Call for participants and sponsors, the 2017 Conference on Cybersecurity Education, Research & Practice at Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw GA), from October 20-21, 2017. Industry and research event hosted by the Center for Information Security Education and Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University.

Friday, October 20th - Industry and Academic Partnership Day

On Friday, CCERP will host an industry security day, with invited presentations from industry executives in the region making presentation on information security issues of concern to both industry and academic professionals. Organizations interested in setting up display tables are invited to sponsor the event. Details may be viewed at, then select Exhibitors from the menu. Please email us at for additional information or to propose a speaker. Presentations will not highlight an individual product or company and must be suitably vendor agnostic.

Saturday, October 21st - Main Academic Conference Day

The main academic conference day is Saturday, however, we will back fill into Friday afternoon as needed. KSU still has funding remaining from our 2016 NSF Grant and would like to again conduct a graduate research workshop in association with the conference. Our intent is to host student/mentor sessions early Friday afternoon, with presentations afterwards on Saturday (main conference day). The workshop will fund ten (10) $1,000 stipends and significantly reduced registration for selected attendees, based on a competitive review of submitted research papers. While other graduate students may self-select to participate in the workshop, only the top ten will receive stipends. Students who have participated in a previous workshop are not eligible for stipends.

The Conference on Cybersecurity Education Research and Practice (CCERP) seeks to provide academics, researchers, and practitioners with an opportunity to share their perspectives on the various aspects of innovation in security research, industry best practices and pedagogical developments of interest with teaching and researching faculty members. Papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of information security are solicited for submission to the 2017 CCERP Conference. The primary focus is on high-quality, original, unpublished research, case studies and implementation experiences.

For authors interested in submitting papers: Papers should have relevance to the teaching, research and/or practice of information security/cybersecurity. The primary criteria for appropriateness are demonstrated practical relevance and topics of interest to academic researchers and instructors. Note that work in progress papers can be accepted if substantial progress has already been made and completion is expected by the conference date. The top papers accepted to the conference will be invited to publish their papers to the Journal for Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice with minimal additional review.

Every paper author who submits will be expected to serve as a reviewer for other, non-conflicted submissions. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference by September 15 for the paper to be included in the proceedings and in JCERP, a Digital Commons @ KSU publication. If you have any questions or comments about submissions or requirements please direct them to, or visit the conference submission web site at The conference web site ( is still under development. Ask to be added to the email list for information as to its availability.

Authors may submit up to 3 papers; however, no more than 2 papers from any one author will be accepted.

Important Dates for Workshop and Paper Session Submissions

  • August 1 - Submission Deadline for all academic papers and industry presentations.
  • September 1 - Reviews and acceptances to authors/presenters
  • September 15 – Final copies submitted. Authors for Accepted Papers/Poster Sessions must pre-register for the conference.

All submissions are via the conference paper management site available at To be added to the conference’s list server or if you have any questions, please send an email to

We look forward to your submissions.

Mike Whitman, Herb Mattord, Carole Hollingsworth