Call for Papers

Over the last 20 years, the International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID) has established itself as a venue where leading researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and the government are given the opportunity to present novel research in a unique venue to an engaged and lively community.

The conference is known for the quality and thoroughness of the reviews of the papers submitted, the desire to build a bridge between research carried out in different communities, and the emphasis given on the need for sound experimental methods and measurement to improve the state of the art in cybersecurity.

RAID features a traditional poster session with a walking dinner on the first evening to encourage the presentation of work in progress and the active participation of younger members of the community.

In this special year, the 20th anniversary of RAID’s creation, we are soliciting research papers on topics covering all well-motivated security problems. We care about techniques that identify new real-world threats, techniques to prevent them, to detect them, to mitigate them or to assess their prevalence and their consequences. Measurement papers are encouraged, as well as papers offering public access to new tools or datasets, or experience papers that clearly articulate important lessons. Specific topics of interest to RAID include:

  • Computer, network and cloud computing security
  • SDN for/against security
  • Malware and unwanted software
  • Program analysis and reverse engineering
  • Mobile and Web security and privacy
  • Vulnerability analysis techniques
  • Usable security and privacy
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Cyber intelligence techniques and (privacy preserving) threats intel sharing
  • Threats against critical infrastructures and mitigation thereof
  • Hardware security, Cyber physical systems, IoT security
  • Statistical and adversarial learning for computer security
  • Cyber crime and underground economies
  • The ecosystem behind Denial-of-Service attacks
  • Security measurement studies
  • Digital forensics
  • Computer security visualization techniques

Papers will be judged on novelty, significance, correctness, and clarity. We expect all papers to provide enough detail to enable reproducibility of their experimental results.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: March 29, 2017, 12AM HADT
Rebuttal Period: May 19-21, 2017
Notification to Authors: May 30, 2017
Camera Ready Submission Deadline: June 27, 2017
Poster Submission Deadline: August 21, 2017
Poster Acceptance Notification: August 28, 2017
Conference: September 18-20, 2017

Submission Guidelines


Each paper must include an abstract and a list of keywords, and must not exceed 20 pages in total length, formatted in LNCS-style and including the bibliography and any appendices. Papers can be submitted on the following web site:

Reviewing will be double-blind, meaning the authors’ identities will be hidden from the reviewers. All papers must be appropriately anonymized:  author names or affiliations must not appear in the submission, you must refer to your own prior work in the third person, you should not give the paper a title that corresponds to a publicly available technical report, and should anonymize the bibliographic section in an appropriate manner, etc. Papers that are not anonymized will not be reviewed.

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that has already been published elsewhere or submitted in parallel to a journal or to any other conference or workshop with proceedings. Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, and plagiarism constitute dishonesty or fraud. RAID, like other scientific and technical conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may, on the recommendation of the program chair, take action against authors who have committed them.  RAID abides with policies for plagiarism, submission confidentiality, reviewer anonymity, and prior and concurrent paper submission that mirror those of the ACM (see

Papers accepted by the Program Committee will be presented at RAID 2017 and included in the Symposium’s proceedings published by Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

As in previous years, presentations will be recorded and posted on the official RAID YouTube Channel.

If needed, we will grant accepted papers up to two additional pages to address comments from the reviewers. A summary of the reviews will be published alongside each accepted paper.

Authors who are unsure whether their submissions might meet these guidelines, or who have specific questions about the guidelines, are welcome to contact the program committee co-chairs at


We also welcome the submissions of posters abstracts presenting works in progress, or innovative ideas not mature enough to be presented as a full paper. The poster track will provide an opportunity to present early-stage work and receive feedback from the community, especially on thought-provoking or controversial work, approaches, or ideas from students. Posters are submitted for review in the form of an extended abstract that has to be formatted in LNCS-style and not exceed 1 page in length, with a PDF draft of the proposed poster included as page 2 of the submission. Poster titles should always start with the phrase “Poster Abstract:”. Accepted posters will be presented at the symposium in a separate session. Authors of accepted full papers are also encouraged to submit and present posters of their paper in the poster session.

Posters can be submitted by sending an e-mail directly to Notification will be handled in a rolling fashion until we’ve reached our limit for accepted posters.

For both accepted papers and posters, at least one of the authors must attend the conference to present the submitted work.

Organizing Committee

General Chair: Manos Antonakakis, Georgia Tech
Program Committee Chair: Marc Dacier, QCRI / HBKU
Program Committee  Co-Chair: Michael Bailey, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Publication Chair: Michalis Polychronakis, Stony Brook University
Publicity Chair: Nick Nikiforakis, Stony Brook University
Sponsor Chair: Yacin Nadji, Georgia Tech
Local Arrangement Chair: Roberto Perdisci, University of Georgia
Local Infrastructure Chair: William R. Garrison, Georgia Tech
Poster Chair and Webmaster: Chaz Lever, Georgia Tech

Program Committee

Almgren, Magnus Chalmers University of Technology
Amann, Johanna ICSI
Bilge, Leyla Symantec Research Labs
Cavallaro, Lorenzo Royal Holloway, University of London
Christodorescu, Mihai Qualcomm Research
Debar, Herve Telecom SudParis
Egele, Manuel Boston University
Ettale, Sandro Technical University Eindhoven
Francillon, Aurélien Eurecom
Giffin, Jon HPE Fortify
Gligor, Virgil Carnegie Mellon University
Gu, Guofei Texas A&M University
Ioannidis, Sotiris FORTH
Kim, Yongdae Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Lanzi, Andrea University of Milan
Lee, Wenke Georgia Tech
Leita, Corrado Lastline
Naccache, David ENS Paris
Perdisci, Roberto University of Georgia
Polakis, Jason University of Illinois at Chicago
Sanders, Bill University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Snow, Kevin Zeropoint
Stavrou, Angelos George Mason University
Stolfo, Sal Columbia University
Su, Purui Institute of Software/CAS, China
Tehranipoor, Mark University of Florida
Valdes, Al University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Wang, X. Sean Fudan University
Wang, Xiaogang (Cliff) US Army Research Office and adjunct with NC State U
Yen, Ting Fang DataVisor, Inc
Zhang, Kehuan Chinese University of Hong Kong

Steering Committee

Balzarotti, Davide Eurecom, France
Bos, Herbert Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Debar, Herve Telecom SudParis, France
Frincke, Deborah NSA Research, USA
Huang, Ming-Yuh Northwest Security Institute, USA
Jha, Somesh University of Wisconsin, USA
Jonsson, Erland Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Kirda, Engin Northeastern University, USA
Kruegel, Christopher UC Santa Barbara, USA
Lee, Wenke Georgia Tech, USA
Lippmann, Richard MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA
Me, Ludovic CentraleSupélec, France
Sommer, Robin ICSI/LBNL, USA
Stavrou, Angelous George Mason University, USA
Stolfo, Sal Columbia University, USA
Valdes, Alfonso University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Vigna, Giovanni UC Santa Barbara, USA
Wespi, Andreas IBM Research, Switzerland
Wu, S. Felix UC Davis, USA
Zamboni, Diego Swisscom, Switzerland