BASS 2020

 3rd International Workshop on Behavioral Authentication for System Security (BASS 2020)

to be held in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2020 –

August 25 – August 28, 2020

Behavioral features are getting in the last years an increasing attention from both IT research and industrial world. Human behavioral aspects are extremely valuable pieces of information, exploited by companies to profile current or potential customers, in order to anticipate their preferences and presenting custom offers. Runtime behavioral analysis is being applied with increasing success for continuous and silent user authentication, and is considered an enabler for the seamless authentication paradigm in several environment and devices. Furthermore, behavioral analysis is posing itself as a valuable alternative to signature-based approaches to identify anomalies, intrusions, security attacks and system malfunctioning. These approaches are in fact known to be flexible, self-learning and able to consider multi-level and multi-domain features, related to software execution, system status, user interaction and current context.

BASS aims at attracting innovative contributions from both industry and academia related to all aspects of human, system or software behavioral analysis for IT security. The workshop solicits submission on both theoretical aspects and practical applications of behavior analysis, behavior-based identification and authentication, profiling and privacy and security aspects related to recording and exploitation of behavioral features.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Software Behavior Analysis
User behavior modeling and classification
Human behavior profiling
Behavior-based authentication
Behavioral features and approaches for intrusion detection
Privacy-preserving behavioral analysis
Secure recording and management of behavioral features
Hazardous behavior prediction and risk mitigation
Behavioral models for distributed IT systems

Hardware and virtual network traffic behavior
Behavioral analysis and classification for forensic applications
Cyber-Risk models exploiting behavioral features
Behavioral practices for cyber-disaster management and recovery
Models and practices for collaborative behavioral analysis
Biometric-behavioral models for user authentication
Ability authentication
Behavioral Analysis for Access and Usage Control

Important Dates
Submission Deadline June 01, 2020
Author Notification June 15, 2010
Proceedings Version July 05, 2020
ARES EU Symposium August 25, 2020
All-Digital Conference August 25 – August 28, 2020
Program Chair/ Workshop Chair

Andrea Saracino, IIT-CNR, Italy
Alessandro Aldini, Università di Urbino, Italy
Francesco Mercaldo, IIT-CNR, Italy

Program Committee 2020

Luca Ardito, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Laura Genga, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Nicola Zannone, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Alexandre Bartel, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Marco Tiloca, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Italy
Arthur Azevedo de Amorim, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Fabio DiTroia, San Jose State University, US
Fiammetta Marulli, Unicampania, Italy
Daniele Sgandurra, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, UK

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at