Binary Analysis
deadline extended for CFP of the IEEE S&P special issue on malware May 30 2006 01:42AM
Ivan Arce (ivan arce coresecurity com)

The deadline for submission of articles for the IEEE S&P magazine's special
issue on malware has been extended to July 15th.

Also, IEEE S&P started running a series of 20-minute podcasts (The Silver
Bullet Security Podcast) hosted by Gary McGraw, CTO at Cigital and author of
several well-known software security books.

The Silver Bullet Security Podcats is available here:

In the first episode features an interview to Avi Rubin. Dr. Rubin is
professor of computer science at John Hopkins University and Director of
ACCURATE, a Center for Correct, Usable, Realiable, Auditable and Transparent
Elections sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

I've included the CFP for the malware issue below, if you've already seen
this you can stop reading now.


Special issue of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine
Botnets, spyware, rootkits and assorted malware

Deadline for submissions: July 15th, 2006

Guest editors: Ivan Arce (

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

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 &
Privacy magazine.

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
botnet systems.
* Malware-specific computer forensics and incident response
* Malware-specific legal, regulatory and policy considerations

The above list is neither complete nor closed, authors are encouraged to
submit articles that explore other aspects of malware.

Submissions are due July 15th, 2006 and will be subject to the peer-review
methodology for refereed papers of the IEEE Security & Privacy magazine.
Articles will be accepted through the IEEE Computer Society Manuscript
Central site at

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:

"Buy the ticket, take the ride" -HST

Ivan Arce


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