Conference on
Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment

DIMVA 2005

July 7-8, 2005
Vienna, Austria


Conference of SIG SIDAR
of the German Informatics Society (GI).

In cooperation with the IEEE Task Force on Information Assurance
and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy.


*** Paper submission deadline extended to 11.02.2005 ***

Call for Papers

The special interest group Security - Intrusion Detection and Response (SIDAR) of the German Informatics Society (GI) organizes DIMVA as an annual conference that brings together experts from throughout Europe to discuss the state of the art in the areas of intrusion detection, detection of malware, and assessment of vulnerabilities. DIMVA emphasizes the collaboration and exchange of ideas between industry, academia, law enforcement and government, and invites four types of submissions:

  • Full papers of up to 6000 words, presenting novel and mature research results. Full papers will be reviewed, and papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be included in the proceedings, which are planned to appear in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

  • Industry papers of up to 2000 words, describing best practices, case studies, lessons learned, or latest product developments. Industry papers will be reviewed and, if accepted for presentation at the conference, will be published at the DIMVA 2005 Web site.

  • Panel proposals for the discussion of hot topics in the areas of intrusion detection, malware, or vulnerability assessment. Panel proposals should include a short rationale for the panel, a description of the proposed panel format, and names of panelists.

  • Proposals of two-to-three-hour tutorials on topics of current or emerging interest. Tutorial proposals must not exceed three pages. They must clearly identify the intended audience, include a brief biography of the speaker, and contain enough material to provide a sense of their scope and depth. Tutorial material will be published on the DIMVA 2005 Web site.

The scope of DIMVA is broad and includes, but is not restricted to the following areas:

Intrusion detection
  • Novel intrusion detection and correlation techniques such as alert fusion or honey pots
  • Intrusion detection in special environments such as control systems or mobile networks
  • Assessment, testing, and benchmarking of intrusion detection systems
  • Automated response systems and intrusion prevention systems
  • Incident management and response, response team cooperation, and legal issues
  • Detection and prevention of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other forms of malware
  • Malware trends and statistics
  • Techniques used to increase the harmfulness of malware
  • Detailed analysis and discussion of the latest malware as well as computer and network forensics in general
Vulnerability assessment
  • New reverse engineering techniques
  • Circumvention of security mechanisms such as bypassing of buffer overflow protection
  • Risk evaluation and weighing, ROI on vulnerability assessments and management
  • Software development, testing, and verification methodologies for IT-security

DIMVA specifically encourages interdisciplinary papers that combine elements from all three main areas, as well as papers from other communities such as machine learning, law, crime detection & investigation, or economics that present these communities' perspectives on and contributions to the above IT security issues.

Important Dates

February 11, 2005:Deadline for submission of full and industry papers (extended).
March 4, 2005: Deadline for submission of panel and tutorial proposals.
March 21, 2005: Notification of acceptance or rejection.
April 8, 2005: Final paper camera ready copy due.
July 7 - 8, 2005:DIMVA conference.

Paper Submissions and Conference Registration

Submitted full papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Full papers must include an abstract, a list of keywords, and a list of all authors and their affiliations. Committee members are not required to read appendices; thus, papers should be intelligible without them.

Submissions must be in English, and in either postscript or PDF format. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference. Plan to give presentations, panels, and tutorials in English.

Authors are invited to submit their papers electronically. Details on the electronic submission procedure as well as detailed registration information (including fees, suggested hotels, and travel directions) will be provided by here at end of December 2004.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We solicit interested organizations to serve as sponsors for DIMVA 2005; please contact the Sponsor Chair, Mr. Werner Metterhausen, for information regarding corporate sponsorship.


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