Organizing Committee

Jérôme François
Inria Nancy Grand Est, France

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis
Aalborg University, Denmark

Hsu-Chun Hsiao
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Mohamed Faten Zhani
École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Steering Committee

Carol Fung
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Weverton Cordeiro
UFRGS, Brazil

Program Committee

Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Chia-Mu Yu, National Chung Hsing University, China

Christian Hammerschmidt, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Cynthia Wagner, Restena Foundation, Luxembourg

Dongyoon Lee, Virginia Tech, USA

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Aalborg University, Denmark

Gerard Wagener, CIRCL, Luxembourg

Jassim Happa, University of Oxford, UK

Jeferson Campos Nobre, UNISINOS, Brazil

Joerg Daubert, TU Darmstadt, Germany

José Jair Santanna, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil

Minho Park, Soongsil University, Korea

Mohamed Faten Zhani, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada

Rafael Esteves, IFRS, Brazil

Ramin Sadre, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Ricardo Schmidt, University of Passo Fundo, Brazil

Shankar Karuppayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Thibault Cholez, LORIA / INRIA Nancy - Grand Est, France

Past Editions

DISSECT 2020 Virtual Event

DISSECT 2019 @ Washington, D.C.

DISSECT 2018 @ Taipei, Taiwan

DISSECT 2017 @ Lisbon, Portugal

DISSECT 2016 @ Istanbul, Turkey

DISSECT 2015 @ Ottawa, Canada



5TH IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT)

Security for the Next Wave of Cyber and Social Networks

Co-located with IEEE/IFIP IM 2019
Washington D.C., USA


Latest Updates

  • We are pleased to announce that Dr. Abdelkader Lahmadi, Associate Professor at University of Lorraine (France), will deliver a keynote during DISSECT 2019! Dr. Lahmadi will provide an overview of the challenges behind making a network self-driving and explain why this is difficult and hard. He will also cover most recent and prominent work on construction of self-driving networks, in particular to meet network security goals. For further information, please click here!
  • We are pleased to announce that Weverton Cordeiro, Assistant Professor @ UFRGS (Brazil), will deliver a keynote during DISSECT 2019! Dr. Cordeiro will cover techniques they have been developing in the context of the P4Sec project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bazilian Education and Research Network (RNP) to verify and enforce security properties in data plane networks, and about research on novel approaches to ensure that network security properties are satisfied by a network configuration that is based on data plane enforcement. For further information, please click here!

Older News

  • The submission deadline was extended to Jan. 5th, 2019
  • The submission deadline for research papers is Dec. 15th, 2018
  • DISSECT 2019 website is online!


Download the call for papers

The computer networking landscape is subject to a multitude of changes that occur very rapidly. First, paradigm shifts such as fog computing, mobile edge computing, Named Data Networking (NDN) and emerging open networking technologies such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Programmable Networks are reshaping the way networks are designed, deployed, and managed. The benefits are manifold, including an unprecedented flexibility for network operation and management, and a favorable environment for delivering innovative network applications and services. However, those paradigm shifts bring a multitude of security challenges that have to be addressed in order to provide secure, trustworthy, and privacy-preserving data communication and network services. Second, large scale and distributed deployment of mobile communications, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Intelligent Transport Systems, smart grids or industrial systems has become real but also emphasizes particular privacy and security issues to be overcome, especially when interconnected with Internet.

Addressing all these challenges may require not only revisiting existing solutions (e.g., for intrusion detection, privacy preserving, and resilience against attacks), but also designing novel security and resilience schemes tailored to the specific design of open networking technologies and infrastructures. New types of attacks and threats also appear against usual services over Internet such as DNS or routing. DISSECT 2019 follows the track of its four previous editions, and will put focus on security issues and challenges arising with the emergence of novel networking technologies and paradigms but also on new threats emerging against former services and technologies, towards a secure cognitive management in a cyber-world. The workshop will shed light on new challenges and present state-of-the-art research on the various security aspects of next-generation networking technologies and service management frameworks.

DISSECT will offer a venue for bringing together students, researchers, and professionals from academia and industry sharing common interest on security challenges related to the design and management of the distributed networks and infrastructures. DISSECT is intended to (1) discussing these challenges as well as future trends on security management, (2) presenting and discussing work-in-progress security-related research on cutting-edge technologies, and (3) strengthening collaboration and research ties among peers.

Topics of Interest

The research community will be invited to contribute with manuscripts describing novel, work-in-progress research on the design of solutions to relevant security issues on a wide variety of next generation networking technologies. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Secure and resilient design and deployment of open networking technologies
  • Privacy-preserving solutions
  • Security models and threats
  • Security and privacy properties and policies
  • Verification and enforcement of security properties
  • Trust and identity management
  • NFV-based security functions and services
  • Security of software-defined infrastructures, protocols and interfaces
  • Threat modeling
  • Security measurement and monitoring
  • Industrial Control System security
  • Security and availability management
  • Security for Internet of Things
  • Intrusion detection, resilience, and prevention
  • Honeypots
  • Network forensics and auditing
  • Detection and resilience against large-scale distributed attacks
  • Security of programmable components
  • Security-related business and legal aspects
  • Security challenges and trends for open networking technologies
  • Secure programmable data plane
  • Collaborative intrusion detection
  • Blockchain and distributed consensus

Date and Location

Washington D.C., USA, April 8th, 2019

Held co-located with IFIP/IEEE Int'l Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM)


DISSECT 2019 will take place at Hilton DoubleTree Hotel - Crystal City, which is located in the vibrant Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Further information on workshop venue, accommodation, travel, and more is available on the IM 2019 website http://im2019.ieee-im.org/

Important Dates

Dec. 5, 2018 Jan. 5th, 2018 Paper submission Deadline (EXTENDED)

Jan. 25, 2019 Acceptance Notification

Feb. 15, 2019 Camera-Ready Version Due

Apr. 8, 2019 Workshop Day

Paper Submission

Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Papers under review elsewhere must not be submitted to the workshop. All contributions must be submitted in PDF format via JEMS.

The submission and acceptance of contributions will be subject to a rigorous peer review process to ensure originality, timeliness, relevance, and readability.

Paper Format

All papers must be limited to 6 pages in an IEEE 2-column style and will be subject to a peer-review process.

The accepted papers will be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Papers will be withdrawn from IEEE Xplore in case the authors do not present their paper at the workshop.

Distinguished papers will be invited to extend an extended version for a Special Issue of the Int'l Journal on Network Management (IJNM) on Advanced Security Management.

Poster Info

Papers accepted as posters must be limited to 4 pages in an IEEE 2-column style. The accepted posters will also be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Posters will be withdrawn from IEEE Xplore in case the authors do not present them at the workshop.