BASS 2024 - 4th International Workshop on Behavioral Authentication for System Security

by Alessandro Aldini, March 13, 2024

co-located with the 19th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES)
July 30 – August 02, 2024

Behavioral features are getting in the last years increasing attention from both IT research and the 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 present 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 environments 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 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 submissions 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.

The previous editions of BASS have been held in conjunction with ARES in 2021 and 2019, first edition was co-located with SECRYPT 2018.


*  Software Behavior Analysis

*  User behavior modeling and classification

*  Ontologies for behavior representation

*  Human behavior profiling

*  Behavior-based authentication

*  Behavioral features and approaches for intrusion detection

*  Privacy-preserving behavioral analysis

*  Explainability of 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


Interested authors are invited to submit papers according to the following guidelines:

* the length of the paper—including tables, figures, and references—should be 8 pages. A maximum of 10 pages is tolerated; 

* manuscripts must be electronically submitted through Easychair: 

Accepted and presented workshop papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Additional information about the submission procedure and formatting instructions can be found here:


Workshop paper submission deadline: April 30, 2024

Workshop paper author notification:   May 29, 2024

Proceedings version:                 June 18, 2024

Workshop date:                       July 30 - August 02, 2024

For more information, please visit the Workshop website:


Andrea Saracino, Scuola Superiore Universitaria Sant’Anna, Italy 

Alessandro Aldini, Università di Urbino, Italy

Marco Rasori, IIT-CNR, Italy