporation
Ian Goldberg, ZeroKnowledge Systems
Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland
Trent Jaeger, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Teresa Lunt, Xerox PARC
Patrick McDaniel, University of Michigan
Mudge, @stake Inc.
Vern Paxson, ACIRI
Avi Rubin, AT&T Labs—Research
Fred Schneider, Cornell University
Jonathan Trostle, Cisco
Wietse Venema, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
David Wagner, University of California, Berkeley

Invited Talks Coordinator
Greg Rose, Qualcomm

Refereed paper submissions are being solicited in all areas relating to system and network security, including but not limited to:

Adaptive security and system management
Analysis of malicious code
Applications of cryptographic techniques
Attacks against networks and machines
Authentication and authorization of users, systems, and applications
Denial-of-service attacks
File and filesystem security
Firewall technologies
Intrusion detection
IPSec and IPv6 security
Privacy preserving (and compromising) systems
Public key infrastructure
Rights management and copyright protection
Security in heterogeneous environments
Security incident investigation and response
Security of agents and mobile code
Techniques for developing secure systems
World Wide Web security
Papers covering "holistic security"—systems security, the security of entire large application systems, spread across many subsystems and computers, and involving people and environment—are particularly relevant. On the other hand, papers regarding new cryptographic algorithms or protocols, or electronic commerce primitives, are encouraged to seek alternative conferences

Wednesday - Friday, August 15-17
Papers that have been formally reviewed and accepted will be presented during the symposium and published in the symposium proceedings. The proceedings will be distributed to attendees and, following the conference, will be available online to USENIX members and for purchase.

Best Paper Awards
Awards will be given at the conference for the best paper and for the best paper that is primarily the work of a student.

In addition to the refereed papers and the keynote presentation, the technical program will include tutorials, invited talks, panel discussions, a Work-in-Progress session (WIPs), and Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions. You are invited to make suggestions regarding topics or speakers for any of these formats to the program chair via email to sec01chair@usenix.org.

Tutorials (August 13-14)
Tutorials for both technical staff and managers will provide immediately useful, practical information on topics such as local and network security precautions, what cryptography can and cannot do, security mechanisms and policies, firewalls and monitoring systems.
If you are interested in proposing a tutorial, or suggesting a topic, contact the USENIX Tutorial Coordinator, Dan Klein, by email to dvk@usenix.org.

Invited Talks (August 15-17)
There will be several outstanding invited talks at the symposium in parallel with the refereed papers. Please submit topic suggestions and talk proposals via email to sec01it@usenix.org.

Panel Discussions (August 15-17)
The technical sessions will also feature some panel discussions. Please send topic suggestions and proposals to sec01chair@usenix.org.

Work-in-Progress Session (WIPs) (August 17)
The last session of the symposium will be a Works-in-Progress session. This session will consist of short presentations about work-in-progress, new results, or timely topics. Speakers should submit a one- or two-paragraph abstract to sec01wips@usenix.org by 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2001. Please include your name, affiliation, and the title of your talk. The accepted abstracts will appear on the symposium Web site after the symposium. The time available will be distributed among the presenters with a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes. The time limit will be strictly enforced. A schedule of presentations will be posted at the symposium. Experience has shown that most submissions are usually accepted.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs) (August 14-15)
There will be Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. BoFs often feature a presentation or a demonstration followed by discussion, announcements, and the sharing of strategies.
BoFs can be scheduled on-site, but if you wish to pre-schedule a BoF, please email the conference office, conference@usenix.org. They will need to know the title of the BoF with a brief description, the name, title and company and email address of the facilitator, your preference of date, and whether an overhead projector and screen is desired.

Papers should represent novel scientific contributions in computer security with direct relevance to the engineering of secure systems and networks.
Authors must submit a mature paper. Any incomplete sections (there shouldn't be many) should be outlined in enough detail to make it clear that they could be finished easily. Full papers are encouraged, and should be about 8 to 15 typeset pages. Submissions must be received by February 1, 2001.

Papers will only be accepted electronically, via the symposium Web site, and must be in PDF format (e.g., processed by Adobe's Acrobat Distiller). We request that you follow the NSF FastLane guidelines in preparing your PDF.

Please use this web form for submissions.

For more details on the submission process, authors are encouraged to consult the detailed author guidelines.

All submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, and correctness. Each accepted submission may be assigned a member of the program committee to act as its shepherd through the preparation of the final paper. The assigned member will act as a conduit for feedback from the committee to the authors. Authors will be notified of acceptance by March 27, 2001. Camera-ready final papers are due on May 2, 2001.

The USENIX Security Symposium, like most conferences and journals, requires that papers not be submitted simultaneously to another conference or publication and that submitted papers not be previously or subsequently published elsewhere. Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned to the author(s) unread. All submissions are held in the highest confidentiality prior to publication in the Proceedings, both as a matter of policy and in accord with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.

Specific questions about submissions may be sent via e-mail to sec01chair@usenix.org.

Open: Thursday, August 16, 2001
12:00 noon - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 17, 2001
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: JW Marriott Hotel
Washington, D.C.

See demos of innovative products and services that will put you ahead in security management
Pick up a copy of the latest print and software releases
Get in-depth answers in a relaxed atmosphere
Talk to representatives of companies who are looking for contractors and new team members
Check out the Current List of Exhibitors.

Questions? More Information? Contact:
Dana Geffner, Exhibition Manager
Call: 1.831.457.8649
Email: dana@usenix.org