Paper submissions are now closed, and conference registration has commenced.



Theme – Cyber Situation Awareness as a Prism to Understanding Situations in a fast-paced CyberWorld


Call for Papers

June 19-20, 2017, London, UK



IEEE is the Technical Co-Sponsor (TCS) of the International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (CyberSA 2017), an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the principles, methods and applications of situation awareness on Cyber Systems, Business Information Systems (BIS), Computer Network Defence (CND), Critical National Infrastructures (CNI), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoTs).


The aim of the CyberSA 2017 is to encourage participation and promotion of collaborative scientific, industrial and academic inter-workings among individual researchers, practitioners, members of existing associations, academia, standardisation bodies, and including government departments and agencies. The purpose is to build bridges between academia and industry, and to encourage interplay of different cultures.


CyberSA 2017 invites researchers and industry practitioners to submit papers that encompass principles, analysis, design, methods and applications. All submitted papers are independently peer-reviewed.


The conference proceedings will be submitted for consideration for publishing and listing on the following bibliographic indexes: IEEE Computer Society Digital Library, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, DBLP Computer Science, Scopus, CiteSeerX, Computer Science Index, EI Compendex, Academic Search Complete, CiteULike, Google Scholar & Microsoft Academic Search.

The organisers will accept registration of up to 5 IEEE UK&I Student and YP Members at 75% discounted rate, and will offer up to 20% registration discounts for all IEEE, BCS, IET & IISP members.



CyberSA 2017 is co-located with other conferences as part of Cyber Science 2017.


  • Posters will be presented during the conference.
  • Industry track is available for discussing and publishing pilot and proof of concepts.
  • Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work.
  • Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages assessment.
  • PhD Seminar track is available for discussing and publishing early PhD thesis research.



Submission Deadline

Due to numerous requests, the deadline for all paper submissions, that is, both full papers and extended abstracts for Poster, WIP, PoC, Research Idea and PhD Seminar presentations has now been extended to 28th February 2017.

All Industry track, Work in Progress track, Research Ideas track and PhD Seminar track will be published in the conference proceedings. Interested participants, please submit your proposal using the online submission system hosted by Easychair Conference Portal.


Full paper submission should be via Easychair Conference Portal.



Topics of Interest

Original papers are invited on recent advances in Cyber Situation Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment. The topics in CyberSA 2017 include but not limited to:


Situation Awareness in Emerging Areas

  • Situation Awareness in Software Defined Networks
  • Security Monitoring, Scale of Things and Limits to Monitoring
  • Block Chain Technology in Security
  • IoT Detection and Software Driven Applications Security
  • Situation Awareness in Mobile Computing
  • Standardisation of Cyber Situation Awareness
  • Search, Triage, Examination and Forensics in Cloud Computing
  • Cyber SA in Chaotic Computing
  • Cyber SA in Large Scale IDS Deployments


Situation Awareness Assessments

  • Assessment models and methodologies for Cyber SA
  • Cyber Situation Awareness Evaluation Recommendation
  • Cyber SA Maturity Models and Frameworks
  • Cyber SA for Social Networks


Social Media Analysis

  • Social Network Interaction and Intelligence
  • Web Analytics & Security Incident Response
  • Organised and collaborative Maps and Networks
  • Cyber Behavioural Analytics and Profiling
  • Collaborative Situation Awareness for Decision Making


Collaborative Defense Approach

  • Situation Assessment & Decision Making
  • Defense Strategy for the Enhancement of Situation Awareness
  • Situation Assessment, Resolution and Decision Loop
  • Individual vs. Team SA
  • Group and Team SA


Risk Management, Governance and Compliance

  • Trust, Privacy and Anonymity Issues
  • Digital Forensic Information Analysis
  • Enterprise Information Security Policies, Standards and Procedures
  • Risks posed by Wireless Networks, including through the use of Mobile Computing, BYOD, Wearable in CND environment


Cyber Situation Awareness Tools & Techniques

  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Rough Set
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Genetic Algorithm
  • Evidence Theory (DST)
  • Bayesian Networks & Set Theory
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Game Theory
  • Graph Theory


Network Situation Awareness

  • Cyber Attack Scenarios
  • Situation-Aware and Context-Aware Network Applications
  • CERTs and CSIRTs
  • Security Event and Information Management
  • Application Security, Audits and Penetration Testing


Human Factor Cognitive

  • Workload
  • Perception
  • Stress
  • Knowledge
  • Training and Expertise
  • Risk Assessment and Decision Making
  • Forecasting and Prediction
  • Operator SA & Team SA


National and Critical Infrastructure Security Issues

  • Information Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Database Security
  • Application Security
  • Law Enforcement and Surveillance
  • Border Protection and Controls
  • Cyber Warfare and Counter Terrorism


Situation Awareness in Military Operations

  • Military Doctrinal in Situation Awareness
  • C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance)
  • Computer Network Operations
  • Computer Network Defense
  • Mission Awareness, Command and Control


Cyber Situation Analytics

  • Attack Graphs
  • Advanced Security Incident Analysis
  • Sensor Correlation and Cross-Correlation
  • Implementing Situation Awareness Systems
  • Information Security Metrics and Measurements


Cyber Situation Awareness Frameworks

  • Proactive Defense Strategies
  • Instance-Based Learning
  • Adaptive Neural Logic
  • Human-Assisted Decision Control
  • Human in the Loop
  • Automated Self-Responder


Fusion Centres

  • Tools for Metric Optimisation
  • Visualisation and Digital Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Filtration, Selection, and Risk-Based Prioritisation
  • Metrics for Evaluation and Assessment
  • Usefulness of Multisensor Data Fusion
  • Information Data Fusion
  • Sensor Fusion for Security Incident Analysis
  • Security Incident Analysis
  • Data Association & Correlation
  • Security Information Visualisation
  • Data Analytics
  • Security Monitoring


Situation Awareness Applications

  • Situation Awareness in C4ISR
  • Situation Awareness in Cyber Command and Control Centres
  • Situation Awareness in Intrusion Defense
  • Situation Awareness in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Situation Awareness for Internet of Things (IoTs), Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoTs)
  • Open Source Applications


Cyber Situation Awareness Designs, Solutions and Services

  • Functional Requirements for Situation-aware services
  • Non-Functional Requirements for Situation-aware Services and solutions
  • Interface Design
  • Interoperability
  • Dynamism
  • Complexity
  • Performance
  • Automation
  • Realtime Processing


Situation Awareness Training

  • Research and development in Situation Awareness
  • Simulation and Testbeds in Cyber Situation Awareness
  • Experimentation & Instrumentation
  • Modelling
  • Knowledge-base
  • Theoretical Underpinnings in Situation Awareness
  • Team and Group SA
  • Cyber Situation Awareness Methods, Training and Education


 Best Papers

The best paper of each section will be selected and their author(s) will receive a corresponding Award Certificate. Authors of the Best 20%-25% papers presented at the conference will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in one of the special issues peer reviewed journals.


SA Journal



Previous Conferences

Cyber SA 2016: International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment, held at the Stranton Suite, Holiday Inn Mayfair, London, UK on 13-14 June 2016

Cyber SA 2015: International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment, held at the Hotel Russell, Central London, UK on 7-8 June 2015