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WTMC 2017 : International Workshop on Traffic Measurements for Cybersecurity


When May 25, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Where San Jose, CA, USA
Submission Deadline Jan 22, 2017
Notification Due Feb 15, 2017
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2017
Categories    network measurements   network security   cybersecurity

Call For Papers

2nd International Workshop on Traffic Measurements for Cybersecurity
(WTMC 2017) co-located with 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

Workshop website:

San Jose, CA, USA
May 25, 2017


Current communication networks are increasingly becoming pervasive, complex, and ever-evolving due to factors like enormous growth in the number of network users, continuous appearance of network applications, increasing amount of data transferred, and diversity of user behaviors. Understanding and measuring traffic in such networks is a difficult yet vital task for network management but recently also for cybersecurity purposes. Network traffic measuring and monitoring can, for example, enable the analysis of the spreading of malicious software and its capabilities or can help to understand the nature of various network threats including those that exploit users’ behavior and other user’s sensitive information. On the other hand network traffic investigation can also help to assess the effectiveness of the existing countermeasures or contribute to building new, better ones. Recently, traffic measurements have been utilized in the area of economics of cybersecurity e.g. to assess ISP “badness” or to estimate the revenue of cyber criminals.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together the research accomplishments provided by the researchers from academia and the industry. The other goal is to show the latest research results in the field of cybersecurity and understand how traffic measurements can influence it. We encourage prospective authors to submit related distinguished research papers on the subject of both: theoretical approaches and practical case reviews. This workshop presents some of the most relevant ongoing research in cybersecurity seen from the traffic measurements perspective.

The workshop will be accessible to both non-experts interested in learning about this area and experts interesting in hearing about new research and approaches.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Measurements for network incidents response, investigation and evidence handling
- Measurements for network anomalies detection
- Measurements for economics of cybersecurity
- Network traffic analysis to discover the nature and evolution of the cybersecurity threats
- Measurements for assessing the effectiveness of the threats detection/prevention methods and countermeasures
- Novel passive, active and hybrid measurements techniques for cybersecurity purposes
- Traffic classification and topology discovery tools for monitoring the evolving status of the network from the cybersecurity perspective
- Correlation of measurements across multiple layers, protocols or networks for cybersecurity purposes
- Novel visualization approaches to detect network attacks and other threats
- Analysis of network traffic to provide new insights about network structure and behavior from the security perspective
- Measurements of network protocol and applications behavior and its impact on cybersecurity and users' privacy
- Measurements related to network security and privacy


Papers will be accepted based on peer review (3 per paper) and should contain original, high quality work. All papers must be written in English.

Authors are invited to submit regular papers (maximum 6 pages) via EasyChair. Papers must be formatted for US letter (not A4) size paper with margins of at least 3/4 inch on all sides. The text must be formatted in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 9” high and 3.375” wide. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 12-point or larger line spacing. Authors are encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings templates found here: Manuscript Template. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements will be grounds for rejection.

Submission page:

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference.

Papers accepted by the workshop will be published in the Conference Proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Extended versions of selected papers accepted for WTMC 2017 will be published in a special issue of the EURASIP Journal on Information Security. The decision will depend on the quality of the paper and quality of the presentation at WTMC 2017. The final decision will be made by co-chairs after the workshop.


January 22, 2017 (EXTENDED): Regular Paper Submission
February 15, 2017: Notification Date
March 15, 2017: Camera-Ready Paper Deadline


The 2nd WTMC workshop will be held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California.


Maciej Korczyński, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Katsunari Yoshioka, Yokohama National University, Japan
Michel van Eeten, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Engin Kirda, Northeastern University, USA


Contact WTMC 2017 chairs using this email address:

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