Call for Participation
Call for participation for the WiCyS 2022 annual conference is closed.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION FOR WICYS 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS CLOSED.
Join WiCyS to showcase the wide variety of talents of a diverse group of cybersecurity professionals on a global stage and impact more women to join or advance in the field.
Dates: March 17-19, 2022
Location: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Host: WiCyS Organization
Submissions Open: September 15, 2021
Submissions Close: October 18, 2021
Notification of status: November 21, 2021 (Except student research posters, which were notified on January 4th)
Send any questions to [email protected]
WiCyS 2022 Program Committee Leads
Dr. Ambareen Siraj
Program Theme: Being Smart about Security and Privacy of All “Smart” Things
As today’s modern technological world continues to connect any and all physical things around us with cyberspace for enhanced functionality, convenience and efficiency, it unduly increases security and privacy challenges associated with these cyber-physical things. From smart transportation to industry to home, as we advance use of technology, we have to keep making strides on preventing misuse of technology. This year at WiCyS 2022, let us talk about issues or concerns that we need to tackle and technologies and practices that keep us safe now and those that light up the path for tomorrow’s safe, smart and connected world.
- Call for Participation 2022 PDF (topics, tips and timeline): PDF HERE
- How to WOW Submission Reviewers with a Stellar Proposal: VIDEO HERE
- Submit a Stellar Proposal to Present your Talk: BLOG HERE
- Call for Participation Webinar (WiCyS 2021): VIDEO HERE
- Review previous programs to gain an understanding of what presentations, talks and panels were previously accepted:
Authors can submit multiple proposals in different categories and tracks. Submission will be peer reviewed and all accepted proposals will be notified by November 21, 2021.
Accepted proposals will receive ONE complimentary registration per accepted proposal. All accepted proposals will have access to early registration and lodging reservations. Accepted Technical presentations and Workshops will receive complimentary lodging for first listed participant for Thursday and Friday night. Complimentary lodging will not be offered for additional listed speakers. Complimentary lodging will not be offered to accepted proposals in birds of feather, panels, or lightning talks. Student Research Posters selected for inclusion will receive complimentary shared lodging and will register as a student with a scholarship.
All submissions need to be submitted through EasyChair. Authors have to create an account in EasyChair to submit an abstract of their proposal. Authors need to identify what type of submission they are applying to (Lightning Talk, Technical Presentation, Birds of a Feather, Workshop, Panel or Student Research Poster) AND which track (Today’s Technology, Looking ahead, Best practices, Career development). No track required for Student Poster. An abstract should be a few paragraphs (limited to 300 words) that highlight the proposed session.
WICYS 2022 CONFERENCE TRACKS:
Today’s Technology and Challenges:
Current issues and challenges, Advances in research and development (R&D), experimental findings
Important technology/R&D trends, challenges on the horizon, upcoming solutions, tomorrow’s vision
Institutional/Operational/Academic best practices, tools, techniques, approaches
STUDENT RESEARCH POSTERS
Posters provide opportunities for students to present their work for the audience at WiCyS in poster format. Winners in both undergrad and grad category receive travel support for future security conference of choice. Runners-up also receive prizes. Only the first listed student will receive automatic scholarship. Send any questions to [email protected]
Technical presentations highlight innovations, research & development projects, internships/co-ops experiences, service-learning and outreach projects, or other interesting experience related to cybersecurity. This is an opportunity to share that experience with others and perhaps inspire them to pursue similar opportunities. Technical Presentations are 45 minutes long, including time for Q&A. A maximum of two listed presenters.