WOOT '11 Call for Papers
5th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '11)
August 8, 2011
San Francisco, CA
Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
WOOT '11 will be co-located with the 20th USENIX Security
Symposium (USENIX Security '11), which will take place August 8–12, 2011.
- Submissions due: May 8, 2011, 11:59 p.m. PDT Deadline Extended!
- Notification to authors: June 6, 2011
- Final paper files due: June 23, 2011
David Brumley, Carnegie Mellon University
Michal Zalewski, Google
Dave Aitel, Immunity, Inc.
Ivan Arce, Core Security Technologies
Dan Boneh, Stanford University
Stephen Checkoway, University of California, San Diego
Mark Dowd, Azimuth Security
Chris Evans, Google
Halvar Flake, Zynamics
Thorsten Holz, Ruhr-University Bochum
Collin Jackson, Carnegie Mellon University
Engin Kirda, Northeastern University
Gordon "Fyodor" Lyon, Nmap Project
David Molnar, Microsoft Research
HD Moore, Rapid7
Shobha Venkataraman, AT&T Labs—Research
Giovanni Vigna, University of California, Santa Barbara
Progress in the field of computer security is driven by a symbiotic
relationship between our understandings of attack and of
defense. The USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT) aims
to bring together researchers and practitioners in systems security
to present research advancing the understanding of attacks on
operating systems, networks, and applications.
WOOT '11 will be held on August 8, 2011, in San Francisco, CA. WOOT
'11 is co-located with the 20th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX
Security '11), which will take place August 10–12, 2011. WOOT this
year will feature a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award.
Computer security is unique among systems disciplines in that
practical details matter and concrete case studies keep the field
grounded in practice. WOOT provides a forum for high-quality,
peer-reviewed papers discussing tools and techniques for attack.
Submissions should reflect the state of the art in offensive
computer security technology, either surveying previously poorly
known areas or presenting entirely new attacks.
WOOT accepts papers in both an academic security context and
more applied work that informs the field about the state of security
practice in offensive techniques. The goal for these submissions is to produce published
works that will inform future work in the field. Submissions will
be peer-reviewed and shepherded as appropriate.
Submission topics include but are not limited to:
- Vulnerability research (software auditing, reverse engineering)
- Penetration testing
- Exploit techniques and automation
- Network-based attacks (routing, DNS, IDS/IPS/firewall evasion)
- Reconnaissance (scanning, software, and hardware fingerprinting)
- Malware design and implementation (rootkits, viruses, bots, worms)
- Denial-of-service attacks
- Web and database security
- Weaknesses in deployed systems (VoIP, telephony, wireless, games)
- Practical cryptanalysis (hardware, DRM, etc.)
For industry researchers: Did you just give a cool talk at SOURCE
Boston? Got something interesting planned for Black Hat or DEFCON?
This is exactly the type of work we'd like to see at WOOT. Please
submit. It will also give you a chance to have your work reviewed and to receive suggestions and comments from some of the best
researchers in the world.
Systematization of Knowledge and Invited Talks
In addition to new work, WOOT will be accepting "Systematization of
Knowledge" (SoK) papers and invited talk papers.
The goal of a SoK paper is to encourage work that evaluates,
systematizes, and contextualizes existing knowledge. These papers
will provide a high value to our community but would not be accepted as refereed papers because they lack novel research contributions. Suitable
papers include survey papers that provide useful perspectives on
major research areas, papers that support or challenge long-held
beliefs with compelling evidence, or papers that provide an
extensive and realistic evaluation of competing approaches to
solving specific problems.
Invited talk papers are papers previously published or accepted for
publication at security conferences or workshops with proceedings
(and thus are ineligible for submission to WOOT '11 as research
papers), but that will be of interest to academic and industry
track is intended to help academics working in offensive computing
broaden their exposure to industry, and vice versa.
Be sure to
select "Systematization of
Knowledge paper" or "invited talk proposal" in the submissions system to
distinguish it from research paper submissions.
The presenters will be authors of accepted papers, as well as
invited guests. Each presenter will have 25 minutes to present his
or her idea. A limited number of grants are available to assist
presenters who might otherwise be unable to attend the workshop. All accepted
papers will be available online to registered attendees prior to the
workshop and will be available online to everyone beginning on the
day of the workshop, August 8, 2011. If your paper should not be published
prior to the event, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, May
2, 2011. Paper submissions should be at most 8 typeset pages,
excluding bibliography and well-marked appendices. The submission
must be formatted in 2 columns, using 10 point Times Roman type on
12 point leading, in a text block of 6.5" by 9". Please number the
pages. There is no limit on the length of the appendices, but
reviewers are not required to read them. All submissions will be
electronic and must be in PDF.
Paper submissions are single-blind. Author names and affiliations
should appear on the title page. Submit papers using the Web form.
Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be
considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior
to publication on the USENIX WOOT '11
rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.
Policies and Contact Information
Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may take action against authors who have committed them. See the USENIX Conference Submissions Policy for details.
Note: Work presented at industry conferences, such as Black Hat, is not
considered to have been "previously published" for the purposes of
WOOT '11. We strongly encourage the submission of such work to WOOT,
particularly work that is well suited to a more formal and complete
treatment in a published, peer-reviewed setting. In your submission,
please do note any previous presentations of the work.
Authors uncertain whether their submission meets USENIX's
guidelines should contact the program co-chairs,
or the USENIX office,