[hpc-announce] [SPS20] 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Self-Protecting Systems: COVID-19 UPDATES AND DEADLINE EXTENSION

Fabiana Rossi f.rossi at ing.uniroma2.it
Wed Apr 1 12:02:28 CDT 2020

Dear colleagues,
we hope you and your families remain in good health and spirits during
these unusual times.
Due to COVID-19, we updated the call for papers of the 2nd IEEE
International Workshop on Self-Protecting Systems (SPS20). More details

Best regards,
Fabiana Rossi

2nd IEEE International Workshop on Self-Protecting Systems (SPS20)
Washington, DC, August 17, 2020https://sites.google.com/view/sps20

######### Call For Papers #########

========= TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION ==========

Effectively protecting computer systems from cyber-attacks is a
challenging task due to their large scale and the heterogeneity of the
underlying hardware and software components. Furthermore, when trying
to defend from an attack, the time factor is critical and any
non-guided human resolution attempt could introduce a significant
stress and delay to the execution of the proper response. This
situation provides the attackers more time to accomplish their

Several organizations, including the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST), have released guidelines and best practices to
manage cyber-security related risk (e.g., the NIST Cybersecurity
Framework 1.1). However, despite a growing interest in the area in the
last 5 years, automation of cyber-security operations is still at its
early stages.

Automatically defending a computer system encompasses a large number
of activities, that range from data capture, management and analysis,
to automated decision making and automated system operations.

In this workshop, we solicit high quality contributions that fit with
the overarching idea of creating a fully automated protection system.
The aim of the workshop is to share new findings, exchange ideas and
discuss research challenges on the following topics (not an exhaustive

* Distributed System Monitoring
* Secure Monitoring
* Feature Selection
* Automatic Data Correlation (Batch/Streaming)
* Intrusion Detection
* Anomaly Detection
* Threats Detection
* Cyber-Deception: approaches, analysis, honeypots, metrics, moving
target defense
* Software engineering for self-protecting systems: System
architectures, services, components and platforms, Goal specification
and policies
* Risk Management
* Intrusion Response
* Attack Modeling
* Defense Modeling
* Implementation of prototypes that integrate cutting edge
technologies, e.g., Software Defined Networks, Container-Based
systems, applications based on micro-services
* Non-Stationary Systems Modeling
* Behavioural Modeling
* Cooperative/Competitive Multi-agents modeling

Furthermore, we solicit submissions that examine the self-protection
problem from an holistic perspective, that is, that will consider the
overall picture and propose novel software architectures, frameworks
and technologies to ease the realization of self-protecting systems.

========= Organizing Committee =========

In alphabetical order:
* Emiliano Casalicchio
    Sapienza University of Rome and Blekinge Institute of Technology
    Department of Computer Science
    Via Salaria, 113 - 00198 Rome, Italy
* Stefano Iannucci
    Mississippi State University
    Computer Science and Engineering
    4665 George Perry Street, Mississippi State, MS, 39762
* Byron J. Williams
    University of Florida
    Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering
    432 Newell Dr E301 CSE BLDG, Gainesville, FL 32611

========= Publicity Chair =========

* Fabiana Rossi
    University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
    Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering
    Via del Politecnico, 1 - 00133 Rome, Italy

========= Invited Speakers =========

Daniel A. Menasce' (George Mason University, USA)
Craig Shorter (National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center, MSU, USA)

========= Workshop Deadlines =========

* Workshop paper submission deadline: June 7, 2020 23:59 AoE (strict)
* Workshop paper acceptance notification: July 1, 2020
* Final Manuscript (paper): July 8, 2020
* Workshop day: August 17, 2020

========= Submission and Review Process =========

Submissions will be accepted on Easychair. You can find the latest
information and the submission URL at:

All manuscripts will be reviewed by at least three members of the TPC.
Manuscripts will be judged on merits including originality,
significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance. Papers
will be strongly encouraged to report experiences, measurements, and
user studies, and to provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation.

========= Publications =========

Accepted workshop papers will be published in the proceedings and
submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore (final agreement with IEEE
pending but expected). Papers must thus be in the same format as the
conference proceedings and may not be more than 6 pages in length.

We are in contact with some high-quality journal for the organization
of a special issue about Self-protecting systems. The authors of the
best workshop papers will be invited for submitting an extended
version of their work.

========= Venue =========

SPS20 is Part of the FAS* Workshops series held in conjunction with
1st IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and
Self-Organizing Systems.
The conference will be held in Washington, DC, on August 17 - 21.

========= Techincal Program Committee =========


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