NDSS Workshop on Security of Emerging Networking Technologies (SENT)

Co-located with Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium, 2015

Workshop date: February 8, 2015


The SENT Workshop Call for Papers is now closed.  Agenda details will be updated in the coming weeks.

Program Committee Chairs

Gene Tsudik, University of California

Adrian Perrig, ETH Zürich


With the emergence of new computing paradigms, networking experiences unprecedented transformation. Due to the proliferation of cloud computing and large datacenters, networks are faced with numerous new requirements. Smart and mobile devices enable seamless upload and download of multi-media content, thus putting tremendous pressure on the network infrastructure. Moreover, the increasing importance of online services for government, industry, and society requires highly available and efficient networking. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), such as Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) devices, are increasingly monitored and controlled over public communication networks. At the same time, the scale and range of devices in everyday settings (automotive, household, medical) is experiencing tremendous growth, resulting in the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) which prompts new security and privacy challenges.

Unfortunately, not only applications are progressing, but also attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Attacks on datacenters can result in data exfiltration. Mobile devices fall prey to compromises, creating the prospect of a large-scale botnet consisting of mobile devices. Recently, numerous online services were attacked, where hosts of large-scale botnets participated to attack a victim in a Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. SCADA networks have also been targeted, perhaps the best known example being the Stuxnet malware.

In this environment, exciting research challenges arise. We will discuss emerging technologies: how they can help addressing these issues without introducing new vulnerabilities. Sample technologies include Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Openflow, Content-Centric Networking (CCN) and Named-Data-Networking (NDN), and proposed Future Internet architectures. The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic and industry researchers together to discuss emerging problems, challenges, and potential solutions of these networking technologies.

To facilitate this discussion and engagement, we solicit both technical and position papers. Early work that aims to stimulate discussions is strongly encouraged. The ideal SENT paper contains a “transformational” aspect: if deployed, the system would dramatically transform the way current networks operate. The following is a sample list of topics:

  • Future Internet Architecture (FIA) security and privacy
  • Cellular network security and privacy
  • Software-Defined Networking (SDN) security and privacy
  • Security of incremental deployment of new architectures and techniques
  • Security and privacy of smart user devices (e.g., smartphones)
  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) security and privacy (e.g., SCADA, VANET)
  • Legal and public-policy concerns in emerging networking technologies

Important Dates

UPDATED Submission deadline: December 2, 11:59pm PST, 2014

Notification: December 18, 2014

Camera ready: January 6, 2015

Workshop: February 8, 2015


The 2015 Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium will be held on February.  The venue will be the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego, California.

Submission Instructions

Papers should be written in English. Long papers must be no more than 10 pages total (including references and appendices). Papers must be formatted for US letter size (not A4) paper in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 9.25 inch high and 3.5 inch wide. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 11-point or larger line spacing. Authors are encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings templates found at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting

We also invite short papers of up to 6 pages covering work in progress, novel or provocative ideas. These will be selected based on their potential to spark interesting discussions during the workshop. The proceedings will be published by the Internet Society.

Submission Site


Program Committee


Gene Tsudik, University of California

Adrian Perrig, ETH Zürich

Program Committee

Jeff Burke, UCLA REMAP

Mauro Conti, University of Padua

Haixin Duan, Tsinghua University

Paolo Gasti, New York Institute of Technology

Cesar Ghali, University of California, Irvine

Philip Ginzboorg, Aalto University and Huawei Technologies

Marco Gruteser, Rutgers University

Guofei Gu, Texas A&M University

Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH

Ghassan Karame, NEC Laboratories Europe

Ayumu Kubota, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.

Taekyoung Kwon, SNU

Heejo Lee, Korea University

Li Erran Li, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent

Allison Mankin, Verisign Labs

Morley Mao, University of Michigan

David McGrew, Cisco

Aziz Mohaisen, Verisign Labs

Antonio Nicolosi, Stevens Institute of Technology

Pekka Nikander

Kyoungsoo Park, KAIST

Adrian Perrig, ETH Zurich (PC Chair)

Phil Porras, SRI International

Zhengwei Qi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Raphael Reischuk, ETH Zurich

Seungwon Shin, Texas A&M University

Peter Steenkiste, Carnegie Mellon University

Wade Trappe, WINLAB, Rutgers University

Gene Tsudik, University of California, Irvine (PC Chair)

Ersin Uzun, PARC

Arun Venkataramani, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Brian Weis, Cisco