The 1st International Fuzzing Workshop (FUZZING) 2022 welcomes all researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners to present their latest research findings, empirical analyses, techniques, and applications in the area of fuzzing and software testing for automated bug finding.

The workshop will be organized as Phase 1 in a 2-phase preregistration-based publication process. All research papers will be peer-reviewed on the basis of a full-length preregistered report, and acceptance will be based on (i) the significance and novelty of the hypotheses or techniques, and (ii) the soundness and reproducibility of the methodology specified to validate the claims or hypotheses -- but explicitly not based on the strength of the (preliminary) results. More details about the benefits of this process can be found in this blog post co-authored by the workshop organizers: http://fuzzbench.com/blog/2021/04/22/special-issue/

FUZZING 2022 will include a keynote address by an eminent scientist, a technical session, and interactive discussions among researchers and practitioners.

Important Dates

Topics of Interest

Submissions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

Submission Guidelines

The workshop solicits registered reports drafts. A registered report is a full paper sans the evaluation or experiments. Each draft will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee according to the review criteria mentioned above with the key objective of providing constructive feedback. Accepted drafts are made available to all participants. These drafts will be presented and discussed in detail at the workshop in order for the authors to receive further constructive feedback. After incorporating this feedback, the authors can submit final versions of the Registered Reports for review. Notably, accepted Registered Reports will be invited as full articles in a Special Issue in one of the premier software engineering journals. This invitation is equivalent to an in-principle acceptance in the general pre-registration process. For the final journal article, the authors are expected to conduct the experiments, evaluation, or study as specified in their registered report.

We are currently discussing with top journals regarding the publication of the final papers. Therefore, the deadlines for the submission of registered reports and full journal papers might be delayed, depending on the constraints from the journal.

Submitted report drafts are expected to be a full technical paper sans the full evaluation/experiment results. To assess the feasibility of the experiments, however, we expect some preliminary results in small-scale experiments.

Submitted report drafts should include no more than 8 pages, excluding references. There are no page limits on the references. Papers must be formatted according to the NDSS requirements. Templates are available at https://www.ndss-symposium.org/ndss2022/call-for-papers .

Depending on the authors’ preference, accepted registered report drafts will be published in the workshop proceedings of NDSS through the Internet Society. The proceedings will be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore.

Update: FUZZING'22 will employ a double-anonymous policy for all submissions. Please ensure that the authors remain anonymous in your submission. For more details on this policy, please email us or consult this excellent FAQ. (Due to the short notice, we will not desk-reject a submission in violation of this policy. Instead, we will ask the authors to update the submission with an anonymized revision.)


Report drafts can be submitted at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fuzzing22

Organizing Committee

Program Committee