2018 Cybersecurity Workshop Call-For-Papers

Cybersecurity: From Requirements to Test & Evaluation

March 6 - Pre-Workshop Tutorials

March 7-8 - Workshop Plenary and Technical Track Sessions

Hilton Garden Inn  ~   Fort Walton Beach, FL

Hosted by the ITEA Emerald Coast Chapter


Program Description


Sponsorship dollars will defray the cost of this event and support the ITEA scholarship fund, which assists deserving students in their pursuit of academic disciplines related to the test and evaluation profession.

Sponsorship Pledge Form

 Previous Sponsors Include:

Acquired Data Solutions
Engility Corporation
Ernst & Young LLP
EWA Government Systems
SURVICE Engineering Company


Each of the 4-hour Pre-Workshop Tutorials provide 4 contact hours of instruction (4 CEUs) that are directly applicable to your professional development program, including the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional Credential (CTEP).

In addition to the Pre-Workshop Tutorials, the Workshop provides 4 contact hours of instruction (4 CEUs) for each half-day, 8 contact hours of instruction (8 CEUs) for each full-day, or 20 contact hours of instruction (20 CEUs) for attending the full Workshop, that are directly applicable to your professional development program, including the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional Credential (CTEP).

Please send your request for a Certificate of Attendance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Cybersecurity is in the forefront of the DoD acquisition community. It is particularly challenging for the non-Information Technology (IT) community to understand, capture, and interpret cybersecurity requirements. The Test & Evaluation (T&E) community needs to develop strategies for “bolting-on” and “baking-in” cybersecurity into legacy systems and new acquisition programs; all while executing T&E activities of non-IT systems. This workshop provides the opportunity to share experiences, lessons learned, and generate new ideas on cybersecurity from “Requirements to Test & Evaluation” amongst experienced T&E professionals.

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Abstracts Due - Oct 15, 2017

Abstract Submission Form

Authorization to Publish

All sessions will be unclassified and open to the general T&E community. Abstracts will be reviewed for a presentation during a conference session or as a poster paper. Presentations will be published in proceedings and made available to all attendees.

Abstracts should be noncommercial in scope, pertinent to conference topic, no longer than 500 words, and releasable to the general public. Visit the ITEA website for the Abstract submission form that must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


  • Cyber Resiliency
  • Cyber Test and Evaluation
  • Cyber Testing Systems of Systems
  • Cyber Workforce Development
  • Cybersecurity Requirements
  • Cybersecurity Threats
  • Insider Threat
  • Software and Firmware Assurance
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • System Security Engineering


Tutorials are unclassified, publicly released, 4-hour educational classes that will be held on Tuesday, March 6. They are strictly non-marketing, and a certificate of completion will be available to the students for 4-hours of instruction that is directly applicable to their professional development program.

If you are interested in instructing a class that pertains to the theme and topics related to this conference, please submit your full name, organization, title of the tutorial and a synopsis of the tutorial (500 words or less) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Subject line should read: Tutorial Abstract. Deadline for tutorial abstract is October 15, 2017.


If you've conducted ground-breaking research, used "best-in-class" techniques, deployed  successful processes, or developed unique procedures in the field of test and evaluation, work that your peers would be interested in learning, presenting at ITEA Workshops is an important part of your professional development, by providing you with an amazing opportunity to learn from your peers, share your experiences, and contribute to advancing the Test and Evaluation profession.

Presenting at ITEA Workshops provides you the chance to:

  • Represent your field of interest, allowing researchers in other disciplines, policymakers, and the public to become aware of the innovative work being generated in your particular area of expertise;
  • Practice your presentation skills;
  • Help you develop the expertise needed to discuss your work in a clear and meaningful way;
  • Learn how to answer specific questions and present your work to a range of individuals (who may or may not be familiar with your field of research);
  • Contribute to your overall professional profile by showing others that you regularly disseminate your work to colleagues, as well as that you keep up-todate on cutting-edge and best practices in T&E; and,
  • Help you establish contacts that will foster friendships with other motivated T&E professionals who can be resources for you at any stage of your career.


Presentations at ITEA events should:

  • Contribute technically sound knowledge in a particular area of test and evaluation;
  • Present new knowledge or experience that has not been published previously; and,
  • Not be commercial, marketing, or “infomercial” in nature. The presentation’s introductory slide is the only slide that may contain the presenter's company name and/or logo. Presentations that promote specific companies, organizations, products, or services are reserved for the Exhibit Hall or Vendor Track Sessions, and strictly prohibited in Pre-Workshop sessions (including tutorials, demonstrations, and other presentations), and the Workshop Plenary and Technical Track sessions.

Tutorials are typically scheduled for either a half-day or full day, should include comprehensive presentations on well-established topics, and may include hands-on exercises on using various software and/or hardware tools. Technical Track Session presentations are shorter than tutorials and usually last 20 minutes, with N additional 10 minutes for questions.

