CARO Workshop 2007

International Antivirus Testing Workshop

Hotel Saga, Reykjavik, Iceland

15th – 16th May 2007

Update 2 (18. May 2007)!

A selection of the photos taken at the workshop is available. You can also browse more detailed galleries for day one, day two and both days.


You can now see, download, view and share the slides for the workshop presentations.

FRISK Software is holding an Antivirus Testing Workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May, 2007.

The workshop brings together developers of antivirus software and people involved in the comparative testing of such products. The goal is to discuss current “best practice”, common flaws and suggest possible improvements in antivirus testing methods.

Who should attend?

Antivirus software architects, internal detection testers, malware collection maintainers and people involved in the comparative testing of antivirus software.


The registration fee for the International Antivirus Testing Workshop is US$ 400.

Deadline for registration is Friday, 13th April 2007.

The workshop registration fee includes:

Admission to 2 day workshop

Workshop folder including copies of presentations

Lunch and mid-session refreshments

Click here to download a pdf registration form.


Agenda for the International Antivirus Testing Workshop.

Agenda in PDF format.


Presentations and slides for the International Antivirus Testing Workshop sessions.


Abstracts for the International Antivirus Testing Workshop sessions.

Getting to and from Hotel Saga


The “Flybus” can be taken immediately outside the airport building. It will drop you off at Hotel Saga and will also collect you and take you to the airport (just make sure the reception at Hotel Saga books it for you). Duration to or from the airport: 40 - 50 minutes. Price (one-way): ISK 1,200


A taxi between the airport and Hotel Saga, one way, costs around ISK 6,500 during the day and around ISK 9,000 during evenings and weekends. The taxis can be found outside the airport building or can be ordered at the reception of the hotel.

Evening Get-Together

The evening will begin with a short sightseeing trip on the way to the world famous Blue Lagoon (, Iceland's most unique and popular attraction. Guests will enjoy bathing and relaxing in Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin.

This will be followed by a delicious dinner at the modern Blue Lagoon Restaurant, which has a spectacular view over the lagoon.

The Blue Lagoon is about a 40 minute drive from Reykjavik. A coach will be arranged to collect people at the Hotel Saga and return people to the Hotel Saga later in the evening.

Price per person: US$ 100.

This needs to be pre-booked and can be ordered via the registration form. If your spouse is visiting Iceland with you, he/she is welcome to attend and can also be booked via the registration form.

Please note: People need to bring swimming costume and towel or rent them at the Blue Lagoon.