DNS-OARC is pleased to announce our involvement in the DNS EASY 2011 conference being held this fall in Rome. Focusing on Security, DNS EASY 2011 does not replace our traditional fall workshop and AGM (which will be announced soon) but serves provides specific focus for a broader audience than is typical for DNS-OARC workshops.

The 2011 workshop on DNS HEALTH & SECURITY (DNS EASY 2011)


A joined event GCSEC - ICANN - DNS-OARC


The Domain Name System is the core of the Internet infrastructure. With the increasing dependency on ICT of Critical Infrastructures (CIs) control and governance, DNS started to indirectly play a relevant role also in the daily life of the citizen, and for that reason must be considered by itself a critical infrastructure. GCSEC, in cooperation with ICANN and DNS-OARC, organizes the 2011 Workshop on DNS health and security (DNS EASY-2011). The DNS-EASY workshop aims at bringing together researchers and professionals from academia, industry and governmental Agencies as well as representatives from across DNS ecosystem stakeholder groups (technical development, network operators, enterprise users, and security experts) to discuss all different aspects of the DNS Health and Security and its impact on the modern society. The DNS EASY 2011 workshop co-locates the 3rd edition of the Global Annual Symposium on DNS Security, Stability and Resiliency and the first edition of the workshop on DNS Health and Security. Following the tradition of the 2009 and 2010 edition of the Global Annual Symposium on DNS-SSR the workshop is organized in two parts. The first, for freely attendance, is devoted to research results, R&D results and industrial experiences presentations. The second part (the Global Annual Symposium on DNS-SSR), for invitation only, will be devoted to DNS ecosystem stakeholder groups (technical development, network operators, enterprise users, and security experts) discussions on operational and policy open issues and challenges related to the DNS health and security. Scientific contributions will be a precious input and could be used to drive discussions in the second part of the workshop. Authors are solicited to contribute to the Workshop by submitting research papers, work-in-progress reports, R&D project results, surveying works and industrial experiences describing significant advances in the following areas: - DNS Security, Resilience, Stability and Performance metrics (DNS Health). - DNS Infrastructure resilience and QoS - DNS Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities - DNS Defense - DNS and Cybercrime - Impact of DNS on Critical Infrastructures (Energy Systems, Finance etc.) - DNSSEC (all aspects) - DNS Infrastructure Modeling & Simulation - DNS Operations Vs DNS Health and Security - DNS Governance Vs DNS Health and Security


All submissions will be subjected to a thorough blind review by at least three reviewers. Papers should be up to 12 pages in English, including bibliography and well-marked appendices. It is planned to publish conference post-proceedings by Springer Verlag in the LNCS Series. Camera-ready papers version will be included in the post proceedings and the final version of a paper must address comments from reviewers and should be improved on the basis of comments and discussions had during workshop sections. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register with the Workshop and present the paper. Paper submission will be done via EasyChair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dnseasy2011. To submit a paper, please follow the specific instructions available at Easychair website. Submitted paper (in PDF or PostScript format), which should follow the LLNCS template by Springer, must start with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. However, it should be anonymised with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, nor obvious references.


Deadline for submission of papers: July 15, 2011 Notification to authors: August 15, 2011 Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers: November 15, 2011


The workshop will be hosted in the GCSEC Global Cyber Security Center headquarters, Viale Europa 175, 00144, Roma, Italy


General Co-Chairs

Andrea Rigoni, GCSEC John L. Crain, ICANN

Program Chair

Igor Nai Fovino, GCSEC

Steering Committee

Alain Patrick Aina, Technologies Réseaux et Solutions Emiliano Casalicchio, University of Rome "Tor Vergata" John L. Crain, ICANN James M. Galvin, Afilias Peter Koch, DENIC eG Matt Larson, Verisign Inc. Wayne MacLaurin, DNS-OARC Paul Mockapetris, Nominum Dave Piscitello, ICANN Rod Rasmussen, IID Internet Identity

Technical Program Committee

Bernhard Ager, Technische Universität Berlin, FG INET Mustaque Ahamad, Georgia Tech Information Security Center Cristina Alcaraz Tello, University of Malaga Nevil Brownlee, The University of Auckland Emiliano Casalicchio, University of Rome "Tor Vergata" David Conrad, Virtualized LLC. Steve Crocker, Shinkuro Inc. Joao Damas, Bond Internet Systems Enrico Gregori, IIT-CNR Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC / Chinese Academy of Sciences Dan Massey, Colorado State University Eric Osterweil, Verisign Inc. Roberto Perdisci, University of Georgia Steve Uhlig, Technische Universität Berlin, FG INET Paul Vixie, Internet Systems Consortium Nicholas Weaver, ICSI UC Berkeley Stephen D. Wolthusen, Royal Holloway, University of London

Publicity Chair

Angelo Migliorisi (GCSEC)

Organizing Committee

Elena Agresti, GCSEC Salvatore Di Blasi, GCSEC Angelo Migliorisi, GCSEC Nuria Tascon, GCSEC