27th Colloquium

  • 13 Mar 2023
  • 18 Sep 2023
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The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education celebrates its 27th year as the senior and premier conference on Cybersecurity Education. The conference will be held in Kennesaw, Georgia at Kennesaw State University, and online via Zoom Events, between November 1 - 3, 2023. Please visit the conference overview for program updates.

Participating in The Colloquium are representatives from education, industry, and government with an interest in conducting productive conversations, present new ideas, and improve the content and curricula for cybersecurity teaching. Interested parties are invited to submit papers and posters, propose round tables, and submit relevant proposals for consideration of The Colloquium.

The Colloquium
The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education

CISSE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cybersecurity education at all levels. CISSE was founded in 1996 to provide a forum for educators, researchers, and practitioners to share knowledge and best practices in information security education. CISSE hosts an annual conference that brings together cybersecurity educators from around the world to discuss current trends, challenges, and innovations in information security education. (Read More)

The following submissions are welcome:

List of Topics

  • Adversarial Behavior
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning
  • Automated systems and IoT
  • Cybersecurity for Non-Cyber Students
  • Dark Markets
  • Education Technologies
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Ethics, Legal, and Compliance
  • Game-based Learning
  • Governance
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Integrating Current Developments
  • Interdisciplinary Subjects
  • K12 Education
  • Non-traditional Students
  • Online and Remote Learning
  • Project-based Learning
  • Psychological Operations
  • Risk Management
  • Scalability of Cybersecurity


To be considered for presentation at the 27th Colloquium, please submit an original, unpublished paper in the field of Cybersecurity Education by September 17, 2023. Parallel submissions are not accepted, but articles on pre-press or personal sites are not excluded.

Proceedings will be published online and selected papers will also be published in our annual Journal. Papers that have been presented at the 27th Colloquium will also be considered for further development and publication.

Papers should present a well-formed and capably written idea, which advances the field of cybersecurity, and which is adequately contextualized and sufficiently supported by the literature. The implications for general application should be clear as well as their advantage and importance to the at-large purposes of the field. Conclusions should be supported by analytic means, either empirical or subjectively derived through commonly accepted methods. Graphic, or tabular support is encouraged.

Generative AI and other automated methods for producing papers and research should be disclosed in the paper itself as part of the initial submission for peer review, though applications and processes will not be granted authorship.


Please use the IEEE Manuscript Template for your submission.

  • Word count range of 3,000 to 4,000
  • Include sufficient references that reflect sufficient consideration of the literature with a no-more-than 250 word abstract
  • Be sure that all photos, graphs and illustrations have a print resolution of no less than 300 dpi and are original works
    • Please retain all image sources, as they will be requested for print optimization
  • All initial submissions should be anonymized
    • In the non-anonymized final draft ORCID numbers will be required after author names
  • Papers will be available in hardcopy, listed in index services through Crossref, and published with DOIs that have no paywall for immediate access
  • DOI URL Links are required for all sources in the reference list where available, since The Colloquium registers with Crossref


Copyright of the content remains in the hands of the authors, with free distribution encouraged. Usage requests in publication should be made directly to the authors. Submission constitutes the author granting rights to CISSE to freely publish in the Journal or other publications.

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Template: IEEE Manuscript Templates

Submit: EasyChair

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. Poster presenters are encouraged to provide previews of works in progress, new concepts for consideration, and classroom techniques.

Awards will be presented for Best Poster, Best Poster Runner Up, Best Student Poster, Best Student Poster Runner Up.

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Submit: poster@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 27th Colloquium - Poster

Note: Please indicate if the poster is a Faculty, Researcher or Student submission.

Participants may present proposals for sessions and presentations covering areas in the context of the conference theme, or other appropriate material. The proposals will be considered based on their relevance and appeal. Proposals should be 1-2 paragraphs in length. Include the desired time period (15 – 50 minutes). Submit proposals no later than July 30, 2023.

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Submit: presentation@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 27th Colloquium - Presentation

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Submit: session@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 27th Colloquium - Sessions

Panels give the audience the opportunity to hear the perspective of multiple people about a topic or area of interest with a special focus. Proposals for panels should be 1-2 paragraphs in length and include a list of prospective panelists. Note: in the interest of exposing members to a variety of viewpoints, The Colloquium will limit the number of appearances of any panelist. Submit proposals no later than July 30, 2023.

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Submit: panel@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 27th Colloquium - Panels

Workshops provide a means for participants to work together to achieve some outcome related to the conference theme. It may be in the form of the creation of a new project, or in support of some existing project. Roundtables provide a forum for members to participate in a guided discussion of a topic. Participants wishing to propose a workshop or round table in the context of the conference themes (see above) may submit a proposal no later than July 30, 2023.

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Submit: workshop@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 27th Colloquium - Workshop

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Submit: roundtable@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 27th Colloquium - Roundtable

This years' conference will feature presentations of Master Classes and Curriculum Walk-throughs.

Master Classes are a panel of instructors who have experience teaching a course in a particular topic where they have brought an innovative approach to their teaching. The panel will discuss and compare approaches including evaluations and observations.

A Course Walk-through is a quick (20 min) walk through of the course Syllabus, including the description, outcomes, major topics, assessments / assignments, materials used, typical course approach, and intended student audience. The goal is to give new instructors ideas about how courses may be constructed and allow experienced instructors to compare them to their own efforts.

A Program Walk-through is a quick (30 min) review of a program's curriculum and flow, it includes an overview of the outcomes, the students, the courses, and special features. It includes a brief discussion of the reasoning behind the program choices.

Instructors interested in participating in Master Class Panels or Curriculum walk-throughs should submit their interest including: The course type (basic, elective, focus area), course level (lower / upper division, Graduate), course title, and Course Syllabus which can be shared (may have redactions). For Programs, the level (AB/AS, BA/BS, Minor, Certificate, Graduate), the program focus, and a Course List or similar document to be shared.

Walk-throughs are not pitches for commercial courses, books, or courses mainly following a standardized curriculum.

Submit Panel and Walk-through submissions and interest in participating no later than July 30, 2023.

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Submit: masterclass@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 27th Colloquium - Master Class

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Submit: walkthrough@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 27th Colloquium - Walkthrough


In the event there is a specific topic, event, or item you are interested in, but do not want to directly present or participate, feel free to submit a recommendation to confchair@thecolloquium.org.

Please send any questions regarding paper submissions to paperchair@thecolloquium.org. For questions regarding the event, registration, or open calls, please email events@thecolloquium.org.