[Infovis] VizSec 2008 Call for Posters and Demos

John Goodall johng at securedecisions.avi.com
Fri Jun 20 15:22:32 CEST 2008

VizSEC 2008 Workshop on Visualization for Cyber Security
September 15, 2008   /   Cambridge, MA USA
In conjunction with RAID 2008

Submission deadlines:
Poster and Demo submissions - July 18, 2008

The 5th International Workshop on Visualization for Cyber Security will
provide a forum for new research in visualization for computer security. We
are pleased to be holding this year's meeting in conjunction with the 11th
International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection. The
VizSec Workshop will be held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on
Monday, September 15, 2008.

The full and short paper deadline has passed. We are accepting submissions
(2 page abstract) for posters and demonstrations. Poster and Demo abstracts
will be made available on the VizSec web site.

This year's VizSec Keynote Speaker will be Ben Shneiderman, Professor in the
Department of Computer Science, Founding Director (1983-2000) of the
Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and Member of the Institute for
Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr.
Shneiderman will give a presentation entitled Information Forensics:
Harnessing visualization to support discovery.

As a result of previous VizSec workshops, we have seen both the application
of existing visualization techniques to security problems and the
development of novel security visualization approaches. However, VizSec
research has focused on helping human analysts to detect anomalies and
patterns, particularly in computer network defense. Other communities, led
by researchers from the RAID Symposia, have researched automated methods for
detecting anomalies and malicious activity.

The theme for this year's workshop, which will be held in conjunction with
RAID 2008, will be on bridging the gap between visualization and automation,
such as leveraging the power of visualization to create rules for intrusion
detection and defense systems. We encourage VizSec participants to stay for
the RAID Symposium and RAID participants to come a day early to participate
in VizSec. There will be a discount for joint registration.

We also solicit papers that report results on visualization techniques and
systems in solving all aspects of cyber security problems, including:

    * Visualization of Internet routing
    * Visualization of packet traces and network flows
    * Visualization of intrusion detection alerts
    * Visualization of attack tracks
    * Visualization of security vulnerabilities
    * Visualization of attack paths
    * Visualization of application processes
    * Visualization for forensic analysis
    * Visualization for correlating events
    * Visualization for computer network defense training
    * Visualization for offensive information operations
    * Visualization for building rules
    * Visualization for feature selection
    * Visualization for detecting anomalous activity
    * Deployment and field testing of VizSec systems
    * Evaluation and user testing of VizSec systems
    * User and design requirements for VizSec systems
    * Lessons learned from development and deployment of VizSec systems

Posters can be used to describe work in progress or updates to previously
published VizSec research or R&D. Poster submissions should consist of a 2
page abstract. Poster will be presented at the VizSec/RAID reception.
Abstracts will be made available on the web site.

Demonstrations can be used to show new or updated development efforts. Demo
submissions should consist of a 2 page abstract. Demonstrations will take
place at the VizSec/RAID reception. (You will need to bring a laptop for
demos.) Abstracts will be made available on the web site.

Formatting Instructions
All accepted, camera-ready manuscripts must be submitted using the LaTeX2e
or Word templates provided by Springer for LNCS 'Proceedings and Other
Multiauthor Volumes.'

Submission Instructions
Please submit PDF papers using the EasyChair workshop site:

VizSec 2008 is sponsored by:
  NSA's National Information Assurance Research Laboratory (NIARL)
  CA Labs
  Applied Visions


john goodall, phd . JohnG at SecureDecisions.avi.com
518.248.8195  (mobile)  .  518.632.4195  (office)
Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions Inc.
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