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Conference Overview

FloCon is an open network security conference that takes place in Portland, Oregon on January 12-15, 2015 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.

Registration 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.

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Call for Participation: New Deadline

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
  • Automated analysis
  • 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.

Submit Abstracts

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.

Important Dates

  • New Abstract Submission Deadline: September 22, 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 20, 2014
  • Final Product Due: December 1, 2014


Registration for FloCon 2015 is now open. Register now or visit our registration page for information about rates and deadlines.

Important Dates

Read the important dates for FloCon 2015.   

New Abstract Submission Deadline
September 22, 2014

Notification of Acceptance
October 20, 2014

Final Product Due
December 1, 2014

Newcomers Orientation & Early Registration
Sunday, January 11, 2015
5:30 PM

Training Day
Monday, January 12, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Welcome Reception
Monday, January 12, 2015
6:00 PM

Networking Reception — Punchbowl
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
6:00 PM

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