13th ACM Workshop on
Artificial Intelligence and Security
November 13, 2020 — Orlando, USA
co-located with the 27th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
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Call for Papers

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: June 29 July 06, 2020 (hard deadline), 11:59 PM (AoE, UTC-12)
  • Reviews released: August 4 August 11, 2020
  • Author response due: August 7 August 14, 2020
  • Acceptance notification: August 10 August 17, 2020
  • Camera ready due: August 30 September 06, 2020 (hard deadline)
  • Workshop: November 13, 2020


Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in applications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data mining to security and privacy problems. The use of AI and ML in security-sensitive domains, in which adversaries may attempt to mislead or evade intelligent machines, creates new frontiers for security research. The recent widespread adoption of deep learning techniques, whose security properties are difficult to reason about directly, has only added to the importance of this research. The AISec workshop, now in its 13th year, is the leading venue for presenting and discussing new developments in the intersection of security and privacy with AI and machine learning.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Theoretical topics related to security

  • Adversarial learning
  • Security of deep learning systems
  • Robust statistics
  • Learning in games
  • Economics of security
  • Differential privacy

Security applications

  • Computer forensics
  • Spam detection
  • Phishing detection and prevention
  • Botnet detection
  • Intrusion detection and response
  • Malware identification and analysis
  • Data anonymization/de-anonymization
  • Security in social networks
  • Big data analytics for security
  • User authentication

Security-related AI problems

  • Distributed inference and decision making for security
  • Secure multiparty computation and cryptographic approaches
  • Privacy-preserving data mining
  • Adaptive side-channel attacks
  • Design and analysis of CAPTCHAs
  • AI approaches to trust and reputation
  • Vulnerability testing through intelligent probing (e.g. fuzzing)
  • Content-driven security policy management & access control
  • Techniques and methods for generating training and test sets
  • Anomalous behavior detection (e.g. for the purpose of fraud detection)

Submission Guidelines

We invite the following types of papers:

  • Original research papers on any topic in the intersection of AI or machine learning with security, privacy, or related areas.
  • Position and open-problem papers discussing the relationship of AI or machine learning to security or privacy. Submitted papers of this type may not substantially overlap with papers that have been published previously or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or conference/workshop proceedings.
  • Systematization-of-knowledge papers, which should distill the AI or machine learning contributions of a previously-published series of security papers.

Paper submissions must be at most 10 pages in double-column ACM format (note: pages must be numbered), excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and at most 12 pages overall. Papers should be in LaTeX and we recommend using the ACM format. This format is required for the camera-ready version. Please follow the main CCS formatting instructions (except with page limits as described above). In particular, we recommend using the sigconf template, which can be downloaded from https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. Accepted papers will be published by the ACM Digital Library and/or ACM Press. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions must be in English and properly anonymized.

Submission Site

Submission link: https://aisec2020.hotcrp.com.


Workshop Chairs

Steering Committee

Program Committee

  • Elnaz Babayeva, Avast
  • Armin Wasicek, Avast Inc; Technical University Vienna
  • Brad Miller, Google
  • Clarence Chio, Unit21
  • Davide Maiorca, University of Cagliari
  • Fabio Pierazzi, King's College London
  • Gang Wang, UIUC
  • Hyrum Anderson, Microsoft
  • Konrad Rieck, TU Braunschweig
  • Lorenzo Cavallaro, King's College London
  • Luis Muñoz-González, Imperial College London
  • Markus Duermuth, Ruhr Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum
  • Milenko Drinic, Microsoft
  • Pavel Laskov, University of Liechtenstein
  • Pratyusa K. Manadhata, Facebook
  • Sagar Samtani, Indiana University
  • Sam Bretheim, Craigslist
  • Scott Coull, FireEye
  • Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Vanderbilt University
  • Yizheng Chen, Columbia University
  • Ilia Shumailov, University of Cambridge