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Call for Papers
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Security '06 Call for Papers


In addition to the refereed papers and the keynote presentation, the Symposium will include a training program, invited talks, panel discussions, a poster session, 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 The deadline for panel proposals is March 29, 2006.

Poster Session
Would you like to share a provocative opinion, interesting preliminary work, or a cool idea that will spark discussion? The poster session is the perfect venue to introduce such new or ongoing work and receive valuable community feedback. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work. To submit a poster, please send a one-page proposal, in PDF or PostScript, to by June 15, 2006. We will send back decisions by July 15, 2006.

Make sure to include your name, names of collaborators, affiliations, and the title of the poster. All accepted abstracts will be posted on this Web site; final poster presentations will also be posted on the conference Web site after the conference is over. Poster presenters will have the entirety of an evening reception to discuss their work with attendees. The poster session is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2006.

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. PDT on Wednesday, August 2, 2006. 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 or in advance. To preschedule a BoF, please send email to with the title and a brief description of the BoF; the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the facilitator; and your preference of date and time.

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