VizSec 2022
Welcome to 19th IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security

VizSec 2022 will be held in conjunction with the hybrid IEEE VIS
Conference ( on October 19, 2022 in Oklahoma City, USA and
online. 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.

Questions? Please email for questions regarding VizSec 2022.

To register for VizSec, see the IEEE VIS registration page.

Questions? Please email for questions regarding VizSec 2022.
We are happy to announce that the VizSec 2022 Call for Paper is now open.
June 22, 2022 Submission deadline for full, short and position papers
July 18, 2022 Author notifications
Aug 08, 2022 Camera ready submissions and copyright forms due
Event Date: October 19, 2022

We are cordially inviting you to participate in the 19th IEEE
Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) 2022, to be
held in conjuction with the 2022 IEEE VIS.

*** Full CfP on the Symposium Website ***

 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 program will be presented in a hybrid format with
 virtual presentations.

We are soliciting Technical (Full), Short, Poster, 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

  *   Decision support for 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 systems

  *   Criteria for assessing the effectiveness of cyber security
      visualizations, for security goals or human factors

  *   System modeling and network analysis

  *   Usable Security and Privacy

  *   Software security

  *   Mobile application security

  *   Social networking privacy and security

  *   Training & education

  *   Visualization for privacy engineering

Submissions including tests and evaluations of the proposed tools and
techniques are encouraged. If possible, making test data available
will be considered positively. If you do not have real-world data, you
may check the VizSec dataset links Please
see past years proceedings and websites to
see the quality and examples of previous submissions. Previous VizSec
papers may be found on the VizSec Papers
Browser and on IEEE Xplore.

Short Papers

Short papers describing initial research results, case studies, or
incremental work on the above topics are solicited. We encourage
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

Position Papers

Position papers discuss or reconsider 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. 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. The poster session offers a timely venue to
present and discuss these submissions through active engagement with
the community. The presentation of posters will take place in a hybrid
event, with 1-2 dedicated hybrid sessions in which authors can meet
and discuss their work with conference participants. An additional web
presence of posters will supplement the traditional physical
installation. More concrete details will follow soon.

July 28, 2022 Submission deadline for posters
Aug 08, 2022 Poster Author notifications
Sep 01, 2022 Camera-ready abstract, electronic poster, and preview image


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 to submit an
article about their work to the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and
Computer Graphics journal.

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 2022 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. Reviewers are not required to read the appendices or any pages past the maximum. Short papers must be at most 4 pages plus 1 page of references. Position papers must be at most 4 pages total including references. Posters must 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.

For more information please see:


Noëlle Rakotondravony
VizSec 2021 Publicity Chair