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[PLUG] WOOT '11 Call For Papers Now Available

On behalf of the 5th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT
'11) program committee, we invite you to submit papers that present
research advancing the understanding of attacks on operating systems,
networks, and applications. Please submit your work by May 2, 2011,
at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Computer security is unique among systems disciplines in that practical
details matter and concrete case studies keep the field grounded in
practice. WOOT provides a forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed papers
discussing tools and techniques for attack. Submissions should reflect
the state of the art in offensive computer security technology, either
surveying previously poorly known areas or presenting entirely new

Submission topics include but are not limited to:

* Vulnerability research (software auditing, reverse engineering)
* Penetration testing
* Exploit techniques and automation
* Network-based attacks (routing, DNS, IDS/IPS/firewall evasion)
* Reconnaissance (scanning, software, and hardware fingerprinting)
* Malware design and implementation (rootkits, viruses, bots, worms)
* Denial-of-service attacks
* Web and database security
* Weaknesses in deployed systems (VoIP, telephony, wireless, games)
* Practical cryptanalysis (hardware, DRM, etc.)

For industry researchers: Did you just give a cool talk at SOURCE
Boston? Got something interesting planned for Black Hat or DEFCON? This
is exactly the type of work we'd like to see at WOOT. Please submit. It
will also give you a chance to have your work reviewed and to receive
suggestions and comments from some of the best researchers in the world.

New for 2011: Systematization of Knowledge" (SoK) Papers and Invited
Talk Papers
The goal of a SoK paper is to encourage work that evaluates,
systematizes, and contextualizes existing knowledge. These papers will
provide a high value to our community but would not be accepted as
refereed papers because they lack novel research contributions. Suitable
papers include survey papers that provide useful perspectives on major
research areas, papers that support or challenge long-held beliefs with
compelling evidence, or papers that provide an extensive and realistic
evaluation of competing approaches to solving specific problems.

Invited talk papers are papers previously published or accepted for
publication at security conferences or workshops with proceedings (and
thus are ineligible for submission to WOOT '11 as research papers), but
that will be of interest to academic and industry researchers. 

Co-located with the 20th USENIX Security Symposium in San Francisco, CA, 
WOOT '11 will take place on Monday, August 8, 2011.

Submissions are due Wednesday, May 2, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

For more details on the submission process, please see the complete
Call for Papers at

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

David Brumley, Carnegie Mellon University
Michal Zalewski, Google
WOOT '11 Program Co-Chairs

Call for Papers
5th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '11)
August 8, 2011
San Francisco, CA
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 2, 2011, 11:59 p.m. PDT
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