2014 Kaspersky International Student Conference on CyberSecurity (Fully Sponsored)

Next Deadline: January 24, 2014

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces the start of the regional stages of its international student conference ‘CyberSecurity for the Next Generation 2013/2014’. This annual competition is a unique platform, bringing together young researchers, IT security experts & university professors from all over the world in a collaborative, fun and creative environment, to present and discuss the most burning issues relating to cyber security.

Who can participate?

Anyone from the world of higher education, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, is welcome to participate in the conference. Participants will showcase their projects in front of key academic and industry experts and open themselves to potential new and attractive career opportunities in IT security.

There are 4 regional rounds of the conference that lead to the Conference Finals. The regional conferences are as stated below;

1. CyberSecurity for the Next Generation: European Round 2014Submissions closed

2. CyberSecurity for the Next Generation: Americas Round 2014

The conference is to be hosted at Georgetown University, March, 31st-April, 2nd 2014. Deadline: February 14, 2014

Eligibility: Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. students from the following countries can participate in the Americas Round of the conference: United States of America, Canada and students from all Latin American countries.

3. CyberSecurity for the Next Generation: Asia-Pacific and MEA Round 2014

The conference will be hosted at Korea University, March 10-12, 2014.  Deadline: January 31, 2014

Eligible countries: Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. students from the following countries can participate in the Asia-Pacific & MEA round of the conference: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, The Republic of  Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yemen, all countries of Africa. Deadline

4. CyberSecurity for the Next Generation: Russia & CIS Round 2014 

The conference will be hosted at Kiev Polytechnic Institute, at February, 19-21, 2014. Deadline: January 24, 2014

Eligible countries: Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. students from the following countries can participate in the Russia & CIS round of the conference: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine


The best projects will be given awards and valuable prizes (1st place $1000, 2nd place $750 and 3rd place $500) from Kaspersky Lab and the authors will be invited to attend the international ‘CyberSecurity for the Next Generation’ conference.

Participation is free and Kaspersky Lab will cover all participants’ travel and accommodation expenses. By submitting a paper, participants give their consent for Kaspersky Lab to publish their work at www.kaspersky.com.

Paper Submission Process and Paper Format

Download formatting guidelines here.
Use the document template to help conform to the guidelines.

Submissions should be made using our conference paper management system, details of which will be sent upon registration. Papers should be in Word (DOC), or Rich Text Format (RTF) only (i.e. other formats will NOT be accepted). If necessary, files may be compressed, using ZIP format only. The ZIP file must contain two documents, .DOC format – i.e. an abstract of your paper and your full paper. Papers that do not meet the formatting instructions will be returned to the authors for revision. We are unable to accept PDF or PS files.

In addition, please use the supplied document template to help conform to the guidelines. The total length of the paper should not exceed ten pages, including all figures, tables and references. Hyperlinks should be removed from the paper for both email addresses and web pages.

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