While tutorials go into considerable depth, Technical Track Session presentations give quick holistic overviews of interesting emerging topics with a concentration on fundamentals and projection about the future of these topics.

Poster Presentations, usually displayed in the Exhibit hall, are designed to present Works-in-Progress, new ideas, and emerging fields and research topics in test and evaluation. Poster presenters are expected to bring their printed poster and handouts, and to be present during scheduled times for the Poster Presentation session(s). Attendees will browse the posters and directly interact with the presenters. Thus, the poster session is intended to be an informal, conversational forum for new ideas.


It is expected that the First Author will present the same work described in the abstract, with the same title and content. Design a presentation that is independent, objective, scientifically rigorous, balanced and free of bias.

  • Only presentations created in PowerPoint will be accepted.
  • Widescreen display - Speakers should using PowerPoint 2016 default to a 16:9 widescreen display. For other versions of PowerPoint, click on the “Design” tab. Click “Page Setup”. PowerPoint will default to Slides sized for: “On-screen Show (4:3)”. Change the setting to “On-screen Show (16:9) and click OK. If you do not format your presentation in 16:9 then the presentation will fill the screen from top to bottom, but will display with black bars to the left and right of your slides.
  • English is the language used for all Workshop presentations
  • Please note that you cannot use PowerPoint’s “Presenter View” function during your lecture.
  • Light colored text on a dark background is advised.
  • Font size of AT LEAST 24 points for body text and 36 – 40 points for headings can be seen well by attendees
  • When linking picture, graph or video files in PowerPoint, make sure to keep a backup copy of your files and confirm that they work from within your presentation. In addition, please note that adding picture files into your presentation may result in a large PowerPoint file size. Please resize picture files to before importing to prevent an unwieldy file size.
  • If using video, make sure that the video file can be played using the following software: – Windows: Windows Media Player (WMV format recommended) *If using video, we recommend bringing your own laptop.
  • Speakers should be in the meeting venue at least 10-15 minutes prior to the session start.
  • Speaker should sit in the front row of the session and approach the podium as the Moderator introduces the talk. Speakers can share the moderators table as space permits during the discussion period.
  • Pairs of moderators have been assigned for each session.
  • At the beginning of your session the moderators will introduce themselves, your session title, and the speaker and the title or their talk
  • The Technical Tracks Chairs moderators will indicate that session is open for discussion and questions
  • A microphone will be available at the podium as well as a laser pointer
  • You can advance your slides by use of the mouse or the use of the page up or down buttons.

Presentation Timing

Presentations given within Workshop Sessions are scheduled for 20 minutes for the presentation with an additional 10 minutes for questions. We ask that you please keep to your allotted time for your presentation.

Uploading Presentations

Upload your presentation in the speaker ready room at least 1 hour prior to your presentation. Make sure to bring a back-up of your presentation. Note: You may make changes to your presentation up to 1 hour before the start of your session. We will not accept presentations within 1 hour of the START OF THE SESSION. If you do not upload your presentation, you will not be allowed to present.

  • If necessary, edit and revise your presentation the DAY BEFORE your scheduled talk. Edits to your presentation are not permitted inside the session room.
  • Ensure you have included your financial disclosure slide as the second slide of your presentation.
  • Upload and check your presentation in the Speaker Preview Room
  • Confirm your presentation runs as planned and is scheduled correctly.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the start of your session and check in with the session moderator.
  • Make sure to inform staff if using videos in your presentation

Speaker preview room and AV assistance

Speakers may preview their presentations, make any changes, or get assistance from the audiovisual staff on site. The speaker ready room is open 0700 – 1630.


Any potential conflict of interest, regardless of its connection to the topics discussed or mentioned during this event, must be declared by the Workshop speakers and their co-authors and be conveyed to the audience as a second slide as part of any presentation. See the Workshop Website for a downloadable disclosure slide.

Balanced information

If specific products or services are mentioned, there should be a balanced presentation of the prevailing body of scientific information on that product or service and of reasonable alternative options. If unapproved or off-label uses of a product are discussed, presenters must inform the audience of this fact.

Presenters should not engage in peer selling. Peer selling occurs when a manufacturer or service provider engages an attendee to conduct an activity that focuses on or is designed to enhance the sale of its own products. Avoid using:

  • Product endorsements
  • Product logos or branding

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Poster Guidelines

An academic poster is the visual aid for a compact presentation of (a part of) a research project. Both content and layout are essential. The poster should attract the attention within a few seconds and the reader should be able to get the main points from the headings alone.

1. Poster boards

Poster boards should be 48 inches x 36 inches (width x height). Please, use adequate letter type and size to ensure good readability. Well-designed figures, graphs and tables will generally increase the attractiveness of your poster.

2. Poster titles and structure

Poster titles should be identical to the title of the corresponding abstract.

