Network Flow Analysis Conference (FloCon 2013)

Venue: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 07, 2013 End Date/Time: Jan 10, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 07, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Nov 16, 2012
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This open conference provides a forum for operational network analysts, tool developers, researchers, and other parties interested in the analysis of large volumes of traffic to showcase the next generation of flow-based analysis techniques.

Flow is an abstraction of network traffic in which packets are aggregated by common attributes over time. This year's conference will focus on the challenges of "Analysis at Scale." In large network environments, flow data helps to provide a scalable way of seeing the big picture, as well as a streamlined platform for highlighting patterns of malicious behavior over time.

More and more commercial tools and platforms are available for collecting and storing not only flow data, but large volumes of other data such as DNS information, packet capture, security logs, and incident reports. How do we refine this "Big Data" into knowledge? How do we design methods for aggregated analyses at the network edge? How do we build systems for monitoring thousands or millions of assets at once?

The era of Big Data has brought with it the need to integrate cross-disciplinary expertise—in numerical methods, system design, software engineering, visualization, and analytical thinking—with the goal of gaining awareness and insight from raw records. Analysis of Big Data at the ISP and carrier-class network level adds challenges of data abstraction, context, and scope that must be addressed with the implementation of any system designed to help operational analysts use this data to learn about network threats.


330 Tijeras NW
New Mexico
United States

Additional Information

Call for Papers We are accepting abstracts for presentations, posters, and demonstrations for network analysis with an eye toward applications and adaptations for analysis at scale. Topics of interest include Measurement and metrics Discovering and evaluating indicators of malicious behavior Automated analysis Flow collection technology Augmenting and annotating flow data Integrating data sources Optimizing analyst workflow Scalable statistical techniques Data visualization for operational environments and reporting Case studies in threat detection and mitigation Data fusion New techniques from new data sources Presentations should be prepared for a technical audience; presenters are allotted 30 minutes, including time for questions. There is also an option to submit academic posters that highlight novel techniques and early results from new directions. The demonstration session provides an opportunity for informal interaction with the community and a forum to display new technology and new platforms. There will be a dedicated session and room for demonstrations and posters. The demonstrations can take place throughout the sessions, as the attendees move about the room. Since the workshop is intended to be highly interactive, presenters and demonstrators must have enough experience and in-depth knowledge about flow analysis to address questions from other attendees. Presentations and posters will be selected by the program committee based on a blind review against established selection criteria. Demonstration slots will be assigned first to FloCon 2013 sponsors; remaining slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of registration fee discounts are available to students who present or demonstrate relevant flow-related research. Submit Abstracts To submit an abstract, please use our online Call for Presentations Submission Form, Contact us at if you have any questions.