Organizing Committee

Carol Fung
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Mohamed Faten Zhani
École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Weverton Cordeiro
UFRGS, Brazil

Jérôme François
Inria Nancy Grand Est, France

Program Committee

Marinho Barcellos, UFRGS, Brazil

Thibault Cholez, Université de Lorraine / Inria, France

Weverton Cordeiro, UFRGS, Brazil

Yehia Elkhatib, Lancaster University, UK

Rafael Esteves, Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Carol Fung, VCU, USA

Luciano Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil

Mohamed Ali Kafar, NICTA, Australia

Abdelkader Lahmadi, Université de Lorraine / Inria, France

Kahina Lazri, Orange Labs, France

Zhongzhi Luan, Beihang University, China

Samuel Marchal, Aalto University, Finland

Barbara Martini, CNIT, Italy

Bill McCormick, Huawei Technologies, Canada

Giovane Moura, SIDN Labs, The Netherlands

Jéferson Nobre, UNISINOS, Brazil

Mohammad Rahman, Tennessee Tech, USA

Jean-Marc Robert, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Ramin Sadre, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Ricardo Schmidt, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Chamseddine Talhii, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

John Yang, Tsinghua University, China

Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University,Canada

Mohamed Faten Zhani, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Quanyan Zhu, New York University, USA

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



3RD IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT)

Secure and Integrated Management in the Cloud and 5G Era

Co-located with IEEE/IFIP IM 2017
Lisbon, Portugal


We thank all attendees for making DISSECT 2017 a great success! We look forward to seeing you all next year!


Latest Updates

  • The best paper and poster were awarded to Towards Optimally Resilient Topologies against Optimal Attacks and Privacy-preserving data aggregation in Intelligent Transportation Systems, respectively. Congratulations!

Older News

  • We are pleased to announce that Fernando Ramos, Assistant Professor at University of Lisbon, will deliver a keynote during DISSECT 2017! Dr. Ramos will talk about Sirius, a network virtualization platform that addresses security and dependability limitations of multi-tenant network virtualization platforms, by creating the abstraction of user-centric clouds. During the talk, Dr. Ramos will focus on two technical challenges related to Sirius design, namely isolation and virtual network embedding (VNE). For further information, please click here!
  • We are also pleased to announce that SIDN Labs' Data Scientist Giovane Moura will deliver a keynote during DISSECT 2017! On his keynote, Dr. Moura will discuss about DDoS attacks, why they are becoming bigger, easier to carry out and, consequently, more frequent. For further information, please click here!
  • Authors of the best papers in DISSECT 2017 will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to a Special Issue of the International Journal on Network Management (IJNM) on Security for Emerging Open Networking Technologies.
  • The paper registration and submission deadlines were extended to January 10th and January 15th, respectively!
  • DISSECT 2017 website is online!


Download the call for papers

Emerging open networking technologies and paradigms, 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, this paradigm shift brings a multitude of security challenges that have to be addressed in order to provide secure, trustworthy, and privacy-preserving data communication and network services. Addressing 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.

DISSECT 2017 follows the track of its two previous editions, and will put focus on security issues and challenges arising with the emergence of novel networking technologies and paradigms, towards a secure and integrated management in the cloud and 5G era. 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) present and discuss work-in-progress security-related research on cutting-edge technologies, and (3) strengthening collaboration and research ties among peers.

Topics of Interest

The industry and academia 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 of the workshop include, but are not limited to

  • 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 and availability management
  • Security for Internet of Things
  • Intrusion detection, tolerance, and prevention
  • 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

Date and Location

Lisbon, Portugal, 12th May 2017

Held in conjunction with IEEE/IFIP International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM)


To be held at the at Altis Grand Hotel, a landmark hotel with a prime location in central Lisbon, Portugal. Further information on workshop venue, accommodation, travel, and more is available on the IM 2017 website http://im2017.ieee-im.org

Preliminary Program

The preliminary workshop program is now available!

Important Dates

15th Dec 2016 10th Jan 2017 Paper Registration Deadline (EXTENDED)

19th Dec 2016 15th Jan 2017 Paper Registration Deadline (EXTENDED)

30th Jan 2017 5th Feb 2017 Acceptance Notification

20th Feb 2017 Camera-Ready Papers

12th May 2017 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 https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/im2017_dissect2017.

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 Security for Emerging Open Networking Technologies.