Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results

The 2013 LASER Workshop

Program Agenda

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 16, 2013

08:00 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and Overview
09:00 - 10:00

Keynote Address: Confessions of a Privacy Economist
Alessandro Acquisti, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:30 Failures to Reproduce Experimental Results

Is it the typeset or the type of statistics? Disfluent font does not reduce self-disclosure
Rebecca Balebako, Carnegie Mellon University
Eyal Pe'er, Laura Brandimarte, Carnegie Mellon University
Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University
Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University

The Security and Privacy of Home Automation Systems
Temitope Oluwafemi, University of Washington
Tadayoshi Kohno, University of Washington
Sidhant Gupta, University of Washington
Shwetak Patel, University of Washington

12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:45

Panel: Rerun-ability, Repeatability, and Reproducibility in Experimentation

14:45 - 15:30 Works in Progress (WIP): introduction, instructions, and group assignments

Remote Identification of Bloom Filter False Positives
James Jones, Jeremiah Shafer, and Scott Belden

Cryptographic Key Generation using Electroencephalograms
Garima Bajwa and Ram Dantu
University of North Texas

A Flow-Based, Blacklist Approach for Associating Web BrowserRedirection with Malicious Activity
Frank Hemingway, Ben Klimkowski, Max Potasznik, B. Avery Greene, and Dr. Michel Cukier
University of Maryland

Evaluating Distributed Denial of Service Defense Systems in IPv6
Peter DiMarco, Stephen Groat, Randy Marchany, Joseph Tront
Virginia Tech

15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30 WIP Working Groups
18:30 Hosted Dinner

Day 2: Thursday, October 17, 2013

08:00 - 08:30 Greeting and Breakfast
08:30 - 09:30

Invited Talk: The Higgs Boson: Discovery, Certainty and Uncertainty, Communication and Replication
Seth Zenz, Dicke Fellow, Princeton University

09:30 - 09:45 Break
09:45 - 10:45 WIP Working Groups
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Methods and Designs for Security Experiments

Web Adoption: An Attempt Toward Classifying Risky Internet Web Browsing Behavior
Alexander Kent, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Lorie Liebrock, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Joshua Neil, Los Alamos National Laboratory

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00

Dismal Code: Studying the Evolution of Security Bugs
Dimitris Mitropoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business
Vassilios Karakoidas, Athens University of Economics and Business
Panos Louridas, Athens University of Economics and Business
Georgios Gousios, Delft University of Technology
Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business

14:00 - 15:00 WIP Output Briefs
15:00 - 15:30 Closeout and future plans
15:30 Adjourn


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.

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