Call for Papers

Important Dates (AoE)

  • Cycle 1:
    • Submission: Dec 6, 2023 Dec 19, 2023 (extended)
    • Notification (accept/reject/revision):Jan 24, 2024 Feb 2, 2024 (due to the extension)
  • Cycle 2:
    • Submission: Feb 14, 2024 Feb 21, 2024 (extended)
    • Notification (accept/reject): Apr 4, 2024
  • Camera ready deadline: Apr 17, 2024
  • Conference: July 17 to 19, 2024

General Information

The annual DIMVA conference serves as a premier forum for advancing the state of the art in the broader areas of intrusion detection, malware analysis, and vulnerability assessment. Each year, DIMVA brings together international experts from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss novel research in these areas. DIMVA is organized by the special interest group Security – Intrusion Detection and Response (SIDAR) of the German Informatics Society (GI). The conference proceedings will appear in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Topics of Interest

DIMVA solicits submissions of high-quality, original scientific papers presenting novel research on malware analysis, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, and related systems security topics.

Special topic: Generative AI. We encourage submissions about security issues of generative AI to solve intrusion, malware, or vulnerability detection related challenges; or security of generative AI applications. Submissions in this special topic will be reviewed with the same criteria as any other submission.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Intrusions

  • Novel approaches and domains
  • Insider detection
  • Prevention and response
  • Data leakage, exfiltration, and poisoning
  • Result correlation and cooperation
  • Evasion and other attacks
  • Potentials and limitation
  • Operational experiences
  • Privacy, legal, and social aspects
  • Targeted attacks
  • Analysis or detection of cryptocurrency heists

Malware

  • Automated analyses
  • Behavioral models
  • Prevention and containment
  • Classification
  • Lineage
  • Forensics and recovery
  • Underground economy
  • Vulnerabilities in malware
  • Financially targeted malware (e.g., ransomware, DeFi)

Vulnerability detection

  • Vulnerability prevention
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Exploitation and defenses
  • Hardware vulnerabilities
  • Situational awareness
  • Active probing
  • Vulnerabilities in decentralized systems

Papers will be judged on novelty, significance, correctness, and clarity. We expect all papers to provide enough details to enable reproducibility of the experimental results. We encourage papers that bridge research in different communities. We also welcome experience papers that clearly articulate lessons learnt.

Types of Submissions Solicited

We invite submissions of two types:

Full Paper: presenting novel and mature research results. Full papers are limited to 20 pages in Springer LNCS format, including bibliography and appendices.

Short Paper: presenting original, still ongoing work that has not yet reached the maturity required for a full paper. Short papers are limited to 10 pages in Springer LNCS format, including bibliography and appendices. Short papers will be included in the proceedings. The title of short papers must start with the words “Extended Abstract”.

Papers that do not follow the above formatting guidelines may be rejected without review.

Submission Guidelines

DIMVA 2024 will adopt a double-blind reviewing process. All submissions should be appropriately anonymized. Author names and affiliations must be excluded from the paper. Furthermore, authors should avoid obvious self-references, and should cite their own previous work in third person, whenever necessary. Papers that are not properly anonymized risk being rejected without review.

Submissions must be original work and may not be under submission to another venue at the time of review. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to physically present the submitted work at the conference, for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

Authors are encouraged to submit code appropriately anonymized, using, e.g., https://anonymous.4open.science/.

Papers can be submitted using https://dimva2024.hotcrp.com/.

Ethical considerations

Submissions that report experiments with data gathered from human subjects should disclose whether the research received approval from an institutional ethics review board (IRB), if applicable, and what measures were adopted to minimize risks to privacy.

Submissions that describe experiments related to vulnerabilities in software or systems should discuss the steps taken to avoid negatively affecting any third-parties (e.g., in case of probing of network devices), and how the authors plan to responsibly disclose the vulnerabilities to the appropriate software or system vendors or owners before publication.

If you have any questions, please contact the program chairs at pc-chairs@dimva.org.



