BIR 2019 Security Analytics Workshop

About the workshop


During the last years, Cyber Security Analytics has gained increasing awareness both in industry and academia. This is due to a number of factors, including a significant increase in the number and severity of attacks, increasing focus from media, and increasing amounts of legislation such as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

While much research focuses on either technical, business or compliance perspectives, there is a need to think of these disciplines together and develop solutions across traditional disciplines. Such solutions will be the purpose of this workshop. More specifically, the workshop will look into different phases of potential attacks and understand how these can be prevented, detected and investigated.

The workshop is a part of the BIR 2019 conference on Business Informatics Research, to be held in Katowice, Poland, September 23-25 2019. You can read more about the conference here:

Call for papers

The workshop welcomes submissions in the following fields (non-exhaustive list), where priority will be given to submissions targeting at least two areas (technical, business, compliance):
Methods for preventing cyber attacks
Methods for detecting cyber attacks
Analysis of identified vulnerabilities
Analysis of successful attacks or attack attempts
Diverse aspects of security analytics
Tools for security analytics
Security analytics data
Machine learning in security analytics
Privacy and security 

We welcome full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages) that should be prepared using the Springerguidelines and the template available at this link: Submissions to the workshop have to be made by using the submission system EasyChair (

All accepted papers will be published in series ( Best papers will be invited to submit extended versions to Journal of Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly  (CSIMQ).

Important dates

Submission of full workshop paper: 28 July (extended)
Acceptance notification: 21 August
Final camera ready paper deadline: 4 September
Workshop: 23 September

Workshop chairs

Jens Myrup Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark,

Ilze Birzniece, Riga Technical University, Latvia,

Program Committee

Cyril Onwubiko, Cyber Security and Intelligence at Research Series Limited
Tomas Krilavičius, Vytautas Magnus University
Valentin Carela, Auvik Networks
Gundars Alksnis, Riga Technical University
Christian D. Jensen, Technical University of Denmark
Michal Choras, UTP University of Science and Technology