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Date: Sat, 11 May 2013 17:55:09 +0200
From: Eric Freyssinet <>
Subject: [Botconf] Botconf announcement and CFP reminder

Hello all!

This is an announcement of Botconf 2013 -
*CFP is targetting both scientific papers and proposals for presentations*
We are looking forward to welcome you in France on that occasion !

Botconf’13 is an international conference aiming at bringing together
academic, industrial, law enforcement and independent researchers working
on issues related to the fight against botnets. The topics of interest

* The functioning of botnets and of methods used to distribute malware
related to botnets,
* In particular, the functioning of malware and command & control
mechanisms related to botnets,
* The understanding of the organisation of groups involved in the
development or the management of botnets,
* Methods to monitor, localize and identify botnets and distribution of
malware related to botnets,
* In particular, methods to detect, mitigate and disrupt botnet activities
inside ISP networks or organisations’ networks
* Technical, legal and other methods used to mitigate, investigate,
dismantle or disrupt botnets.

The focus of the conference is mostly technical, but papers on legal issues
as well as prevention initiatives are more than welcome. Whenever dealing
with personal data, submissions are invited to include provisions in
relation to privacy issues.

Important dates:
When Dec 5, 2013 - Dec 6, 2013
Where Nantes, France
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2013
Notification Due Sep 15, 2013
Final Version Due Oct 30, 2013

=== Submission guidelines ===

Authors are invited to submit research papers presenting original,
previously unpublished work. The paper should be prepared according to the
“Authors Instruction for LNCS” formatting guidelines (, preferably using LaTeX or
otherwise Word.

Authors are allowed to submit both full length papers and presentation

* Full length papers should have a minimum of 10 pages and a maximum of 16
pages main content (excluding bibliography and appendices). The language of
the conference is English.

* Presentation abstracts should include a summary and a detailed plan of
the proposed presentation. The length of those abstracts should be between
2 and 4 pages.

Submissions should be made at:

=== Accepted papers ===

All accepted papers and presentations will be included in the programme of
the conference, with time slots ranging from 30 to 60 minutes.

The programme and organising committees will consider requests from
students whose papers are accepted for financial assistance in attending
the conference (participation in the costs for travel and accommodation).

=== Programme committee ===

* Hendrik Adrian, CEO, KK KLJTECH, Tokyo, Japan
* José Araujo, Deputy Head of the Applied and Fundamental Research
Division, French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI), France
* Domagoj Babic, Research Scientist, Facebook, Inc., United States of
* Gilles Berger-Sabbatel, Chargé de recherches, CNRS, Laboratoire
d’Informatique de Grenoble, France
* Guillaume Bonfante, Assistant-Professor, Lorraine University, France
* Nicolas Brulez, Malware expert, Kaspersky Lab, France
* Alexandre Dulaunoy, Security Researcher, CIRCL, Computer Incident
Response Center * Luxembourg, National CERT, Luxembourg
* Barry Irwin, Associate Professor, Rhodes University, Computer Science,
South Africa
* Denis Laskov, CTA, Arcnet LTD, Israël
* Corrado Leita, Principal research engineer, Symantec, France
* Jean-Yves Marion, Professor, LORIA, Université de Lorraine, France
* David Naccache, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
* Fred Raynal, CEO, Quarkslab, France
* Eric Freyssinet, Gendarmerie nationale (law enforcement) and Paris 6
University LIP6, France, programme committee chair

=== Conflict managements ===

Programme committee members are committed to avoid any conflicts when
evaluating papers. Should outside reviewers be associated to the evaluation
process, the same strict rules will apply.

Programme and organising committee members are allowed to submit papers for
the conference, or take part in papers submitted to the conference. In such
a case, those papers will be evaluated by non conflicting members of the
programme committee and with equal chances.

The conference programme could include between 1 and 3 keynote speakers.
They will not be submitted to the paper evaluation process, but will be
selected to ensure the overall quality of the conference.

Eric Freyssinet
Chairman Botconf -

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