VizSec 2015 Visualization for Cyber Security

Visualization for Cyber Security

October 25-30, 2015
  /   Chicago, Illinois, USA

In conjunction with IEEE VIS

VizSec 2015 will be held in Chicago with IEEE VIS in October. More details will be forthcoming.

VizSec will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA on October 25-30, 2015. VizSec brings together researchers and practitioners in information visualization and security to address the specific needs of the cyber security community through new and insightful visualization techniques.

VizSec will again be held in conjunction with IEEE VIS.

The 12th Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) is a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to address the needs of the cybersecurity community through new and insightful visualization and analysis techniques. VizSec provides an excellent venue for fostering greater exchange and new collaborations on a broad range of security- and privacy-related topics. VizSec will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA in conjunction with IEEE VIS.

The purpose of VizSec is to explore effective and scalable visual interfaces for security domains such as network security, computer forensics, reverse engineering, insider threat detection, cryptography, privacy, user assisted attacks prevention, compliance management, wireless security, secure coding, and penetration testing.

Technical Papers

Full papers describing novel contributions in security visualization are solicited. Papers may present techniques, applications, practical experience, theory, analysis, experiments, or evaluations. We encourage the submission of papers on technologies and methods that promise to improve cyber security practices, including, but not limited to:

When applicable, visualization and interaction techniques that effectively capture the insights of human analysts and/or allow analysts to collaborate efficiently are particularly desirable.


Poster submissions may showcase late-breaking results, work in progress, preliminary results, or visual representations relevant to the VizSec community. The poster program will be a great opportunity for the authors to interact with the attendees and solicit feedback. Accepted poster abstracts will be made available on this website.

Tests and Evaluation

When applicable, submissions including tests and evaluations of the proposed tools and techniques are considered particularly desirable. If possible, making the data used for the tests available will also be considered positively. If you do not have real-world data to demonstrate your visualization, you may be interested in looking at the VAST Challenge data sets.

Details on submission will be posted soon.

All deadlines are 5:00 PM PST


August 1, 2015
Submission for Papers
September 5, 2015
Author Notification for Papers
September 19, 2015
Camera Ready Submission and Copyright Forms for Papers


September 19, 2015
Abstract Submission for Posters
September 26, 2015
Author Notification for Poster

Organizing Committee

General Chair
Lane Harrison, Tufts University
Program Chair
Nicolas Prigent, CentraleSupélec
Publicatations Chair
Sophie Engle, University of San Francisco
Poster Chair
Dan Best, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
John Goodall, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Program Committee

VizSec Steering Committee

Email questions to or post to the Google Group. Also, keep updated on Twitter: @vizsec.