Chair of Computer Science II - Software Engineering

    Article accepted for publication in the prestigious “ACM Computing Surveys” journal


    An article co-authored by Aleksandar Milenkoski, researcher at the Chair of Software Engineering, and Prof. Dr. Samuel Kounev has been accepted for publication in ACM Computing Surveys. The article is entitled "Evaluating Computer Intrusion Detection Systems: A Survey of Common Practices".

    ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The journal publishes survey articles and tutorials related to computer science and computing. According to the ISI Journal Citation Reports, CSUR has among the highest impact factors of all computer science journals. In a 2008 ranking, CSUR received the highest rank “A*”.

    Aleksandar Milenkoski, Marco Vieira, Samuel Kounev, Alberto Avrtizer, and Bryan D. Payne. Evaluating Computer Intrusion Detection Systems: A Survey of Common Practices. ACM Computing Surveys, 2015, ACM. 5-year Impact Factor (2014): 5.949. To Appear.

    The evaluation of computer intrusion detection systems (which we refer to as intrusion detection systems) is an active research area. In this paper, we survey and systematize common practices in the area of evaluation of intrusion detection systems. For this purpose, we define a design space structured into three parts: workload, metrics, and measurement methodology. We then provide an overview of the common practices in evaluation of intrusion detection systems by surveying evaluation approaches and methods related to each part of the design space. Finally, we discuss open issues and challenges focusing on evaluation methodologies for novel intrusion detection systems.