4th Deep Learning and
Security Workshop
co-located with the 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
May 27, 2021
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Call for Papers

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: January 7 14 (EXTENDED), 2021, 11:59 PM (AoE, UTC-12)
  • Acceptance notification: TBD (February)
  • Camera-ready due: TBD (March)
  • Workshop: May 27, 2021


Deep learning and security have made remarkable progress in the last years. On the one hand, neural networks have been recognized as a promising tool for security in academia and industry. On the other hand, the security of deep learning has gained focus in research, the robustness of neural networks has recently been called into question.

This workshop strives for bringing these two complementary views together by (a) exploring deep learning as a tool for security as well as (b) investigating the security of deep learning.

Topics of Interest

DLS seeks contributions on all aspects of deep learning and security. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Deep Learning

  • Deep learning for program embedding and similarity
  • Deep program learning
  • Modern deep NLP
  • Recurrent network architectures
  • Neural networks for graphs
  • Neural Turing machines
  • Semantic knowledge-bases
  • Generative adversarial networks
  • Relational modeling and prediction
  • Deep reinforcement learning
  • Attacks against deep learning
  • Resilient and explainable deep learning

Computer Security

  • Computer forensics
  • Spam detection
  • Phishing detection and prevention
  • Botnet detection
  • Intrusion detection and response
  • Malware identification, analysis, and similarity
  • Data anonymization/ de-anonymization
  • Security in social networks
  • Vulnerability discovery

Submission Guidelines

You are invited to submit papers of up to six pages, plus one page for references. To be considered, papers must be received by the submission deadline (see Important Dates). Submissions must be original work and may not be under submission to another venue at the time of review.

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 strongly recommended to use the latest IEEE conference proceedings templates. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements are grounds for rejection without review. Submissions must be in English and properly anonymized.

Presentation Form

All accepted submissions will be presented at the workshop and included in the IEEE workshop proceedings. Due to time constraints, accepted papers will be selected for presentation as either talk or poster based on their review score and novelty. Nonetheless, all accepted papers should be considered as having equal importance.

One author of each accepted paper is required to attend the (virtual) workshop and present the paper for it to be included in the proceedings.

Submission Site



Workshop Chair

Program Chair

Program Co-Chair

Steering Committee

Program Committee

    Alvaro Cardenas
    Andrew Ilyas
    Baris Coskun
    Bo Li
    Chao Zhang
    Christian Wressnegger
    Daniel Arp
    Dimitris Tsipras
    Erwin Quiring
    Fabio Pierazzi
    Feargus Pendlebury
    Florian Tramèr
    Gang Wang
    Hyrum Anderson
    Kang Li
    Konrad Rieck
    Kui Ren
    Lorenzo Cavallaro
    Matthew Jagielski
    Neil Gong
    Nikolaos Vasiloglou
    Pavel Laskov
    Philip Tully
    Pin-Yu Chen
    Reza Shokri
    Roberto Perdisci
    Sai Deep Tetali
    Samuel Marchal
    Sanghyun Hong
    Shang-Tse Chen
    Sudhamsh Reddy
    Varun Chandrasekaran
    Yinzhi Cao
    Yizheng Chen
    Yufei Han
    Ziqi Yang