The deadline for submissions to the National Security Agency’s Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition is approaching at the end of this month.
The NSA invites nominations of papers that show an outstanding contribution to cybersecurity science. A set of distinguished experts will review the nominations; awardees will be invited to NSA to receive the award and present the winning paper to an audience of cybersecurity experts.
Papers published in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, or technical conferences are eligible for nomination. The date of the publication must be between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 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.
The NSA Research Directorate will recommend awardees to the NSA Director of Research, whose decision will be final. Considerations in the evaluation of the nominated paper may include scientific merit and significance of the work reported and the degree to which the paper exemplifies how to perform and report scientific research in cybersecurity.
The submission period ends March 31. Winners will be announced in the fall.