C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S


        November 2, 2007 -- George Mason University, VA, USA

        held in association with the 14th ACM Conference on
            Computer and Communications Security (CCS)


Important Dates:

Submission deadline:     17 June, 2007
Acceptance Notification: 07 August, 2007
Camera-ready papers:     22 August, 2007


Internet-wide infectious epidemics have emerged as one of the leading
threats to information security and service availability.
Self-propagating threats, often termed worms, exploit software
weaknesses, hardware limitations, Internet topology, and the open
Internet communication model to compromise large numbers of networked
systems. Malware is increasingly used as a beachhead to launch further
malicious activities, such as installing spyware, deploying phishing
servers and spam relays, or performing information
espionage. Unfortunately, current operational practices still face
significant challenges in containing these threats as evidenced by the
rise in automated botnet networks and the continued presence of worms
released years ago. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum
for exchanging ideas, increasing the understanding, and relating
experiences on malicious code from a wide range of communities,
including academia, industry, and the government.

Topics of Interest

We are soliciting papers from researchers and practitioners on
subjects including, but not limited to:

* Automatic malcode detection
* Malicious code characterization
* Botnet detection and disruption
* Malcode reverse engineering
* Modeling and analysis of propagation dynamics
* Forensic methods of attribution
* Threat assessment
* Reactive countermeasures
* Proactive malware defenses
* Significant operational experiences
* Measurement studies
* New threats and related challenges

Submission Instructions

WORM aims to be a true workshop, with a primary goal of fostering the
development of preliminary work and helping nucleate a malcode
research community. To this end, WORM aims to bring together both
academic researchers and practitioners that fight malware in the
fields. WORM is open to two classes of submissions:

1. Research papers

Research papers describe original work and should be at most 8 pages
long (double column) in an 11-point font with at least 1-inch
margins. Significantly shorter papers will also be considered in terms
of the degree to which they might contribute to the workshop's goals
of fostering a malcode research community. Papers should list all
authors and their affiliations; in case of multiple authors, the
contact author must be indicated (WORM does not require anonymized
submissions). All accepted papers will appear in the ACM WORM

Note that all papers that are submitted must be original unpublished
work and must not be simultaneously submitted or under review for any
other workshop, conference or journal (including ACM CCS). Any paper
found to be in violation of these rules will be rejected without
review. (We may share information about submissions with the program
chairs of other conferences considering papers during the review
period.) Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms will not
be considered. All submissions are treated as confidential, both as a
matter of policy and in accordance with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.

2. Panel proposals

Panel proposals must include the title of the panel, a 2-paragraph
abstract describing the topic and why it should be of interest to the
WORM community, and a list of panelists that have agreed to serve on
the panel. Panels are expected to be at most 1 hour long, comprised of
short presentations by the panelists followed by discussion among
panel members and the audience; other formats may be used, but should
be described in the proposal.

Please submit both research papers and panel proposals via the
following Web site: http://www.auto.tuwien.ac.at/~chris/worm07.html

Program Committee
Christopher Kruegel, Technical University Vienna, Austria (Program Chair)
Kostas Anagnostakis, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Mike Bailey, University of Michigan, USA
Herbert Bos, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mihai Christodorescu, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Manuel Costa, Microsoft Research, United Kingdom
Thorsten Holz, University of Mannheim, Germany
Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University, USA
Engin Kirda, Technical University Vienna, Austria
Wenke Lee, Georgia Tech, USA
Jose Nazario, Arbor Networks, USA
Moheeb Rajab, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Stefan Savage, University of California, San Diego, USA
Anil Somayaji, Carleton University, Canada
Dawn Song, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Vinod Yegneswaran, SRI International, USA