International Workshop on Human-Machine Teaming in Cyber

(HMTC 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2016) or

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Cyber security is a domain for which researchers have struggled to understand the boundaries, scope, and limitations. The cyberspace environment involves very large numbers of possible states, includes data from multiple abstraction layers (sometimes simultaneously), and contains physical and non-physical entities, all of which are dynamic, complex, interactive, and context dependent. Successful approaches to solving problems in cyber security and cyber data analysis tend to be exploratory or learning-based because the foundational elements and technologies change rapidly. Additionally, since cyberspace is fundamentally an adversarial domain, cyber security problems are often human-centered and exist in a social context.

The 2016 International Workshop on Human-Machine Teaming in the Cyber (HMTC 2016) is focused on exploring the issues related to how humans and agents work in cyber security and cyber data analysis, and how that work is facilitated through automation.


The Workshop on Human-Machine Teaming in the Cyber (HMTC 2016) will be held as part of the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016). We are interested in high-quality research conducted through case studies, cognitive task analyses, empirical investigations, cognitive/behavioral modeling and simulation, agent-based and multi-agent modeling and simulation, system design and evaluation studies, and other related methodologies that better define and explore the link between the roles, responsibilities, and tasks of humans and automated systems in cyber.

HMTC Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Studies of the human-machine interface involved in cyber tasks;

  • Automated information sharing among human-cyber teams;

  • Information requirements for cyber tasks;

  • Exploration of the increasing role of automation in cyber security;

  • The design of agent-based assistants and multi-agent systems to carry out roles in cyber;

  • Other forms of collaborative cyber work involving humans and agents or facilitated by automation technologies.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to human-machine teaming in the cyber and related topics. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 29, 2016 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 19, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- September 02, 2016

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016

International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.

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(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

October 31 - November 04, 2016

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Orlando, Florida, USA