Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2018 Conference on Test Security! The conference will be held October 10-12, 2018 in beautiful Park City, UT.  

Although the session submission window is closed, we are still accepting poster presentations! The deadline to submit posters is Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:59 MDT. 

Poster Presentation Guidelines:

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. The deadline to submit posters is Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:59 MDT.

You can also look forward to these other presentation formats during this year's COTS:

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.

Presentations will be given on many subjects, including: 

  • Statistical methods and applications for detecting potential test fraud
  • Test security tools and methods for protecting the validity of testing results and brand integrity
  • Development or improvement of an organization’s test security program, and
  • Development and use of standards for the prevention and detection of test fraud.

To see the various presentations that will be given at this year's COTS, click here