23rd CISSE USA Colloquium - Call for Papers


For the past twenty-three years, The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) has supported Cyber Security educators, researchers and practitioners in their efforts to improve curricula and foster discussion of current and emerging trends. As such, we are opening submissions for the 2019 CISSE conference in Las Vegas, NV.

In order to be considered for presentation at the CISSE 2019 conference, please submit an original, unpublished paper in the field of cybersecurity / information assurance education by March 31, 2019, for one of the following tracks.

Paper submissions are due March 31, 2019, please submit to askCISSE@cisse.info

(Superior papers will also be published in our bi-annual Journal. Papers that have been presented at the 2019 Colloquium will also be considered for further development and publication.)

Academic Research Paper Track

Academic Research papers must follow commonly understood standards for scholarly publication. That will include a detailed and complete description of the hypotheses, your method of research, or implementation and your conclusions supported by proper statistical methods. For this track CISSE will expect your paper to focus on one of the many facets of Cyber Security Education: teaching, enabling the acquisition of knowledge, adopting skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Of special interest are those papers that focus on engaging a diverse population in Cyber Security education.

Education Application and Tools Paper Track

This track is for papers focusing on descriptions of your methods for incorporating Cyber Security pedagogy, techniques, tools and practical classroom innovations into your curriculum, course ware or classroom. While this track does not expect the normal rigor of the Research track (with respect to data sets, research design and hypothesis testing), we will expect enough detail that would allow other academics to implement your concepts. A full report with the pros and cons of your approach and samples is required.

New Innovations and Ideas Paper Track

This track is designed to spark academic discussions. We gather once a year to discuss new curricula, course ware, degree programs and ideas. Papers in this track must discuss in detail all the things necessary to implement an innovation. It must show how that innovation might impact Cyber Security Education. Unlike the Ed App & Tool track these ideas do not have to have been implemented but are meant to engage us in academic dialogue and debate.

Student Paper Track

A submission to this track must also fit into one of the above tracks: Educational research Track or Experience Reports & Tools Track or New Curricula, Programs, Degrees and Position Track. One talented student will be chosen as the “Erich Spengler Student Paper of the Year” and receive free registration, 3 nights at the hotel and a travel stipend of $500.

Paper Submission Instructions

Basically, we expect a well-formed and capably written idea, which advances the field of cybersecurity, and which is adequately contextualized and sufficiently supported by the literature. The implications for general application should be clear as well as their advantage and importance to the at-large purposes of the field. Conclusions should be supported by analytic means, either empirical or subjectively derived through commonly accepted methods. Graphic, or tabular support is encouraged.

Paper submissions are due March 31, 2019, please submit to askCISSE@cisse.info.

Please use the following template for your submission and note the word count range of 3,000 to 4,000 (8-10 pages), with bibliographies that reflect sufficient consideration of the literature with a no-more-than 250 word abstract. Be sure that all photos, graphs and illustrations have a print resolution of no less than 300 dpi.


Call for Presentations

CISSE is seeking formal presentations for our 2019 annual education conference, to be held June 10-12th , 2019 at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas, NV.

Presentation submissions are due January 15, 2019, please submit to askCISSE@cisse.info

CISSE underwrites the efforts of cybersecurity educators, researches and practitioners to propose presentations that discuss relevant and useful knowledge, trends, tips and tools that are useful to cyber security educators.

Developing Cybersecurity Education

This track features ideas and innovations that may be employed to identify, recruit, and educate the future cybersecurity workforce. Sessions will include original programs or practices to underwrite the development of the next generation of STEM and cybersecurity workers.


Local, regional, or national collaborations that focus on creative ways in which industry and government can work with academia to increase the number of students in the cybersecurity education and career pipeline.

Other areas of focus or Mini-tracks

Research, Author’s Corner, Tenure, Articulations, Community College, Women & Minorities, and K-12

Submission deadline is January 15, 2019

Don't delay we will be evaluating submissions as they arrive. Selected submitters will be notified on or before March 1, 2019.

June 10th to June 12th, 2019