Building Analysis Datasets and Gathering Experience Returns for Security
Workshop on development of large scale security-related data collection and analysis initiatives
The WOMBAT consortium will organise its second open workshop in Salzburg, Austria, on April 10. The BADGERS workshop is co-located with the EuroSys 2011 conference. Check the conference page for up-to-date info.
The BADGERS workshop is intended to encourage the development of large scale security-related data collection and analysis initiatives. It will provide an environment to describe already existing real-world, large-scale datasets, and to share with the systems community the return on experiences acquired by analyzing such collected data. Furthermore, novel approaches to collect and study such data sets are welcome.
Call for Papers
In contrast to the systems community, security researchers have only recently started collecting and looking at large-scale, real-world data (e.g., the EU WOMBAT and the US PREDICT initiatives). It is well known that experimental work is often hampered by concerns such as confidentiality, privacy, and liability. However, the threat landscape is rapidly changing and this represents a growing concern for individuals and organisations. To address these issues appropriately, there is a dire need to better understand the modus operandi and the motivations of the attackers. This can only be achieved by getting access to large-scale, real-world data, and by designing techniques to mine relevant knowledge out of it.
This workshop aims at bringing together people (e.g., researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers) active in the emerging domain of security-related data collection and analysis. By giving visibility to existing solutions, we expect that the workshop will promote and encourage the better sharing of data and knowledge.
By co-locating the BADGERS workshop with EuroSys, we wish to create a bridge between the well-established systems community and the members of the security community who are interested in experimental systems work.
The BADGER workshop solicits two kinds of submissions: Regular papers and work in progress papers. Regular papers should not exceed 8 pages, excluding well-marked appendixes. Work in progress papers should not exceed two pages.
SubmissionsPapers can be submitted to the workshop through the HotCrp Submission System that we've set up.