13th European Workshop on
Systems Security
27 April , 2020 — Heraklion, Crete, Greece
co-located with the European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys)

Call for Papers

Important dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: February 20Extended to February 24, 2020 (AoE, UTC-12)
  • Notification to Authors: March 16, 2020
  • Early-bird Registration: March 20, 2020
  • Final Paper Due: March 31, 2020
  • Workshop: April 27, 2020

About EuroSec

The 13th European Workshop on Systems Security (EuroSec) aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks. The objective of the workshop is to discuss novel, practical, systems-oriented work. The workshop will precede the EuroSys 2020 conference.

EuroSec encourages systems security researchers to share early iterations of bleeding-edge ideas with the community, before they are further developed into full papers. Reciprocally, authors receive feedback to help steer and improve their research to its full potential. Many EuroSec papers later form the basis for full conference papers presented at one of the top venues in computer security.

Topics of Interest

EuroSec seeks contributions on all aspects of systems security. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • New attacks, evasion techniques, and defenses
  • Operating system security
  • Mobile systems security
  • Malicious code analysis and detection
  • Web security
  • Network security
  • Reverse engineering and binary analysis
  • Hardware security
  • Virtual machines and hypervisors
  • Trusted computing and its applications
  • System security aspects of privacy
  • Identity management and anonymity
  • Systems-based forensics
  • Automated techniques for vulnerability discovery, analysis, and exploitation
  • Embedded system security
  • Cybercrime ecosystem and economics (e.g., spam, phishing, clickfraud)
  • Security of critical infrastructures

In accordance with the spirit of EuroSys, we also seek:

  • Quantified or insightful experience with existing systems
  • Reproduction or refutation of previous results
  • Negative results and early ideas

Paper submissions

You are invited to submit papers of up to 6 pages, with 9-point font, in a two-column format, including figures, tables and references. Submitted papers must use the 2017 ACM sigconf proceedings template. You should not modify key aspects of the template, such as font face, spacing, etc. The template, as well as instructions on how to use it, can be found here.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Only original, novel work will be considered for publication. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of EuroSec in the ACM Digital Library. One author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper for it to be included in the proceedings.

Submissions should be made online at https://eurosec2020.hotcrp.com.


Registration Information: Registration to EuroSec 2020 must be made through EuroSys 2020 registration page: as the main conference, the workshop will be held online on Apr 27 (tentative program here below, on CEST timezone); we will be using Zoom as the conferencing platform.

Please visit the Eurosys2020 Slack page and then join #eurosec20 channel

Last but not least, there is NO registration fee - thanks ACM/EuroSys - so what are you waiting for? Register to attend and participate in what is going to be a great workshop 🙂.

Proceedings are available here
09:00–09:15 Welcome message from the PC Chairs
09:15–10:15 Invited Keynote: Is Proactive Security even Possible? - Leyla Bilge, NortonLifeLock
10:15–10:30 Break - let's fetch a cup of tea, coffee, and cookies from the kitchen
10:30–12:00 Session 1 - Systems Security (Session chair: Yue Chen)
PANDAcap: A Framework for Streamlining Collection of Full-System Traces 
Manolis Stamatogiannakis, Herbert Bos, and Paul Groth
Secure and Efficient In-process Monitor (and Library) Protection with Intel MPK 
Xiaoguang Wang, SengMing Yeoh, Pierre Olivier, and Binoy Ravindran
X-AFL: A Kernel Fuzzer Combining Passive and Active Fuzzing 
Hongliang Liang, Yixiu Chen, Zhuosi Xie, and Zhiyi Liang
12:00–13:30 Lunch break - let's travel the culinary world through each others' eyes (and camera)
13:30–14:30 Session 2 - User-centric Security (Session chair: Mariano Graziano)
Aim Low, Shoot High: Evading Aimbot Detectors by Mimicking User Behavior 
Tim Witschel and Christian Wressnegger
What’s All That Noise: Analysis and Detection of Propaganda on Twitter 
Ansgar Kellner, Christian Wressnegger, and Konrad Rieck
14:30–15:00 Break - no complaints about food nor coffee this time around 🙂
15:00–16:00 Session 3 - Application Security (Session chair: Fengwei Zhang)
Microservices Made Attack-Resilient Using Unsupervised Service Fissioning 
Ataollah Fatahi Baarzi, George Kesidis, Dan Fleck, and Angelos Stavrou
Automated Data Race Bugs Addition 
Hongliang Liang, Mingyue Li, and Jianli Wang
16:00–16:15 Concluding Remarks


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