Advanced and Reliable Solutions to Counter Malware and Stegomalware (DETONATOR 2020)


Due to the COVID crisis, the workshop must be canceled!

In conjunction with

Rennes, France, November 17-19, 2020

Call for papers: DETONATOR2020 (PDF 132 KB)


Malware is now recognized as a severe threat for commercial and critical IT systems (e.g., financial sector), but also for citizens (e.g., mobile malware). The importance of detecting malware is increasing since attacks evolve, and we can observe more and more sophisticated types and attack vectors, such as ransomware, mobile malware, etc. One recent and growing threat comes from the use of hidden information and so-called stegomalware.

The main aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and scientists working on malware detection, stegomalware, machine learning for cyber security, as well as on explainable and secure AI in the context of cybersecurity. The workshop is supported by the H2020 project SIMARGL.

The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • detection of malware, stegomalware, ransomware
  • machine learning solutions to fight malware
  • machine learning to detect covert channels and hidden malicious information
  • architectures to fight malware
  • tools and products to fight malware
  • aspects of explainability of information analysis systems and methods (incl. explainability of ML)
  • adversarial attacks
  • explainability of deep learning
  • case studies and real-world applications
  • human rights, legal and societal aspects of fighting malware

Workshop Chairs

  • Prof. Michal Choras, UTP University of Science and Technology, Poland and FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • Dr Luca Caviglione, CNR, Genova, Italy
  • Prof. Wojciech Mazurczyk, WUT, Warszawa, Poland
  • Prof. Rafal Kozik, UTP University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Dr Davide Ariu, Pluribus One, Cagliari, Italy

Program Committee

  • Laurent Aufrechter, Thales, France
  • Krzysztof Cabaj, WUT Warsaw, Poland
  • Mihai Carabas, RoEduNet, Bucharest, Romania
  • Igino Corona, Pluribus One, Cagliari, Italy
  • Salvatore D’Antonio, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
  • Artur Janicki, WUT Warsaw, Poland
  • Giorgio Giacinto, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Jörg Keller, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • Jerome Leseinne, Airbus Cybersecurity, France
  • Adrian Marzecki, ORANGE CERT, Warsaw, Poland
  • Marek Pawlicki, UTP Bydgoszcz, Poland

Author Instructions


  • Submission deadline: July 30, 2020
  • Author notification: August 30, 2020
  • Camera-ready papers: September 20, 2020


will be published with ACM as part the of EICC2020 proceedings