Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Call for Papers and Presentations for the 5th Annual Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HoTSoS) Symposium
October 25, 2017

Papers and presentations are solicited for the 5th Annual Hot Topics in the Science of Security (HoTSoS) Symposium, which will be held April 10–11, 2018 at the StateView Hotel in Raleigh, N.C., on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. The symposium’s program is chaired by Rick Kuhn, a computer scientist at NIST, and Tao Xie, a professor of computer science and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The symposium will include a mix of invited talks, refereed papers, panels, tutorials, and posters.

HoTSoS draws together researchers, practitioners, and thought leaders from government, industry, and academia. The conference provides a forum for dialogue centered upon the development and advancement of scientific foundations in cybersecurity. The technical emphasis of HoTSoS is on scientific methods, data gathering and analysis, experimental approaches, mathematical models, and the interactions among those approaches to build a foundational science of security.

Please note that this year’s symposium has a new submission category for government and industrial talk proposals. The deadline for submissions of full papers, tutorial proposals, or government and industrial talk proposals is January 17, 2018. The deadline for submission of posters is February 23, 2018.

More information about the HoTSoS symposium is available at:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Rick Kuhn (NIST Computer Security Division at

Created October 25, 2017, Updated June 22, 2020