MaL2CSec 2019 : Workshop on Machine Learning for Cybersecurity

  in Conferences   Posted on February 15, 2019

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Sunday 31 Mar 2019
Conference & Submission Link
Conference Dates Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
Conference Address Stockholm, Sweden
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Conference Call for Papers

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MaL2CSec: Workshop on Machine Learning for Cybersecurity

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden, June 20, 2019



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Abstract registration deadline March 31, 2019

Submission deadline March 31, 2019


This workshop aims at providing a forum for people from academia and industry to communicate their latest results on theoretical advances, industrial case studies, that combines machine learning techniques such as reinforcement learning, adversarial machine learning, and deep learning with significant problems in cybersecurity. Research papers can be focused on offensive and defensive applications of machine learning to security. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

– Adversarial training and defensive distillation

– Attacks against machine learning

– Black-box attacks against machine learning

– Challenges of machine learning for cyber security

– Ethics of machine learning for cyber security applications

– Generative adversarial models

– Graph representation learning

– Machine learning forensics

– Machine learning threat intelligence

– Malware detection

– Neural graph learning

– One-shot learning; continuous learning

– Scalable machine learning for cyber security

– Steganography and steganalysis based on machine learning techniques

– Strength and shortcomings of machine learning for cyber-security

This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive. Papers that are considered out of scope may be rejected without full review. We encourage submissions that are \”far-reaching\” and \”risky.\”


Important Dates


All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE = UTC-12h) (

Research Papers Pre-registration of abstract March 31, 2019

Submission deadline March 31, 2019

Notification April 27, 2019

Camera ready deadline May 12, 2019

Workshop June 20, 2019


Instructions for Paper Submissions


All submissions must be original work. Plagiarism (whether of others or self) will be grounds for rejection. The submitter must clearly document any overlap with previously published or simultaneously submitted papers from any of the authors. Failure to point out and explain overlap will be grounds for rejection. Simultaneous submission of the same paper to another venue with proceedings or a journal is not allowed and will be grounds for automatic rejection. Submitting multiple distinct papers is of course allowed. MaL2CSec 2019 includes an author response period, which gives authors the chance to comment on reviews their papers received. Papers may not be withdrawn between the start of the author response period and acceptance notification. Contact the program committee chairs if there are questions about this policy.

Anonymous Submission


Papers must be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review: no author names or affiliations may appear on the title page, and papers should avoid revealing their identity in the text. When referring to your previous work, do so in the third person, as though it were written by someone else. Only blind the reference itself in the (unusual) case that a third-person reference is infeasible. Contact the program chairs if you have any questions. Papers that are not properly anonymized may be rejected without review.

Page Limit and Formatting


Papers must not exceed 10 pages total (including the references and appendices). Papers must be typeset in LaTeX in A4 format (not \”US Letter\”) using the IEEE conference proceeding template with the appropriate options [LaTeX template, Template instructions, IEEE Template Repository]. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements can be grounds for rejection.



Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should pay special attention to unusual fonts, images, and figures that might create problems for reviewers. Your document should render correctly in Adobe Reader XI and when printed in black and white.

Conference Submission Server


Papers must be submitted using Easychair platform ( and submissions may be updated at any time until the deadline for submissions.






Luis Javier García Villalba, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Julio César Hernández Castro, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Ana Lucila Sandoval Orozco, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Program Committee


Claudia Jacy Barenco Abbas, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Michael Brengel, Center for Information Security (CISPA), Germany

Manuela Cabral, Policia Judiciaria – Ministerio da Justiça, Portugal

Michele Carminati, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Andrés Caro, Uniersidad de Extremadura, Spain

Steven de Muler, Belgian Federal Police, Belgium

Robson de Oliveira Albuquerque, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Rafael Timoteo de Sousa Junior, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Jesús E. Díaz Verdejo, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Francesca Ferrero, Research Centre on Security and Crime (RISSC), Italy

Rachel Finn, Trilateral Research, UK

Luis Javier García, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Alejandro González, Spanish National Police, Spain

Julio Hernandez-Castro, University of Kent, UK

Eli Hoyberghs, Belgian Federal Police, Belgium

Darren Hurley-Smith, University of Kent, UK

Sonia Jimenez, Spanish National Police, Spain

Holger Nitsch, College of the Bavarian Police – Germany

Mario Polino, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Sarina Ronert, College of the Bavarian Police, Germany

Christian Rossow, Center for Information Security (CISPA), Germany

Ana Lucila Sandoval, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Berta Santos, Policia Judiciaria – Ministerio da Justiça, Portugal

Tom Sloan, University of Kent, UK

Stefano Zanero, Politecnico di Milano, Italy




The Workshop on Machine Learning for Cybersecurity (MaL2CSec) will be co-located with the 4th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2019) and it will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on June 20, 2019. Please consult the Euro S&P website for more details. Our schedule will be made available closer to the date of the event.




If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our organizing committee: Luis Javier García Villalba (, Julio Hernández-Castro ( or Ana Lucila Sandoval Orozco (

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