Committee

Program co-chairs (email: pc-chairs@dimva.org)

Program committee

  • Andrea Lanzi, University of Milan
  • Sven Dietrich, City University of New York
  • Seungwon Shin, KAIST
  • Mario Polino, Politecnico di Milano
  • Daniele Cono D'Elia, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Stefano Zanero, Politecnico di Milano
  • Sébastien Bardin, CEA List
  • Tapti Palit Purdue, University
  • Deborah Shands SRI, International
  • Roland Yap, National University of Singapore
  • Michael Schwarz, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
  • Konrad Rieck, TU Berlin
  • Gianluca Stringhini, Boston University
  • Andrea Continella, University of Twente
  • Yinzhi Cao Johns, Hopkins University
  • Marco Cova, VMware
  • Alexios Voulimeneas, TU Delft
  • Shirin Nilizadeh, The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Michalis Polychronakis, Stony Brook University
  • Bo Feng, Zhejiang University
  • Anita Nikolich, UIUC
  • Vasileios Kemerlis, Brown University
  • Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis
  • Daniele Antonioli, EURECOM
  • Andrea Mambretti, IBM Research Europe - Zurich
  • Fabio Pierazzi, King's College London
  • Michele Carminati, Politecnico di Milano
  • Nick Nikiforakis, Stony Brook University
  • Aravind Machiry, Purdue University
  • Flavio Toffalini, EPFL
  • Marcel Busch, EPFL
  • Nils Ole Tippenhauer CISPA
  • Johannes Kinder, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich)
  • Sevtap Duman Ege, University
  • Veelasha Moonsamy, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Feng Xiao Georgia, Institute of Technology
  • R Sekar, Stony Brook University
  • Christof Ferreira Torres, ETH Zürich
  • Stefano Longari, Politecnico di Milano
  • Dario Stabili, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna
  • Michael Meier, University of Bonn / Fraunhofer FKIE
  • Kevin Borgolte Ruhr University Bochum
  • Jeremiah Onaolapo, University of Vermont
  • Moritz Lipp, Amazon Web Services
  • Christophe Hauser, Dartmouth College
  • Lilika Markatou, TU Delft
  • Bo Feng, Zhejiang University

Publication chair

  • Michele Carminati

General chair

Steering committee

  • Ulrich Flegel (co-chair)
  • Michael Meier (co-chair)
  • Magnus Almgren
  • Sébastien Bardin
  • Gregory Blanc
  • Herbert Bos
  • Danilo M. Bruschi
  • Roland Bueschkes
  • Juan Caballero
  • Lorenzo Cavallaro
  • Hervé Debar
  • Sven Dietrich
  • Cristiano Giuffrida
  • Bernhard Haemmerli
  • Thorsten Holz
  • Marko Jahnke
  • Klaus Julisch
  • Christian Kreibich
  • Christopher Kruegel
  • Pavel Laskov
  • Federico Maggi
  • Clémentine Maurice
  • Roberto Perdisci
  • Michalis Polychronakis
  • Konrad Rieck
  • Jean-Pierre Seifert
  • Robin Sommer
  • Urko Zurutuza


Venue: EPFL

EPFL aerial view by Jamani Caillet

DIMVA will be held in INF1 on the EPFL campus. You can reach EPFL via the M1 metro line from "Lausanne Flon" or by bus. The best public transport stops are "Ecublens VD, EPFL" on the M1 metro, "St-Sulpice VD, Parc Scient." on bus 701 or, closest to the venue, "Ecublens VD, EPFL/Colladon" on bus 1. Check the SBB website for schedules or download their mobile app. If needed, you can buy train/public transport tickets on the SBB app.

Hotels in Lausanne provide a free transit card at the reception desk for travel in and around the city. With your printed reservation, you may travel from Lausanne train station to your hotel on public transport for check-in. We highly recommend taking public transport.

We have contacted three hotels with reserved room blocks that will give you the EPFL internal rate when booking with the code "DIMVA2024". Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation.



Starling Hotel Lausanne ***

Email: s.mesnil@shlausanne.ch
Phone: +41(0)21/694.85.92
Price: 170.-/night (single), 205.- (double)
Taxes: 3.50, breakfast included


SwissTech Hotel **

Email: reception@sthotel.ch
Phone: +41(0)21/694.06.10
Price: 130.-/night (single)
Taxes: 5.50, breakfast 16.-
Use code "DIMVA2024"


IBIS Lausanne Centre **

Email: H6772-AM@accor.com
Phone: +41(0)21/340.07.01
Price: 170.-/night (single)
Taxes: 5.50, breakfast included.
Use code "DIMVA2024"

Sponsors

Reach out to the chairs if you are interested to sponsor this event! Thank you!