The 22nd Annual EICAR Conference to be held on June 10th and 11th 2013 in Cologne, Germany. The conference brings together experts from industry, government, military, law enforcement, academia, research and end-users to examine and discuss new research and development in anti-virus, malware, e-security, e-forensics, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Management and legal aspects of the information technology.
For over 21 years, EICAR supported independent and proactive scientific research activities in the field of computer anti-virus (malware) and all other aspects of IT security. Achievements of the past have always been based on an open, authentic process supported by some of the best researchers in the field for whom EICAR provided the independent organisational platform.
Trying to stay abreast with the latest developments in the area of Information Technology and the new threats and vulnerabilities discovered in contemporary environments has become a "Sisyphus" task. At our conference we would like to continue our open and proactive approach and provide some insight into a number of the burning questions of our time in the information age.
With the French Government DAVFI Project, times are expected to change in the AV approach and market. EICAR is supporting this project by managing the European Users’ DAVFI Committee, which has the task to bring in real user’s requirements to the DAVFI designers and developers.
At our 2013 conference we would like to go further and to discuss what will be the future role of the AV industry and market in a world where threats are now far ahead of suitable defence mechanism for protection. An open and proactive approach should provide some insight into a number of burning questions of our time in the contemporary information age.
The EICAR Conference 2013 intends so to clarify some of the misunderstandings, myths, and unnecessary hype regarding the AV world and the AV market. It is our understanding that free scientific research should address technical issues in an unbiased way to provide the basis for applied research and commercial products but always with strong consideration to the end users requirments.
EICAR 2013 also intends to initiate a more prospective view on what the next 20 years will be as far as AV industry, AV technology, AV concepts are concerned:
In summary, the rapid evolution of technologies requires the adaptation of human behaviour and in consequence leads to new needs for laws and regulations of direct relevance to the users, in the perspective of a rapid evolution of malware and attack techniques.
Conference Program Committee
The following, provisional list of distinguished researchers and/or practitioners (listed alphabetically) have confirmed their membership of the conference program committee to date:
|Fred Arbogast||(CSRRT-LU, Luxembourg)|
|Dr. John Aycock||(University of Calgary, Canada)|
|David Bénichou||(Investigation judge, Department of Justice, France)|
|Ralf Benzmueller||(G-Data Software, Germany)|
|Dr Vlasti Broucek||(University of Tasmania, Australia)
||(AV-Comparatives e.V, Austria)
|Dr. Werner Degenhardt||(LMU Universität München, Germany)|
||(French DoD & ESIEA, France)
|Prof. Eric Filiol (Program Chair)||(ESAT/ESIEA, France)|
|Prof. Richard Ford||(Florida Institute of Technology, USA)|
|Prof. Nikolaus Forgo||(Leibniz University Hannover, Germany)|
|Prof. Steven Furnell||(University of Plymouth, UK)|
|Prof. Sandro Gaycken
|Dr Vincent Guyot
|Prof. William (Bill) Hafner
||(Nova Southeastern University, USA)
||(ESET, LLC, UK)
|Dr. Thorsten Holz
||(Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
|Dr. Gregoire Jacob
||(Telecom Sud Paris, France)
|Dr. Sylvia Kierkegaard
||(President of International Association of IT Lawyers, Denmark)
|Professor Christopher Kruegel||(UCSB, USA)|
|Dr. Cédric Lauradoux
||(Inria Grenoble, France)
|Ing. Patrick Legand
||(Xirius Informatique, France)
|Dr. Ferenc Leitold
||(Veszprog Ltd, Hungary)
|Prof. Grant Malcolm
||(University of Liverpool, UK)
||(Intego Inc., USA)|
|Prof. Yves Poullet
||(University Notre-Dame, Namur, Belgium)
|Prof. Gerald Quirchmayr
||(University of Vienna, Austria)
|Mag. Dr. Walter Seböck
||(Donau-Universität Krems, Austria)
|Prof. Mark Stamp
||(San Jose State University, USA)
|Dr Peter Stelzhammer
||(NXP Semiconductors, Belgium)
|Sebastien Tricaud||(Honeynet CTO, France)|
|Professor Paul Turner||(University of Tasmania, Australia)|
|Dr Stefano Zanero||(Politecnico di Milano, Italy)|