The CANSec workshop brings together researchers and practitioners in security and networking 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 this workshop is to provide a regular forum for presenting research and education activities in all areas related to computer and communication security, as well as promoting interactions and collaborations among scholars and students and between academia and industry.

The 12th CANSec workshop will be hosted by Kansas State University College of Engineering on October 27th and 28th, 2018. We would like to invite researchers, engineers, educators, and students to join us in Manhattan, KS. Registration information will be available soon on the workshop website.

We seek submissions presenting original research and education activities on all practical and theoretical aspects of computer and communications security. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Anonymity
  • Access control
  • Cryptography
  • Cybersecurity experimentation
  • Database security
  • Information Assurance education
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity
  • Network security
  • Privacy
  • Resilience and survivability
  • Risk management
  • Security for cyber-physical systems
  • Security for mobile computing platforms
  • Security metrics
  • Systems security
  • Usable security
  • Web security
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Data center networking
  • Delay/Disruption tolerant networks
  • Future internet
  • Information-centric networking
  • Internet of things
  • Network monitoring
  • Network security
  • Online/Mobile social networks
  • P2P, overlay, and content distribution networks
  • Resilient and survivable networking
  • Smart grid communications
  • Software-defined networks
  • Urban sensing, environmental monitoring, and underwater networks
  • Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc, sensor networks
  • Vehicular networks


Abstracts of the talks, one page maximum, should be submitted to by October 14th. Notifications are expected by October 17th.

Organizing Committee

Steering Committee