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DMD 2018 : Shared task on Detecting Malicious Domain names (DMD 2018)


When Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Where Bangalore
Abstract Registration Due Jun 15, 2018
Submission Deadline Jul 17, 2018
Notification Due Aug 15, 2018
Final Version Due Aug 30, 2018
Categories    cyber security   machine learning   deep learning

Call For Papers

Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN) at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is conducting a Shared task on Detecting Malicious Domain names (DMD 2018), a workshop co-located with ICACCI'18 and SSCC'18

Shared task
We welcome you to participate in the Domain Generation Algorithms (DGAs) generated domain name detection and classification shared task track at DMD 2018. The shared task features problem statements in the field of traditional machine learning, deep learning and text analysis in Cyber Security.

Note: All the accepted shared task working notes and workshop proceedings will be submitted to for online publication. The extended version of the best working notes will be submitted to the Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications, Springer (

Important Dates

Shared Task

Registration Deadline June 15
Training data release June 30
Test data release July 15
Model and Results Submission July 17
Results declared July 30
Working notes due Aug 15
Conference Sep 19-22

call for papers

Papers Due June 30, 2018
Acceptance Notification June 30, 2018
Final Paper Deadline August 20, 2018

Call for papers (

Apart from the shared task, we welcome scientific papers on topics related to Deep learning for Security Applications as part of ICACCI'18 and SSCC'18.

Deep learning for Security Applications (Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)):

1) Botnet identification and detection
2) Spam and phishing detection
3) Security in social networks
4) Learning in adversarial environments
5) Malware identification, analysis and similarity
6) Intrusion detection and response
7) Representation and detection of social engineering attacks
8) Classification of sequences of system and network events
9) Application of learning to computer forensics
10) Program representation
11) Web application
12) Security, Privacy, Trust and Safety
13) Mobile Computing, Internet of Things (IoT)
14) Cloud, Apps and Services, and their Security
15) Big Data architectures for network security
16) Detecting data and information leakage

Note: All accepted papers will be published by Springer in Communications in Computer and Information Science Series(CCIS), ISSN: 1865:0929. The proceedings will be available via the SpringerLink digital library. CCIS is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago and Scopus. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings. The current SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) of CCIS is 0.162 (H Index 29).

An extended version of the best working notes and workshop papers will be submitted to the book( This book will be published in Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications, Springer.

Participants can submit their papers through EDAS( The paper submission guidelines available here(

Organizing and Technical program committee

Prof Soman KP, Prof & Head CEN
Prof Bharat Jayaraman, University at Buffalo
Dr. Sabu M. Thampi, Associate Professor, IIITM-K
Dr Mamoun Alazab, Senior member IEEE and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor in North America)
Dr MingJian Tang, Data Scientist (Cyber Security), Commonwealth Bank, Australia
Dr. Rakesh Verma, Professor, University of Houston
Dr. Lila Ghemri, Associate Professor Texas Southern University, Houston
Dr. Stavros Ntalampiras, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan.
Dr. M. Sabarimalai Manikandan, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
Dr. B. B. Gupta, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India
Dr. Sandeep K. Shukla, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Dr. Prabaharan Poornachandran, Center for Cyber Security Systems and Networks, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, India
Mr. Pradeep Menon, Chief executive officer, Lakhshya Cyber Security Labs Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore
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