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LEET '09 Call for Papers

The CfP for the 2nd USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats (LEET '09): Botnets, Spyware, Worms, and More is up at:

http://www.usenix.org/event/leet09/cfp/.

LEET '09 will be held on April 21, 2009 in Boston, MA immediately before the 6th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '09), which will take place April 22–24, 2009.

Important Dates
  • Submissions due: January 16, 2009, 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Notification of acceptance: March 2, 2009
  • Electronic files due: March 30, 2009

This will be the second edition of LEET, which had evolved from the combination of two other successful workshops, the ACM Workshop on Recurring Malcode (WORM) and the USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Understanding Botnets (HotBots). These two workshops have each dealt with aspects of this problem. However, while papers relating to both worms and botnets are explicitly solicited, LEET has a broader charter than its predecessors. We encourage submissions of papers that focus on any aspect of the underlying mechanisms used to compromise and control hosts, the large-scale "applications" being perpetrated upon this framework, or the social and economic networks driving these threats.
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Sargons Schatz on Amazon

Earlier this year, I published the fantasy novel my father wrote 15 years. This was an interesting experience, as I had to do editing, layout and printing all by myself. To make it a proper book, I even registered an ISBN number and was surprised to find out that this was not sufficient to make it appear on any of the online book stores. However, Amazon has a program that allows one to enter any item into their catalog for approximately $50/year. So, I joined Amazon Advantage and anyone can buy Sargons Schatz at Amazon now. As this is a German book published in an English speaking country, I don't expect many prospective buyers - we will see.
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