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Last Call For Participation - RAID 98
From: dac () ZURICH IBM COM (Marc Dacier)
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 12:27:15 +0200

                Last Call For Participation - RAID 98

      (also available at http://www.zurich.ibm.com/~dac/RAID98)

   First International Workshop on the Recent Advances in Intrusion

           September 14-15, 1998 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

We solicit your participation in the first International Workshop on the
Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID 98).

This workshop, the first in an anticipated annual series, will bring
together leading figures from academia, government, and industry to talk
about the current state of intrusion detection technologies and paradigms
from the research and commercial perspectives.

Research into and development of automated intrusion detection systems
(IDS) has been under way for nearly 10 years. By now a number of systems
have been deployed in the commercial or government arenas, but all are
limited in what they do. At the same time, the numerous research and
prototype systems developed have been more engineering than scientific
efforts, with scant quantitative performance figures. As we survey the
field of automated intrusion detection, we are faced with many questions:

1.      What research questions have yet to be answered (or even
        asked) about IDS?
2.      What are the open challenges, limitations, and fundamental
        concerns about present intrusion detection methodologies?
3.      What metrics can we use to measure IDS performance and thus
        compare different systems and methodologies? These
        measurements should highlight the successes and expose the
        limitations of current IDS approaches.
4.      What factors are inhibiting transfer of research ideas into
        functional deployed systems? How can those be addressed?
5.      What is the role of a deployed IDS? How should or can it fit in
        with other security systems?
6.      What are the typical IDS operating environments? What can be
        done to configure IDS to unique operating environments?
7.      What are the challenges for IDS in very large environments, such
        as the Internet?
8.      Is it time to contemplate IDS standards? What are the advantages
        and disadvantages of standardizing components of IDS?
        What forums (e.g., IETF, ISO) would be appropriate for
        pursuing such standards?
9.      What are the problems of turning the results of intrusion
        detection tools into legally reliable evidence? What are the
        problems of admissibility and of courtroom presentation?

We invite proposals and panels that explore these questions or any other
aspect of automated intrusion detection. We especially solicit proposals
and panels that address:

1.      New results related to intrusion detection methodologies and
2.      Innovative ways of thinking about intrusion detection; for
        example, the applicability of R&D in the fields of survivable
        and/or dependable systems, data mining, etc.
3.      User experiences and lessons learned from fielded intrusion
        detection systems.
4.      IDS for emerging computer environments (e.g., Java, CORBA, and
5.      Commercial intrusion detection systems.

We have scheduled RAID 98 immediately before ESORICS 98, at the same time
as CARDIS 98, and at the same location as both of these conferences. This
provides a unique opportunity for the members of these distinct, yet
related, communities to participate in all these events and meet and share
ideas during joined organized external events.


Marc Dacier (IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland)
Kathleen Jackson (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)


Matt Bishop (University of California at Davis, USA)
Dick Brackney (National Security Agency, USA)
Yves Deswarte (LAAS-CNRS & INRIA, France)
Baudouin Le Charlier (Universite de Namur, Belgium)
Stuart Staniford-Chen (University of California at Davis, USA)
Rowena Chester (University of Tennessee, USA)
Deborah Frincke (University of Idaho, USA)
Tim Grance (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
Sokratis Katsikas (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Mark Schneider (National Security Agency, USA)
Marv Schaefer (Arca Systems, USA)
Peter Sommer (London School of Economics & Political Science, England)
Steve Smaha (Free Agent, USA)
Gene Spafford (Purdue University, USA)
Chris Wee (University of California at Davis, USA)
Kevin Ziese (Cisco, USA)


The program committee invites proposals for both technical and general
interest talks and panels.

Each talk or panel submission must contain:

1)  A separate title page with:
      The type of submission (talk or panel);
      The title or topic; and
      The name(s) of the speaker or panel chair and probable
      panelists, with their organizational affiliation(s), telephone
      and FAX numbers, postal address, and Internet electronic mail
2)  A brief biography of each participant.
3)  The time desired for the talk or panel.

