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International Workshop on Behavioral Analysis for System Security - BASS 2018

26 - 28 July, 2018 - Porto, Portugal

In conjunction with the 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - ICETE 2018


Andrea Saracino
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Informatica e Telematica
Brief Bio
Andrea Saracino, is a senior postdoc fellow in the Trustworthy and Secure Future Internet group in National Research Council of Italy (CNR). He coauthored several papers in mobile malware analysis, data usage control, distributed reputation models and behavioral analysis. His current research focuses on usage control, data privacy and protection, authorization models and collaborative data analysis.
Francesco Mercaldo
Institute of Informatics and Telematics of Pisa CNR
Brief Bio
Francesco Mercaldo received his master degree in computer engineering from the University of Sannio (Benevento, Italy), with a thesis in software testing. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2015 with a dissertation on malware analysis using machine learning techniques. The research areas of Francesco are software testing, verification, and validation, with the emphasis on the application of empirical methods. Currently, he is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) in Pisa (Italy). He is also involved as lecturer in Database, Operating Systems (Bachelor Degree) and Software Security (Master Degree) courses at the University of Molise (Italy).
Alessandro Aldini
Università di Urbino Carlo Bo
Brief Bio
Alessandro Aldini is Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Urbino "Carlo Bo", Italy. His current research interests are focused on the study and application of automated methodologies for the design and verification of computer and network systems, with a particular emphasis on foundations of security, trust, and performance analysis and design.


Behavioral features are getting in the last years an increasing attention from both IT research and industrial world. Human behavioral aspects are extremely valuable pieces of information, exploited by companies to profile current or potential customers, in order to anticipate their preferences and presenting custom offers. Runtime behavioral analysis is being applied with increasing success for continuous and silent user authentication, and is considered an enabler for the seamless authentication paradigm in several environment and devices. Furthermore, behavioral analysis is posing itself as a valuable alternative to signature-based approaches to identify anomalies, intrusions, security attacks and system malfunctioning. These approaches are in fact known to be flexible, self-learning and able to consider multi-level and multi-domain features, related to software execution, system status, user interaction and current context.
BASS aims at attracting innovative contributions from both industry and academia related to all aspects of human, system or software behavioral analysis for IT security. The workshop solicits submission on both theoretical aspects and practical applications of behavior analysis, behavior-based identification and authentication, profiling and privacy and security aspects related to recording and exploitation of behavioral features.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
-    Software Behavior Analysis
-    User behavior modeling and classification
-    Human behavior profiling
-    Behavior-based authentication
-    Behavioral features and approaches for intrusion detection
-    Privacy-preserving behavioral analysis
-    Secure recording and management of behavioral features
-    Hazardous behavior prediction and risk mitigation
-    Behavioral models for distributed IT systems
-    Hardware and virtual network traffic behavior
-    Behavioral analysis and classification for forensic applications
-    Cyber-Risk models exploiting behavioral features
-    Behavioral practices for cyber-disaster management and recovery
-    Models and practices for collaborative behavioral analysis
-    Biometric-behavioral models for user authentication
-    Ability authentication
-    Behavioral Analysis for Access and Usage Control


Paper Submission: June 13, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: June 19, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 27, 2018 (expired)


Francesco Di Cerbo, SAP, France
Fabio Di Troia, San Jose State University, United States
Alberto Ferrante, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Vasileios Gkioulos, NTNU, Norway
Harry Halpin, ., France
Peter Kieseberg, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Jelena Milosevic, ., Austria
Jelena Milosevic, TU Wien, Austria
Francesco Restuccia, Northeastern University, Boston, United States
Antonella Santone, University of Molise, Italy
Stefano Tranquillini, Chino, Italy
Eindhoven University, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Nicola Zannone, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


ICETE Workshops - BASS 2018
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