Issues 2013: The Next Generation Malware Attacks and Defense Workshop (NGMAD)

The Next Generation Malware Attacks and Defense Workshop will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, in conjunction with the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). ACSAC will be held at the Hyatt French Quarter, a New Orleans luxury hotel located in the historic French Quarter.

Polymorphic malware poses increasing challenges to effective signature-based antivirus protection. Such malware can survive signature updates without requiring re-propagation. It can self-obfuscate in response to a signature update and could therefore constitute a serious threat to critical infrastructures. The goal of this workshop is to explore the next generation malware attacks and solutions to such attacks. Papers of interest including (but are not limited to) the following subject categories (with page limit of 4 to 8, double column, ACM format) are solicited:

  • Novel approaches to developing malware
  • Behavioral analysis of malware
  • Data mining solutions for malware
  • Reverse engineering techniques
  • Binary code analysis
  • Formal methods for malware analysis
  • Risk-based malware solutions
  • Malware for control systems, smart grids, infrastructures and smart phones
  • Hybrid approach that integrate both static and dynamic analysis

Submissions should be 4-8 pages, using the double-column ACM proceedings format. Submission website is at

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission:October 18, 2013
Acceptance Notification:November 8, 2013
Final Manuscript due:November 22, 2013
Workshop Date:December 10, 2013

Organizing Committees

General Co-Chairs
Harvey Rubinovitz, The MITRE Corporation
Bhavani Thuraisingham, The University of Texas at Dallas

Program Co-chairs
Kevin W. Hamlen, The University of Texas at Dallas
Zhiqiang Lin, The University of Texas at Dallas

Program Committee Members include:
Elisa Bertino (Purdue University), Lisa Dipippo (U of RI), Elena Ferrari (U of Insubria), Michael Franz (UCIrvine), Guofei Gu (TAMU), Anupam Joshi (UMBC), Latifur Khan (UTDallas), Peng Liu (Penn State U), Mehedy Masud (U of UAE), Vijay Varadharajan (Macquarie U.)

Enhanced versions of the workshop papers will be published in an edited book.
If you are interested in attending please check off the appropriate box on the conference registration form and add in the Next Generation Malware Attacks and Defense (NGMAD) Workshop fee. Lunch will be included as part of the workshop fee.

Additional ACSA Events:
NSPW – New Security Paradigms Workshop
LASER – Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results