Call for Papers:

MADWeb 2019

1st Workshop on Measurements, Attacks, and Defenses for the Web (MADWeb)

Co-located with the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 
(NDSS) 2019

San Diego, California
24 February 2019

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 15 December 2018, Anywhere-on-earth (AOE)
Notification to Authors: 15 January 2019
Workshop: 24 February 2019 (co-located with NDSS 2019)

The web connects billions of devices, running a plethora of clients,
and serves billions of users every day. To cope with such a widespread
adoption, the web constantly changes. This is evident by some browsers
that have a release cycle of just six weeks. These rapid changes are
not always studied from a security perspective, resulting in new
attack vectors that were never observed before.

The proposed workshop aims at attracting researchers that work on the
intersection of browser evolution and web security. Our goal is to
create a new venue for discussing the rapid changes to browsers from a
security perspective, the security implications of current web
technologies and how we can make browsers in the future more secure
without hindering the evolution of the web.

Submissions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

* Fingerprinting and tracking on the web
* Browser exploitation
* Secure browser architectures
* Measurement studies of online crime, fraud, and underground economies
* Measurement studies of web security & privacy issues
* Privacy-enhancing technologies for the web
* Security and privacy of emerging web technologies
* Detection of bots

We invite papers describing completed work as well as papers that describe
ongoing work and can benefit from comments, both from the reviewers as well
as the attendees of the workshop.

Workshop Format
One author of each accepted paper is expected to present the paper at
the workshop. The format will be traditional conference-style research
presentations with questions from the audience. Interactive and engaging
presentations are welcomed. Following notification to authors, more 
will be provided regarding speaking times and other details. The accepted
papers can be made available on the workshop web site, but the workshop will
have no official proceedings. Authors are free to submit work appearing in
MADWeb '19 to other venues following the workshop.

Submission Guidelines
All papers must be written in English. Papers must be formatted for US
letter size paper in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 
high and 3.5-inch wide. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger,
with 11-point or larger line spacing. If possible, authors should use the
templates provided by NDSS.

We invite both full papers and short papers. Full papers should have no more
than 10 pages in total (excluding references and appendices). Short papers
must have less than 6 pages (again, excluding references and 
appendices), and
can be about work-in-progress and novel ideas. Short papers will be selected
based on their potential to spark interesting discussions during the 

Submissions are encouraged to be anonymized for review, but this is not

The proceedings will be published by the Internet Society after NDSS.

Submission site:

Authors who are unsure whether their submissions might meet these
guidelines, or who have specific questions about the guidelines, are
welcome to contact the program committee co-chairs: and

Program Committee Chairs
 - Alexandros Kapravelos, North Carolina State University
 - Nick Nikiforakis, Stony Brook University

Program Committee
 - Davide Balzarotti, EURECOM
 - Nataliia Bielova, INRIA
 - Adam Doupé, Arizona State University
 - Steven Englehardt, Mozilla
 - Engin Kirda, Northeastern University
 - Sebastian Lekies, Google
 - Nektarios Leontiadis, Facebok
 - Jason Polakis, University of Illinois at Chicago
 - Tamara Rezk, INRIA
 - Zubair Shafiq, University of Iowa
 - Peter Snyder, Brave
 - Ben Stock, CISPA Helmholtz Center (i.G.)
 - Gianluca Stringhini, Boston University
 - Giovanni Vigna, UC Santa Barbara