WMA 2017

The 2nd International Workshop on Malware Analysis

to be held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2017 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)

August 29 – September 1, 2017, Reggio Calabria, Italy

The volume and technical sophistication of malware are constantly increasing. Malware writers have recently developed advanced techniques to evade detection and attack strategies that increase the potential harm caused by malware. The large number and types of devices that can be affected by malware makes the malware detection problem of vital interest to a wide spectrum of computer users. Moreover, recent studies demonstrate that the evolutionary pace of evasion techniques has been much faster than that of anti-malware. This scenario makes urgent the development of a new generation of effective solutions for detecting and removing malware. For these reasons, MWA aims to bring together experts from academia, industry, government, and law enforcement who are interested in advancing the state of the art in malware analysis by exchanging their knowledge, results, ideas, and experiences. The goal of the workshop is to provide a relaxed atmosphere that promotes discussion and free exchange of ideas, with a sound academic backing. The focus of this workshop is not restricted to techniques for malware detection, but also includes discussion of new models of malware and guidelines for limiting malware diffusion that can be utilized by governments, industries, and other organizations to defend against cyber attacks.

Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:
Theoretical aspects and new directions in Broad Spectrum Malware related research

Malware and its impact in social networking and cloud computing

Analysis and measurements of real malware incidents

Anti-spam and anti-phishing techniques and practices

Spyware, keystroke loggers, information theft Malware

Honeypots and other sample collection methodologies

Malware performance, analysis and capture tools

Worms, viruses and other propagating Malware

Botnet attacks, detection/tracking and defense
Malware economics and black market studies

Code reverse engineering tools and practices

Formal methods for analyzing malware

Novel malware detection techniques

Rootkit and virtualization techniques

Malware in wireless mobile devices

Malware for SCADA Systems

Smartphone Malware

Targeted Attacks

Best papers will be selected for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal in Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques, published by Springer Verlag. The ARES 2017 proceedings (including workshops) will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM (ACM ICPS).

Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 14, 2017
Author Notification May 30, 2017
Proceedings Version June 20, 2017
Conference August 29 – September 1, 2017
Workshop Chair

Mark Stamp (Chair)
University of San Josè, USA

Corrado Aaron Visaggio (Chair)
University of Sannio, Italy

Program Committee

Shahid Alam, Gebze Technical University, Turkey
Thomas Austin, San Jose State University, USA
Lorenzo Cavallaro, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Giorgio Giacinto, Università di Cagliari, Italy
Sotiris Ioannidis, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece
Francesco Mercaldo, Università del Sannio, Italy
Vinod P Nair, SCMS School of Engineering & Technology, India
Charles Nicholas, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Yulei Pang, Southern Connecticut State University, USA
Antonella Santone, Università del Sannio, Italy


The submission guidelines valid for the WMA workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found >>here<<.