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Security '03 Call for Papers
August 4-8, 2003, Washington, D.C.


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Refereed Papers & Awards

Tutorials, Invited Talks, Panels, WiPs, and BoFs

How and Where to Submit Refereed Papers

Call for Papers in PDF Format


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

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

Invited Talks
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

Panel Discussions
The technical sessions will also feature some panel discussions. Please send topic suggestions and proposals to

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
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 by 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 6, 2003. 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)
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, 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.

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