2nd International Workshop on Traffic Measurements for Cybersecurity
(WTMC 2017) co-located with 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

Workshop website: http://wtmc.info

San Jose, CA, USA
May 25, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES

January 15, 2017: Regular Paper Submission
February 15, 2017: Notification Date
March 5, 2017: Camera-Ready Paper Deadline

Submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wtmc2017

OVERVIEW

Current communication networks are increasingly becoming pervasive,
complex, and ever-evolving due to factors like enormous growth in the
number of network users, continuous appearance of network applications,
increasing amount of data transferred, and diversity of user behaviors.
Understanding and measuring traffic in such networks is a difficult yet
vital task for network management but recently also for cybersecurity
purposes. Network traffic measuring and monitoring can, for example,
enable the analysis of the spreading of malicious software and its
capabilities or can help to understand the nature of various network
threats including those that exploit users' behavior and other user's
sensitive information. On the other hand network traffic investigation
can also help to assess the effectiveness of the existing
countermeasures or contribute to building new, better ones. Recently,
traffic measurements have been utilized in the area of economics of
cybersecurity e.g. to assess ISP "badness" or to estimate the revenue of
cyber criminals.

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 cybersecurity and understand how traffic measurements can
influence it. We encourage prospective authors to submit related
distinguished research papers on the subject of both: theoretical
approaches and practical case reviews. This workshop presents some of
the most relevant ongoing research in cybersecurity seen from the
traffic measurements perspective.

The workshop will be accessible to both non-experts interested in
learning about this area and experts interesting in hearing about new
research and approaches.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Measurements for network incidents response, investigation and
evidence handling
- Measurements for network anomalies detection
- Measurements for economics of cybersecurity
- Network traffic analysis to discover the nature and evolution of the
  cybersecurity threats
- Measurements for assessing the effectiveness of the threats
  detection/prevention methods and countermeasures
- Novel passive, active and hybrid measurements techniques for
  cybersecurity purposes
- Traffic classification and topology discovery tools for monitoring the
  evolving status of the network from the cybersecurity perspective
- Correlation of measurements across multiple layers, protocols or
  networks for cybersecurity purposes
- Novel visualization approaches to detect network attacks and other threats
- Analysis of network traffic to provide new insights about network
  structure and behavior from the security perspective
- Measurements of network protocol and applications behavior and its
  impact on cybersecurity and users' privacy
- Measurements related to network security and privacy


SUBMISSIONS AND REGISTRATION

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. 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" high and
3.375" 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 found here: Manuscript Template.
Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements will be
grounds for rejection.

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at
least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the
conference.

Papers accepted by the workshop will be published in the Conference
Proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Extended versions
of selected papers accepted for WTMC 2017 will be published in a special
issue of the EURASIP Journal on Information Security. The decision will
depend on the quality of the paper and quality of the presentation at
WTMC 2017. The final decision will be made by co-chairs after the workshop.

VENUE

The 2nd WTMC workshop will be held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose,
California.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Maciej KorczyƄski, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Katsunari Yoshioka, Yokohama National University, Japan
Michel van Eeten, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Engin Kirda, Northeastern University, USA

CONTACT

Contact WTMC 2017 chairs using this email address: chairs@wtmc.info