Paper Submission

CCERP seeks to provide academics, researchers, and practitioners with an opportunity to share their perspectives with others interested in the various aspects of Information Security with a focus on the use of the material for curriculum development. Papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of information security are solicited for submission to the conference.

The primary focus is on high-quality, original, unpublished research, case studies, and implementation experiences.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 or for best practices in the design, implementation, and management of information security or digital forensics.

Theoretical papers must make a convincing argument for the practical significance of the results. Theory must be justified by supporting literature and compelling examples illustrating its application. The primary criterion for appropriateness is demonstrated practical relevance. 

The Conference date is November 13-14, 2024 at the University of Tampa - Tampa, Florida.

Papers must be submitted to the KSU Digital Commons site by September 1, 2024 to be considered.

At least one author must register to present the paper physically at the conference. Registration will be managed by CISSE.

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Note that work-in-progress papers can be accepted if substantial progress has already been made and completion is expected by the conference date.

Effective 2022, all papers will need to use the new IEEE Manuscript Template, available on the CCERP Digital Commons website. Papers will be submitted as usual, but with the new format.

In order to be considered a student paper, a paper must be authored exclusively by students.

Any paper the authors wish to also submit to the Journal of Cybersecurity, Education, Research and Practice should have an extended abstract published as the FINAL version (not the draft).  Papers submitted to the Journal (JCERP) MAY required additional reviews depending on the number and quality of reviews of the Conference submission, at the discretion of the Journal editors. 

To submit a paper, go to the Conference Submission site, register as an author, and upload. Additional details are provided by the system.

Authors may submit up to 3 papers; however, no more than 2 papers from any one author will be accepted for publication.

The proceedings are a posting of papers presented at the conference. Any paper that is not presented at the conference will be pulled from the proceedings.


August 1 - Submission of Papers and Presentation Proposals

Sep 1 - Reviews and acceptances to authors: Notifications of stipend awards to students.

September 15 - Camera-ready copies submitted. Accepted papers must pre-register for the conference by this date. All presenters must attend and present on-site.

“The conference has been a help to both myself and my students. One of my students interested in pursuing a PhD program presented a joint paper at your conference. He greatly appreciated the opportunity and experience in writing and presenting at a conference. The conference has been a useful venue for disseminating my research as well as a source of teaching and research ideas.”

-- Chlotia Garrison, Winthrop University