National Security Agency Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition
About the Competition: In order to encourage the development of the scientific foundations of cybersecurity, the National Security Agency (NSA) established The Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition. NSA invites nominations of papers that show an outstanding contribution to cybersecurity science. A set of Distinguished Experts will review the nominations according to the criteria below. Awardees will be invited to NSA to receive the award and present the winning paper to an audience of cybersecurity experts.
Nominations and Eligibility: Papers published in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, or technical conferences are eligible for nomination. The date of the publication must be between January 1st 2017 and December 31st 2017. Nominations should include, in 500 words or less, a nomination statement describing the scientific contribution of the paper and explaining why this paper merits the award. A strong nomination statement is desired and will be used as part of the criteria when evaluating paper submissions. Nominated papers must be available in English and pdf format. Nominations must be submitted via this site. The nominator may not be an author or co-author of the nominated paper. If a paper includes a reviewer as a co-author it may not be considered for an award. Papers may come from any field of cybersecurity research.
Submission Period Begins: December 15, 2017
Submission Period for Entries Ends: March 31, 2018 11:59 PM, EST.
Evaluation Process for Entries Begins: April 2, 2018
Winners Notified: By September 14, 2018
Winners Announced: Fall 2018
Additional information and submission instructions are available here: https://cps-vo.org/group/sos/papercompetition