COTS 2017 Call for Proposals

The 2017 Conference on Test Security

September 6–8, 2017
Madison, Wis.

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Poster Presentations

The deadline to submit poster presentations has been extended to July 31. If you would like to submit a proposal to present a poster at COTS 2017, please email with the title of your presentation, a list of presenters and their organizational affiliations, and an abstract of no more than 300 words.

Proposal Acceptance

The proposal submission window for non-poster presentations is now closed. Acceptance notifications will be sent by April 21, 2017.

Conference Format

The 2017 Conference on Test Security will feature sessions in a variety of formats:

Format Description
Standard Presentation 60- or 90-minute session with 3–5 presentations on related topics. Each presentation in the session will be 15–20 minutes long.
Coordinated Symposium Three to five separate research presentations, all focused on a common theme. One of the presentations may consist of a discussion, analysis, and/or contextualization of another session or sessions. All symposia will occupy either a 60- or 90-minute time slot.
Panel Presentation Two to five individuals discussing different aspects of a common theme with each other and the audience. All panel presentations will occupy either a 60- or 90-minute time slot.
Poster Presentation  60-minute session to include multiple posters on various topics. Each presenter will prepare a poster to fit on a 4’ x 6’ poster board. Poster presentations are informal and involve one-on-one interactions with many attendees.
Demonstration 60- or 90-minute session in which presenters demonstrate a technique or method related to a core aspect of test security.
Workshop A 1½-hour or 3½-hour deep dive into specific topics or key security resources, which provides attendees with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and collaborate with presenters and other attendees.
Facilitated Roundtable  60- or 90-minute session that promotes networking and invites audience engagement around an important test security topic. Session will begin with a short, informal presentation to frame a conversation, followed by a free-flowing dialogue among audience members.

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