Subject: CFP VizSec 2021: Submission Deadline: June 21, 2021
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Submission Deadline: June 21, 2021
Event Date: October 27, 2021
New Orleans, LA, USA

We are cordially inviting you to participate in the 18th IEEE
Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) 2021.

VizSec 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 take place on October 27, 2021, in conjunction with the
2021 IEEE VIS conference, giving VizSec authors and attendees enhanced
access to IEEE VIS. VizSec program will be presented in an online
format with virtual presentations.

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, penetration testing, and
other related research topics.

We are soliciting Technical (Full), Short, and Position Papers. 

Technical Papers

Full papers describing novel contributions in security visualization
are solicited. Papers may present techniques, applications, 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:

Situation awareness and/or understanding
Incident handling including triage, exploration, correlation, and response
Computer forensics
Machine learning & explainable AI for cybersecurity
Adversarial machine learning visualization
Adversarial visualization
Visual analytics for cybersecurity
Data protection & privacy
Blockchain performance & security
Cybersecurity in critical infrastructure
Collaborative visualization for cybersecurity & provenance
Recording and reporting results of investigations
Assisting proactive security configuration and deployment
Reverse engineering and malware analysis
Vulnerability management
Multiple data source analysis
Analyzing information requirements for computer network defense
Evaluation and/or user testing of VizSec systems
Criteria for assessing the effectiveness of cyber security
  visualizations (whether from a security goal perspective or a human
  factors perspective)
Modeling system and network behavior
Modeling attacker and defender behavior
Studying risk and impact of cyber attacks
Predicting future attacks or targets
Security metrics
Software security
Mobile application security
Social networking privacy and security
Training & education

Submissions including tests and evaluations of the proposed tools and
techniques are also 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 VizSec dataset
links. Previous VizSec papers may be found on the VizSec Papers
Browser and on IEEE Xplore.

Short Papers

Short papers describing initial research results, concise research
contributions or incremental work on the above topics, even including
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:

  Cases where visualization made positive contributions towards meeting
  operational needs

  Gaps or negative outcomes from visualization deployments

  Situations where visualization was not utilized, but could have had
  a positive impact

  Lessons learned from operational engagements
  Insights gained from the transition process

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

Position Papers

Position papers focus on topics needing or calling for discussion or
reconsideration of forgotten topics relevant for the VizSec
community. They should report a clear position on the target topic and
should also suggest a proposal or actions regarding the target
topic. They should stimulate imaginative and hypothesis-driven
research. In particular, we encourage submissions both from
researchers inside the visualization community and outside, such as
researchers and practitioners from pure cybersecurity domains who
currently do not broadly employ visualization in their work.


Poster submissions may showcase late-breaking results, work in
progress, preliminary results, or visual representations relevant to
the VizSec community. In line with the full conference, the
presentation of posters will take place online. There will be 1-2
dedicated poster sessions in which poster authors can virtually meet
and discuss their work with conference participants. An additional web
presence of posters will replace the traditional physical installation
of poster boards. More concrete details will follow soon.


There will be an award for the best full paper from the accepted
program. This award will be given to the paper judged to have the
highest overall quality as determined by the program committee. Key
elements of the selection process include whether papers include
evaluation, repeatable results, and open-source data or
software. Authors of the best paper will be invited for submission to
Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

There will also be an award for Best Poster. This award will recognize
authors’ efforts to clearly present their work to the audience. The
award will be determined by anonymous judges and given to recipients
at the end of the conference.


The VizSec 2021 Proceedings will be published by IEEE. Submissions
must be formatted using the IEEE VGTC conference proceedings template
that can be found at:

VizSec full papers are limited to 9 pages of content plus an
additional 2 pages of references. Papers may be shorter than this but
must make a similar contribution to a longer paper. Reviewers are not
required to read the appendices or any pages past the maximum. Short
papers should be at most 4 pages plus 1 page of references. Position
papers may be up to 4 total pages including references. Posters should
be 2 page abstracts. Presenters are also encouraged to submit an
accompanying video or other supplementary materials by following the
IEEE VIS formatting guidelines.

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.

VizSec uses the Precision Conference System (PCS) to handle their
paper and poster submissions and reviewing processes.

Important Dates
All deadlines are 5:00 PM PST.
June 21, 2021 Submission deadline for full, short, and position papers
July 19, 2021 Author notifications
Aug 9, 2021 Camera-ready submissions and copyright forms due
July 29, 2021 Submission deadline for posters
Aug 9, 2021 Author notifications
For more information please see:
VizSec 2021 Publicity Co-Chairs
Sanchari Das, Noëlle Rakotondravony 

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