Talk proposals must also include an abstract that is a maximum of 600
words in length. Papers are not required, but if included as an addendum,
will be used as supplementary information for the evaluation of the talk
proposal. The program committee will allocate each accepted presenter
either a 15 or 30-minute slot for the talk, based on the complexity and
interest of the proposed topic and the wishes of the speaker. The
presenter will be informed the slot length when notified of acceptance.

Panel proposals must also include a description that is a maximum of 300
words, the format of the presentation, and short rationale for the panel.
The program committee will allocate accepted panel sessions one to
two-hour time slots, based on the complexity and interest of the proposed
topic, the number of panelists, and the wishes of the panel chair. The
panel chair will be informed the slot length when notified of acceptance.

All proposals must be in English. Plan to give all panels and talks in

We must receive all proposals before June 15, 1998. We strongly prefer
they be submitted by e-mail to raid98 () zurich ibm com  Various formats
(ASCII, postscript, Word, WordPro, Framemaker, and LaTex) are acceptable.
If necessary, hardcopy proposals may be sent to:

Marc Dacier
Global Security Analysis Lab
IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Saeumerstrasse 4
CH-8803 Rueschlikon

Each submission will be acknowledged by e-mail.  If acknowledgment is not
received within seven days, please contact the one of the General

A preliminary program will be available at the RAID web site
(http://www.zurich.ibm.com/~dac/RAID98) by August 1, 1998.


We solicit interested organizations to contribute to student travel
expenses for RAID 98. Corporate sponsorship will cost 2500 US$, and will
entitle the organization to four general attendance workshop passes.
Please contact a General Co-Chair for more information.


Registration will open on 1 August 1998, at which point detailed
registration information (including a list of recommended hotels) will be
provided at the RAID 98 web site (http://www.zurich.ibm.com/~dac/RAID98).
Travel instructions to Louvain-la-Neuve are available at
http://www.dice.ucl.ac.be/crypto/acces-lln.html (courtesy of the UCL
Crypto Group). Registration will close on 21 August 1998. Late
registration will continue until 4 September 1998, but only on a
space-available basis, and will include a penalty of 50 US$ (in addition
to the fees specified below).

Fees will be levied on a sliding scale, as follows:

Student: $200
Speaker or Panel Member: 250 US$
General attendance: 350 US$

This fee will include workshop sessions, banquet, hosted reception,
luncheons, light breakfast service, and coffee and refreshment breaks.
There will be no special rate for one-day or other limited attendance.
Payment in full will be required at registration.

We are negotiating a registration discount for those attending both the
ESORICS conference and the RAID or CARDIS workshops, and for
interchangeable workshop registration. Further information will be
available when detailed registration information is posted.


On-line workshop proceedings will be posted on the RAID web site
(http://www.zurich.ibm.com/~dac/RAID98) immediately following the workshop.
It will include:

1)      The final program;
2)      A list of corporate sponsors;
3)      A list of attendees (subject to each attendee's approval);
4)      The submitted abstract and slides used by each speaker;
5)      The submitted description and rationale for each panel;
6)      The slides used by each panelist; and,
7)      Written position statements from each panelist.

In addition, the most outstanding workshop participants will be invited to
submit an analogous formal paper to a special RAID edition of the refereed
journal "Computer Networks and ISDN Systems."


Deadline for submission: 15 June 1998
Registration opens: 1 August 1998
Notification of proposal acceptance or rejection: 1 August 1998
Preliminary program posted to web: 1 August 1998
Registration closes: 21 August 1998
Late registration closes: 4 September 1998
Workshop: 14-15 September 1998


For further information contact one of the General Co-chairs:

Marc Dacier
IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
E-mail: dac () zurich ibm com
Tel.: +41-1-724-85-62
Fax.: +41-1-724-89-53

Kathleen Jackson
Los Alamos National Laboratory
E-mail: kaj () lanl gov
Tel.: +41-1-724-86-29
Fax.: +41-1-724-89-53

The RAID 98 web site: http://www.zurich.ibm.com/~dac/RAID98,

The ESORICS 98 web site: http://www.dice.ucl.ac.be/esorics98.

The CARDIS 98 web site: http://www.dice.ucl.ac.be/cardis98/

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