Keynote Speech


Professor Wanlei Zhou


Chair Professor of Information Technology,

Head, School of Information Technology,
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.



Title: Finding the real source of Internet crimes



Internet crimes can result in serious consequences such as disrupting critical infrastructure; causing significant financial losses; and threatening public life. Although a number of countermeasures and legislations against Internet crimes are developed, the crimes are still on the rise. One critical reason is that researchers and law enforcement agencies still can not answer a simple question easily: who and where is the real source of Internet crimes? With the support of a number of Australian Research Council grants, my research group has developed effective ways to discover the real source of Internet crimes. In this talk, I will try to explain how we achieveed this research goal through traceback schemes that we have developed. This talk will be based on the following two papers:
1. Shui Yu, Wanlei Zhou, Robin Doss, and Weijia Jia, "Traceback of DDoS Attacks using Entropy Variations", Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, accepted 09/2009. Published online 30 Apr. 2010,
2. Yang Xiang, Wanlei Zhou, and Minyi Guo, "Flexible Deterministic Packet Marking: An IP Traceback System to Find the Real Source of Attacks", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 567-580, April 2009.

Short Biography:

Professor Wanlei Zhou received the B. Eng (Computer Science and Engineering) and M. Eng (Computer Science and Engineering) degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, in 1991. He also received a DS.c. degree (a higher Doctorate degree) from Deakin University in 2002 for his substantial contribution to knowledge and authoritative standing in the field of distributed computing. He is currently the Chair Professor in Information Technology and Head of School, School of Information Technology, Deakin University. Before joining Deakin University, he has been a system programmer in HP at Massachusetts, USA; a lecturer in Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; and a lecturer in National University of Singapore, Singapore. His research interests include theory and practical issues of building distributed systems, security and reliability of computer networks, bioinformatics, and e-learning.Professor Zhou has published more than 200 papers in refereed international journals and refereed international conferences proceedings. He has also edited 5 books and authored 1 book. He has also chaired a number of international conferences. He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE.