Welcome to the home page of the 10th Central Area Networking and Security Workshop (CANSec Fall 2016).

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 speakers from Texas, Indiana, Colorado, South Carolina, Virginia, etc. The goal of the CANSec workshop is to provide a semi-annual forum to present research in all areas related to computer networking and security, as well as to promote interactions and collaborations between academia and industry.

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On October 1st, 2016, we will host the 10th Central Area Networking and Security Workshop with a keynote speech, oral research presentations, student poster sessions, and a panel discussion.

On October 2nd, 2016, we will have a “CANSec Invitational” student cyber-defense competition.

Important Dates:

One-page abstract submission: August 20, 2016

Notification of abstract acceptance: September 1, 2016

Student travel award applications: September 5, 2016

Student travel award notifications: September 10, 2016

Registration deadline: September 15, 2016

Hotel reservation:

Clayton Plaza Hotel   (1.8 miles)

7750 Carondelet Avenue | Clayton, MO 63105

To book this hotel with a group business rate, please refer to this document.

Daily hotel shuttle service available to and from the Lambert St. Louis International Airport and local area.

Student Travel Grant Available

The Central Area Networking and Security (CANSec) Workshop encourages students to participate in the workshop and the student cyber-defense competition by providing a travel grant up to $200. This NSF-sponsored travel award aims to partially subsidize the travel costs. Note that the travel award is 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 student 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 with one PDF attachment to the selection committee (cansecworkshop@gmail.com) by 9/5/2016. Notifications will be made on 9/10/2016.

Organizing Committee

  • Yi Yang (Chair), Mary Abkemeier, Nancy English, Zahid Anwar, Mark Franz, David Higgins, and Cheryl Burrus @ Fontbonne University

Steering Committee

Past Workshops:

Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016

Dunham Student Activity Center (DSAC), 6800 Wydown Blvd, Clayton, MO, 63105