A provisional schedule for the workshop has now been published.

For emergency use only:

James's mobile number is (+44) 7941 757 088 but it is likely to be on "silent" once the workshop starts.

Enjoy the workshop!

Workshop announcement:

The Twenty-second International Workshop on Security Protocols will take place from Wednesday March 19th to Friday March 21st, 2014 at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England.

As with previous years, attendance at the International Workshop on Security Protocols is by invitation only.


The theme of this year's workshop is "Collaborating with the Enemy".

Now that all our paranoid dreams of the last twenty years have come true, what shall we wish for next?

It's clear that "attackers" now control so much of our infrastructure that we cannot achieve any serious distributed service without their cooperation.

Interestingly this remains true if we interchange our view about whom we regard as the service provider, and whom as the protocol hacker subverting the (supposed) legitimate service. Spies have no privacy either.

Is this a zero-sum game, resulting in a straightforward shoving match, or are there security innovations that both parties would have a positive incentive to support?

col-lab-o-rate intr.v. collaborated, collaborating, collaborates
1. To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.
2. To cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one's country.

This theme is not intended to restrict the topic of your paper, but to help provide a particular perspective and focus to the discussions. Our intention is to stimulate discussion likely to lead to conceptual advances, or to promising new lines of investigation, rather than merely to consider finished work.

Pre-proceedings will be provided at the workshop. The proceedings of previous workshops in this series have been published by Springer-Verlag as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (see LNCS 7622, 7114, 7028, 6615, 5964, 5087, 4631, 3957, 3364, 2845, 2467, 2133, 1796, 1550, 1361 and 1189). If you have not previously attended the Security Protocols Workshop, you may find it helpful to refer to these to get an idea of the flavour.


As in recent years, the cost of the workshop will be 300 GBP (which will include lunches, and a formal dinner in the beautiful surroundings of the Saltmarsh Suite at Kings College).


Jan 7th: Submission deadline

Jan 31st: Notification to authors

Mar 3rd: Revised papers due

Mar 5th: Deadline for registration; one day earlier than previously advertised

Mar 19th: Workshop in Cambridge


Don't forget that you can send us a revised copy of your paper (for inclusion in the pre-proceedings) by the deadline above.

You should also register using the form provided.


If you have any enquiries about the workshop then you might want to look at the rules, but if your question is not answered there, please contact one of the organising committee:

Bruce Christianson (Email: B.Christianson AT
Professor of Informatics, University of Hertfordshire.
Paper submission to:
James A. Malcolm (Email: J.A.Malcolm AT, Tel: +44-1707-284310).
Proceedings editor:
Vashek Matyas (Masaryk University)