Submission Guidelines


Thinking of presenting at COTS 2019? You can look forward to these presentation formats:

Standard Presentation

60 or 90-minute session with 3–5 presentations on related topics. Each presentation in the session will be 15–20 minutes long.

Coordinated Symposium 

Three to five separate research presentations, all focused on a common theme. One of the presentations may consist of a discussion, analysis, and/or contextualization of another session or sessions. All symposia will occupy either a 60 or 90-minute time slot.

Panel Presentation 

Two to five individuals discussing different aspects of a common theme with each other and the audience. All panel presentations will occupy either a 60 or 90-minute time slot.


60 or 90-minute session in which presenters demonstrate a technique or method related to a core aspect of test security.


A 1½-hour or 3½-hour deep dive into specific topics or key security resources, which provides attendees with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and collaborate with presenters and other attendees.

Facilitated Roundtable  

60 or 90-minute session that promotes networking and invites audience engagement around an important test security topic. Session will begin with a short, informal presentation to frame a conversation, followed by a free-flowing dialogue among audience members.

Poster Presentation

60-minute session to include multiple posters on various topics. Each presenter will prepare a poster to fit on a 4’ x 6’ poster board. Poster presentations are informal and involve one-on-one interactions with many attendees.