IEEE VizSec 2016 IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security

IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security

October 24, 2016
  /   Baltimore, MD, USA

IEEE VizSec will be held in Baltimore, MD, USA on October 24, 2016. VizSec brings together researchers and practitioners in information visualization and security to address the specific needs of the cyber security community through new and insightful visualization techniques.

VizSec will again be held in conjunction with IEEE VIS.

The 13th IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) is a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to address the needs of the cybersecurity community through new and insightful visualization and analysis techniques. VizSec provides an excellent venue for fostering greater exchange and new collaborations on a broad range of security- and privacy-related topics. VizSec will be held in Baltimore, MD, USA in conjunction with IEEE VIS.

The purpose of VizSec is to explore effective and scalable visual interfaces for security domains such as network security, computer forensics, reverse engineering, insider threat detection, cryptography, privacy, user assisted attacks prevention, compliance management, wireless security, secure coding, and penetration testing.

Technical Papers

Full papers describing novel contributions in security visualization are solicited. Papers may present techniques, applications, practical experience, theory, analysis, experiments, or evaluations. We encourage the submission of papers on technologies and methods that promise to improve cyber security practices, including, but not limited to:

When applicable, visualization and interaction techniques that effectively capture the insights of human analysts and/or allow analysts to collaborate efficiently are particularly desirable.

Case Studies

New for 2016! Short papers describing practical applications of security visualization are solicited. We encourage the submission of papers discussing the introduction of cyber security visualizations into operational context, including, but not limited to:

Cyber security practitioners from industry, as well as the research community, are encouraged to submit case studies.

Posters

Poster submissions may showcase late-breaking results, work in progress, preliminary results, or visual representations relevant to the VizSec community. The poster program will be a great opportunity for the authors to interact with the attendees and solicit feedback.

Tests and Evaluation

When applicable, submissions including tests and evaluations of the proposed tools and techniques are considered particularly desirable. If possible, making the data used for the tests available will also be considered positively. If you do not have real-world data to demonstrate your visualization, you may be interested in looking at the VAST Challenge data sets.

Submission

Submissions must be formated using the IEEE VGTC template that can be found at http://junctionpublishing.org/vgtc/Tasks/camera.html. All submissions should be in PDF format.

Submit papers and poster abstracts using EasyChair: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vizsec2016

Papers

Papers should be at most 8 pages including the bibliography and appendices. Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. Committee members are not required to read the appendices or any pages past the maximum. Submissions not meeting these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merit. Reviews are single-blind, so authors may include names and affiliations in their submissions. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.

The VizSec proceedings will be published by IEEE. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.

Case Studies

Case studies should be at most 4 pages including the bibliography and appendices. Case study submissions will be reviewed by the Paper Chair(s) and other members of the organizing committee to determine relevance to the VizSec community.

Accepted case study authors will have time to present their work at VizSec during the program.

Accepted case studies will be made available on this website.

Posters

Extended abstract should be at most 2 pages including the bibliography. Poster abstracts will be reviewed by the Poster Chair(s) and other members of the organizing committee to determine relevance to the VizSec community.

Accepted authors must present a corresponding poster during the workshop. The poster authors can determine the layout by themselves, but the dimensions of the posters should not exceed the A0 space (841mm x 1189mm or 33.1" x 46.8"). Additionally, poster authors are requested to give a brief oral preview during a plenary "fast forward" session.

Accepted poster abstracts will be made available on this website.

All deadlines are 5:00 PM PST

Papers and Case Studies

August 1, 2016
Submission for Papers and Case Studies
September 5, 2016
Author Notification for Papers and Case Studies
October 3, 2016
Camera Ready Submission and Copyright Forms for Papers

Posters

September 19, 2016
Abstract Submission for Posters
September 30, 2016
Author Notification for Posters

Organizing Committee

General Chair
Dan Best, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Program Chairs
Nicolas Prigent, CentraleSupélec
Diane Staheli, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Publicatations Chair
Sophie Engle, University of San Francisco
Poster Chair
Simon Walton, Oxford e-Research Centre
Publicity Chair
Lane Harrison, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Web Design
John Goodall, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

VizSec Steering Committee

Email questions to vizsec2016@easychair.org or post to the Google Group. Also, keep updated on Twitter: @vizsec.