NordSec 2006

The 11th Nordic Workshop on Secure IT-systems
19-20 October 2006
Linköping, Sweden


Call for Papers

The NordSec workshops started in 1996 with the aim of bringing together researchers and practitioners within computer security in the Nordic countries. The theme of the workshop has been applied security, i.e. all kinds of security issues that could encourage interchange and cooperation between the research community and the industrial/consumer community.

NordSec 2006 is organized by Linköpings universitet.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Anonymity and Privacy
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Computer Crime
  • Information Warfare
  • E-and M-Business Security
  • Inter/Intra/Extranet Security
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Language-Based Security
  • New Firewall Technologies
  • New Ideas and Paradigms for Security
  • Operating System Security
  • Phishing and Anti-Phishing
  • PKI and Key Escrow
  • Privacy-Preserving Data-Mining
  • Security Education and Training
  • Security Evaluations and Measurements
  • Security Management and Audit
  • Security of Commercial Products
  • Security Models
  • Security Protocols
  • Smart Card Applications
  • Software Security
  • Web Services Security
  • Wireless Communication Security
  • Trust and trust management

The workshop will consist of paper sessions, a special session for student papers and invited talks.

Important deadlines

  • 10 June, paper submission deadline
  • 28 August, notification of acceptance
  • 20 September, camera ready paper*
  • 19-20 October, NordSec 2006

*Note: At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference on or before the deadline of 20 September 2006.

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop with proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. The paper must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. It should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of key words, and its introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. The paper should be at most 12 pages including the bibliography, using 11-point font and reasonable margins. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Papers must be submitted electronically using our submission site. Submissions must conform to this procedure and be received by June 10, 2006, to be considered. Late submissions and non-electronic submissions will not be considered. Authors unable to submit electronically should contact the Program Chair by June 10, 2006.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by August 28, 2005. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference on or before the deadline of 20 September 2006. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Selection for presentation at the workshop and publication in the proceedings will be based on originality, contribution to the field, and relevance to the workshop.

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings will be available at the conference. Instructions about the preparation of a final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. The final version of the accepted papers will be due on September 20, 2006.

Program committee

Viiveke Fåk (PC Chair)Linköpings universitet, Sweden
Tuomas Aura Microsoft Research, UK
Catharina Candolin Set-Security, Finland
Mads DamRoyal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Claudiu DumaLinköpings universitet, Sweden
Ulfar ErlingssonMicrosoft Research, USA
Pasi Eronen Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Dieter Gollmann Technical University of Hamburg, Germany
Jonas Hallberg Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden
René Rydhof HansenUniversity of Copenhagen, Denmark
Tor HellesethBergen University, Norway
Christian Damsgaard Jensen Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Thomas JohanssonUniversity of Lund, Sweden
Erland JonssonChalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Svein KnapskogNorwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Peeter LaudCybernetica AS and University of Tartu, Estonia
Sven LaurHelsinki University of Technology, Finland
Helger LipmaaUniversity of Tartu, Estonia
Jussipekka Leiwo NanyangTechnological University, Singapore
Hanne Riis NielsonTechnical University of Denmark, Denmark
Kaisa NybergNokia
David SandsChalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Nahid ShahmehriLinköpings universitet, Sweden
Ben SmeetsUniversity of Lund, Sweden
Einar SnekkenesGjøvik University College, Norway
... to be completed

Organizing committee

Nahid Shahmehri (Chair) Linköpings universitet, Sweden
Claudiu Duma Linköpings universitet, Sweden


Send inquiries to the Program Chair at: viiveke (at)

Conference web site