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DIMVA 2020 : DIMVA 2020 - 17th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment


When Jun 24, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Feb 19, 2020
Notification Due Apr 6, 2020
Categories    security   MALWARE   intrusion detection   vulnerabilities

Call For Papers

DIMVA 2020 -- 17th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment
24-26 June 2020
Lisbon, Portugal



DIMVA is an annual conference which serves as a premier forum for advancing the state of the art in intrusion detection, malware detection, and vulnerability assessment.

DIMVA solicits submissions of high-quality, original scientific papers presenting novel research on malware analysis, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, and related systems security topics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Novel approaches and domains
Insider detection
Prevention and response
Data leakage, exfiltration, and poisoning
Result correlation and cooperation
Evasion and other attacks
Potentials and limitation
Operational experiences
Privacy, legal, and social aspects
Targeted attacks


Automated analyses
Behavioral models
Prevention and containment
Forensics and recovery
Underground economy
Vulnerabilities in malware

Vulnerability detection

Vulnerability prevention
Vulnerability analysis
Exploitation and defenses
Hardware vulnerabilities
Situational awareness
Active probing

Papers will be judged on novelty, significance, correctness, and clarity. We expect all papers to provide enough detail to enable reproducibility of the experimental results. We encourage papers that bridge research in different communities. We also welcome experience papers that clearly articulate lessons learnt.

# Paper Categories

We invite submissions of two types:

Full Paper: presenting novel and mature research results. Full papers are limited to 20 pages in Springer LNCS format, including bibliography and appendices.

Short Paper: presenting original, still ongoing work that has not yet reached the maturity required for a full paper. Short papers are limited to 10 pages in Springer LNCS format, including bibliography and appendices. Short papers will be included in the proceedings. The title of short papers must start with the words “Extended Abstract”.

Papers that do not follow the above formatting guidelines may be rejected without review.

# Important Dates

February 19, 2020 (23:59 AoE) Paper submission deadline (extended)
April 06, 2020 Notification to authors
April 27, 2020 Final paper submission deadline
June 24-26, 2020, Lisbon, Portugal Conference

# Submission Guidelines

DIMVA 2020 will adopt a double-blind reviewing process. All submissions should be appropriately anonymized. Author names and affiliations must be excluded from the paper. Furthermore, authors should avoid obvious self-references, and should cite their own previous work in third person, whenever necessary. Papers that are not properly anonymized risk being rejected without review.

Submissions must be original work and may not be under submission to another venue at the time of review. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to physically present the submitted work at the conference, for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

Papers can be submitted using the following submission website:

# Ethical considerations

Submissions that report experiments with data gathered from human subjects should disclose whether the research received approval from an institutional ethics review boards (IRB), if applicable, and what measures were adopted to minimize risks to privacy.

Submissions that describe experiments related to vulnerabilities in software or systems should discuss the steps taken to avoid negatively affecting any third-parties (e.g., in case of probing of network devices), and how the authors plan to responsibly disclose the vulnerabilities to the appropriate software or system vendors or owners before publication.

If you have any questions, please contact the program chairs at

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