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Software Security, Protection, and Reverse Engineering Workshop
The Condado Plaza Hilton | San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
December 4-5, 2017
Collocated with ACSAC 2017

Early Registration Information

Early registration deadline: November 15, 2017

SPPREW-7 is collocated with ACSAC-2017, held at the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. Visit the ACSAC registration site for arrangement information. Registration cost for SPPREW of $475 (early) / $575 (late) covers breakfast, lunch, and a welcome reception on Tuesday. Group hotel rates are available for the conference and extend through 14 Nov.

Workshop Overview

SSPREW brings together two communities of interest from previous workshops that focus on program protection (PPREW) and software security (SSP). Software security is a discipline that lies at the crossroads of security, cryptography, networks, software engineering, computer architecture, operating systems, and compiler design. Program protection and reverse engineering techniques both find their practical use in malware research and analysis as well as legitimate protection schemes for intellectual property and commercial software. The workshop will focus on how to protect software from tampering, reverse engineering, and piracy as well as techniques of program analysis that support reversing engineering and program understanding.

SSPREW will provide a discussion forum for researchers that are exploring theoretical definitions and frameworks, implementing and using practical methods and empirical studies, and those developing new tools or techniques in this unique area of security. The workshop communities have historically provided exchange of ideas and support for cooperative relationships among researchers in industry, academia, and government.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: September 2, 2017
Author Notification: October 7, 2017
Camera Ready Version: November 12, 2017
Workshop: December 4-5, 2017

Submissions handled through EasyChair.

ISP Internatonal Summer School

The 8th International Summer School on Information Security and Protection will be held at Château de Button, Gif-sur-Yvette, France (near Paris) on July 17-21, 2017. The ISSISP is organized this year by CEA LIST. There is an increasing need for Software Security and Protection due to the growing sensitivity of user data coupled with the ubiquitous nature of computing systems ranging from tiny embedded devices to powerful data centers. The International Summer School on Information Security and Protection (ISSISP) highlights this need by bringing internationally renowned speakers from diverse fields in Computer Science such as Software Engineering, Formal Methods, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems and Compiler design into Software Security and Protection.

ISSISP is historically centered on MATE (Man-At-The-End) attack scenarios, with a strong focus on obfuscation and reversing. The 2017 edition will additionally cover control-flow hijacking issues as well as software protections against hardware attacks. ISSISP's courses will include both lectures and hands-on sessions.

The program includes the following speakers:
- Christian Collberg     ::  obfuscation, watermarking, fingerprinting
- Jack Davidson          ::  advanced software protections
- Bjorn De Sutter         ::  anti-deobfuscation, protection evaluation
- Arun Lakhotia           ::  malware analysis
- Yuan Xiang Gu         ::  industrial challenge in software and information protection
- Ronan Lashermes    ::  protection vs fault injection
- Damien Couroussé   ::  protection vs side-channel attacks
- Roberto Giacobazzi  ::  semantic foundations of code protection
- Sébastien Bardin      ::  binary-level formal methods

The School is expected to host around 50 people worldwide, all of them specialized in security, software analysis or related areas. Beside PhD students and young researchers which are our primary target, we also welcome (and expect) the participation of experts from both industry and national agencies.

Fees:
- student: 350 EUR
- academia / startup: 525 EUR
- company: 700 EUR

Student subscription fees include a certificate of participation from ACM and a complimentay 1-year ACM student membership -- with a subscription to the ACM Digital libray. Registration is available with or without accomodation included. The provided accomodations are located on the site of the Summer School and are limited.