[Infovis] IEEE VIS 2014 CFP: VizSec

G.Elisabeta Marai marai at cs.pitt.edu
Thu Mar 6 14:41:30 CET 2014



Co-located with IEEE VIS 2014


The 11th 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 provides an
excellent venue for fostering greater exchange and new collaborations on a
broad range of security- and privacy-related topics. VizSec will be held in
Paris, France on November 10, 2014 in conjunction with IEEE VIS.

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 the
insights of human analysts so that further processing may be handled by
machines, freeing analysts for other tasks. For example, a malware analyst
might use a visualization system to analyze a new piece of malicious
software that facilitates 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.


Full papers describing novel contributions in security visualization are
solicited. Papers may present techniques, applications, practical
experience, theory, analysis, or experiments and evaluations. We encourage
the submission of papers on technologies and methods that promise to
improve cyber security practices, including, but not limited to:

Situation awareness and/or understanding
Incident handling including triage, exploration, correlation, and response
Computer forensics
Recording and reporting results of investigations
Reverse engineering and malware analysis
Multiple data source analysis
Analyzing information requirements for computer network defense
Evaluation and/or 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

Accepted papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM
International Conference Proceedings Series, and will be publicly available
in the ACM Digital Library one week prior to the conference start date.


If you do not have real-world data to demonstrate your visualization, you
may be interested in looking at the VAST Challenge data sets.



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 merit.

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.


The VizSec proceedings will be published by the ACM. Submissions must the
ACM SIG Proceedings Templates. If you are using LaTeX, please use "Option
2: LaTeX2e - Tighter Alternate style" for your submission. Word or LaTeX
templates are available to download at:

Authors should apply ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. The
full classiciation scheme is available at:

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


Submit papers and posters using EasyChair at:


All deadlines are 5:00 PM PST.


Aug 01, 2014: Submission deadline for papers
Sep 05, 2014: Author notification for papers
Sep 26, 2014: Camera-ready submission
Oct 27, 2014: Papers available in ACM Digital Library
Nov 10, 2014: VizSec 2014 in Paris, France


General Chair: Kirsten Whitley, US Department of Defense
Program Chair: Sophie Engle, University of San Francisco
Publications Chair: Lane Harrison, Tufts University
Local Chair: Nicolas Prigent, Supélec
Website Chair: John Goodall, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Program Committee

David Barrera, Carleton University
Daniel Best, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Gregory 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
Fabian Fischer, University of Konstanz
Deborah Frincke, US Department of Defense
Carrie Gates, Dell
John Gerth, Stanford University
Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer IGD
Tim Leschke, US Department of Defense and Johns Hopkins University
Celeste Lyn Paul, Department of Defense
Raffael Marty, PixlCloud
Chris Muelder, University of California Davis
Stephen North, Graphviz
Joe Parry, Cambridge Intelligence
Elisha Peterson, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
Nicolas Prigent, Supélec
Danny Quist, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Chris Simpson, National University
Diane Staheli, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Teryl Taylor, University of North Carolina
Olivier Thonnard, Symantec Research Labs Europe
Joanne Treurniet, Defence Research and Development Canada
David Trimm, US Department of Defense
Grant Vandenberghe, Defense Research and Development Canada
Sean Whalen, University of California San Francisco
Anatoly Yelizarov, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Tamara Yu, MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Website: http://www.vizsec.org/
Email: vizsec2014 at easychair.org
Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/vizsec

The IEEE VIS 2014 Publicity chairs, including
-- Liz
G. Elisabeta Marai
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Pittsburgh

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