#1529186: 8th International Workshop on Traffic Measurements for Cybersecurity (WTMC 2023) co-located with 8th IEEE European Symposium

Description: 8th International Workshop on Traffic Measurements for Cybersecurity
(WTMC 2023) co-located with 8th IEEE European Symposium on Security and
Privacy (IEEE EuroS&P 2023)

Delft, The Netherlands
Friday, July 7, 2023

WTMC website: https://wtmc.info/ <https://wtmc.info/index.html>


March 10, 2023 (AoE, UTC -12): Paper Submission
April 20, 2023: Notification Date
May 15, 2023: Camera-Ready Paper Deadline


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 behavior.
Understanding and measuring traffic in such networks is a challenging
yet vital task for network management but recently also for
cybersecurity purposes. Network traffic measurement 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 user's 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. Traffic
measurements have been utilized in the area of economics of
cybersecurity e.g., to assess ISP “badness” or to estimate the revenue
of cybercriminals. Recent research has focused on measurements of fake
news and the interplay between misinformation and user engagement in
news postings using different online platforms.

The WTMC workshop aims 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 the security of web-based applications and services
(e.g., social networking)
- Measurements for network anomalies detection
- Measurements for the economics of cybersecurity and privacy
- Measurements of security and privacy for the Internet of Things
- Measurements of Internet censorship
- Measurements of trends in the diffusion of misinformation on social media
- 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 and tools
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 measurements and notifications
- Measurements for new cybersecurity settings
- Ethical issues in measurements for cybersecurity
- Reappraisal of previous empirical findings


Papers will be accepted based on single-blind 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 short papers (up to 4 pages +2 for
appendices/references), regular papers (up to 6 pages +2 for
appendices/references), and long papers (up to 10 pages +4 for
appendices/references) via EasyChair. Reviewers are explicitly not
expected to read the appendices while deciding whether to accept or
reject the paper.

Papers must be typeset in LaTeX in A4 format (not "US Letter") using the
IEEE conference proceeding template we supply eurosp2023-template.zip.
We recommend using LaTeX, and suggest you first compile the supplied
LaTeX source as is, checking that you obtain the same PDF as the one
supplied. Then, write your paper into the LaTeX template, replacing the
boilerplate text. Please do not use other IEEE templates. Failure to
adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements can be grounds for

Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should
pay special attention to unusual fonts, images, and figures that might
create problems for reviewers. Your document should render correctly in
Adobe Reader XI and when printed in black and white. Submissions failing
to conform to the submission guidelines risk rejection without review.

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.

Date added Jan. 10, 2023, 1:41 p.m.
Source Maciej Korczynski via apwg
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