For 21 years The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) has supported Cyber Security educators, researchers and practitioners in their efforts to improve curricula and foster discussion of current and emerging trends. Please submit your unpublished original paper in the field of Cyber Security / Information Assurance with a focus on education.

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Papers and Posters

Academic Papers

Please submit your unpublished original paper in the field of Cyber Security / Information Assurance with a focus on education.

If your paper is chosen for presentation at our conference it will also be published in our Journal, The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education and available on Amazon.com. Check out last year's edition, available as an e-book and softcover book.

All submissions must be anonymized to allow for double-blind reviewing. Authors are expected to make a good faith effort to make their submissions geographically and institutionally anonymous and should not identify themselves either explicitly or by implication (e.g., through references or acknowledgments). Submissions violating formatting or anonymization instructions will be returned without review.

Papers on original unpublished results may be at most 10 pages in length (single-column, single-spacing, at least 11 point font, with reasonable margins, including figures, tables, and references). Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and it will be required that at least one of the authors register and attend the conference to present the paper.

  • Due: March 15, 2017 April 15, 2017

Student Papers

All the following criteria must be met:

  • Submitting author must opt-in to the competition during the regular submission process and follow all the instructions provided on the submission site.
  • The presenting author must be an undergraduate or graduate student of an educational institution of collegiate grade who is devoting more than half-time to studies within the institution, at the time the paper was written.
  • The paper must be submitted and accepted during the regular "call for papers" process.
  • The Student must present the paper during the conference.

One lucky Student Paper will be selected for the Erich Spengler Student Paper Award. The awardee will receive free registration, plus a travel and hotel stipend.

  • Due: March 15, 2017 April 15, 2017

Round Table

Works in progress / discussion papers-time allotment for this has been expanded during the conference and will be held in multiple sessions

We will also provide opportunities for discussion of research under development or novel ideas. Submissions in this category will be reviewed for relevance of content. However they will not be subject to the same stringent reviews as the paper submissions. These papers may focus on technology, theories, trends or topics of interest for faculty and should be between 500 - 600 words in "Word" format.

Accepted work in this category will be presented in a "round -robin" Round Table format. Open dialogue and feedback will be facilitated by a formally designated discussant / coordinator at each table. The intention is to help presenters focus and refine their prospective work for development into subsequent paper presentations at CISSE, or other conferences. Accepted work in this category will not be published in the conference proceedings.

  • Due: March 15, 2017 April 15, 2017

Poster Sessions

Faculty, Researchers & Students Only

Faculty, Students and Researchers are invited to submit requests for the poster sessions. Poster sessions are non-commercial presentations of topics of interest to the community. The goal of the poster session is to stimulate conversations in the community. Posters present an opportunity to contribute to the conversation without the full process of formal review and the topic and time constraints of formal papers and conference sessions.

  • Due: May 15, 2017

Presentation Only

Accepted work in this category will be presented at the conference. Open dialogue and feedback will be facilitated by a formally designated discussant / coordinator. The intention is to help presenters focus and refine their prospective work for development into subsequent publications. Accepted work in this category will not be published in the conference journal, but after this session may be asked to edit and re-submit their work for inclusion in the CISSE Journal.

Awards

At least one award will be made in each Paper and Poster category. The awards will be presented during the CISSE 21th Award Dinner, Tuesday June 13th. The dinner will be semi-formal affair with the normal CISSE awards, Founders Award, Academic of the Year, Industry Partner of the Year, Government Partner of the Year and a couple new Educational awards.


Session Proposals

Submission of proposals for participation in CISSE 2017 June 12-14 at the J.W. Marriott, Las Vegas, NV. Submission topics can be related to career, graduate school, research, or education in the field of Cybersecurity. You can submit in more than one category, please make sure it is not a commercial for your program or company but rather something that we can all learn from. A research or educational project, co-op or internship program, hands-on learning or a service to the community.

Break-out Sessions

30 to 45 minutes

Please include an abstract and names of the presenters. A research or educational project, co-op or internship program, hands-on learning or a service to the community ... inspire us!

  • Due: December 1, 2016

Panels

30 to 45 minutes

Provide opportunities to examine a current topic in Cybersecurity and to promote discussion. Panel organizers are responsible for selecting appropriate panelists to participate. Aside from moderator, there can be up to 4 panelists. Submit all names and their affiliation info along with abstract.

  • Due: December 1, 2016

Birds of a Feather

15 to 30 minutes

Lead an informal discussion session on just about any topic related to cybersecurity. These sessions can be a great way to share ideas and network. Provide your name and a brief description of a BOF session you'd like to lead.

  • Due: December 1, 2016

Workshops

If you are interested in offering a free half and full day workshops (technical / professional) on any topic related to cybersecurity. Please submit an abstract and instructor bio. The intended audience for this workshop is college students and educators. Preference will be given to proposals that will qualify for continuing education or professional credits.

  • Due: December 1, 2016