NDSS Workshop on Security
of Emerging Networking
Technologies (SENT)

SENT 2015
Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium, 2015
Date February 8, 2015
PC Chairs Adrian Perrig, ETH Zürich
Gene Tsudik, University of California

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Overview of SENT

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 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:

Important Dates

Submission deadline: December 02, 2014, 11:59pm PST
Notification: December 22, 2014
Camera ready: January 9, 2015 (see information here)
Workshop: February 8, 2015


The 2015 Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium will be held on February 8-11. The venue will be at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego, California.