CUING 2019 : ARES Workshop on Criminal Use of Information Hiding
Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
CUING 2019 - The 3rd International Workshop on Criminal Use of Information Hiding (CUING 2018)
to be held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)
August 26 – August 29, 2019, Canterbury, UK
With the constant rise of the number of Internet users, available bandwidth and an increasing number of services shifting into the connected world, criminals are increasingly active in the virtual world. With improving defensive methods cybercriminals have to utilize more and more sophisticated ways to perform their malicious activities. While protecting the privacy of users, many technologies used in current malware and network attacks have been abused in order to allow criminals to carry out their activities undetected.
The aim of the International Workshop on Criminal Use of Information Hiding (CUIng) is to bring together researchers, practitioners, law enforcement representatives, and security professionals in the area of analysis of information hiding (e.g. steganography, covert channels), obfuscation techniques and underground networks (darknets) in order to present novel research regarding the use of data and communication hiding methods in criminal environments and discuss ideas for fighting misuse of privacy enhancing technologies.
Moreover, this year the CUING workshop is co-organized with the SIMARGL (Secure Intelligent Methods for Advanced RecoGnition of malware and stegomalware) H2020 project.
TOPICS OF INTEREST COMPRISE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Information hiding techniques
- Studies regarding the use of information hiding in cybercrime
- Analysis of cybercrime cases related to CUIng
- Large scale coordinated actions by LEAs from CUIng perspective
- New steganographic & steganalysis methods
- Local, air-gapped, and network covert channels
- Novel countermeasures against information hiding techniques: detection, prevention, limitation
- Evasion, obfuscation and anti-forensics techniques used by cybercriminals
- Traffic type obfuscation techniques e.g. traffic morphing
- Masking network attacks with another types of threats
- Hiding covert communication within network attacks e.g. DDoS, SPAM, etc.
- Impersonation of one cybercriminals groups by the other
- Underground marketplaces and their business models
- Botnet analysis from CUIng perspective
- Methods for botnet detection and mitigation from CUIng perspective
- Banking Trojans from CUIng perspective
- IoT-botnets from CUIng perspective
- Privacy enhancing techniques
- Analysis of underground environments
- Legal and technical aspects of Darknet research
- Cybercrime and CPS from CUIng perspective
- Future scenarios in cybercrime from CUIng perspective
- Aspects and methods for sharing strategic intelligence
- Abusing legitimate cloud-based services for masking criminal activities
- Abusing legitimate social media services for masking criminal activities
Submission Deadline May 10, 2019
Author Notification June 10, 2019
Proceedings Version June 23, 2019
ARES EU Symposium August 26, 2019
Conference August 26 – August 29, 2019
Phlipp Amann (Chair)
Europol, European Cybercrime Centre, The Netherlands
Jart Armin (Chair)
Cyber Defcon, The Netherlands
Wojciech Mazurczyk (Chair)
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Angelo Consoli (Chair)
Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI), Switzerland
Peter Kieseberg (Chair)
SBA Research, Austria
Joerg Keller (Chair)
FernUniversitaet in Hagen, Germany
The submission guidelines valid for the CUING workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found here: https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/submission/.
Papers accepted by the workshop will be published in the Conference Proceedings of ARES 2019 that will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM (ACM ICPS).
Moreover, the extended versions of all accepted papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility (http://riverpublishers.com/journal.php?j=JCSM/5/1/jdes).
In case of questions, please feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.