Welcome to the home page of the 9th Central Area Networking and Security Workshop (CANSec 2016 Spring).

The CANSec (formerly, KanSec) workshop brings together researchers and practitioners in networking and security related fields in the central area of the US. Since spring of 2012, the workshop has attracted attendees from Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, etc. We have also invited guest speakers from Texas, Indiana, Colorado, South Carolina, Virginia, etc.

The goal of the CANSec workshop is to provide a regular forum for presenting research and education activities in all areas related to computer networking and security, as well as promoting interactions and collaborations among scholars and students and between academia and industry.

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A block of rooms has been reserved with a rate of $87.99 per night exclusive of taxes for this event at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel for one night, i.e., April 15, 2016. The Holiday Inn Express is close to the workshop venue.

To receive the special rate, you need to make a hotel reservation via this booking link. The cut-off date for hotel reservation with special rate is April, 1, 2016.

  • Holiday Inn Express Address: 626 East Russell Avenue, Warrensburg, MO 64093
  • Location Map

Travel Grant Application

The Central Area Networking and Security (CANSec) Workshop encourages students to participate in the workshop and the cyber-defense competition by providing a travel grant up to $150. This NSF-sponsored travel award aims to partially subsidize the travel costs. Note that the travel award is pending budget approval and will be reimbursement based.

The selection process will give preference to (1) students of underrepresented minority groups; (2) presenters of accepted abstracts; and (3) attendees of the cyber defense competition.

How to Apply

To apply for student travel grant, students should provide:

  • Application form (click here for download)
  • Current CV or Resume
  • Presentation abstract, if you are submitting for oral/poster presentation

Applications and supporting documents for a student travel grant should be emailed as a PDF to the selection committee (cansecworkshop@gmail.com) by 4/1/2016. Notifications will be made on 4/8/2016.

Organizing Committee

Steering Committee