Call for Papers: Workshop on SOC Operations and Construction (WOSOC 2024)

Call for papers is now closed.

WOSOC will accept short papers and talk proposals. We encourage researchers to submit short papers on ongoing or planned work that can be read by participants in advance of the event, and encourage operators to submit talk proposals to share insights, case studies and novel ideas. The workshop will schedule 20 minute slots for all speakers, broken into a 15-minute talk followed by a 5-minute Q&A period.

For questions or other issues, please contact the WOSOC chair at [email protected]. Submissions that are advertisements for products or services and/or do not provide novel insights are not permitted.

Submission Guidelines for Papers/Talk Proposals

Short Papers: WOSOC short papers can cover emerging research, work in progress and position papers. Short papers must be between 4-8 pages excluding references. Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Papers must follow the instructions and use the NDSS templates at Papers must be formatted for US letter size (not A4) paper in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 9.25 in. high and 3.5 in. wide. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 11-point or larger line spacing. Proceedings will be published through the Internet Society; papers will be published at the workshop.

Talk Proposals: WOSOC talk proposals are intended to provide industry experts a mechanism to discuss SOC-related topics at the workshop. Talk proposals must be submitted in text format.

Talk proposals should be submitted in plain text and contain the following information:

  • Talk Title
  • Talk Abstract: A single paragraph describing the talk; the abstract will appear on the conference site and in pre-proceedings to publicize the talk.
  • Talk Description: A short (1-2 paragraph) description of the topics that will be covered in the talk.
  • Speaker Biography and Affiliation

The submission portal for papers/talk proposals (pdf or text format) is:

Areas of Interest

The primary themes for the workshop’s call for papers include but not limited to:

  • SOC design and construction
  • SOC workflow and operations
  • Alert management, triage and prioritization
  • Incident response case studies
  • Network management techniques for encrypted traffic flows
  • Increasing SOC efficiency through automation
  • Threat hunting
  • Operational visualization and data summarization
  • Intelligence gathering, enrichment, and operations
  • Large Language Models in SOCs for threat intelligence, detection, and assistance

Important Dates

Note that talks and papers have different submission dates.

  • Talk Submission Deadline: 15 December 2023 Anywhere-on-earth (AoE)
  • Talk Notification: 12 January 2024
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 19 January 2024, AoE WOSOC will continue to accept talk proposals up to 19 January. Talk proposals received after 1 January will be reviewed during the paper review phase. 
  • Paper Notification: 2 February 2024
  • Camera-Ready Paper Submission: 14 February 2024, AoE
  • Workshop: 1 March 2024