The general structure includes Introduction, Aim of the study, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion. Abstracts are not needed, because the information is already condensed on the poster.

Try to make title and headings as informative as possible, i.e. not too general. Preferably the reader should be able to get the main points from the headings alone.
Try to reduce Methods and Study Design in a photo or scheme with subscript and focus on the principle outcome measure(s).

Present your Results in simple graphics. All visuals should relate to the main message and conclusion.

The Conclusion should be the direct answer to the Aim of the study.

The References contain background information and can be presented in a compact way (e.g. 1st author et al. Journal (short form), Issue, Pages).

3. Poster numbers

Poster boards in the poster area will be numbered by means of the poster code (letters and numbers) appearing in the scheduling confirmation sent to you. You will also find your poster code in the final program on the conference website.

4. Text format

Title should be readable at about 5 feet, text is generally read at 1 or 2 feet. It is recommended to use bulleted points and to use an active voice. Keep text elements to 50 words or fewer.

5. Fonts

For headings (at least 36 point) and bulleted points use sans serif fonts like Arial or Tahoma

For blocks of texts use serif fonts like Times New Roman, Palatino or Garamond of at least 24 point, since they are easier to read.

6. Colors

Use light Color background and dark Color letters for contrast, as poster boards are not always in the spotlight. Use a theme of only 2 or 3 Colors. The use of transparent of background pictures may go at the cost of readability of text: what you see on screen is not always what you get after printing! Avoid red-green combinations because of Colorblind visitors in the audience.

7. Figures and Artwork

Usually 4-6 figures are included in a poster. Make them simple, readily comprehensible and self-contained. Lines in graphs are generally identified by form or Color. We do advise you to use the combination of both. (see also Colors). Figures and artwork are magnified on posters. In case of bitmap photos and figures try to maintain sufficient resolution (at least 150 dpi in the final format). Keep figure legends short (10-25 words maximum).

8. Names and affiliations

Posters should show the names and affiliations of all contributing authors.

9. Marketing/commercial purpose

Scientific posters are not to be used for marketing or commercial purposes.

10. Financial interest

Any grants or other real or perceived financial interests should be acknowledged on your poster.

11. Poster display

Posters should be on display continuously during the Exhibit Hall hours. Each poster presenter is scheduled to stand by their poster on one day of their Workshop session during the breaks and lunch hour.

12. Removing posters

Posters should be ultimately removed during the Exhibitor move out on Thursday. Posters that have not been taken away by 18:00 hrs will be removed by the Workshop organizers and will be destroyed.

13. Mounting tripods

Mounting tripods will be made available by the hotel.

14. Handouts

You are advised to bring hard copies of your poster as handouts.


Pre-Workshop Tutorials require a separate fee from the Workshop. Single Pre-Workshop Tutorial - $205, Two Pre-Workshop Tutorials - $385 (use discount code "Tutorial-Multi" at check out).

Regular Workshop Registration

$845* - Includes two Lunches and the Networking Reception

One-Day Pass WEDNESDAY - $375* (Includes Networking Reception)
One-Day Pass THURSDAY - $325* (Includes Lunch)

 * includes one-year membership to ITEA

ITEA Members/Government Employees/Active Duty Military Workshop Registration

$695 - Includes two Lunches and the Networking Reception

One Day Pass WEDNESDAY - $300 (Includes Networking Reception)
One-Day Pass THURSDAY - $250 (Includes Lunch)

Special Workshop Registration

$200 - Plenary Speaker, Plenary Panel Chair, or Technical Track Session Chair
$395 - Plenary Session Panelist, Technical Track Session Presenter, or Tutorial Secondary Instructor

SUBSTITUTION AND CANCELATION POLICY: Substitutions are permitted. Refunds are not available within ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. Requests for cancelation submitted between ten (10) to 45 days prior to start date of the event will be subject to a $250 cancelation fee. Requests for cancellation greater than 45 days prior to the start date of the event will be subject to a $100 cancelation fee.

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Exhibit Hall

Your company or government organization will want to take advantage of the premium space that is available for you to display and demonstrate products and services for the test and evaluation community. Limited space is available, do not delay. To obtain an application to exhibit or to see the floor plan, visit

Exhibit Application (coming)

Exhibitor Information Kit (coming)

Previous Exhibitors Include:

  • Command Post Technologies
  • EWA Government Systems, Inc.
  • Ixia
  • KBRWyle
  • Scientific Research Corporation
  • SURVICE Engineering Company
  • Technical Systems Integrators, Inc.

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Host Conference Center

Hilton Garden Inn
Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Program Committee - Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mr. Jason Vosatka - AFTC/96TW


Ms. Min Kim - AFLCMC, Armament Directorate
Mr. John Rafferty – 53rd EWG/F-35 PSC
Mr. Pete Crump – GTRI
Mr. Gene Hudgins - KBRWyle


James Gaidry, CAE- ITEA Executive Director
703-631-6220, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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