Organizing Committee

Carol Fung
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Mohamed Faten Zhani
École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Weverton Cordeiro
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Program Committee

Marinho Barcellos, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Alvaro Cardenas, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Weverton Cordeiro, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Yehia Elkhatib, Lancaster University, UK

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

Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Luciano Gaspary, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Amer Hassam, Microsoft, USA

Mohamed Ali Kafar, NICTA, Australia

Zhongzhi Luan, Beihang University, China

Barbara Martini, CNIT, Italy

Bill McCormick, Huawei Technologies, Canada

Giovane Moura, SIDN Labs, The Netherlands

Mohammad Rahman, Tennessee Tech, USA

Jean-Marc Robert, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Jiahai 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 2015 @ Ottawa, Canada



2ND IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT)

Managing Security of Emerging Networking Paradigms for a Smart and Hyper connected World

Co-located with IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2016
Istanbul, Turkey


We thank all attendees for making DISSECT 2016 a great success! We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Please check below for workshop photos, slides, and awards!


A Message from DISSECT 2016 Organizing Co-chairs


Latest Updates

  • The website for the 2017 edition of DISSECT is now online!
  • The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the full papers and posters are available!

Older News

  • The best paper and poster were awarded to Towards the Creation of Synthetic, Yet Realistic, Intrusion Detection Datasets and Private VNFs for Collaborative Multi-operator Service Delivery: An Architectural Case, respectively. Congratulations!
  • The DISSECT 2016 photo album is now online @ Google Photos!
  • DISSECT 2016 will take place at room SDKM SEM. Please observe that our workshop will take place from 9:00 to 15:30.
  • Please check the final program for DISSECT 2016!
  • We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alptekin Küpçü (KOÇ University, Turkey) will deliver a keynote on the 2016 edition of DISSECT! In his talk, Dr. Küpçü will discuss about secure data outsourcing to cloud computing environments! We invite you to check it out for further information!
  • The tentative program for DISSECT 2016 is now online!
  • Information about registration and Visa are now online.
  • The submission deadline has been extended to Jan 15th, 2016!
  • DISSECT 2016 will take place on April 29th, 2016!
  • DISSECT 2016 website is online!


Call for papers, PDF version

The emergence of next generation networking technologies and paradigms, such as software defined networking and network function virtualization, has completely transformed the way networks are designed, deployed, and managed, and has brought a multitude of challenges to the spotlight of worldwide research. In this context, security has been one of the areas of major concern and thus research interest, especially with the growing demands of the general public for secure, trustworthy, and privacy-preserving data communication and management.

In its second edition, the main goal of DISSECT will be to put focus on security issues and challenges arising with the emergence of novel networking technologies and paradigms. 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

In this workshop, the research community from industry and academia 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 networking architecture design
  • Intrusion detection and mitigation for emerging networks
  • Trust and privacy in social networks
  • Security and trust management in cloud environments
  • Security challenges in the Internet of Things
  • Secure design of SDN and NFV solutions
  • Networked, distributed systems security
  • Security and privacy of mobile systems
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Security measurement and analysis
  • Wireless and ad-hoc network security
  • Networks forensics
  • Collaborative network security
  • Security for smart X
  • Security for large system and critical infrastructure

Date and Location

Istanbul, Turkey, 29th April 2016

Held in conjunction with IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) Istanbul, Turkey.


To be held at the Istanbul Technical University, Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey. Further information on workshop venue, accommodation, travel, and more is available on the NOMS 2016 website http://noms2016.ieee-noms.org

Important Dates

15th Dec 2015 15th Jan 2016 Paper Submission Deadline (EXTENDED)

30th Jan 2016 8th Fev 2016 Acceptance Notification(EXTENDED)

15th Feb 2016 22th Fev 2016 Camera-Ready Papers(EXTENDED)

29th April 2016 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://jems.sbc.org.br/dissect2016.

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.