CALL FOR PAPERS WORM 2005 - The 3rd Workshop on Rapid Malcode (WORM) Fairfax, VA, USA, November 11th, 2005 in conjunction with ACM CCS Submissions due June 23rd, 2005 http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~angelos/worm05/ In the last several years, Internet-wide infectious epidemics have emerged as one of the leading threats to information security and service availability. The vehicles for these outbreaks, malicious codes called "worms", take advantage of the combination of software monocultures and the uncontrolled Internet communication model to quickly compromise large numbers of hosts. Such worms are increasingly being used as delivery mechanisms for various types of malicious payloads, including remote-controlled "zombies", spyware and botnets. Recent incidents have also reveals the use of new propagation techniques as well as the use of worms to target small user communities or specific applications. Current operational practices have not been able to manage these threats effectively. This workshop continues the efforts of the previous years to provide a forum to bring together ideas, understanding and experiences bearing on the worm problem from a wide range of communities, including academia, industry and the government. We are soliciting papers from researchers and practitioners on subjects including, but not limited to: Automatic detection and characterization Reactive countermeasures Proactive defenses Threat assessment Email and web-based malcode Measurement studies Testbeds & evaluation Reverse engineering Significant operational experiences Surveys of the field Analysis of worm construction, current & future Modeling and analysis of propagation dynamics Forensic methods of attribution The combination of different types of malware Important Dates: Paper submissions due: June 23rd, 2005 Acceptance notifications: August 14th, 2005 Camera ready date: August 28th, 2005 ACM CCS Conference: November 7-11, 2005 WORM Workshop: November 11th, 2005 Please see http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~angelos/worm05/ for more information.