IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
10-12 June 2019 // Washington, D.C. // USA

Full Program

Monday, 10 June 2019

7:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast (L’Enfant Foyer and Solarium)

8:45 AM - Welcome (L’Enfant A/B)

9:00 AM - Keynote (L’Enfant A/B) – Invited, Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

10:00 AM - Coffee Break (Solarium)

10:30 AM - Technical Session Breakout

Session 1A (L’Enfant C) IoT and Pervasice Computing Security
Session Chair: Ning Zhang

A Usable Authentication System using Wrist-worn Photoplethysmography Sensors on Smartwatches – J. Shang, J. Wu (Temple U)

Manipulating Drone Position Control – W. Chen, Y. Dong (U Hawaii); Z. Duan (Florida State U)

Securing Task Allocation in Mobile Crowd Sensing: An Incentive Design Approach – M. Xiao, M. Li (U Texas Arlington); L. Guo (Bingham U); M. Pan, Z. Han (U Houston); P. Li, (Case Western)

WristUnlock: Secure and Usable Smartphone Unlocking with Wrist Wearables – L. Zhang, D. Han, A. Li, T. Li, Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang (Arizona State U)

Session 1B (L’Enfant D) – Cloud Computing, Applied Cryptography
Session Chair: Roberto Di-Pietro

Efficient and Accountable Oblivious Cloud Storage with Three Servers – Q. Ma, W. Zhang (Iowa State U)

FileCrypt: Transparent and Scalable Protection of Sensitive Data in Browser-based Cloud Storage – P. Han (Beijing U of Posts and Telecom); C. Liu (Harbin Institute of Tech); Y. Dong (U Hawaii); H. Pan (Beijing U of Posts and Telecom); Q. Song (Tsinghua U); B. Fang (Harbin Institute of Tech)

Energy-Aware Digital Signatures for Embedded Medical Devices – M. Ozmen, A. Yavuz, R. Behnia (U South Florida)

Sherlock Holmes of Cache Side-Channel Attacks in Intel's x86 Architecture – M. Mushtaq (U South Brittany); A. Akram (UC Davis); M. Bhatti, U. Ali (ITU Lahore); V. Lapotre (U Bretange Sud); G. Gogniat (Lab STICC)

12:15 PM - Lunch (Solarium)

1:15 PM - Keynote (L’Enfant A/B), Gary Gagnon, Chief Security Officer, MITRE, Former Chief Information Security Officer, Amazon

2:15 PM - Panel (L’Enfant A/B) – Cyber Deception
Radha Poovendran, University of Washington
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University
Jie Wu, Temple University
Quanyan Zhu, New York University

3:15 PM - Coffee Break (Solarium)

3:45 PM - Technical Session Breakout

Session 2A (L’Enfant C) Network and Physical-Layer Security
Session Chair: Jerry Park

CollusiveHijack: A New Route Hijacking Attack and Countermeasures in Opportunistic Networks – A. Altweel, R. Sotleru, G. Gu, A. Maity (Texas A&M)

Towards Secure Slicing: Using Slice Isolation to Mitigate DDoS Attacks on 5G Core Network Slices – D. Sattar, A. Matrawy (Carleton U)

GEE: A Gradient-based Explainable Variational Autoencoder for Network Anomaly Detection – Q. Nguyen, K. Lim (National U Singapore); D. Divakaran (Trustwave); K. Low, M. Chan (National U Singapore)

DRAKE: Distributed Relay-Assisted Key Establishment – S. Sciancalepore, R. Pietro (Hamad Bin Khalifa U)

Session 2B (L’Enfant D) – Privacy I: Cryptographic Aspects
Session Chair: Rui Zhang

Vaccine: Obfuscating Access Pattern Against File-Injection Attacks – H. Liu, B. Wang, N. Niu (U Cincinnati); S. Wilson (Penn State U); X. Wei (U Cincinnati)

Privacy and Linkability of Mining in Zcash – D. Feher, A. Biryukov (U Luxembourg)

Supporting both Range Queries and Frequency Estimation with Local Differential Privacy – X. Gu, M. Li (U Arizona), Y. Cao (Kyoto U), L. Xiong (Emory U)

Randex: Mitigating Range Injection Attacks on Searchable Encryption – H. Quan (Xidian U); H. Liu, B. Wang (U Cincinnati); M. Li (U Arizona); Z. Yuqing (U Chinese Academy of Sciences)

5:30 PM - Break

6:00 PM - Welcome Reception (Solarium)

8:30 PM - Adjourn


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

8:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast (L’Enfant Foyer and Solarium)

9:00 AM - Keynote (L’Enfant A/B), Jonathan Katz, Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center, Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland

10:00 AM - Coffee Break (Solarium)

10:30 AM - Technical Session Breakout

Session 3A (L’Enfant C) Application-Layer Security and Malware
Session Chair: Amir Herzberg

