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CFP: IEEE Security & Privacymagazine special issue on Malware
Apr 19 2006 07:40PM
Ivan Arce (ivan arce coresecurity com)
Special issue of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine
Botnets, spyware, rootkits and assorted malware, September/October 2006
Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2006
Guest editors: Ivan Arce (ivan.arce-AT-coresecurity.com)
The continuing evolution of security threats and countermeasures
increasingly points at spyware, rootkits, botnets and a myriad of other
software artifacts - loosely defined as "malware"- as the biggest
challenge to achieve socially acceptable levels of security and privacy
in today's IT environments.
The number of reported incidents and criminal activities attributed to
malware is believed to be growing steadily every year clearly signaling
a topic that merits more focused attention and in-depth analysis from
the information security community.
Consequently, the technological, legal and policy-related aspects of
malware are the topic of an upcoming special issue of IEEE Security &
We are looking for feature articles with in-depth coverage of spyware,
botnets, rootkits and other related malware exploring the following ideas:
* Malware detection, categorization and analysis
* Reverse engineering and static/dynamic binary analysis of spyware,
rootkits and other malware.
* Malware containment and removal.
* Advances in offensive and defensive malware technology
* The global and large scale trends in malware
* Malware economics and metrics
* In-depth research and case-studies of specific rootkits, spyware or
* Malware-specific computer forensics and incident response
* Malware-specific legal, regulatory and policy considerations
The above list is not complete nor closed, authors are encouraged to
submit articles that explore other aspects of malware.
Submissions are due May 31st, 2006 and will be subject to the
peer-review methodology for refereed papers of the IEEE Security &
Privacy magazine. Submissions will be accepted using the IEEE Computer
Society Manuscript Central site at http://cs-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com
Articles should be understandable to a broad audience of people
interested in computing in science and engineering. The writing should
be down to earth, practical, and original. Authors should avoid theory,
mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts. They should not assume that
the audience will have specialized experience in a particular subfield.
Feature articles normally run from 4 to 12 magazine pages, including all
text, the abstract, keywords, biographies, illustrations, sidebars,
table text, and reference entries. Articles should be between 4,500 to
7,000 words (tables and figures count as 250 words each)
For more information see: http://www.computer.org/mc/security/author.htm
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