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Call for cybersecurity research papers for the National Cyber Summit

National Cyber Summit (NCS ‘17)
June 7-8, 2017
Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL


Research Track

It’s time to share your research with cybersecurity experts and peers at the 2017 National Cyber Summit, held June 6-8 in Huntsville, Alabama.

The National Cyber Summit Research Track is seeking original short papers documenting cybersecurity research to be published in conference proceedings. Papers that are currently unpublished and 4-6 pages in length should be submitted by March 22, 2017 (see paper requirements at end of article).

Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary field including information security, fraud examination, forensic science, military science, management science, systems engineering, security engineering, criminology, computer science, and others. The National Cyber Summit Research Track seeks research papers in the following areas (non-exclusive list):

  • Industrial Control System Security
  • Network Security
  • Database Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Secure Architectures
  • Societal Impacts/Ethics
  • Securing the Internet of Things
  • Interplay of technical and non-technical issues in cybersecurity
  • Supply chain cybersecurity research
  • Cybersecurity standards and guidelines
  • Case studies in cybersecurity
  • CISO challenges/governance
  • Cybersecurity  trends
  • Cybersecurity and diversity
  • Cyber operations
  • Data mining for cybersecurity
  • Systems engineering for cybersecurity
  • Risk management
  • Design of secure systems
  • Cloud computing
  • Malware reverse engineering
  • Intrusion and malware detection
  • Cryptography,
  • trusted systems
  • Provenance
  • Cyber-operations
  • Response and recovery
  • Cybersecurity curriculum design
  • Cybersecurity  competitions – e.g., design, results, objectives, structure
  • Emerging needs for cybersecurity curriculum
  • Innovative approaches to faculty development and capacity building













The National Cyber Summit is an annual multi-track cyber security event on June 6-8, 2017. Held in Huntsville, Alabama, the home to the Army’s Redstone Arsenal and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the summit offers an ideal venue for networking with government, industry and Department of Defense attendees. The event attracts more than 1,500 to take part in cyber training, education and workforce development through a diverse offering of educational training sessions, technical and management presentations, and keynotes from world-class speakers.

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Information Technology and Information Management and/or the Communications of the International Information Management Association.


Requirements for paper submission.

Papers should be 4-6 pages and formatted in accordance with the ACM template found at All papers will be refereed. Submissions should be uploaded to Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings.  Submissions should be received not later than March 22, 2017. Notices of acceptance will be provided not later than April 22, 2017.

Please address all questions to Dr. Tommy Morris, Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 256-824-6576 or

NCS Research Track Steering Committee:
Tommy Morris, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Eric Imsand, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Agnes Chan, Northeastern University
Yuliang Zheng, University of Alabama in Birmingham

Program Committee:
Josh Pauli, Dakota State University
Matt Bishop, University of California Davis
Ben Denton, DESE Research
Drew Hamilton, Mississippi State University
Roland Varriale, Argonne National Laboratory
Tanya Zlateva, Boston University
Ragib Hasan, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ezhil Kalaimannan, University of West Florida

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