BotSifter: An SDN-based Online Bot Detection Framework in Data Centers – Z. Zha (George Mason U); A. Wang (Case Western); Y. Guo, D. Montgomery (NIST); S. Chen (George Mason U)

SQL-Identifier Injection Attacks – C. Cetin, J. Ligatti, D. Goldgof (U South Florida)

Cyber Defense Matrix: “What”, “Where” and “Why” Cybersecurity Controls for Optimal Risk Mitigation – A. Dutta, E. Al-Shaer (UNC Charlotte)

BotFlowMon: Learning-Based, Content-Agnostic Identification of Social Bot Traffic Flows – Y. Feng, J. Li, L. Jiao (U Oregon); X. Wu (U Arkansas)

Session 3B (L’Enfant D) – Application of AI/ML to Security
Session Chair: Ari Trachtenberg

Recognizing Email Spam from Meta Data Only – T. Krause, R. Uetz (Fraunhofer FIKE); T. Kretschmann (Pallas GmbH)

Detecting ADS-B Spoofing Attacks using Deep Neural Networks – X. Ying, J. Mazer (U Washington); G. Bernieri, M. Conti (U Pauda); L. Bushnell, R. Poovendran (U Washington)

Design of a Robust RF Fingerprint Generation and Classification Scheme for Practical Device Identification – X. Zhou, H. Aiqun, G. Li, L. Peng, Y. Xing, Y. Jiabao (Southeast U)

CAPTURE: Cyberattack Forecasting using Non-Stationary Features with Time Lags – A. Okutan, S. Yang, K. McConky, G. Werner (Rochester Inst of Tech)

12:15 PM  - Lunch (Solarium)

1:15 PM - Technical Session Breakout

Session 4A (L’Enfant C) Privacy II
Session Chair: Ming Li

Location Leakage from Network Access Patterns – T. Tiwari, A. Klausner, M. Andreev, A. Trachtenberg (Boston U); A. Yerukhimovich (George Washington U)

Characterizing Location-based Mobile Tracking in Mobile Ad Networks – B. Hu, Q. Lin (U Nebraska Lincoln); Y. Zheng (U Hawaii Manoa); Q. Yang (U Nebraska Lincoln); M. Troglia (U Hawaii Manoa); Q. Wang (Louisiana State U)

I Can Hear Your Alexa: Voice Command Fingerprinting on Smart Home Speakers – S. Kennedy, H. Li, C. Wang, H. Liu, B. Wang (U Cincinnati); W. Sun (Purdue U)

I Know What You Enter on Gear VR – Z. Ling (Southeast U); Z. Li (U Massachusetts Lowell); C. Chen, L. Junzhou (Southeast U); W. Yu (Towson U); X. Fu (U Central Florida)

Session 4B (L’Enfant D) – Internet Infrastructure Security
Session Chair: Bing Wang

CAPnet: A Defense Against Cache Accounting Attacks on Content Distribution Networks – G. Almashaqbeh (Columbia U); K. Kelley (CacheCash); A. Bishop (Columbia U); J. Cappos (New York U)

It's Not What It Looks Like: Measuring Attacks and Defensive Registrations of Homograph Domains – F. Quinkert (Ruhr-University Bochum); T. Lauinger (U Chicago); W. Robertson, E. Kirda (Northeastern U); T. Holz (Ruhr-University Bochum)

Dynamic Traffic Feature Camouflaging via Generative Adversarial Networks – J. Li, L. Zhou, H. Li, L. Yan, H. Zhu (Shanghai Jiao Tong U)

Topology-Agnostic Runtime Detection of OSPF Routing Attacks – N. Devir, O. Grumberg, G. Nakibly, S. Markovich (Technion)

3:00 PM - Coffee Break (Solarium)

3:30 PM - Panel (L’Enfant A/B) – Cyber Research Funding
Sukarno Mertoguno, Office of Naval Research
Alex Sprintson, National Science Foundation
Daniel “Rags” Ragsdale, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Tomas Vagoun, Office of Science and Technology Policy

5:00 PM - Adjourn


Wednesday, 12 June 2019 – Workshops

Workshops and Rooms:

CPS-Sec: International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security (Room: Mt Vernon)

Workshop on Physical-layer Methods for Security and Privacy in 5G and the IoT (Room: McPherson)

SPC: 5th IEEE Workshop on Security and Privacy in the Cloud 2019 (Room: Dupont)

DLoT: 2nd International Workshop on Distributed Ledger of Things (Room: Potomac)


7:30 AM – Breakfast and Registration (Rooms: L’Enfant Foyer and Archives)

8:30 AM – Workshop Sessions (Rooms listed above)

10:00 AM – Break (Room: Archives)

10:30 AM – Workshop Sessions (Rooms listed above)

12:00 PM – Lunch (Room: Archives)

1:00 PM – Workshop Sessions (Rooms listed above)

2:30 PM – Break (Room: Archives)

3:00 PM – Workshop Sessions (Rooms listed above)

4:30 PM – Adjourn