IEEE S&P 2021 6th International Workshop on Traffic Measurements for
Cybersecurity (WTMC2021).
Virtual event
Thursday, May 27, 2021

After five highly successful editions of the WTMC workshop, we are happy
to announce the 6th edition of WTMC at IEEE S&P 2021.

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 in the Conference Proceedings
published by IEEE Computer Society Press. 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:
*+ January 15, 2021: Regular Paper Submission*
*+ February 15, 2021: Notification Date
***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

The aim of this workshop is to bring together the research
accomplishments provided by 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 interested 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 campaigns)
+ 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 the 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 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
+ 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 English.

Authors are invited to submit regular papers (maximum *6 pages*)
including references and appendices 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 1.8. Failure to adhere
to the page limit and formatting requirements will be grounds for rejection.

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 at the

Papers accepted by the workshop will be published through IEEE Xplore in
a volume accompanying the main IEEE S&P conference proceedings. All WTMC
workshop authors are also invited to present a poster during the IEEE
S&P Symposium. The extended versions of all accepted papers will be
considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Cyber
Security and Mobility (confirmed). The
decision will depend on the quality of the paper and the quality of the
presentation at WTMC 2021. The final decision will be made by co-chairs
after the workshop.
***Workshop Co-Chairs***
+ Maciej KorczyÅski, Grenoble Alps University, France
+ Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
+ Pedro Casas, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
***Steering Committee***
+ Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
+ Wouter Joosen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
+ Anna Sperotto, University of Twente, Netherlands