WORM 2003

The Workshop on Rapid Malcode (WORM)

October 27, 2003 

Held in conjunction with the 10th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
The Wyndham City Center Washington DC, USA

Workshop Program



In the last several years, Internet-wide infectious epidemics have emerged as one of the leading threats to information security and service availability. The vehicle for these outbreaks, malicious codes called "worms", leverage the combination of software monocultures and the uncontrolled Internet communication model to quickly compromise large numbers of hosts. Current operational practices have not been able to manage these threats effectively and the research community is only now beginning to address this area. The goal of this workshop is to bring together ideas, understanding and experience bearing on the worm problem from a wide range of communities including academia, industry and the government. We are soliciting papers from researchers and practitioners on subjects including, but not limited to:


Important Dates:

Paper submissions due: NEW! extended to July 8th (originally July 1st, 2003)
Acceptance notifications: August 14th, 2003
Camera-ready copy for accepted papers August 29th, 2003
Workshop: October 27, 2003

Submission instructions:

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or conference with proceedings. Papers should be at most 10 conference-style pages (double column) using a numbered citation style, 11-point font, and reasonable margins on letter-sized paper. The first page of each paper should include the title, abstract, authors and contact information. Papers submitted must be original work and must not be simultaneously submitted or under review for any other workshop, conference or journal (including ACM CCS)

To submit a paper, send to worm03-submissions@cs.ucsd.edu a plain ASCII text email containing the title and abstract of your paper, the authors' names, email and postal addresses, phone and fax numbers, and identification of the contact author. To the same message, attach your submission (as a MIME attachment) in PDF or portable postscript format. Do NOT send files formatted for word processing packages (e.g., Microsoft Word or WordPerfect files).

Papers must be received by the deadline of July 8th, 2003. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the authors no later than August 14th, 2003, and authors will have an opportunity to revise for the proceedings version by August 29th, 2003. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop.

Conference Organization:

General Chair Publicity Chair
Stuart Staniford, Silicon Defense Robert Cunningham, MIT Lincoln Lab
Program  Chair Program  Committee
Stefan Savage, UC San Diego Robert Cunningham, MIT Lincoln Lab
  Anup Ghosh, DARPA
  David Moore, CAIDA/UC San Diego
  Carey Nachenberg, Symantec
  Vern Paxson, ICIR/LBL
  Phil Porras, SRI
  Jeff Rowe, UC Davis
  Mike Skroch, Sandia
  Stuart Staniford, Silicon Defense
  Don Towsley, UMass Amherst