Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results

The 2013 LASER Workshop: Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results

Workshop Overview

The goal of the Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER) 2013 workshop was to help the security community quickly identify and learn from both success and failure from all properly conducted experimental (cyber) security research. This will encourage people to share not only what works, but also what doesn't. This was the primary goal of this workshop. The specific technical results of the experiments were of secondary importance for this workshop.

LASER 2013 topics included, but were not limited to:

  • Unsuccessful research in experimental security
  • Methods and designs for security experiments
  • Experimental confounds, mistakes, and mitigations
  • Successes and failures reproducing experimental techniques and/or results
  • Issues in hypothesis and methods development (e.g., realism, fidelity, scale)

The workshop focused on research that had a valid hypothesis and reproducible experimental methodology, but where the results were unexpected or did not validate the hypotheses, where the methodology addressed difficult and/or unexpected issues, or that unsuspected confounding issues were found in previous work.

2013 LASER Workshop
October 16-17, 2013


The 2013 LASER proceedings are published by USENIX, which provides free, perpetual online access to technical papers. USENIX has been committed to the "Open Access to Research" movement since 2008.

Further Information

If you have questions or comments about LASER, or if you would like additional information about the workshop, contact us at: info@laser-workshop.org.

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