The CheckMATE Workshop

The CheckMATE Workshop

Research on offensive and defensive techniques in the context of Man At The End (MATE) attacks

The CheckMATE workshop will be co-located with the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) 2022

MATE (Man-At-The-End) is an attacker model where an adversary has access to the target software and/or hardware environment of his victim and the ability to observe and modify it in order to extract sensitive information or secrets. This information could include cryptographic keys, configuration information, etc. Possible goals of an attack might include compromising code integrity, inserting backdoors, among many others. Typical examples of such scenarios are an attack on a stolen smartphone or against software leveraging protection to offer premium content and/or features such as paid TV channels.

The main focus of CheckMATE is on new models and techniques to defend software from tampering, reverse engineering, and piracy as well as to the development of new attack strategies that highlight the need of more complete defenses.

Conference and Workshop Registration

You can register for ACM CCS and for the CheckMATE workshop on the main CCS page.

Workshop Program

The program and proceedings will be available here once decisions are made regarding accepted papers.

Important Information

  • Our CFP is now available
  • Paper registration deadline: August 27, 2022
  • Paper submission deadline: August 29, 2022
  • Submission website:
  • Paper format: up to 12 pages for regular submissions/up to 6 pages for short submissions


  • General Chair: Golden G. Richard III, Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) and Division of Computer Science and Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA
  • Program Chair: Tim Blazytko, emproof, Germany

Program Committee

  • Mohsen Ahmadvand, SAP Hybris, Germany
  • Andrew Case, Volexity and Lousiana State University, USA
  • Mariano Ceccato, University of Verona, Italy
  • Peter Garba, Thales Group, Germany
  • Benjamin Gnahm, Blackberry, Germany
  • Luis Garcia, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, USA
  • Doowon Kim, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Johannes Kinder, Universitat Bundeswehr Munich, Germany
  • Mario Polino, Politecnico di Milano University, Italy
  • Moritz Schloegel, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany

Steering Committee

  • Sebastian Banescu, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Sebastian Bardin, CEA LIST, France
  • Tim Blazytko, emproof, Germany
  • Christian Collberg, University of Arizona, USA
  • Jack Davidson, University of Virginia, USA
  • Bjorn De Sutter, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Paolo Falcarin, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Roberto Giacobazzi, Universit√† di Verona, Italy
  • Yuan Gu, IRDETO, Canada
  • Christophe Hauser, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
  • Yonghwi Kwon, University of Virginia, USA
  • Arun Lakhotia, University of Louisiana, USA
  • Todd McDonald, University of South Alabama, USA
  • Mila Dalla Preda, University of Verona, Italy
  • Golden G. Richard III, Louisiana State University
  • Natalia Stakhanova, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Brecht Wyseur, Kudelski IoT Security, Switzerland

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