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Carnegie Mellon University | Software Engineering Institute

FloCon 2021

Jan 12-15, 2021 | Online

The call for participation is now closed.

FloCon 2021 Goes Virtual Due to uncertainty over the Covid-19 pandemic, FloCon 2021 is going virtual. Our theme of Using Data to Defend is more critical than ever, given the security challenges of moving customers and vendors online and supporting a remote workforce. The online conference will be held on January 12-15, 2021.

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Call for Participation

We now collect enormous amounts of data from our systems. How can we apply the power of scalable analytics to this large-scale data to protect our systems from cyber threats—both internal and external? FloCon 2021’s theme, Using Data to Defend, focuses on using these analytics to safeguard organizations and networks.

Abstracts for presentations, posters, and demonstrations must describe the theory, creation, implementation, and/or operational use of data analysis in support of security operations for networked systems.

FloCon 2021 focuses on applying analytics to ANY large-scale dataset to enhance security.  Everyone who is interested in data-driven security is invited to submit abstracts for this conference.  We are particularly interested in new, innovative ways to use Big Data to address thorny security problems.  Ideally, participants will leave your presentation with new insights they can put into practice right away, code you’ve shared from a successful project, or analytics they can investigate and implement.

If you’ve attended FloCon before, welcome back!  Network data analysis is still an important part of FloCon. You’ll now have the opportunity to share your work with a wider cross-section of data analysts and security professionals.

FloCon Abstracts

Abstracts Due
August 28, 2020


Abstracts should explore large-scale, next-generation data analytics for cyber security operations. We are seeking submissions related to academic and practical advances in analytics that utilize one or more data types and include the automation of well-known or novel techniques.

Your final presentation, poster, or demonstration must contain sufficient detail to illustrate the analysis conceptually.


Use the online form to submit an abstract of 250-500 words that describes your entry, along with the type of entry (i.e., presentation, poster, or demonstration).

Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


If you have questions or comments about submitting FloCon abstracts, email us at