# Welcome to VizSec 2013 # VizSec will be held in Atlanta GA, USA on October 14, 2013. VizSec brings together researchers and practitioners in information visualization and security to address the specific needs of the cyber security community through new and insightful visualization techniques. VizSec will be held as a workshop at IEEE VIS. The proceedings will be in the ACM Digital Library. Proceedings will be publicly available from around October 1 until the day of the event. # Call for Papers # The 10th Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) is a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to address the needs of the cyber security community through new and insightful visualization and analysis techniques. VizSec will provide an excellent venue for fostering greater exchange and new collaborations on a broad range of security- and privacy-related topics. Accepted papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. Important research problems often lie at the intersection of disparate domains. Our focus is to explore effective, scalable visual interfaces for security domains, where visualization may provide a distinct benefit, including computer forensics, reverse engineering, insider threat detection, cryptography, privacy, preventing 'user assisted' attacks, compliance management, wireless security, secure coding, and penetration testing in addition to traditional network security. Human time and attention are precious resources. We are particularly interested in visualization and interaction techniques that effectively capture human analyst insights so that further processing may be handled by machines, freeing the analyst for other tasks. For example, a malware analyst might use a visualization system to analyze a new piece of malicious software and then facilitate generating a signature for future machine processing. When appropriate, research that incorporates multiple data sources, such as network packet captures, firewall rule sets and logs, DNS logs, web server logs, and/or intrusion detection system logs, is particularly desirable. ## Technical Papers ## Full papers offering novel contributions in security visualization are solicited. Papers may present techniques, applications, practical experience, theory, analysis, or experiments and evaluations. We encourage papers on technologies and methods that promise to improve cyber security practices, including, but not limited to: - Situational awareness / understanding - Incident handling including triage, exploration, correlation, and response - Computer forensics - Recording and reporting results of investigation - Reverse engineering and malware analysis - Multiple data source analysis - Analyzing information requirements for computer network defense - Evaluation / User testing of VizSec systems - Criteria for assessing the effectiveness of cyber security visualizations (whether from a security goal perspective or a human factors perspective) - Modeling system and network behavior - Modeling attacker and defender behavior - Studying risk and impact of cyber attacks - Predicting future attacks or targets - Security metrics and education - Software security - Mobile application security - Social networking privacy and security - Cyber intelligence - Human factors in cyber security ## Posters ## Poster submissions may showcase late-breaking results, work in progress, preliminary results, or visual representations relevant to the VizSec community. Accepted poster abstracts will be made available on this website. ## Awards ## There will be an award for the best paper from the accepted program. The best paper award will be given to the paper judged to have the highest overall quality. A key element of the best paper selection process will be whether the results are believed to be repeatable by other scientists based on the algorithms and data provided in the paper. This award will be chosen by the program committee. ## Data ## If you do not have real-world data to demonstrate your visualization, you may be interested in looking at the VAST 2012 Challenge data. VAST 2011 also had cyber security data if you are looking for additional data. # Submissions # ## Papers ## Papers should be at most 8 pages including the bibliography and appendices. Committee members are not required to read the appendices or any pages past the maximum. Submissions not meeting these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference, preferably by themselves or by prior arrangement through a delegate. ## Posters ## Poster submissions consist of an extended abstract of at most 2 pages including figures and references. Authors must present a corresponding poster during the designated poster session. Poster authors have the opportunity to give a brief oral preview during a plenary "fast forward" session. ## Paper Formatting ## The VizSec proceedings will be published by ACM. The ACM SIG Proceedings Templates provides Word and LaTeX templates. (If you are using LaTeX, please use Option 2: LaTeX2e - Tighter Alternate style.) Authors should apply ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. ACM invites authors to submit an image representation of their article. The image must be selected from the article body and can be any of the following: art, graphic, table, figures, etc. (Image files are to be as square as possible, 100x100 ppi and in jpg format.) Authors must supply a caption with the image. The caption length should be no more than 512 characters. ## Submission ## Submit papers and poster abstracts using EasyChair: <http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vizsec2013> # Important Dates # ## Papers ## - Jul 08, 2013: Submission for Papers - Aug 16, 2013: Author Notification for Papers - Aug 30, 2013: Camera Ready Submission and Copyright Forms for Papers - Oct 01, 2013: Papers Available in ACM Digital Library ## Posters ## - Aug 23, 2013: Abstract Submission for Posters - Sep 15, 2013: Author Notification for Poster # Hotel and Venue # The conference will be located at the downtown Marriott Marquis Hotel. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 3rd largest Marriott in the world, rises 50 stories and contains 1,569 rooms and 94 suites. For more information see the IEEE VIS venue information page, hotel information page, and travel information page. # Committee # **General Chair** John Goodall, Oak Ridge National Laboratory **Program Chair** Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California, Davis **Publications / Publicity Chair** Sophie Engle, University of San Francisco **Poster Chair** Fabian Fischer, University of Konstanz ## Program Committee ## - David Barrera, Carleton University - Daniel Best, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Greg Conti, US Military Academy at West Point - Gustavo de los Reyes, AT&T - Ron Dilley, UberAdmin - David Ebert, Purdue University - Alex Endert, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Rob Erbacher, Army Research Laboratory - Carrie Gates, CA Technologies - John Gerth, Stanford University - T. J. Jankun-Kelly, Mississippi State University - Lane Harrison, University of North Carolina, Charlotte - Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer IGD - Raffael Marty, PixlCloud - Chris Muelder, University of California, Davis - Stephen North, AT&T - Joe Parry, Cambridge Intelligence - Celeste Lyn Paul, Department of Defense - Teryl Taylor, University of North Carolina - Olivier Thonnard, Symantec - Joanne Treurniet, Defence Research and Development Canada - Anatoly Yelizarov, Lomonosov Moscow State University - Tamara Yu, MIT Lincoln Laboratory # Contact # See <http://vizsec.org/> for more information. Email questions to <vizsec2013 at easychair.org> or post to the Google Group at <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/vizsec>.
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