IWSPA 2022: 
The 8th ACM International Workshop on Security and Privacy Analytics
(Baltimore-Washington DC Area) 
April 27, 2022 
(Submissions due January 10, 2022)
Co-located with The 12th ACM Conference on Data and Application
Security and Privacy (ACM CODASPY 2022).
Workshop website:         https://sites.google.com/view/iwspa-2022/
Submission Link:              https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwspa2022

This is the eighth 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 curricula 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 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 seven years, the papers
published in IWSPA proceedings have been downloaded more than 20,000
times according to ACM Digital Library and have 500+ 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 encouraged. Proposals for tutorials on related topics are
also welcome.

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
--Social Network Analysis
--Digital and Multimedia Forensics
--Applications of Blockchain for Security/Privacy
--Case Studies
--Educational Topics and Courses

The workshop is planned for one day, April 27, 2022. 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 EasyChair
https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=iwspa2022 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

Important Dates:

--Abstract submission: January 6, 2022 (11:59 PM, anywhere in the world)

--Paper Submission Deadline: January 10, 2022 (11:59 PM, anywhere in
  the world) Anonymous submissions with authors' names and
  affiliations withheld are accepted but not required.

--Acceptance Notification: February 1, 2022

--Camera Ready Submission Deadline: February 7, 2022

When your final version is ready, you need to complete the submission
page and upload your .doc/docx and .pdf files or .tex, & .pdf files on
or before February 7th. Remember to see the email from
acm@sheridanprinting.com with the unique, supplied direct link to
submit your final version. We also recommend using a modern,
standards-compliant Web browser to upload the necessary files.  If you
are unable to find your direct submission information, please use the
following link to request your unique and individual submission
link. Link to Camera Ready Submissions: Sheridan-ACM Submission
System. The proceedings of IWSPA 2022 will be available in the ACM
Digital Library.