Vulnerability Analysis and Adversarial Learning (VAAL 2019)

Scope

   This is the 2nd workshop on VAAL, while the 1st one was hold along with DSC 2018 last year. The workshop focuses on vulnerability analysis of information systems, especially intelligent systems. Furthermore, we follow closely how these vulnerabilities being used, i.e. attack and defense toward intelligent systems/models.

   Traditionally, vulnerabilities come from unreasonable software design, non-standard programming and etc. Recently, advance of vulnerability analysis in intelligent systems, especially in machine learning algorithms, get more and more attention.

   Vulnerabilities of machine learning algorithms or models is the foundation of Adversarial Learning, which is a novel research area that lies at the intersection of machine learning and computer security. It aims at gaining a deeper understanding of the security properties of current machine learning algorithms against carefully targeted attacks, and at developing suitable countermeasure for the design of more secure learning algorithm.

   Research on vulnerability analysis and adversarial learning have got increasing research attention in recent years. And thus, we launched the second workshop on VAAL. This workshop aims to increase potential collaborations and partnerships by bring together academic researchers and industry practitioners from information system vulnerability analysis and adversarial learning with the objectives to present updated research efforts and progresses on foundational and emerging topics of VAAL, exchange new ideas and identify future research directions.


Relevance

   Vulnerability analysis is a very important aspect of ensuring the security of information systems. Adversarial learning is inseparable from vulnerability analysis of machine learning algorithms. Therefore, to improve the security of information systems, especially intelligent systems, it is meaningful to take vulnerability analysis and adversarial learning as a whole.

   Holding the VAAL 2019 workshop in conjunction with the IEEE-DSC 2019 will give an impetus to the development of cyberspace security technologies include vulnerability detection and analysis. VAAL 2019 also expects to promote the intelligent system vulnerability analysis technologies and adversarial learning algorithms.

   This workshop, held in conjunction with the IEEE-DSC 2019 conference, will contribute to conference by assembling active researchers in a wide range of disciplines (vulnerability analysis, machine learning, software security and adversarial learning) to share their experiences on addressing various aspects of current challenges in VAAL.


WORKSHOP AREAS

  Suggest topics in VAAL include but not limited to:

  1.  Information system vulnerability analysis
  2.  Vulnerability analysis theory and method
  3.  Vulnerability mechanism model and pattern
  4.  Machine learning for vulnerability analysis
  5.  Vulnerability analysis on AI
  6.  Formal theory for adversarial leaning
  7.  Evaluation metrics for adversarial learning


PAPER SUBMISSION

All submissions should be written in English and submitted via our submission system: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/VAAL2019. A paper submitted to VAAL 2019 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the entire period that it is considered for VAAL 2019, and must be substantially different from any previously published work. Submissions are reviewed in a single-blind manner. Please note that all submissions must strictly adhere to the IEEE templates as provided below. The templates also act as a guideline regarding formatting. In particular, all submissions must use either the LATEX template or the MS-Word template. Please follow exactly the instructions below to ensure that your submission can ultimately be included in the proceedings.


IMPORTANT DATES

  Full paper due: March 24, 2019. extend to April 8, 2019
  Acceptance notification: April 23, 2019. extend to April 30, 2019
  Camera-ready copy: April 30, 2019. extend toMay16, 2019
  Conference Date: June 23-25, 2019

ORGANIZATION

Workshop General Chairs

Xiaohui KuangNational Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Information System Security,China
Hu LiNational Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Information System Security,China
Yuanping NieNational Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Information System Security, China

Program Committee

Pu-rui Su, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Limin Sun, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Shudong Li, Guangzhou University, China
Xiang Wang, National University of Defense Technology, China
Yue Yu, National University of Defense Technology, China
Songlei Jian, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Hongfang Yu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Hengtai Ma, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ye Wang, Victoria University, Australia
Yu-an Tan, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Xu Lan, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Hua Chen, National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Information System Security, China



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