With the analysis of binary code more relevant than ever due to the proliferation of interconnected embedded devices, closed-source commercial and legacy software, and evasive malware and cyber-threats, the field of binary analysis has recently undergone a renaissance. The last decade has seen the emergence of well over a dozen binary analysis frameworks, leaving our world with more mature binary analysis platforms today than there are web browsers! Academic research groups, government and industrial labs, and independent researchers around the globe continue to push the envelope of binary analysis. Yet, this binary analysis gold rush has evolved in a largely uncoordinated manner, leaving much of our community unconnected and working alone in isolation.
The Binary Analysis Research Workshop (BAR) aims to create a space for the binary analysis research community to interact, foster collaboration, and present their cutting-edge works — with half of the workshop dedicated to traditional paper sessions and the other half to a roundtable discussion among binary analysis researchers, developers, and practitioners. To this end, we welcome submissions on all aspects of binary analysis, including: security, reverse engineering, visualization, AI and ML, theory, human factors, gamification, tool development, and transition-to-practice.