The state of Canadian cybersecurity conference – October 24-25, 2018 – Gatineau (QC)
The aim of this annual conference organized by the Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC) is to bring together researchers, professionals and decision makers from industry, government and academia to discuss the latest advances in Canadian cybersecurity knowledge, technologies, practices and policies. This conference is unique in the sense that it brings together stakeholders and communities that usually understand and approach cybersecurity from very different angles, and that it encourages them to develop new perspectives, connections and collaborations that they may not have considered otherwise. The SERENE-RISC conference increases the visibility of Canadian cybersecurity researchers with key stakeholders in government and industry and increases collaboration opportunities.
The scientific committee seeks presentations on the latest research, innovations, practices and policies in the field of cybersecurity, understood very broadly. Presentations from a diversity of disciplines (computer science, criminology, law, political science, psychology, sociology, etc.) that discuss new research, both theoretical and empirical, are welcome. Companies, NGOs and government agencies are also strongly encouraged to send proposals.
Presentations should be 20 minutes long and include an extended discussion of their real-world impacts in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and uptake. Poster submitters will also have the opportunity to present a quick 3-minute talk in a dedicated session of the workshop.
Presentations or posters that overlap with papers or reports that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference or workshop are acceptable, providing emphasis is placed on practical applications and knowledge mobilization.
Graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations or posters.
Topics could include (but are not limited to):
- Artificial Intelligence in cybersecurity
- Quantum safe cryptography
- Usable security
- IoT security
- Threat intelligence and information sharing
- Statistics and metrics
- Privacy regulations
- Awareness and prevention campaigns
- Canada’s new National Cybersecurity Strategy
Proposals for presentations and posters must be submitted before Friday June 15, 2018 (23:59 AoE) at :
Benoît Dupont, Université de Montréal (Chair)
Sonia Chiasson, Carleton University (Chair)
Saeed Abu-Nimeh, Seclytics
Jean-Ian Boutin, ESET
Luc Dancause, Sapiens conseils
José Fernandez, Ecole Polytechnique Montréal
Richard Frank, Simon Fraser University
Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada
Helen Tang, Defence R&D Canada