mtdt 2014: First ACM Workshop on Moving Target Defense 2014

November 3, 2014 in Scottsdale, United States

Call for Papers

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** Deadline extended: July 29, 2014 (midnight anywhere in the world) **

1st ACM Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2014) Scottsdale, Arizona, USA – November 3, 2014 in conjunction with the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) *********************************************************************

The static nature of current computing systems has made them easy to attack and harder to defend. Adversaries have an asymmetric advantage in that they have the time to study a system, identify its vulnerabilities, and choose the time and place of attack to gain the maximum benefit. The idea of moving-target defense (MTD) is to impose the same asymmetric disadvantage on the attacker by making systems dynamic and harder to predict. With a constantly changing system and its ever adapting attack surface, the attacker will have to deal with a great deal of uncertainty just like defenders do today. The ultimate goal is to level the cybersecurity playing field for defenders versus attackers.

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers from academia, government, and industry to report on the latest research efforts on moving-target defense, and to have productive discussion and constructive debate on this topic. We solicit submissions on original research in the broad area of MTD, with possible topics such as those listed below. Since this is still a research area in a nascent stage, the list should only be used as a reference. We welcome all works that fall under the broad scope of moving target defense, including research that shows negative results. - System randomization - Artificial diversity - Cyber maneuver - Bio-inspired defenses - Dynamic network configuration - Moving target in the cloud - System diversification techniques - Dynamic compilation techniques - Adaptive defenses - Analytical models for MTD - Large-scale MTD (using multiple techniques) - …

PAPER SUBMISSIONS Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should be at most 10 pages in the ACM double-column format, excluding well-marked appendices, and at most 12 pages in total. Submissions are not required to be anonymized.

Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline of July 1, 2014 to be considered. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by August 10, 2014. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that one of the authors will register and present the paper at the workshop. Proceedings of the workshop will be available on a CD to the workshop attendees and will become part of the ACM Digital Library.

IMPORTANT DATES Paper submissions due: July 29, 2014 (midnight anywhere in the world) extended Notification to authors: August 22, 2014 Camera-ready due: September 5, 2014 (FIRM DEADLINE)

WORKSHOP CHAIRS Cliff Wang, ARO Dijiang Huang, Arizona State University

PC CHAIRS Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University Kun Sun, George Mason University

PROGRAM COMMITTEE Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University Ehab Al-Shaer, UNC-Charlotte George Cybenko, Dartmouth College Alessandra De Benedictis, University of Naples Scott DeLoach, Kansas State University Yuval Elovici, Ben-Gurion University Rob Erbacher, ARL Michael Franz, UC-Irvine Dijiang Huang, Arizona State University Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University Jason Li, Intelligent Automation, Inc Peng Liu, Penn State University Tom Longstaff, NSA Patrick McDaniel, Penn State University Prasant Mohapatra, University of California at Davis Sanjai Narain, Applied Communication Sciences Xinming Ou, Kansas State University Radha Poovendran, Washington University Kui Ren, University of Buffalo Vipin Swarup, The MITRE Corporation Cliff Wang, ARO Zhan Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

PUBLICITY CHAIR Sara Foresti, University of Milan

WEB CHAIR Chong Guan, Chinese Academy of Sciences

This call for papers and additional information about the workshop can be found at