for FloCon 2015 is now open. We are also accepting abstracts for
presentations, posters, and demonstrations pertinent to this year's
conference theme, "Formalizing the Art."
Watch Jono Spring's "Insights from the FloCon Conference" Webinar
In this September 2014 webinar, Jonathan Spring, program committee
chair of FloCon 2015, discusses the theme for FloCon 2015 and how we
might make network analysis more formal, rigorous, reliable,
well-grounded, or repeatable. Jono also surveys past FloCon successful
presentations and gives advice for submitting a successful abstract
for consideration at FloCon 2015.
We have extended the deadline for submitting abstracts to September 22, 2014.
We invite submissions that describe the art of network analysis and
make it more formal, rigorous, reliable, well-grounded, or
repeatable. We encourage submissions related to academic advances in
novel analytics as well as operationalization and automation of
well-known techniques. Final products should contain sufficient detail
to conceptually reproduce the analysis. Welcome topics include but are
not limited to
Measurement and metrics
Discovering and evaluating indicators of malicious behavior
End-to-end flow-based analytic process
Flow collection technology
Augmenting and annotating flow data
Network flow monitoring joined with other data sources
Optimizing analyst workflow
Integrating data sources and data fusion
Data storage challenges and solutions, including big-data platforms
Scalable statistical techniques
Operational data visualization and visual display techniques for big, quantitative data sets
Case studies in threat detection and mitigation
New techniques from new data sources
Presentations should target a technical audience and are limited to 30 minutes (including questions). The workshop is intended to be interactive, so anticipate technical questions from the audience during the presentation. While no formal paper is necessary, presentations supported by a white paper or other publication are encouraged. Slides will be published on the conference website.
Posters and Demonstrations
There will be a dedicated session for poster authors and demonstrators to exhibit and answer questions, and both posters and demonstrations will be displayed for the duration of the conference.
Posters should highlight flow-based analytics or early-stage research. Posters share work that requires less explanation than a full talk. Posters will be published on the FloCon website.
Demonstrations provide an opportunity for informal interaction with the community and to display new technology. Demonstration slots will be assigned first to FloCon 2015 sponsors; remaining slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
To participate, submit an abstract of 250-500 words describing your
entry, along with type of entry (presentation, poster, or
demonstration), using our online
submission form. Before submitting your abstract, check out Jono Spring's
webinar for tips about what constitutes a successful abstract for
consideration at FloCon 2015.
New Abstract Submission Deadline: September 22, 2014