IWSPA 2020
Sixth International Workshop on Security and Privacy Analytics - 2020
(co-located with ACM CODASPY'20), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Workshop date: March 18th, 2020.

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 6, 2019 (11:59 PM AOE)

Paper Submission Deadline: December 10, 2019 (11:59 PM AOE)

IWSPA 2020 will be available in the ACM Digital Library.

Workshop website:

This is the sixth workshop in the series of workshops on Security and
Privacy Analytics.  Increasingly, sophisticated techniques from
machine learning, data mining, statistics and natural language
processing are being applied to challenges in security and privacy
fields.  However, experts from these areas have had no medium in the
past where they can meet and exchange ideas so that strong
collaborations can emerge, and cross-fertilization of these areas can
occur.  Moreover, current courses and curric ula in security do not
sufficiently emphasize background in these areas and students in
security and privacy are not emerging with deep knowledge of these
topics. Hence, we propose to continue the workshop that we started in
the year 2015 to address the research and development efforts in which
analytical techniques from machine learning, data mining, natural
language processing and statistics are applied to solve security and
privacy challenges ("security and privacy analytics").

Over the course of these five years, the papers published in IWSPA
proceedings have been downloaded more than 12,000 times according to
ACM Digital Library and have 300+ citations on Google Scholar.
Submissions of papers related to methodology, design, techniques and
new directions for security and privacy that make significant use of
machine learning, data mining, statistics or natural language
processing are welcome.  Furthermore, submissions on educational
topics and systems in the field of security analytics are also highly

The workshop will focus on, but is not limited to, the 
following areas:

 - Natural Language Processing for Security/Privacy;
 - Data Mining techniques for Security/Privacy;
 - Machine Learning for Security/Privacy;
 - Statistics for Security/Privacy;
 - Inference Control;
 - Privacy-preserving data mining;
 - Security of Machine learning;
 - Security of Data Mining;
 - Security of Natural Language Processing;
 - Case studies;
 - Educational topics and courses

The workshop is planned for one day, March 18 , 2020, on the last day
of the conference.  All submissions must describe original research,
not published nor currently under review for another workshop,
conference, or journal.

All papers must be submitted electronically via the Easychair system:

Papers must be at most 10 pages (12 pages in total) in length in
double - column ACM format excluding bibliography and appendices.

Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to attend
the workshop and present the paper.

Accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. 

The presenter must register for the workshop before the deadline for
author registration.

The accepted papers will be compiled in the workshop proceedings as
either a regular paper within 11 pages or a short paper within 7
pages.  A limited number of high quality submissions may be selected
for publication in a special issue of a journal.

Organizing Committee

Ping Chen (Univ. of Massachusetts – Boston)
Lila Ghemri (Texas Southern University)
Wenyaw Chan (UTHSC – Houston)
Rakesh Verma (University of Houston)

Steering Committee

George Cybenko (Dartmouth College) 
Carl Landwehr (George Washington University)
Ravi Sandhu (University of Texas – San Antonio)
Rakesh Verma (University of Houston)

Technical Program Committee

Ping Chen (Univ. of Massachusetts – Boston)
Wenyaw Chan (UTHSC – Houston)
Lila Ghemri (Texas Southern University)
Latifur Khan (UT Dallas, Co-chair)
David Marchette (NSWC)
Chilukuri Mohan (Syracuse University, Co-chair)
Michael Rusinowitch (LORIA – INRIA Nancy Grand Est, France)
Andrew Sung (University of Southern Mississippi)
Rakesh Verma (University of Houston, Co-chair)
Haining Wang (Virginia Tech)
Roland Yap (National University of Singapore)
Chester Rebeiro (IIT Madras, India)

More to be added
Important Dates (Tentative):
Abstract Submissions Due:
Dec. 6, 2019 (11:59 P.M.  AoE)
Paper Submissions Due:
Dec. 10, 2019 (11:59 P.M. AoE)
Acceptance Notification:
Jan. 6, 2020 
Camera Ready Submissions Due:
Jan. 19, 2020
For more information: 
Lila Ghemri at Lila.Ghemri@tsu.edu 
and Rakesh Verma at rverma@uh.edu