IEEE Euro S&P 2020 5th International Workshop on Traffic Measurements 
for Cybersecurity (WTMC 2020).
Genova, Italy
Monday, June 15, 2020

After four highly successful editions of the WTMC workshop at IEEE S&P 
2019, ACM SIGCOMM 2018, IEEE S&P 2017 and ACM ASIACCS 2016, we are happy 
to announce the 5th edition of WTMC at IEEE Euro S&P 2020.

The goal of the WTMC workshop is to present some of the most relevant 
ongoing research in cybersecurity as seen from the network traffic 
measurement perspective. Accepted papers will be published through IEEE 
Xplore in a volume accompanying the main IEEE Euro S&P conference 
proceedings. Extended versions of all accepted papers will be considered 
for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Cyber Security and 
Mobility (River Publishers, ISSN: 2245-1439)

+ February 29, 2020: Paper Submission
+ April 10, 2020: Notification Date
+ April 24, 2020: Camera-Ready Paper Deadline

***Call for Papers***

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 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 

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 of cyber attacks (e.g. DDoS, botnet, malware and phishing 
+ Measurements for security of web-based applications and services (e.g. 
social networking)
+ Measurements for network anomalies detection
+ Measurements for economics of cybersecurity and privacy
+ Measurements of security and privacy for the Internet of Things
+ Measurements of Internet censorship
+ Measurement studies describing impacts of regulations on cybersecurity 
and users' privacy (e.g. GDPR)
+ Network traffic analysis to discover the nature and evolution of the 
cybersecurity threats
+ Measurements of cyber physical systems security
+ 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
+ Machine learning and data mining for analysis of network traffic 
measurements for cybersecurity
+ Novel approaches for large-scale measurements for cybersecurity (e.g. 
+ Novel visualization approaches to detect network attacks and other 
+ 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
+ Vulnerability notifications
+ Measurements for new cybersecurity settings
+ Ethical issues in measurements for cybersecurity
+ Reappraisal of previous empirical findings

***Submission Instructions***

Papers will be accepted based on peer review (3-4 per paper) and should 
contain original, high quality work. All papers must be written in 

Authors are invited to submit regular papers (maximum 6 pages) via 
EasyChair. Papers must be formatted for US letter (not A4) size paper. 
The text must be formatted in a two-column layout, with columns no more 
than 9.5 in. tall and 3.5 in. wide. The text must be in Times font, 
10-point or larger, with 11-point or larger line spacing. Authors are 
encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings templates. LaTeX 
submissions should use IEEEtran.cls version 1.8b. Failure to adhere to 
the page limit and formatting requirements will be grounds for 

Papers describing cybersecurity measurement studies should include an 
ethical considerations paragraph, and where applicable reach out to 
their institutional ethics committee or institutional review board. For 
guidance see the Menlo Report and its companion document.

Authors are encouraged to share developed software implementations, 
measurement datasets, simulation models, etc. used in articles allowing 
other researchers to build upon and extend current results. Authors may 
include a paragraph about reproducible research.

Submission page:

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 

Papers accepted by the workshop will be published through IEEE Xplore in 
a volume accompanying the main IEEE EuroS&P conference proceedings. The 
extended versions of all accepted papers will be considered for 
publication in a special issue of the Journal of Cyber Security and 
Mobility. The decision will depend on the quality of the paper and 
quality of the presentation at WTMC 2020. The final decision will be 
made by co-chairs after the workshop.

***Workshop Co-Chairs***

+ Maciej Korczyński - Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
+ Wojciech Mazurczyk - Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
+ Pedro Casas - Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

***Steering Committee***

+ Christian Rossow, Saarland University, Germany
+ Roya Ensafi, University of Michigan, USA
+ Kensuke Fukuda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
+ Aiko Pras, University of Twente, the Netherlands