IEEE VizSec 2015 IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security

IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security

October 26, 2015
  /   Chicago, Illinois, USA

We are extremely pleased to announce that our Keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Greg Conti, Director at the Army Cyber Institute at West Point.

IEEE VizSec will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA on October 26, 2015. 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.


Greg Conti

Greg Conti Greg Conti is Director of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. He holds a BS from West Point, an MS from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, all in computer science. He is the author of "Security Data Visualization" (No Starch Press) and "Googling Security" (Addison-Wesley) as well as over 75 articles and papers covering cyber conflict, online privacy, usable security, and security data visualization. He has spoken at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat, DEF CON, CyCon, HOPE, Interz0ne, ShmooCon, and RSA and has published his academic research in a variety of scholarly venues. He and his work can be found at @cyberbgone on Twitter and at

The 12th 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 Chicago, Illinois, 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.


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. Accepted poster abstracts will be made available on this website.

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.


The VizSec 2015 proceedings will be published by IEEE. Submissions must be formated using the IEEE VGTC template that can be found at

Papers should be at most 8 pages including the bibliography and appendices. 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. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.


Submit papers and poster abstracts using EasyChair:

All deadlines are 5:00 PM PST


August 1, 2015
Submission for Papers
September 5, 2015
Author Notification for Papers
October 3, 2015
Camera Ready Submission and Copyright Forms for Papers


September 19, 2015
Abstract Submission for Posters
September 30, 2015
Author Notification for Posters

VizSec is held with IEEE VIS.

To register, continue to the IEEE VIS Conference Registration page.

For more information on the venue and hotel, please see the IEEE VIS Conference Venue page.

Organizing Committee

General Chair
Lane Harrison, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Program Chair
Nicolas Prigent, CentraleSupélec
Publicatations Chair
Sophie Engle, University of San Francisco
Poster Chair
Dan Best, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Web Design
John Goodall, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Program Committee

VizSec Steering Committee

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