Call for Participation

Call for Participation

Abstract Sumissions are now closed.

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 2019’s theme, Using Data to Defend, focuses on using these analytics to safeguard organizations and networks.

Submit abstracts for presentations, posters, and demonstrations at FloCon 2019. Your submission must describe the theory, creation, implementation, and/or operational use of data analysis in support of security operations for networked systems.

FloCon 2019 focuses on applying analytics to ANY large-scale dataset to enhance security, not just network flow data.  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.

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.

Abstracts Due

September 28, 2018

Notification of Acceptance

Notification of Acceptance
October 16, 2018

Final Product Due

Final Product
December 8, 2018


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.

Submission Topics

Possible topics for FloCon presentations, posters, and demonstrations include (but are not limited to)

  • Automated decision support
  • Modeling for network defense
  • Dealing with false positives and negatives
  • CSIRT data usage for 2020 and beyond
  • Network defense and encrypted traffic.
  • Integrating data from multiple sources (data fusion)
  • Breaking down and optimizing analyst workflow
  • Employing scalable statistical techniques
  • Exploring case studies in threat detection and mitigation
  • Applying operational data visualization and visual display techniques
  • Exploring new techniques derived from new data sources
  • Modeling networks for threat detection
  • Improving security data operations by fusing network data with biometric, forensic, and physical security data
  • Applying big data analytics and visualization techniques to security data analysis


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