The 2017 Conference on Test Security

The 2017 Conference on Test Security

September 6–8, 2017
Madison, Wis.

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The 2017 Conference on Test Security offers a unique opportunity for experts across the industry to focus on test security capabilities and enhancements that protect the validity of test results and brand integrity. Industry leaders and experts will present on a variety of topics within test security, including:

  • Statistical methods and applications for detecting potential test fraud
  • Test security tools and methods for protecting the validity of testing results and brand integrity
  • Development or improvement of an organization’s test security program
  • Development and use of standards for the prevention and detection of test fraud

The 2017 conference program will begin in the afternoon on September 6 and conclude in the early afternoon on September 8. The conference content will consist of workshops on September 6 and a keynote address on September 7. In addition, breakout sessions with papers and presentations on the science, policy, and practice of test security will occur on September 7–8. The conference will include numerous opportunities to network with others in the industry, including a social networking reception on the evening of September 7.

For any questions about this year’s conference, email

Sponsorship Opportunities

Two sponsorship levels are available for COTS 2017, Co-Host and Friend. See our list of costs and benefits associated with these two levels for more information.

Email to become a sponsor of this year’s conference.

Important Dates to Remember

Call for proposals Feb. 15–March 31
Acceptance notifications for non-poster proposals by April 21
Conference program available by May 10
Deadline for poster presentation proposals July 31
Conference registration May 10–Aug. 30
Deadline for conference hotel reservations August 1
The 2017 Conference on Test Security Sept. 6–8

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