27th Colloquium

28th Colloquium

November 13-15, 2024

Building a Resilient Cyber Culture: Education as the Foundation

The 2024 Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) celebrates its 28th anniversary as the premier Cybersecurity Education Conference. Join us to explore the latest trends in cyber education and engage with SME's from academia, government, and industry. This year's conference will convene in Tampa, Florida, from November 13th to 15th, 2024. We are delighted to welcome The University of Tampa as our esteemed host and academic partner for this event.

Planning for the 28th Colloquium is underway. We welcome input from members to help diversify program offerings and connect with potential speakers and subject matter experts. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please email inquiry@thecolloquium.org. If you are interested in joining the planning committee, please get in touch.

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Please direct any questions regarding paper submissions, event registration, participation, and sponsorship to Andrew at abelon@thecolloquium.org.

Calls for Papers & Participation

Participating in The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education are representatives from education, industry, and government with an interest in conducting productive conversations, present new ideas, and improve the content and curricula for cybersecurity teaching. Interested parties are invited to submit papers and posters, propose round tables, and submit relevant proposals for consideration of The Colloquium.

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.

Writers' Workshop

CISSE's next Writers Workshop is scheduled for April 25, 2024. This series is tailored for professionals and academics seeking to enhance their publication skills and amplify the impact of their research. This webinar is complimentary and will be hosted by CISSE's Editorial Committee.

Media - recorded April 25, 2024


Explore the contemporary toolkit for increasing the visibility of your work. Delve into managing individual opportunities with tools like h-index, ORCID, Google Scholar, and arXiv. Evaluate publication quality through metrics like Eigenfactor, writing for international conferences, Scopus, and Web of Science.

Learn to select the most suitable platform for your work, be it a conference, journal, book, or other publication outlet. Discover strategies for integrating research with collaboration, career advancement, and job opportunities. Most importantly, come prepared to share your questions and experiences.

Additionally, the Editorial Board of the Colloquium will be seeking suggestions to enhance the publication strategy of The Journal of The Colloquium in preparation for next year's edition.

The workshop covers

  • The contemporary toolkit for making others aware of your work.
  • Address consideration and management of individual opportunities with h-index, ORCID, Google Scholar, arXiv.
  • Analyze publication quality through eigen factor, writing for international conferences, Scopus, Web of Science.
  • Selecting the right conference, journal, book, or other placement for your work.
  • Integrate research with collaboration, advancement, and job opportunities.
  • Most important: bring your questions and experiences to share.

  1. General welcome / intro
  2. Details and logistics of the day
  3. Conversation management
    • No breakout rooms
    • Rely on Q&A and the hosts will forward questions as they come up, inviting participants to speak
    • Questions are welcome and encouraged at any time
  4. Take away from the meetings
    • Key resource notes from the workshop discussion will be shared with the participants
    • Suggestions for enhancing the publication strategy of The Journal of the Colloquium
  5. Individual Opportunities To Enhance Impact
  6. Analyzing Publication Opportunities
  7. Provide Feedback for enhancing the publication strategies of The Journal
    • Index and Abstract Registry Ideas
    • Aligning Templates for Distribution
    • Writer and Reviewer Guidelines
  8. Open Discussion and Sharing of Ideas and Opportunities
    • Any additional resources, strategies, and insights will be recorded and offered along with material covered in the first half of the workshop.

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education offers a distinctive platform for showcasing your organization with precision, targeting not just cybersecurity enthusiasts, but the educators in cybersecurity. For 28 years, the esteemed members of CISSE, including those deeply invested in educational methodologies, have convened to unravel the complexities of teaching emerging subjects. Place your tools and resources in the hands of these distinguished individuals and demonstrate how you can bolster their mission.

  • Covers costs of providing online access
  • Inclusion of logo in backgrounds, during on-line sessions
  • Base level Platinum
  • Signage recognizing sponsorship
  • Base-level Gold
  • Signage recognizing sponsorship
  • Base-level Bronze
Coffee Break (5)
  • Signage recognizing sponsorship
  • Base-level Bronze

  • Logo and name on conference website (1 yr.)
  • Plenary sponsor spotlight
  • Nominate a speaker
  • Attendee list
  • Logo and name in conference program
  • Materials in the welcome packet
  • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
  • 4 full access conference registrations
  • Logo and name on conference website (1 yr.)
  • Sponsor spotlight
  • Attendee list
  • Logo and name in conference program
  • Materials in the welcome packet
  • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
  • 2 full access conference registrations
  • Logo and name on conference website (1 yr.)
  • Attendee list
  • Recognition to members
  • Logo and name in conference program
  • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
  • 1 full access conference registrations

  • Logo and name on conference website (1 yr.)
  • Recognition to members
  • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
  • 1 full access conference registration

Available to Government agencies, 501c (3) nonprofits or Academic institutions only

  • Logo and name on conference website (1 yr.)
  • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
  • 1 full access conference registration

Conference Access
  • Logo and name on conference website (1 yr.)
  • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
  • 1 full access conference registration
Exhibition Only
  • Exhibition opportunity (table provided)
  • No conference access at this level

Available to Government agencies, 501c (3) nonprofits or Academic institutions only

  • Exhibition opportunity or 2 posters / signs
  • No conference access at this level

Sponsorship Form (.pdf)

For sponsorship consideration, please complete and return the following form to Andrew at abelon@thecolloquium.org.

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