Call for Papers: First International Fuzzing Workshop

Please note this workshop has been rescheduled to Sunday, 24 April 2022.

The first International Fuzzing Workshop (FUZZING) 2022 welcomes all researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners to present their latest research findings, empirical analyses, techniques, and applications in the area of fuzzing and software testing for automated bug finding.

The workshop will be organized as Phase 1 in a 2-phase preregistration-based publication process.  All research papers will be peer-reviewed on the basis of a full-length preregistered report, and acceptance will be based on (i) the significance and novelty of the hypotheses or techniques, and (ii) the soundness and reproducibility of the methodology specified to validate the claims or hypotheses — but explicitly not based on the strength of the (preliminary) results. More details about the benefits of this process can be found in this blog post co-authored by the workshop organizers:

FUZZING 2022 will include a keynote address by an eminent scientist, a technical session, and interactive discussions among researchers and practitioners.

Areas of Interest

Submissions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Automated test generation techniques and tools
  • Fuzzing
  • Symbolic/concolic execution
  • Property-based testing
  • Search-based software testing
  • Fuzzer benchmarking / evaluation
  • Reproducibility studies

Submission Instructions

The workshop solicits registered reports drafts. A registered report is a full paper sans the evaluation or experiments. Each draft will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee according to the review criteria mentioned above with the key objective of providing constructive feedback. Accepted drafts are made available to all participants. These drafts will be presented and discussed in detail at the workshop in order for the authors to receive further constructive feedback. After incorporating this feedback, the authors can submit final versions of the Registered Reports for review. Notably, accepted Registered Reports will be invited as full articles in a Special Issue in one of the premier software engineering journals. This invitation is equivalent to an in-principle acceptance in the general pre-registration process. For the final journal article, the authors are expected to conduct the experiments, evaluation, or study as specified in their registered report.

We are currently discussing with top journals regarding the publication of the final papers. Therefore, the deadlines for the submission of registered reports and full journal papers might be delayed, depending on the constraints from the journal.

Submitted report drafts are expected to be a full technical paper sans the full evaluation/experiment results. To assess the feasibility of the experiments, however, we expect some preliminary results in small-scale experiments.

Submitted report drafts should include no more than 8 pages, excluding references. There are no page limits on the references. Papers must be formatted according to the NDSS requirements. Templates are available at NDSS Symposium, USEC Symposium, and NDSS Workshop 2022 Templates page.

Depending on the authors’ preference, accepted registered report drafts will be published in the workshop proceedings of S&P through the Internet Society. The proceedings will be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore.

Report drafts can be submitted at:

Important Dates

  • Deadline for registered report drafts: 6 January 2022
  • Notification: 31 January 2022
  • Camera-ready: 15 March 2022 (optional, if the authors decide to publish the accepted draft)
  • Workshop: 24 April 2022
  • Tentative deadline for registered reports: 2 May 2022
  • Tentative notification for registered reports: 20 June 2022
  • Tentative deadline for full journal papers (incl. experiments): 15 August 2022

Organizing Committee

  • Marcel Böhme (MPI-SP and Monash University)
  • Cristian Cadar (Imperial College London)
  • Baishakhi Ray (Columbia University)
  • László Szekeres (Google)

Program Committee

  • TBD