Theses and Refereed Publications

Masters Thesis

Silvio Cesare, "Fast Automated Unpacking and Classification of Malware", Masters Thesis, Central Queensland University, 2010.

Refereed Conference Papers


  1. Silvio Cesare, Yang Xiang, "Classification of Malware using Structured Control Flow", 8th Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC 2010), 2010. [abstract
  2. Silvio Cesare, Yang Xiang, "A Fast Flowgraph Based Classification System for Packed and Polymorphic Malware on the Endhost", IEEE 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Application (AINA 2010), IEEE, 2010. [abstract


  1. Silvio Cesare, Yang Xiang, "Malware Variant Detection Using Similarity Search over Sets of Control Flow Graphs", IEEE Trustcom, IEEE, 2011 (to appear).
Refereed Journal Papers

  1. Yini Wang, Sheng Wen, Silvio Cesare, Wanlie Zhou, Yang Xiang, "Eliminating Errors in Worm Propagation Models", Communication Letters, IEEE, 2011.
  2. Yini Wang, Sheng Wen, Silvio Cesare, Wanlie Zhou, Yang Xiang, "The Microcosmic Model of Worm Propagation", The Computer Journal, 2011.
  3. Yongrui Cui, Mingchu Li, Yang Xiang, Yizhi Ren, Silvio Cesare, "A Quality-of-Service based Fine-grained Reputation System in the Grid Economy", Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 2011 (to appear).

For local copies of the papers, please see the attachments at the bottom of this page. They can also be found at