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Connecting web event forecasting with anomaly detection : A case study on enterprise web applications using self-supervised neural networks

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posted on 2023-08-05, 12:58 authored by Xiaoyong Yuan, Lei Ding, Malek Ben Salem, Xiaolin Li, Dapeng Wu

Recently web applications have been widely used in enterprises to assist employees in providing effective and efficient business processes. Forecasting upcoming web events in enterprise web applications can be beneficial in many ways, such as efficient caching and recommendation. In this paper, we present a web event forecasting approach, DeepEvent, in enterprise web applications for better anomaly detection. DeepEvent includes three key features: web-specific neural networks to take into account the characteristics of sequential web events, self-supervised learning techniques to overcome the scarcity of labeled data, and sequence embedding techniques to integrate contextual events and capture dependencies among web events. We evaluate DeepEvent on web events collected from six real-world enterprise web applications. Our experimental results demonstrate that DeepEvent is effective in forecasting sequential web events and detecting web based anomalies. DeepEvent provides a context-based system for researchers and practitioners to better forecast web events with situational awareness.



Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering


Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, Volume 335, 2020, Pages 481-502. 16th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm 2020; Washington; United States; 21 October 2020 through 23 October 2020; Code 253099.


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