CALL FOR PAPERS
2009 CONFERENCE ON
INFORMATION SECURITY CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (InfoSecCD09)
Dates: September 25- 26, 2009 - Friday – Saturday
Place: Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.
InfoSecCD is one of the first major forums for the presentation of research and pedagogical experience
on the issues associated with the development and conduct of Information Security curriculum in higher
education in the Southeast. The mission of the conference is to share novel instructional methods and
techniques, pedagogical research findings, curriculum models and methods, and to identify new
directions for future research and development work in Information Security education. The conference
will provide both a venue to discuss these pedagogical issues, and professional development
opportunities, through presentations from industry professionals.
Call for Papers:
InfoSecCD seeks to give academicians, researchers and practitioners a unique opportunity to share their
perspectives with others interested in the various aspects of Information Security Curriculum
Development. Papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of information security
education are solicited for submission to the 2009 Conference on Information Security Curriculum
Development. The primary focus is on high-quality original unpublished research, case studies, and
implementation experiences. Papers should have practical relevance to the design, development,
implementation and best-practices in information security education – for the Pedagogy track and for
best-practices in the design, implementation and management of information security in industry for the
Practice Track. Theoretical papers must make convincing argument for the practical significance of the
results. Theory must be justified by compelling examples illustrating its application. The primary
criterion for appropriateness is demonstrated practical relevance.
The conference will focus on three tracks: Pedagogy, Practice, and Student Paper. Note: Work in
Progresses can be accepted if substantial progress and expected completion by conference date is
Note: We will be repeating our Saturday AM Faculty Development Workshop as we did last year.
Participants can attend at no additional cost, or just register for that event separately.
Papers should be submitted to the conference paper management web site provided by Microsoft
Research - https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/INFOSECCD09/
For additional information – conference web site is at http://infosec.kennesaw.edu/InfoSecCD.
Paper Submissions (Pedagogy and Practice Tracks): Submitted papers must not substantially overlap
papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with
proceedings. Papers should be at most 15 pages excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices
(using 11-point font and reasonable margins on letter-size paper). Reviewers are not required to read the
appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them. Author names and affiliations should
only appear on the cover page. Industry practitioners may submit a presentation abstract in lieu of a
paper, with the understanding that they will present at the conference, but not have their materials
published in the proceedings, unless a full paper is submitted.
For the Pedagogy track, contributions are solicited for areas including, but not limited to pedagogical
issues and best practices in the instruction of Information Security, Computer Forensics, Law and Ethics,
Risk Management, Security Technologies, Managerial and Business Practices in Security, etc.
For the Practice track, presentation proposals are solicited for areas including, but not limited to bestpractices
in the Management of InfoSec, Risk Management, InfoSec technologies, Computer forensics,
Access Control, Digital Signatures, Certificates and PKI, and other related areas.
Paper Submissions (Student Papers): Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit
papers as well. Papers should be clearly marked as student paper submissions. Students may author
papers on various aspects of learning or practicing information security. Papers should be at most 10
pages excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices (using 11-point font and reasonable
margins on letter-size paper). Reviewers are not required to read the appendices, and so the paper should
be intelligible without them. Author names and affiliations should only appear on the cover page. The
best student paper will be recognized at the conference, and will receive a cash award. All accepted
student papers will be displayed at the conference in poster format, and published in the proceedings. If
a student wishes to submit a paper for one of the above tracks, they can simply comply with that track’s
guidelines and omit the student paper reference.
All Tracks:All proposals should be submitted to https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/INFOSECCD09/.
Only Word or RTF files will be accepted. Papers must be received by the deadline of June 15, 2009.
Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and published in the conference proceedings and in
the ACM Digital Library. Every author who submits will be expected to serve as a reviewer for other
submissions. At least one author must register for the conference by the August 15 deadline for the paper
to be included in the proceedings and ACM Press publication
Important Dates for pedagogy and practice tracks
(refer to conference paper site for more detail)
June 15, 2009 Submission of Papers to firstname.lastname@example.org
July 15, 2009 Reviews and acceptances to authors
August 15, 2009 Camera-ready copies submitted to email@example.com
Authors for Accepted papers must pre-register for conference
Additional information on the conference, registration and hotel reservations will be made available
through http://infosec.kennesaw.edu/InfoSecCD in the near future.
If you have any questions or comments please direct them to the conference chair – Mike Whitman at
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