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BADGERS 2015 : The 4th International Workshop on Building Analysis Datasets and Gathering Experience Returns for Security


When Nov 5, 2015 - Nov 5, 2015
Where Kyoto, Japan
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2015
Notification Due Oct 15, 2015
Final Version Due Nov 26, 2015
Categories    security   big data

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: BADGERS 2015
4th International Workshop on Building Analysis Datasets
and Gathering Experience Returns for Security
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The BADGERS workshop is the venue for research on Big Data for
security. This year, BADGERS will be collocated with RAID 2015
in Kyoto, Japan, in the first week of November. The workshop
is scheduled for November 5, 2015.

In contrast to the systems community, security researchers have
only recently started collecting and looking at Internet-scale,
real-world data (e.g., the EU WOMBAT and the US PREDICT initiatives).
Experimental security analysis performed on such data is often
hampered by concerns such as confidentiality, privacy, and liability.
However attackers have become experts in leveraging the whole
Internet to achieve their goals. To understand the modus operandi
and the motivations of attackers, both the access to Internet-scale,
real-world data and the techniques to mine it for relevant security
knowledge are necessary. Hence there is a growing need to widen the
scope of data-driven security analysis.

The BADGERS workshop is positioned at the confluence of computer
security and general purpose large-scale data processing and aims at
bringing together people (e.g., researchers, practitioners, system
administrators, security analysts) active in the emerging domain of
security-related data collection and analysis for Internet-scale
computer systems and networks. By giving visibility to existing
solutions, the workshop promotes and encourages the better sharing
of data and knowledge. The increasing availability of tools and
techniques to process large-scale data (aka Big Data) will benefit
computer security.

Important Dates
* Submission due: Sep 15, 2015
* Acceptance notification: Oct 15, 2015
* Workshop date: Nov 5, 2015
* Camera-ready due: Nov 26, 2015

At the workshop, the preliminary versions of the accepted papers
will be available at the workshop website. After the workshop, the
camera-ready manuscripts will be collected to be published as the
official proceedings.

Topics of Interest
The BADGERS workshop seeks contributions in all areas related to
Big Data for security, including the following:

* Scalable data collection from networks, hosts, or applications
* Real-time gathering and aggregation of diverse sets of raw data
* Summarization of raw data with respect to security goals
* Attack-resilient data collection
* Characterization of dataset external validity
* Scalability of security analysis with data volume
* Scalability of security analysis with concurrent-attack volume
* Combined historical and real-time security analysis
* Evaluation of result accuracy for large datasets
* Design of realistic large-scale testbeds
* Real-time, incremental anonymization for data sharing
* Successful, failed, and novel models of data sharing
* Sharing of analysis results and supporting data
* Internet-scale sharing of security intelligence
* Legal issues of data collection and sharing

We especially encourage novel and controversial ideas that are not on
the above list. Our goal is to create through BADGERS a venue for
fruitful discussion about Big Data for security.

Submission Formats
Conference proceedings are planned to be published by IEEE/CPS.
Please use the IEEE/CPS Conference Templates to prepare your submission:

Submitted papers should be up to 12 pages excluding bibliography and
well-marked appendices, and should not exceed 16 pages including
bibliography and appendices. Submissions need not be anonymized.

MS Word users should use the A4 sized template.
Submissions will be handled by EasyChair:

Organisation Committee
Program Chairs:
* Mihai Christodorescu, Qualcomm Research, USA
* Katsunari Yoshioka, Yokohama National University, Japan

Steering Committee:
* Marc Dacier
* Thorsten Holz, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
* Engin Kirda, Northeastern University, USA
* Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH, Greece

Program Committee:

Publicity and Publication Chair:
* Manolis Stamatogiannakis, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The BADGERS workshop is sponsored by:
* FP7 project NECOMA ( @necomaproject)
* FP7 Network of Excellence SysSec ( @syssecproject)
Follow the sponsors on twitter for BADGERS updates.

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