Workshop on Security and Privacy Analytics
(IWSPA 2023)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Co-located with ACM CODASPY 2023 

This is the ninth workshop in a 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 32,000 times according to
ACM Digital Library and have 1,000 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

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 and/or datasets to support security/privacy research
  *   Educational Topics and Courses

The workshop is planned for one day, April 26, 2023, 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

Full Papers for review must be at most 10 pages (12 pages in total) in
length in double-column ACM format excluding bibliography and
appendices, and short papers for review must be at most 6 pages (8
pages in total) in length in the same format as Full Papers.

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.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: January 6, 2023 (11:59 Anywhere on Earth)
(Submissions with authors' names and affiliations withheld are not required. )

Acceptance Notification: February 1, 2023

Camera Ready Submission Deadline: February 7, 2023

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 7. Remember to see the email from<> 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

The proceedings of IWSPA 2023 will be available in the ACM Digital Library.

For further information, please check the IWSPA Website: