28th Colloquium

  • 7 Mar 2024
  • 26 Mar 2024
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The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education celebrates its 28th year as the senior and premier conference on Cybersecurity Education. The conference will be held in Tampa, Florida at The University of Tampa and online via Zoom Events from November 13 - 15, 2024.

Participating in The Colloquium are representatives from education, industry, and government who share an interest in fostering productive conversations, presenting innovative ideas, and enhancing content and curricula for cybersecurity education. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit papers and posters, propose roundtable discussions, and submit relevant proposals for consideration by August 15, 2024.

The following submissions are welcomed

Theme Aligned Topics

  • Global Interculturality in Cybersecurity
  • Preparing students to build a resilient cyber culture
  • Artificial Intelligence, Cyberculture, Ethics and Risks
  • Building Resilience through Inclusion and Diversity
  • Sociological Aspects of Cyber
  • Building Broader Resilience

Expanded Topics

  • Navigating Cross-Border Data Protection and Security Regulations
  • Cyber Conflict De-escalation
  • Interdisciplinary Subjects
  • Automated systems and IoT
  • Adversarial Behavior
  • Psychological Operations
  • Scalability of Cybersecurity
  • Education Technologies
  • Game-based Learning
  • Non-traditional Students
  • K12 Education
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Developing International Technology Policy & Collaboration
  • Cyber Criminology and Justice
  • Integrating Current Developments
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Dark Markets
  • Quantum Computing & Cryptography
  • Governance
  • Project-based Learning
  • Intelligent (AI) Textbooks
  • Online and Remote Learning
  • Autonomous Systems and Vehicles
  • Cyber Analytics

Generative AI and other automated methods for producing papers and research should be disclosed in the paper itself as part of the initial submission for peer review, though applications and processes will not be granted authorship.


To be considered for presentation at the 28th Colloquium, please submit an original, unpublished paper in the field of Cybersecurity Education by August 15, 2024. Parallel submissions are not accepted, but articles on pre-press or personal sites are not excluded.

Proceedings will be published online and selected papers will also be published in our Journal. Papers that have been presented at the 28th Colloquium will also be considered for further development and publication.

Papers should present a well-formed and capably written idea or finding, which advances the field of cybersecurity education, and which is adequately contextualized and sufficiently supported by the literature. The implications for general application should be clear as well as their advantage and importance to the at-large purposes of the field. Conclusions should be supported by analytic means, either empirical or subjectively derived through commonly accepted methods. Graphic, or tabular support is encouraged.

Student Papers

Student paper authors must indicate student status upon submission. Students must be enrolled in a degree seeking program, and must be the primary author contributing to the content of the paper. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students are all welcome. One student will be chosen as the "Erich Spengler Student Paper of the Year" and receive free registration for the next year. The paper award will be announced at the Colloquium.

Template & Requirements

Please use the IEEE Manuscript Template for your submission.

  • Word count range of 3,000 to 4,000.
  • Include sufficient references that reflect sufficient consideration of the literature with a no-more-than 250 word abstract.
  • Be sure that all photos, graphs and illustrations have a print resolution of no less than 300 dpi and are original works.
    • Please retain all image sources, as they will be requested for print optimization.
  • Anonymization for double blind peer review is required or papers will be rejected.
    • In the non-anonymized final draft ORCID numbers are required after author names. Please be sure to get these early in case of institutional transition of the author.
  • Papers will be available in hardcopy, listed in index services through Crossref, and published with DOIs that have no paywall for immediate access.
  • DOI URL Links are required for all sources in the reference list where available, since The Colloquium registers with Crossref.


Paper submissions are facilitated through EasyChair. Submissions are accepted until August 15, 2024.


Copyright of the content remains in the hands of the authors, with free distribution encouraged. A copyright agreement is required for inclusion in the Journal authorizing CISSE to freely distribute articles in our online Open Journal, the physical copy, and connected channels.

Deadline: August 15, 2024

Template: IEEE Manuscript Templates

Submit: EasyChair

Poster sessions are non-commercial presentations of topics of interest to the community. The goal of the poster session is to stimulate conversations in the community. Posters present an opportunity to contribute to the conversation without the full process of formal review and the topic and time constraints of formal papers and conference sessions. Poster presenters are encouraged to provide previews of works in progress, new concepts for consideration, and classroom techniques.

Deadline: August 15, 2024

Submit: poster@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 28th Colloquium - Poster

Note: Please indicate if the poster is a Faculty, Researcher or Student submission.

Participants may present proposals for sessions and presentations covering areas in the context of the conference theme, or other appropriate material. The proposals will be considered based on their relevance and appeal. Proposals should be 1-2 paragraphs in length. Include the desired time period (15 – 50 minutes).

Deadline: August 15, 2024

Submit: presentation@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 28th Colloquium - Presentation

Deadline: August 15, 2024

Submit: session@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 28th Colloquium - Sessions

Panels give the audience the opportunity to hear the perspective of multiple people about a topic or area of interest with a special focus. Proposals for panels should be 1-2 paragraphs in length and include a list of prospective panelists. Note: in the interest of exposing members to a variety of viewpoints, The Colloquium will limit the number of appearances of any panelist.

Deadline: August 15, 2024

Submit: panel@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 28th Colloquium - Panels

Workshops provide a means for participants to work together to achieve some outcome related to the conference theme. It may be in the form of the creation of a new project, or in support of some existing project. Roundtables provide a forum for members to participate in a guided discussion of a topic. Participants wishing to propose a workshop or round table in the context of the conference themes (see above) may submit a proposal.

Deadline: August 15, 2024

Submit: workshop@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 28th Colloquium - Workshop

Deadline: August 15, 2024

Submit: roundtable@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 28th Colloquium - Roundtable

This years' conference will feature presentations of Master Classes and Curriculum Walk-throughs.

Master Classes are a panel of instructors who have experience teaching a course in a particular topic where they have brought an innovative approach to their teaching. The panel will discuss and compare approaches including evaluations and observations.

A Course Walk-through is a quick (20 min) walk through of the course Syllabus, including the description, outcomes, major topics, assessments / assignments, materials used, typical course approach, and intended student audience. The goal is to give new instructors ideas about how courses may be constructed and allow experienced instructors to compare them to their own efforts.

A Program Walk-through is a quick (30 min) review of a program's curriculum and flow, it includes an overview of the outcomes, the students, the courses, and special features. It includes a brief discussion of the reasoning behind the program choices.

Instructors interested in participating in Master Class Panels or Curriculum walk-throughs should submit their interest including: The course type (basic, elective, focus area), course level (lower / upper division, Graduate), course title, and Course Syllabus which can be shared (may have redactions). For Programs, the level (AB/AS, BA/BS, Minor, Certificate, Graduate), the program focus, and a Course List or similar document to be shared.

Walk-throughs are not pitches for commercial courses, books, or courses mainly following a standardized curriculum.

Deadline: August 15, 2024

Submit: masterclass@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 28th Colloquium - Master Class

Deadline: August 15, 2024

Submit: walkthrough@thecolloquium.org

Subject: 28th Colloquium - Walkthrough


In the event there is a specific topic, event, or item you are interested in, but do not want to directly present or participate, feel free to submit a recommendation to confchair@thecolloquium.org.

The Colloquium
The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education

CISSE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cybersecurity education at all levels. CISSE was founded in 1996 to provide a forum for educators, researchers, and practitioners to share knowledge and best practices in information security education. CISSE hosts an annual conference that brings together cybersecurity educators from around the world to discuss current trends, challenges, and innovations in information security education.