WATeR 2014 : The Second Workshop on Anti-malware Testing Research

Страна: Великобритания

Город: Canterbury

Тезисы до: 18.07.2014

Даты: 23.10.14 — 23.09.14

Область наук: Компьютерные;

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=13425335.LVXu22d5FmCE6PLS

Организаторы: IEEE


Anti malware products have become a key element of information system protection against current threats. Testing how effective these products are at protecting the end-users and their computers is therefore crucial, whether it is to improve product quality (engineering testing) or to aid users in making better decisions about their acquisition and operation (certification and comparative testing). However designing and conducting relevant anti-malware tests producing significant and accurate results is a complex question.

The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO), regrouping key players from the anti-malware industry including product vendors, testers, security experts and technology publishers, fully recognizes the technical challenges posed by testing in the current context. It also acknowledges the need to re-evaluate traditional testing approaches in the current context, to potentially develop new approaches to testing, while providing an open forum for discussion on these issues including the academic community, regulatory bodies and government, and groups representing the interests of end-users. To that effect the AMTSO is sponsoring and organizing the Second Workshop on Anti-malware Testing Research. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from the industry in contact with academic researchers in order to identify and define the important technical problems associated with anti-malware testing methodologies, and hopefully helping to establish collaborations on potential research projects attempting to find solutions to these problems.


The organizers of the workshop solicit papers discussing the technical and operational difficulties of anti-malware testing. This may include surveys and position papers, proposals for innovative approaches, quantitative analysis of testing, and field reports or research results on testing. The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics that may be covered:

  • Static file sample testing (“On-demand testing”)
  • Malware sample storage and labelling
  • Sample selection for static testing
  • Dynamic testing using malicious URL
  • URL samples selection
  • Internal testing for product improvement
  • User-experience evaluation and testing
  • Comparative testing
  • Remediation testing
  • Automated testing facilities
  • Testing with human subjects
  • Testing “in-the-cloud” anti-malware products
  • Measuring anti-malware vendor responsiveness (“time to protect”)
  • Interpretation and validation of test results
  • Economics of anti-malware testing

Paper submissions
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with publically available proceedings. Papers must be written in English. Maximum paper length will be 4-6 printed pages in IEEE 2-column style. Authors of accepted papers must register for the workshop (minimum one registration per paper) and guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference. All papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in the hard-copy proceedings distributed to all conference participants and will be made available on-line by IEEE Xplore. All paper submissions will be handled through the Easy Chair conference management system. See instructions at Easy Chair or at the conference Web site.

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