Security Datasets for AI 2024

About the Security Datasets for AI (SECDAI) 2024 Virtual Workshop

The 2024 Security Datasets for AI (SECDAI) virtual workshop will be a forum to discuss the need labeled datasets with security events, and security datasets that data providers have to share.

We will hold this workshop using Zoom (please register at this link), on Thursday April 18, 2024 from 15:00-19:00 UTC (08:00-12:00 Pacific Time). The workshop format will consist of short talks with discussion time.

Program Committee Affiliation
Jelena Mirkovic (co-chair) USC/ISI
John Heidemann (co-chair) USC/ISI
Ram Duraijian U. Oregon
Bob Stovall MERIT

Topics of Interest and Workshop Format

Topics of interest center around understanding the role of security-related data with AI methods.

  • What security-related datasets are available?
  • How are they labeled?
  • What examples of AI algorithms have been used with these datasets?
  • What examples of security-related datasets have been used by multiple groups?
  • What are the challenges around (and solutions to) sharing security-related data?

The workshop will be structured around very short talks—our goal is to:

  • Identify opportunities for collaboration among the participants
  • Identify new questions of interest to researchers and operations
  • Identify gaps in the tools and datasets needed to answer those questions
  • Start discussion around these topics
  • Create requirements for future research projects and infrastructure

Workshop Attendence by Short Abstract

Folks wishing to attend and present should submit a one-page abstract (plus an extra page for references if you want) about what you want to talk about. By default we will make all abstracts available to workshop participants, but will keep abstracts private on request. Abstracts will be reviewed by the program chairs for topicality and discussion organization. Submissions should be at least a 9 point font on US letter-size paper (8.5x11 inches).

For people interested in attending, but not in presenting, please submit a short abstract of your background so we know who you are. In the abstract, specify that you don’t want to present, but include a sentence or two to indicating your interests, why you want to attend the workshop and how you believe your participation will help move the discussion forward. We expect to give priority to presenters, but we welcome people interested in adding to the conversation even without a formal presentation slot.

Workshop Structure

Workshop format:

We are looking for an open workshop with discussion. We will strictly limit talks to 10 minutes.

See the Program

Workshop results:

The workshop’s goal is to grow the community of researchers, and to help identify new directions and needs that can be passed on to research supporters (such as US’ NSF and DHS agencies).


The workshop will be hosted on Zoom (please register at this link).


Please submit questions or feedback to John Heidemann.

Important Dates

Event Date
Abstracts due: 2024-03-25
Results to submitters: 2024-04-01
“Camera-ready” abstracts: 2024-04-10
(if possible, please upload slides to HotCRP:) 2024-04-15
Workshop: 2024-04-18 starting 15:00 UTC (8am PST)


This workshop will be available at no cost to participants with approved abstracts.

This workshop is being hosted by USC/ISI as part of the CLASSNET project.