• Submissions Due: UPDATED November 27, 2018
  • Acceptance Notification: December 7, 2018
  • HICSS Symposium, January 8, 2019

​​While there has been a great deal of discussion around “Big Data” lately, including how it can revolutionize cybersecurity, actual research is limited. This Symposium seeks to let practitioners and academics present emerging cybersecurity big data research and challenges in domains such as data collection and processing, data analytics, data handling, machine learning, and visualization; as well as to present and discuss potential cybersecurity big data research topics and methodologies of interest to the cybersecurity community.Topics related to data include areas such as logs, network traffic data (PCAP), system process data, system memory data, and even complete virtualized system snapshots. Analytics topics include, but are not limited to, methodologies, techniques, and impacts of real-time processing for incident detection and/or prevention, data review for incident and anomaly detection, post incident response analytics, and IT audit related analytics. Data handling covers research and case studies into process and procedures. Visualization will look at all aspects of research related to visualizing the data, such as temporal, geographical, threat, actor, event based, and other data types. Automated machine covers all forms that leverage or require Big Data for support, including defensive measures and potential threat applications.​


Papers should be emailed to Authors of accepted papers will present their work during the Symposium. Due to the limited time available, short papers will have 15 minutes to present and long papers 20 minutes.



Authors may submit long papers (up to 8 pages) or short papers (up to 4 pages) for presentation.

Submission should follow the IEEE double-column format: for information and instructions, see the IEEE publications page at (link opens in new window).  Submission format is PDF.

Submission deadline: UPDATED  November 27, 2018!




HICSS Symposium on Cybersecurity Big Data Analytics

The Symposium will include paper presentations and a panel discussion. 

​The Symposium will be part of HICSS-52 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort on the Big Island.