NordSec 2011 Call for Papers

Tehnopol, Tallinn, Estonia, 26-28 October 2011

Papers, short papers and posters

The 16th Nordic Conference in Secure IT Systems will take place in Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Tallinn, Estonia, 26-28 October 2011. The conference will be organized by Cybernetica AS, in cooperation with University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology.

The conference welcomes contributions in the form of papers, short papers, and posters. Since 1996, the NordSec conferences have brought together computer security researchers and practitioners from around the world, and particularly from the Nordic countries and Northern Europe. The conference focuses on applied IT security and is intended to encourage interaction between academic and industrial research. Student papers and posters are particularly encouraged. Submissions reporting industrial or governmental experiences are also encouraged and will be given special consideration. The post-proceedings of the conference, containing revised versions of full papers, will appear in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Short papers will appear in the pre-proceedings of the conference. Short papers and posters will not count as formally published and can thus contain material published, or to be published elsewhere.

Contributions should reflect original research, developments, studies and practical experience within all areas of IT security. With the theme “IT Security in Governance”, this year's conference will emphasize policies, strategies and technologies related to the security and sustainability of processes executed by heterogeneous organizations, departments or organizational clusters of all sizes. NordSec 2011 also welcomes contributions over a broad range of topics in IT security, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Applied cryptography

  • Commercial security policies and their enforcement

  • Communication and network security

  • Computer crime and information warfare

  • Hardware and smart card applications

  • Internet and web security

  • Intrusion detection

  • Language-based techniques for security

  • New ideas and paradigms in security

  • Operating system security

  • Privacy and anonymity

  • Security education and training

  • Security evaluation and measurement

  • Security management and audit

  • Security modeling and metrics

  • Access control and security models

  • Security protocols

  • Social engineering and phishing

  • Security usability

  • Economics, law and social aspects of security

  • Software security and malware

  • Trust and identity management

Important Dates for Full and Short Papers

Date Event
31 July 2011 submission deadline for abstracts of full papers
6 August 2011 full paper submission deadline
1 September 2011 short paper submission deadline
15 September 2011 notification of acceptance
8 October 2011 final version of short and full papers
26-28 October 2011 NordSec 2011 conference
15 November 2011 revised full papers for printed proceedings

Submission Instructions for Authors

Full and short papers

Full papers must not substantially duplicate already-published work, or work submitted in parallel elsewhere. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. Manuscripts should be formatted using the Springer LNCS format and should not exceed 16 pages in length.

Short papers will not be included in the published proceedings and may summarize work submitted for publication elsewhere. However, selected short papers will be invited for the printed proceedings. Short paper manuscripts should not exceed 6 pages in the Springer LNCS format.

To submit a full or short paper for review, authors must follow the online submission procedure of EasyChair conference management system. Selection for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings will be based on originality, contribution to the field, and relevance to NordSec. For papers reporting industrial experience, important criteria are the thoroughness of the evaluation of applied theoretical results, as well as the applicability of the experience by other practioners. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to NordSec 2011, attend the conference and give a presentation of the paper.

Please see the detailed submission instructions for futher details.


See the Poster Session page about a student poster competition.

Conference Organisers


Conference chair:

Peeter Laud, Cybernetica and Tartu University

Program committee:

Frederik Armknecht University of Mannheim
Lizzie Coles-Kemp Royal Holloway, University of London
Mads Dam KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Simone Fischer-Hübner Karlstad University
Dieter Gollmann Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Erland Jonsson Chalmers University of Technology
Svein Johan Knapskog Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Igor Kotenko St. Petersburg Inst. for Informatics and Automation of Russian Acad. Sci.
Helger Lipmaa University of Tartu
Fabio Massacci University of Trento
Chris Mitchell Royal Holloway, University of London
Kaisa Nyberg Aalto University
Kai Rannenberg Goethe University, Frankfurt
Heiko Roßnagel Fraunhofer IAO
Andrei Sabelfeld Chalmers University of Technology
Jaak Tepandi Tallinn University of Technology
Dominique Unruh University of Tartu
Risto Vaarandi Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence
Jan Willemson Cybernetica AS
Ender Yüksel Technical University of Denmark