The First ACM Workshop on AISec

The ubiquitous nature of information and communication today is often cited as the cause of many security and privacy problems including identity and reputation management, viruses/worms and phishing/pharming. There is strong evidence, however, that this abundance of information and communication has at least as many security and privacy benefits as costs. Consider for example, the use of machine learning algorithms to detect network intrusions, crowd-based approaches to anonymous communication and the use of data mining algorithms to determine content sanitization. All of these efforts benefit from recent advances in AI, which have often been driven by increases in the amount of available data.

To fully realize the security and privacy benefits of today's ubiquitous information, the security community needs expertise in the tools and techniques for managing that information, namely, artificial intelligence technology, and the AI community needs an understanding of security and privacy problems. To facilitate an exchange of ideas between these two communities, we are holding the first workshop in "AISec" in conjunction with the 15th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), the new field of security and privacy solutions that leverage AI technologies. Our full-day workshop will be a mix of technical papers and position papers with ideas for AISec's future.

Starts on: Monday, October 27, 2008, 08:00am
Ends on: Monday, October 27, 2008, 06:00pm
Location: Alexandria, VA, USA