Sunday, March 11, 2018

[DMANET] 2nd Call for Papers - 5th ACM Workshop SecDef 2018 @ GECCO 2018 (Submission Deadline : March 27, 2018)

2nd Call for Papers - ACM Workshop SecDef 2018

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce that the fifth ACM Workshop on Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation in Defense, Security, and Risk Management
(SecDef'2018) will be held in conjunction with the ACM Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) in Kyoto, Japan, July 15-19,

With the constant appearance of new threats, research in the areas of
defense, security and risk management has acquired an increasing importance
over the past few years. These new challenges often require innovative
solutions and computational intelligence techniques can play a significant
role in finding them.

We invite completed or ongoing work, with the aim to encourage
communication between active researchers and practitioners to better
understand the current scope of efforts within genetic and evolutionary
computation on defense, security and risk. The ultimate goal is to
understand, discuss, and help set future directions for our community.
Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to one
or multiple topic areas listed below:


Intrusion Detection
Anomaly Detection
Signature-Based Detection
Behavior Monitoring
Network Traffic Analysis
System Data Analysis
Application Data Analysis
Attack Prevention and Defense Systems
Threat Forecasting Systems
Anti Spam and/or Antivirus Systems
Bring Your Own Device
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Advanced Persistent Threats


Design of Military Systems and Sub-Systems
Logistics and Scheduling of Military Operations
Strategic Planning and Tactical Decision Making
Logistics and Scheduling of Military Operations
Examining Tradeoffs in Military and Counter-Terrorism Procedures
Automated Discovery of Tactics and Procedures for Military and Defense
Cyber Warfare
Cyber Fraud


Identification, Prevention, Monitoring, and Handling of Risks
Risk Impact and Probability Estimation Systems
Contingency Plans,
Real Time Risk Management
Policy Management

Submission deadline:
March 27, 2018
Notification of acceptance:
April 10, 2018
Deadline for final submission:
April 24, 2018
Conference dates:
July 15-19, 2018

Authors should submit their papers at the conference submission site - on or before March 27th,
2018.Submissions should conform to ACM SIG guidelines for full-length GECCO
papers –
Reviews are not double-blind.

A more detailed description of the workshop and submission instructions may
be found at: or

We look forward to receiving your papers and meeting you at the conference!
Best regards,

TPC Co-Chairs:

- Riyad Alshammari, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
- Tokunbo Makanju, KDDI Research, Japan

Steering Commitee:

- Anna I. Esparcia-Alcázar, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
- Gunes Kayacik, Qualcomm Research Silicon Valley, USA
- Frank W. Moore, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
- Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada

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