ETACS 2022

Workshop on Education, Training and Awareness in Cybersecurity (ETACS 2022)

to be held in conjunction with the 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2022 –

August 23 – August 26, 2022

Call for Workshop Paper – ETACS 2022.pdf

ETACS 2022 – August 23, 2022

The current lack of cybersecurity experts on the world job market is a significant problem that can be solved only by coordinated and focused development of higher education and professional training programs. All topics related to cybersecurity education, training and awareness will be considered for the Workshop on Education, Training and Awareness in Cybersecurity (ETACS). ETACS seeks for novel submissions from academia, government as well as industry contributing to cybersecurity education, training and awareness. The focus is on practical research into higher-education cybersecurity curricula, professional training, building of cyber ranges and their coalitions across Europe, methods to assess and raise awareness in cybersecurity, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. Furthermore, the EU-wide agreement on the identification of skills necessary for cybersecurity work roles is one of the main interests of the workshop. The event aims at putting together people form universities, professional training institutions, industry, government and EU agencies to discuss current problems and solutions for cybersecurity education and training.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Description and application of cybersecurity skills frameworks
Comparison of existing skills frameworks, contributions to the EU Skills Framework
Description of curricula related to cybersecurity
Lessons learned from a training experience
Lessons learned from the use of a given technology
Publication of a tool related to cyber ranges
Gamification, capture the flag, red/blue teaming,
Piloting cybersecurity study programs and trainings
Feedback on awareness campaigns

Important Dates
Submission Deadline April 20, 2022 May 04, 2022
Author Notification May 30, 2022
Proceedings Version June 19, 2022
ARES EU Symposium August 23, 2022
ARES Conference August 23 – August 26, 2022
PROGRAM CHAIR / Workshop Chair

General Chair

  • Jan Hajny (SPARTA, Brno University of Technology, CZ)


  • Tanja Zseby (TU Wien, AT)
  • Giuseppe Bianchi (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni, IT)
  • Rashel Talukder (Polish Platform for Homeland Security, PL)
  • Rocco De Nicola (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, IT)
  • Sara Ricci (Brno University of Technology, CZ)
Program Committee 2022

Olivier Levillain (Télécom SudParis, FR)
Marc Ohm (University of Bonn, DE)
Pavel Loutocky (Masaryk University, CZ)
Pedro Adao (University of Lisbon, PT)
Sergej Proskurin (Technische Universität München, DE)
Edmundas Piesarskas (Lithuanian Cybercrime Center of Excellence for Training, Research & Education, LT)

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at

The workshop is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 SPARTA project #830892 and the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic under grant VJ01030001 (International Partnership for Cybersecurity Skills Training).