1st International Workshop on Behavioral Analysis for System Security (BASS)

by Alessandro Aldini, May 9, 2018

26 - 28 July 2018, Porto, Portugal
(in conjunction with SECRYPT conference)
Web Page: http://www.icete.org/BASS.aspx

Call for Papers: 

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 


Paper Submission: June 5, 2018 

Authors Notification: June 19, 2018 

Camera Ready and Registration: June 27, 2018

Submission Information: 

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. 

Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgements section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity. 

Only original papers should be submitted. Regular papers should have a length between 8 and 10 pages double-column, but a maximum of 12 pages is tolerated.  Position Papers should be submitted for review with around 6 or 7 pages, with the appropriate font size and page format, including references, tables, graphs, images and appendices. A maximum of 8 pages is tolerated. Scitepress template should be used for submission.

Publication Information: 

After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support.

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). 

SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

For any additional information please write to the workshop chairs.

TPC Co-Chairs:

Andrea Saracino ([email protected]) IIT-CNR

Francesco Mercaldo ([email protected]) IIT-CNR

Alessandro Aldini ([email protected]) UniversitĂ  di Urbino