Call for Papers

This is call for submissions for the 2019 FIRST Symposium on Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI). The event will be held March 18-20th 2019 at BT Centre (81 Newgate Street, London), hosted by BT and Digital Shadows. There will be one day of training followed by two days of plenary sessions. This event will be open to both FIRST members and non-members.

Proceedings will not be recorded. No press will be admitted. Speakers may stipulate that their sessions be treated as confidential and all attendees are expected to respect this. Breaches of the FIRST Code of Conduct (including failing to respect the confidentiality of certain sessions) have consequences.

Point of Contact

Questions about submission topics or sensitivity issues can be sent via email to the chair of the Program Committee:

Call for Speakers

FIRST is looking for speakers that would like to present on topics related to Cyber Threat Intelligence including:

Call for Training

FIRST is looking for training submissions related to the above topics. There are multiple full or half-day training tracks to be filled.

CFP Timeline

How does the shepherding process work?

Program committees often receive promising submissions that ultimately fail to be accepted because they somehow just missed the mark. The shepherding process is designed to provide feedback to submitters in the hope that the revised submission is more likely to be accepted (but, like most things in life, there are no guarantees). Whether this is your first-ever submission to a conference or you are an experienced presenter, shepherding is your friend. If your submission is selected by the PC for shepherding, you will receive a few hours of mentorship by one or more PC members to help refine your submission.

Only submissions received by 30 September 2018 will be considered for shepherding. All other submissions received by the CFP close 23:59 UTC 30 October 2018 will be reviewed by the PC as normal submissions.

All talk and training proposals should be submitted via EasyChair.

Full papers will be given preferential treatment over abstract-only submissions but all submissions will be given full consideration.

Submissions which the Programming Committee determines to be product pitches will be rejected.

Again, all submissions must be received by 23:59 UTC 30 October 2018.