3rd USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats Call for Papers

The 3rd USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats (LEET ’10) announced a Call for Papers.

Important dates

  • Submissions due: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 11:59 p.m. PST
  • Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
  • Final papers due: Monday, April 5, 2010.

The organizers encourage submissions of papers that focus on the malicious activities themselves (e.g., reconnaissance, exploitation, privilege escalation, rootkit installation, attack), our responses as defenders (e.g., prevention, detection, and mitigation), or the social, political, and economic goals driving these malicious activities and the legal and ethical codes guiding our defensive responses.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Infection vectors for malware (worms, viruses, etc.)
  • Botnets, command, and control channels
  • Spyware
  • Operational experience
  • Forensics
  • Click fraud
  • Measurement studies
  • New threats and related challenges
  • Boutique and targeted malware
  • Phishing
  • Spam
  • Underground markets
  • Carding and identity theft
  • Miscreant counterintelligence
  • Denial-of-service attacks
  • Hardware vulnerabilities
  • Legal issues
  • The arms race (rootkits, anti-anti-virus, etc.)
  • New platforms (cellular networks, wireless networks, mobile devices)
  • Camouflage and detection
  • Reverse engineering
  • Vulnerability markets and zero-day economics
  • Online money laundering
  • Understanding the enemy
  • Data collection challenges.


Submitted papers must be no longer than eight (8) single-spaced 8.5″ x 11″ pages, including figures, tables, and references, formatted in two (2) columns. Author names and affiliations should appear on the title page. Submissions must be in PDF format and must be submitted via the Web submission form, which will be available here soon.

All papers will be available online to registered attendees prior to the workshop and will be available online to everyone starting on April 27, 2010. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify production@usenix.org.

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the USENIX LEET ’10 Web site; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

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