2018 Topic: Increasing Usability and Decreasing Traceability

Location and Important Dates

Workshop Location: San Diego, CA, USA

Workshop date: 18th Feb 2018 (co-located with NDSS 2018)

Submission deadline: 15th Dec 2017 anywhere-on-earth. The Call for papers for the 2018 workshop has now closed.

Notifications and invitations to present at the workshop: 13th Jan 2018

Remote Participation Details:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://isoc.zoom.us/j/209512592

Or via Telephone:
US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 209 512 592

International numbers available: https://isoc.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=pP2_aKoQ51N0eBNxQxhcXTHqO-ooVtqj

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16465588656,,209512592# or +16699006833,,209512592#

Additionally, there is a jabber room available: ndss@conference.amsl.com

Recordings of the sessions are now available on YouTube

We tweeted from @DNSPrivacyProj Twitter Hashtags: #NDSS18 #DNSPrivacy

Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

All times are PST.

Session DurationSession TopicPresentationAuthors (speaker in italics)Time

08:30 - 10:00

Traceability (Video)Welcome from the Chairs
08:30 - 08:40

Cancelled due to illness: Let a Thousand Filters Bloom - DNS-Based Threat Monitoring That Respects User Privacy

ipcipher: Encrypting IP Addresses

Roland M. van Rijswijk-Deij (SURFnet bv):

Bert Hubert (PowerDNS)

08:40 - 09:00
Privacy and usability implications of onion domainsPhillip Winter (Princeton University)09:00 - 09:30

Enumerating Privacy Leaks in DNS Data Collected above the Recursive

(Link to submitted paper)

Basileal Imana (USC), Aleksandra Korolova (USC) and John Heidemann (USC/ISI)09:30 - 10:00
10:30 - 12:30The Changing Role of the Recursive (Video)Trust relationships between users and private DNS resolversDaniel Kahn Gillmor (ACLU) 10:30 - 11:00
Panel Session: DNS-over-HTTPS (DOH) - Privacy considerations

Panel Members: Paul Hoffman (ICANN), Ben Schwartz (Google), Daniel Kahn Gillmor (ACLU)

Moderator: Melinda Shore

11:00 - 11:40
Quad9 Deployment of DNS-over-TLSJohn Todd (PCH)11:40 - 12:00
Panel Session: Deployment and Adoption Blockers

Panel Members: John Todd (PCH), Allison Mankin (Salesforce), Wes Hardaker (USC/ISI)

Moderator: Vicky Risk (ISC)

12:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 15:00Usability (Video)DNS-over-TLS on AndroidBen Schwartz (Google), Erik Kline (Google)13:30 - 13:50
Stubby - A DNS Privacy client: Current status and GUISara Dickinson (Sinodun) 13:50 - 14:00
Panel Session: DNS Privacy Usability

Panel Members: Mary Ellen Zurko (MIT Lincoln Laboratory), Emily Stark (Google) , Ben Schwartz (Google), Daniel Kahn Gillmor (ACLU)

Moderator: Allison Mankin

14:00 - 14:30
15:30 - 17:30The Recursive and Beyond! (Video)Leakage via Certificate TransparencyMelinda Shore (Fastly)15:30 - 15:50

Analyzing and Mitigating Privacy with the DNS Root Service

(Link to submitted paper)

Wes Hardaker (USC/ISI)15:50 - 16:20
DNS Client Privacy through CDNsChristian Huitema (Private Octopus Inc.)16:20 - 16:50
Wrap-up SessionRapporteur: Han Zhang (Salesforce)16:50 - 17:30

Chatroom/jabber scribe: Han Zhang (Salesforce)

Technical Programme Committee

  • Sara Dickinson, Sinodun IT (TPC Co-chair)
  • Allison Mankin, Salesforce (TPC Co-chair)
  • Melinda Shore, Fastly (TPC Co-chair)
  • Roland M. van Rijswijk-Deij, SURFnet bv
  • Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Christian Huitema, Private Octopus Inc
  • Stéphane Bortzmeyer, AFNIC
  • Min Suk Kang, National University of Singapore
  • Aaron Johnson, US Naval Research Lab
  • Phillipp Winter (Independant)


If you have any questions about topics or otherwise, send email to Sara Dickinson <sara@sinodun.com> and Allison Mankin <allison.mankin@gmail.com>


  1. Anonymous

    any recording available ?

  2. They will be available shortly, either here or most likely on the NDSS's own site as they did the recording:


    I'll tweet from @DNSPrivacyProj when they are available