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FloCon 2014: Call for Papers

We are accepting abstracts for presentations, posters, and demonstrations. What have we learned in 10 years of flow analysis? What has worked? Where can we do better? We invite submissions that look at flow analysis in perspective. Perspectives can be in relation to past work in flow analysis, changes in the threat landscape and operational environment, changes in technologies, or changes in the relative value of flow vs. other data sources. Submissions that broaden our perspectives in the following areas are also welcome:

  • Measurement and metrics
  • Discovering and evaluating indicators of malicious behavior
  • Automated analysis
  • Flow collection technology
  • Augmenting and annotating flow data
  • Network flow monitoring used in conjunction with other data sources
  • Integrating data sources
  • Data fusion
  • Optimizing analyst workflow
  • Scalable statistical techniques
  • Data visualization for operational environments and reporting
  • Visual perspectives for displaying large amounts of quantitative information
  • Case studies in threat detection and mitigation
  • New techniques from new data sources

Finally, we welcome reasoned prognostications from those gazing into their crystal ball. Presentations that put network flow in perspective in an uncertain future of mobile devices, cloud computing, BYOD (bring your own device), IPv6, Carrier Grade NAT, and everything as encrypted "web" traffic are also welcome.

quote: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --George SantayanaPresentations

Presentations should be prepared for a technical audience; presenters are allotted 30 minutes, including questions. The workshop is intended to be interactive. Presenters should expect to address technical questions from the audience.

There will be a dedicated session and room for posters and demonstrations. The demonstrations take place throughout the sessions, with no fixed time. Posters will remain displayed throughout, however there will be a dedicated session for poster authors to exhibit and answer any related questions from the audience.


Posters should highlight flow-based analytics or incipient research topics. Posters are an opportunity to share work that requires less explanation than a full talk. Posters should contain sufficient detail that the analysis is conceptually reproducible; however, tool-specific details are not required. Posters will be collected and published on the FloCon website, along with presentations, as part of the proceedings.

Demonstration Session

The demonstration session provides an opportunity for informal interaction with the community and a forum to display new technology and new platforms.

Entries will be selected by the program committee against established selection criteria. Demonstration slots will be assigned first to FloCon 2014 sponsors; remaining slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of registration fee discounts are available to student presenters whose work is accepted.

Important Dates

Read the important dates for FloCon 2014.   

Newcomers Orientation & Early Registration
Sunday, January 12th
5:30 PM

Training Day
Monday, January 13th
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Welcome Reception
Monday, January 13th
6:00 PM

Keynote - Dr. Paul Vixie
Tuesday, January 14th
10:50 AM

Networking Reception - South Carolina Aquarium
Tuesday, January 14th
6:00 PM

Demonstration & Poster Session
Wednesday, January 15th
2:30 PM

Panel Discussion - Perspectives
Thursday, January 16th
2:00 PM

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