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24th Colloquium

Fall, 2020

Online Sessions

24th Colloquium - Call for Papers (update)

The 24th Colloquium, scheduled for June 14-17 in Baltimore, has been canceled; however, we will continue to accept papers (only) for review for inclusion in our annual Journal publication. In light of the circumstances, we are extending the submission date until April 30, 2020 in order to accommodate those who may have been waiting to see how events played out with the meeting.

Privacy, Ethics, and APTs

(Asymmetric and Persistent Threats)

Interested parties are invited to submit papers and posters, propose round tables, and submit relevant proposals for consideration of the Colloquium.

Paper Submission Guidelines

To be considered for presentation, please submit an original, unpublished paper in the field of Cybersecurity Education by April 30, 2020 for one of the following tracks.

Selected papers will also be published in our bi-annual Journal. Papers that have been presented, 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.

Please download the following template for your submission:

Please note the word count range of 3,000 to 4,000 (8-10 pages), with bibliographies 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.

Paper Tracks

Academic Papers are invited in the following areas:


With California privacy laws coming into effect in January 2020, and a period of experience with the GDPR on which they are modeled, it is timely to take a look at their effectiveness, issues that other jurisdictions have encountered with their implementation, and other privacy initiatives adopted by other states and countries, along with other issues related to privacy.


Ethics is a required piece of the cybersecurity curriculum, but presents a persistent challenge of definition and substance. "[The ethics of Cybersecurity] is actually a rather under-developed topic within ICT ethics, where the majority of published work discusses issues such as 'big data' and privacy or ethical issues of surveillance. In those cases, cybersecurity is usually only instrumentally discussed as a tool to protect (or undermine) privacy." 1 "[T]he ethical issues and dilemmas that the technological experts face in their daily life are to an insufficient degree represented in the literature." 1 Papers are encouraged which address these challenges and others within the field of Cybersecurity ethics.

Asymmetric and Advanced Persistent Threats

Recent events, an up-coming election cycle, and concerns about foreign cyber influence provide a timely opportunity to explore Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). The nature of social media and threats to elections undermines our way of life. As educators we should be leading the way in researching, assessing, and developing curriculum and awareness of these areas.

Education Methods, Tools, and Innovations

This track is focused on the application of methods, tools, and innovations to teaching Cybersecurity in the classroom and beyond. It may include discussion of Cyber Operations Centers, Cyber-ranges, specialized tools and techniques, or teaching methods. The papers should include specific detail, as may include discussion of pros and cons, issues encountered, or ideas in the conceptual phase, but requiring additional planning and input before potential implementation.

Student Papers

Student papers may fit into one of the above tracks, or a related area of Cybersecurity. Students must be enrolled in a degree seeking program. One student will be chosen as the "Erich Spengler Student Paper of the Year" and receive free registration, 3 nights at the hotel and a travel stipend of $500 (winner to be notified by late April).

Please submit papers later than April 30, 2020 to:

1 Yaghmaei, Emad and van de Poel, Ibo and Christen, Markus and Gordijn, Bert and Kleine, Nadine and Loi, Michele and Morgan, Gwenyth and Weber, Karsten, Canvas White Paper 1 – Cybersecurity and Ethics (October 4, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

We are no longer accepting submissions for Workshops, Round Tables, Posters and Curriculum Presentations at this time.

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The Colloquium recognizes that the protection of information and infrastructures that are used to create, store, process, and communicate information is vital to business continuity and security. The Colloquium's goal is to work together to define current and emerging requirements for information assurance education and to influence and encourage the development and expansion of information assurance curricula, especially at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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