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14th USENIX Security Symposium
August 1–5, 2005, Baltimore, MD


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Symposium Overview

Important Dates

Symposium Organizers

Symposium Topics

Refereed Papers & Awards

Training Program, Invited Talks, Panels, WiPs, and BoFs

How and Where to Submit Refereed Papers

Call for Papers
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In addition to the refereed papers and the keynote presentation, the Symposium will include a training program, invited talks, panel discussions, Work-in-Progress reports (WiPs), and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs). You are invited to make suggestions regarding topics or speakers in any of these sessions via email to the contacts listed below or to the program chair at

Training Program
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 Training Program Coordinator, Dan Klein, by email to

Invited Talks
There will be several outstanding invited talks in parallel with the refereed papers. Please submit topic suggestions and talk proposals via email to

Panel Discussions
The technical sessions may include topical panel discussions. Please send topic suggestions and proposals to

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
The last session of the Symposium will consist of Work-in-Progress reports (WiPs). This session offers short presentations about work in progress, new results, or timely topics. Speakers should submit a one- or two-paragraph abstract to by 6:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 3, 2005. Make sure to include your name, your affiliation, and the title of your talk. The accepted abstracts and session schedule will be posted on the conference Web site. The time available will be distributed among the presenters, with each speaker allocated between 5 and 10 minutes. The time limit will be strictly enforced.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 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 onsite, but if you wish to preschedule a BoF, please email the USENIX Conference Department, They will need the title of the BoF with a brief description; the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the facilitator; your preference of date; and whether an overhead projector and screen are desired.

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