Call for Papers: Workshop on Measurements, Attacks, and Defenses for the Web (MADWeb 2024)

Call for papers is now closed.

We welcome work in progress and encourage junior researchers to explore new ideas before publication at a major security conference. We select papers based on their technical contributions as well as based on their potential to spark interesting discussions at MADWeb.

We currently accept (self-) nominations for MADWeb 2024 PC. Please, fill this form to nominate someone.

Submission Guidelines for Papers

All papers must be written in English. Papers must be formatted for US letter size (not A4) paper in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 9.25 in. high and 3.5 in. wide. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 11-point or larger line spacing. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the templates provided by NDSS.

We invite both full papers and short papers. Full papers should have no more than 10 pages in total (excluding references and appendices). Short papers must have less than 6 pages (again, excluding references and appendices), and can discuss work-in-progress and novel ideas. Short papers will be selected based on their potential to spark interesting discussions during the workshop.

Submissions must be properly anonymized for double-blind review (please follow NDSS guidelines on paper anonymization).

The submission portal for papers is:

MADWeb will be co-located with NDSS 2024. MADWeb will be an on-site event.

One author of each accepted paper is expected to present the paper, in person, at the workshop. The format will be traditional conference-style research presentations with questions from the audience. Interactive and engaging presentations are welcome. As for the previous editions, we plan to give best paper and best presentation awards. Following notification to authors, more information will be provided regarding speaking times and other details.

The accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website and the workshop will have official proceedings. Publication in the proceedings is not mandatory and authors can choose to have their papers excluded from the official proceedings by selecting “No proceedings” during submission in HotCRP.

Areas of Interest

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

  • Fingerprinting and tracking on the web
  • Browser exploitation
  • Secure browser architectures
  • Security policies for the web
  • Security of progressive web apps
  • Measurement studies of online crime, fraud, and underground economies
  • Measurement studies of web security & privacy issues
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies for the web
  • Security and privacy of emerging web technologies
  • Machine learning and AI applications for a secure web
  • Data-driven web security and malware detection
  • Anti-phishing technologies
  • Detection of bots and crawlers/scrapers
  • DNS security and privacy
  • Unethical and malicious activity on the web
  • Digital forensics for the web

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 10 January 2024 Anywhere-on-earth (AoE)
  • Acceptance Notification (tentative): 2 February 2024
  • Camera Ready Deadline (tentative): 16 February 2024
  • Workshop: 1 March 2024


MADWeb 2024 is partially supported by Palo Alto Networks.