normally CFP's are off-topic for NANOG but this one's *about* us

Speaking for the program committee, I hope to see submissions from this crowd,
as well as faces from this crowd at MIT in July. 'nuf said; read on:

  SRUTI 2005 Workshop
  Steps to Reducing Unwanted Traffic on the Internet
  Sponsored by USENIX

   July 7-8, 2005
  MIT, Stata Center, Cambridge, MA, USA.

The Internet is under increasing attacks with unwanted traffic in the form of
spam, distributed denial of service, virus, worms, etc. Unwanted traffic on
the Internet has manifested itself as attacks on many protocols (IP, TCP, DNS,
BGP, and HTTP) and popular applications (e.g., Email, Web). Recently, attacks
combining multiple exploits have become common. Many solutions have been
proposed for specific attacks, some of which have had limited success. SRUTI
seeks research on the unwanted traffic problem that looks across the protocol
stack, examines attack commonalities, and investigates how various solutions
interact and whether they can be combined to increase security. Original
research, promising ideas, and steps towards practical solutions at all
levels are sought. We look for ideas in networking and systems, and insights
from other areas such as databases, data mining, and economics. SRUTI aims to
bring academic and industrial research communities together with those who
face the problems at the operational level. SRUTI 2005 will be a one and a
half day event. Each session chair will play the role of a discussant and
present a summary of the papers in the session and a state-of-the-art
synopsis of the topic. The workshop will be highly interactive, with
substantial time devoted to questions and answers. Submissions must contribute
to improving the current understanding of unwanted traffic and/or suggestions
to reducing it. The proceedings of the workshop will be published.

Relevant topics include:

    * Architectural solutions to the unwanted traffic problem.
    * Scientific assessment of the spread and danger of the attacks
    * Practical countermeasures to various aspects of unwanted traffic
      (Spam, DoS, worms,...)
    * Cross-layer solutions and solutions to combination attacks
    * Attacks on emerging technologies (e.g., sensors, VOIP, PDAs) and
      their countermeasures
    * Privacy and anonymity
    * Intrusion avoidance, detection, and response
    * Virus, worms, and other malicious code
    * Analysis of protocols and systems vulnerabilities
    * Handling errors/misconfigurations that might lead to unwanted traffic
    * Attacks on specific distributed systems or network technologies
      (e.g., P2P, wireless networks)
    * Data mining with application to unwanted traffic
    * New types of solutions: incentive-based, economic, statistical,
      collaborative, etc.

Program Committee
  Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin
  Steven M. Bellovin, AT&T Labs--Research
  Herve Debar, France Telecom R&D
  Mark Handley, University College London
  Dina Katabi, MIT
  Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs--Research
  Doug Maughan, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  Chris Morrow, UUNET
  Vern Paxson, ICIR/ICSI
  Dawn Song, Carnegie Mellon University
  Paul Vixie, ISC
Steering Committee
  Dina Katabi, MIT.
  Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs--Research.
  Submission deadline: March 30, 2005 (11:59 PM EST, HARD)
  Acceptance notification: May 3, 2005.
  Final papers due: May 23, 2005.
  Workshop: July 7-8, 2005.
All submissions must be in English, must include a title and the authors'
names and affiliations. Submissions should be no more than six (6) pages
long, and submitted in Postscript or PDF only. Each submission should
have a contact author who should provide full contact information (e-mail,
phone, fax, mailing address). One author of each accepted paper will be
required to present the work at the workshop.

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