First Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec)
November 6, 2005
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

(In conjunction with ICNP 2005 : The 13th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols)
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Papers can convey work-in-progress that is not completely mature but shows promise. Proceedings will be available in printed form and on IEEExplore.

Papers must be written in English. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Papers not meeting the guidelines will be returned to the authors.

Format and Length

  • Submissions must be no longer than six (6) pages in double-column format with standard margins and at least a 10 point font --- larger if possible. This length includes everything: figures, tables, references, appendices and so forth. Longer submissions will not be reviewed.
  • Provide an abstract of fewer than 200 words.
  • Number the pages.
  • The paper must be submitted in PDF or Postscript format. We must be able to display and print your submission exactly as we receive it and using only standard tools and postscript printers, so we strongly suggest that you use only standard fonts.
  • Make sure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.
  • Make sure that the output has been formatted for printing on LETTER (8.5" by 11") size paper.

Simplified Requirements for Creating PDF Files is a two-page document that describes the essential steps in distilling PDFs.

To facilitate the production of papers in the required IEEE formatting standard, you may consult IEEE Transactions LaTeX and Microsoft Word Style Files at

Dual Submissions

Once submitted to NPSec, a paper cannot be submitted to another workshop, conference or journal until the NPSec acceptance decision is known. To do so is to risk wasting one of our community's scarcest resources: reviewer effort. Similarly, a paper that is under consideration elsewhere, including a workshop or journal, cannot simultaneously be submitted to NPSec.

Electronic Submission

Submit a paper to NPSec 2005.


Important Note: Registration Policy

The organizers of NPSec have instituted the following policy:

"At least one of the authors of each paper presented at the conference must be registered in a non-student category."




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