3rd International Workshop on Bio-inspired Security, Trust, Assurance
    and Resilience (BioSTAR 2018) 
co-located with 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P 2018)

May 24, 2018,
The Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA, USA

Workshop website: http://biostar.cybersecurity.bio/

 -  January 15, 2018: Regular Paper Submission
 -  February 15, 2018: Notification Date
 -  March 5, 2018: Camera-Ready Paper Deadline

The extended versions of all accepted papers will be considered for
publication in a special issue of the Journal of Cyber Security and
Mobility (confirmed!).

As computing and communication systems continue to expand and offer new
services, these advancements require more dynamic, diverse, and
interconnected computing infrastructures. Unfortunately, defending and
maintaining resilient and trustworthy operation of these complex systems
are increasingly difficult challenges. Conventional approaches to
Security, Trust, Assurance and Resilience (STAR for short) are often too
narrowly focused and cannot easily scale to manage large, coordinated
and persistent attacks in these environments. Designs found in nature
are increasingly used as a source of inspiration for STAR and related
networking and intelligence solutions for complex computing and
communication environments.

Nature's footprint is present in the world of Information Technology,
where there are an astounding number of computational bio-inspired
techniques. These well-regarded approaches include genetic algorithms,
neural networks, ant algorithms, immune systems just to name a few. For
example several networking management and security technologies have
successfully adopted some of nature's approaches, such as swarm
intelligence, artificial immune systems, sensor networks, moving target
defense, diversity-based software design, etc.

Nature has also developed an outstanding ability to recognize
individuals or foreign objects and adapt/evolve to protect a group or a
single organism. Solutions that incorporate these nature-inspired
characteristics often have improved performance and/or provided new
capabilities beyond more traditional methods.

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 nature-inspired STAR aspects in computing and communications.
Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
 - Nature-inspired anomaly and intrusion detection
 - Adaptation algorithms
 - Biometrics
 - Nature-inspired algorithms and technologies for STAR
 - Biomimetics
 - Artificial Immune Systems
 - Adaptive and Evolvable Systems
 - Machine Learning, neural networks, genetic algorithms for STAR
 - Nature-inspired analytics and prediction
 - Cognitive systems
 - Sensor and actuator networks and systems
 - Information hiding solutions (steganography, watermarking) for
   network traffic
 - Cooperative defense systems
 - Cloud-supported nature-inspired STAR
 - Theoretical development in heuristics
 - Management of decentralized networks
 - Nature-inspired algorithms for dependable networks
 - Platforms for STAR services
 - Diversity in computing and communications
 - Survivable and sustainable systems
 -  STAR management systems
 - Autonomic cyber defenses

The workshop is an interesting supplement for the IEEE Security and
Privacy 2018 in area of security & communication networks.


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 (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=biostar2018). Papers
accepted by the workshop will be published in the Conference Proceedings
published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

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 in. high and 3.375 in.
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. Failure to adhere to the page limit
and formatting requirements will be grounds for rejection.

The extended versions of all accepted papers will be considered for
publication in a special issue of the Journal of Cyber Security and
Mobility (confirmed!).

Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Errin W. Fulp, Wake Forest University, NC, USA
Mohamed Eltoweissy, Virginia Military Institute, USA
Kenji Leibnitz, National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, Japan
Nina Fefferman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

For any enquiries please contact us at: contact@cybersecurity.bio.