Bucharest, May 19-20, 2016

10th International CARO Workshop
May 19-20, 2016 – Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest

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Keynote Speaker

Image of Ashkan Fardost

Dr. Ashkan Fardost is a scientist and global speaker with appearances including TEDxBerlin, New York University, Hyper Island, and a science reporter on Swedish national television. His talks deal with how the rapid progress of technology affects societies, industries and our roles as human beings in a ever-faster changing world.

Photo credit: TEDxBerlin 2015 © Sebastian Gabsch

War of the machines

The 10th annual CARO workshop is big on… data, as the main theme
for the 2016 edition will be “War of the Machines”.
Submitted papers should focus on one of the following topics,
but are not limited to:

01. Large-scale malware classification using Machine learning.
02. Threats in a "smart" world: security and privacy risks in the IoT.
03. Detect poisoning on crowd sourced data.
04. Anomaly / poisoning detection in malware / clean collections.
05. Fighting cybercrime using big data.


Thu May 19, 2016
Time Speaker Topic
09:00 - 09:10 Philipp Wolf Welcome
09:10 - 10:00 Dr. Ashkan Fardost Keynote
10:00 - 10:30 Denis Makrushin A methodology for security analysis of IoT devices
10:30 - 11:00 Holly Stewart, Marian Radu, Joe Blackbird Modeling Customer Distress Signals, Demographics for Malware Detection
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:45 Hermineh Sanossian, Methusela Cebrian Ferrer, Dennis Batchelder A polymorphic-resistant approach to clustering
11:45 - 12:15 Jakub Debski Problems in machine learning classification in an adversarial environment
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:00 Thomas Bühler Large Scale Distributed Machine Learning on Malicious Software
14:00 - 14:30 Jaromir Horejsi, David Fiser Big data and cloud based detections as a weapon against today's high profile malware
14:30 - 15:00 Gregory Panakkal, Georgelin Manuel A High-Performance, Low-Cost Approach to Large-Scale Malware Clustering
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 15:45 William Lee Scalable Android Malware Clustering System
15:45 - 16:15 Omri Herscovici, Yannay Livneh A next gen exploit kit traffic distribution mechanism
16:15 - 16:45 David Walkiewicz, Maik Morgenstern PUA: Distribution and Detection

Fri May 20, 2016
Time Speaker Topic
09:15 - 10:00 Award Ceremony for Klaus Brunnstein Distinction
10:00 - 10:30 Andrej Babolcai Search in the infinite
10:30 - 11:00 Marian Radu InfoByte – A Big Data Approach to Malware Detection
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:45 Rahul Naik, Vikas Kumar Tiwari Make Security Defense BIG!
11:45 - 12:15 Daniel Chipiristeanu Using machine learning to tackle malware classification
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 13:30 Jean-Ian Boutin, Juraj Jánošík Automating botnets' behavior at scale
13:30 - 14:00 Oscar Anduiza Successful remediation through real-world data mining
14:00 - 14:30 Maik Morgenstern, Lennart Hoffmann Interactive Graphical Exploration of Malware Behavior
14:30 - 14:45 Break
14:45 - 15:15 Vasily Davydov, Anton Ivanov Designing AAPT solution: Automatically extracting suspicious URLs from large network streams
15:15 - 15:45 Cristina Vatamanu Practical Aspects of Machine Learning Theory when dealing with large-scale data-sets
15:45 - 16:15 Igor Muttik, Irina Mariuca Asavoae Android malware: they divide, we conquer.
16:15 - 16:30 Philipp Wolf Closing session

Social Events

May 18 – 7 PM: Cocktail reception at Hilton (George Enescu Room)

May 19

6:30 PM: City tour by bus

Hilton Hotel - House of the Free Press - The Arch of Triumph - Kiseleff Boulevard - Museum of the Romanian Peasant - Victoriei Square - Victoriei Avenue - Revolution Square - The Military Club - Old City Hall - Cismigiu Park - Kogalniceanu Square - Faculty of Law - Opera Square - Sanitary Heroes Boulevard - Cotroceni Palace&Museum - Palace of Parliament (photo stop).

8 PM: Dinner - 18 Lounge

May 20

Dinner at The Beer Cart Restaurant
Social event in Biutiful (sponsored by Avira)

Means of transportation

International Airport "Henri Coandă" Bucharest – Hilton Hotel

Taxi companies:

Authorized taxis can be called using the equipment from the Taxi Help Desk in the Arrivals lobby. Once selected the taxi company, the machine will print a ticket with the car number and the waiting time. The transfer price should be less than 40 to 45 RON = about 7-9 Euro/ car.

Airport Shuttle service:

Leaving every hour from the hotel (from 4.20am until 3.20am) and from the airport (from 4.00am until 3.00am) for charge of 10 Euro, tax inclusive, per person, per way, by reservation only. The minibus highlighted with the sign “Airport Shuttle” will be located in the parking outside the airport ON THE GROUND LEVEL (at the minibuses parking area).

Limousine service (Mercedes E220 Class, 4 seats for guests with light luggage)

at the price of 56 Euro, tax inclusive, per car, per way (this transfers charge can be added to the room account).

The Airport is located 16 km away from the hotel and can be covered in 30-60 minutes depending on traffic conditions.