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Reminder - CFP: The 4th Workshop on Artificial Intelligence-enabled Cybersecurity Analytics (Paper Due 5/21/24)

  • 1.  Reminder - CFP: The 4th Workshop on Artificial Intelligence-enabled Cybersecurity Analytics (Paper Due 5/21/24)

    Posted 7 days ago

    Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines

    The irreversible dependence on computing technology has paved the way for cybersecurity's rapid emergence as one of modern society's grand challenges. To combat the ever-evolving, highly-dynamic threat landscape, numerous academics and industry professionals are systematically searching through billions of log files, social media platforms (e.g., Dark Web), malware files, and other data sources to preemptively identify, mitigate, and remediate emerging threats and key threat actors. Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled analytics has started to play a pivotal role in sifting through large quantities of these heterogeneous cybersecurity data to execute fundamental cybersecurity tasks such as asset management, vulnerability prioritization, threat forecasting, and controls allocations. Indeed, the recent advances in AI-enabled analytics techniques such as Large Language Models (LLMs), self-supervised learning, graph neural networks, and others offer ripe opportunities for defenders to enhance their cybersecurity capabilities. To this end, this workshop aims to convene academics and practitioners (from industry and government) to share, disseminate, and communicate completed research papers, work in progress, and review articles about AI-enabled cybersecurity analytics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

    IP reputation services (e.g., blacklisting)
    Anomaly and outlier detection
    Phishing detection (e.g., email, website, etc.)
    Dark Web analytics (e.g., multi-lingual threat detection, key threat actor identification)
    Spam detection
    Large-scale and smart vulnerability assessment
    Real-time threat detection and categorization
    Real-time alert correlation for usable security
    Weakly supervised and continual learning for intrusion detection
    Adversarial attacks to automated cyber defense
    Automated vulnerability remediation
    Internet of Things (IoT) analysis (e.g., fingerprinting, measurements, network telescopes)
    Misinformation and disinformation
    Deep packet inspection
    Static and/or dynamic malware analysis and evasion
    Automated mapping of threats to cybersecurity risk management frameworks
    Robustifying cyber-defense with deep reinforcement learning or adversarial learning
    Automatic cybersecurity plan or report generation
    AI-enabled open-source software security
    Analyst-AI interfaces and augmented intelligence for cybersecurity
    Large language models for automated threat report generation
    Large language models for open source software security
    Large language models for adversarial attack (e.g., malware, phishing) generation and defense
    Model verdict explainability in security applications
    Privacy preserving security data collection and sharing
    Concept drift detection and explanation
    Interactive machine learning for security
    Few-shot learning for security applications
    Resource constrained machine learning
    Each manuscript must clearly articulate their data (e.g., key metadata, statistical properties, etc.), analytical procedures (e.g., representations, algorithm details, etc.), and evaluation set up and results (e.g., performance metrics, statistical tests, case studies, etc.). Providing these details will help reviewers better assess the novelty, technical quality, and potential impact. Making data, code, and processes publicly available to facilitate scientific reproducibility is not required. However, it is strongly encouraged, as it can help facilitate a data/code sharing culture in this quickly developing discipline.

    All submissions must be in PDF format and formatted according to the new Standard ACM Conference Proceedings Template. Submissions are limited to a 4-page initial submission, excluding references or supplementary materials. Upon acceptance, the authors can include an additional page (5-page total) for that camera-ready version that accounts for reviewer comments. Authors should use supplementary material only for minor details that do not fit in the four pages but enhance the scientific reproducibility of the work (e.g., model parameters). Since all reviews are double-blind, author names and affiliations should NOT be listed. For accepted papers, at least one author must attend the workshop to present the work. Based on the reviews received, accepted papers will be designated as a contributed talk (four total, 15 minutes each) or as a poster. All accepted papers will be posted on the workshop website but will not be included in the KDD Proceedings.

    Organizing Team:
    • Dr. Sagar Samtani, Indiana University
    • Dr. Jay Yang, Rochester Institute of Technology
    • Dr. Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona
    • Dr. Benjamin Ampel, Georgia State University
    • Dr. Steven Ullman, University of Texas, San Antonio

    Key Dates
    • Workshop Paper Submission: May 21st, 2024
    • Workshop Paper Notification: June 28th, 2024
    • Workshop Date: August 25th, 2024

    Workshop Homepage:

    Submission Site:

    Steven Ullman
    University of Arizona
    Tucson AZ