June 2021

Cyber Situational Awareness 2021

CyberSA for Trustworthy and Transparent AI.

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IEEE is the Technical Co-Sponsor (TCS) of the International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (CyberSA 2021), 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 2021 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, including government departments and agencies. The purpose is to build bridges between academia and industry, and to encourage interplay of different cultures.

CyberSA 2021 invites researchers and industry practitioners to submit papers that encompass principles, analysis, design, methods and applications. All submitted papers are independently peer-reviewed. It is open to the public, so you can attend the event without presenting a paper. Registration for both authors and attendees (without presenting a paper) opens in March 2021. You are welcome!

All accepted papers (inc. posters & WIP) must be registered (registrations fees TBD) and presented at the conference to be considered for listing in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and other reputable bibliographic indexes.
Previous conference papers are listed in IEEE Xplore.

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
  • Others – 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 2021, in conjunction with the International Workshop on Cyber Insurance and Risk Controls (CIRC 2021), is co-located alongside Social Media 2021Cyber Incident 2021 and Cyber Security 2021 as part of Cyber Science 2021.​​


Workshop on Cyber Insurance and Risk Controls (CIRC 2020) will be presented at the conference.

Posters & Presentations

Posters & Presentations will be presented virtually at the conference.


Industry track is available for discussing and publishing pilot and proof of concepts.

Work in Progress

Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work.

Research Ideas

Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages assessment.

PhD Seminar

PhD Seminar track is available for discussing and publishing early PhD thesis research.

Topics of Interest

  • Assessment models and methodologies for Cyber SA
  • Cyber Situation Awareness Evaluation Recommendations
  • Cyber SA Maturity Models and Frameworks
  • Cyber SA for Social Networks
  • Information Security Metrics and Measurements
  • Metrics for Evaluation and Assessment
  • Social Network Interactionand Intelligence
  • Web Analytics & Security Incident Response
  • Organised and collaborative Maps and Networks
  • Cyber Behavioural Analytics and Profiling
  • Collaborative Situation Awareness for Decision Making
  • Cyber OSINT, Vendor & Supply-Chain Intel
  • Fuzzy Logic & Rough Set
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Genetic Algorithm
  • Evidence Theory (DST)
  • Bayesian Networks & Set Theory
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Games Theory
  • Workload
  • Perception
  • Stress
  • Knowledge
  • Training and Expertise
  • Risk Assessment and Decision Making
  • Forecasting and Prediction
  • Operator SA & Team SA
  • Cyber Attack Scenarios
  • Situation-Aware and Context-Aware Network Applications
  • CERTs and CSIRTs
  • Security Event and Information Management
  • Application Security, Audits and Penetration Testing
  • Information Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Database Security
  • Application Security
  • Law Enforcement and Surveillance
  • Border Protection and Controls
  • Cyber Warfare and Counter Terrorism
  • 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
  • Attack Graphs
  • Advanced Security Incident Analysis
  • Sensor Correlation and Cross-Correlation
  • Implementing Situation Awareness Systems
  • Big Data Analysis for Cyber Situation Awareness
  • Data Analytics
  • Functional Requirements for Situation-aware services
  • Non-Functional Requirements for Situation-aware Services and solutions
  • Interface Design
  • Interoperability
  • Dynamism
  • Complexity
  • Performance
  • Automation
  • Real-time processing
  • Tools for Metric Optimisation
  • Visualisation and Digital Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Filtration, Selection, and Risk-Based Prioritisation
  • Usefulness of Multi-sensor Data Fusion
  • Information Data Fusion
  • Sensor Fusion for Security Incident Analysis
  • Security Incident Analysis
  • Data Association & Correlation
  • Security Information Visualisation
  • Security Monitoring
  • Situation Awareness in C4ISR
  • Situation Awareness in Cyber Command and Control Centres (SAC4)
  • 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
  • Situation Awareness in Cloud Computing and Destructive Technologie
  • Proactive Defense Strategies
  • Instance-Based Learning
  • Adaptive Neural Logic
  • Human-Assisted Decision Control
  • Human in the Loop
  • Automated Self-Responder
  • Team and Group SA
  • Research and development in Situation Awareness
  • Simulation and Testbeds in Cyber Situation Awareness
  • Experimentation & Instrumentation
  • Modelling & Methods
  • Knowledge-base
  • Theoretical Underpinnings in Situation Awareness
  • Team and Group SA
  • Cyber Situation Awareness Training and Education
  • Virtual Environment and Labs
  • Situation Assessment & Decision Making
  • Defense Strategy for the Enhancement of SituationAwareness
  • 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

Previous Conferences

Cyber Situational Awareness 2020
Location: Dublin, Ireland – Virtual

Cyber Situational Awareness 2019
Location: Oxford, UK

Cyber Situational Awareness 2018
Location: Glasgow, UK

Cyber Situational Awareness 2017
Location: London, UK

Cyber Situational Awareness 2016
Location: London, UK

Cyber Situational Awareness 2015
Location: London, UK