The 9th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research (CISR) Conference (formerly CSIIR Workshop) will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and published by the ACM. The aim of this year's conference is to present, discuss and publish novel theoretical and empirical research focused on one or more of the Federal Cybersecurity themes. Cyberspace is fundamental to our national prosperity and security, as it has become critical to commerce, research, education, and government.  Realizing the benefits of this shared environment requires that we are able to properly balance the risks and rewards, understand and communicate threats to security and privacy, and rapidly adapt any resulting approach to a changing adversarial environment.  The scope of interest covers a wide range of topics related to cyber and information security research. This year’s conference will include presentations and demonstrations of technologies from the DOE Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS), the DOE Cyber Sciences Labs (CSL), and the DHS Transition To Practice (TTP) Program.

The DOE Cyber Sciences Laboratories (CSL) consist of nine DOE National Laboratories:

 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
 - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
 - Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
 - Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
 - Nevada National Security Site (NNSS)
 - Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
 - Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

We encourage all researchers and practitioners from among all communities involved with cyber and information security to participate in the conference to gain better understanding of the needs, stakes, and context of the ever evolving problem of securing the cyber landscape. 



Theme: Federal Cyber Security R&D Program Thrusts

Cyberspace is fundamental to our national prosperity, as it has bcome critical to commerce, research, education, and government. Realizing the benefits of this shared enviroment requires that we are able to properly balance the risks and rewards, understand and communicate threats to security and privacy, and rapidly adapt any resulting approach to a changing adversarial environment.

Recognizing this, we seek original paper submissions in the following general areas derived from the Federal Cybersecurity R&D agenda.

(1) Tailored Trustworthy Spaces - Provides flexible, adaptive, distributed trust environments that can support functional and policy requirements arising from a wide spectrum of activities in the face of an evolving range of threats--recognizing the user's context and evolves as the context evolves.

(2) Moving Target - Enables us to create, analyze, evaluate, and deploy mechanisms and strategies that are diverse and that continually shift and change over time to increase complexity and cost for attackers, limit the exposure of vulnerabilities and opportunities for attack, and increase system resiliency.

(3) Designed-In-Security - Builds the capability to design, develop, and evolve high-assurance, software-intensive systems predictably and reliably while effectively managing risk, cost, schedule, quality, and complexity.

(4) Cyber Economic Incentives - Develops effective incentives to make cybersecurity ubiquitous, including incentives affecting individuals and organizations.

(5) Science of Security - Provides a more fruitful way to ground research efforts, and to nurture and sustain progress.