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 addresses on September 7 and 8. 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.

Registration for the conference is now open. Registration fees are $95.00 per person for regular attendees and $60.00 per person for graduate students who are students as of September 2017. Register today to ensure your spot.

For any questions about this year’s conference, email

Bad Genius Free Film Screening

Bad Genius is a new film about the high cost of cheating that is drawing rave reviews on the international film festival circuit. It recently opened at the Asian Film Festival in New York. Given the commonality between the movie’s plot line and the professional interested of COTS attendees, the film’s international distributor, GDH 559 Co. LTD, has graciously agreed to allow the Conference on Test Security to host a private, free screening of this film.

The screening will happen from 7:30–10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, after the conclusion of the opening workshops. More details are available in the conference program.

Keynote Speaker Announced

The opening keynote speaker for COTS 2017 will be Paul Bjerke, vice president of fraud and identity strategy at LexisNexis. Paul’s address is entitled Who Do You Trust? The Epidemic of Synthetic Identities. Learn more »

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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