The purpose of the 2015 ICONIP Cybersecurity Data Mining Competitions is to increase awareness of Cybersecurity and the potential of industrial applications and give young researchers exposure to the main issues related to the topic and ongoing work in this area. The focus of this competition is on string sequences analysis towards the application of knowledge discovery techniques for protecting personal computer information by means of detection, preventive measures, and responding to various attacks. DMC 2015 provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and students to present the latest research, share ideas, and discuss future directions in the field of Data Mining and Cybernetics.

The competition was associated with the 8th International Workshop on Data Mining and Cybersecurity (DMC2015) in Istanbul, Turkey, a pre-conference workshop, associated with the 22nd International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2015), November 9 - 12, 2015.