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BruCON 2017 : BruCON 0x09 CFP [Ghent- Belgium]


When Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017
Where Ghent, Belgium
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2017
Notification Due May 31, 2017
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2017
Categories    security   IOT   physical security   infosec

Call For Papers

On the off chance you don't know BruCON (where have you been?). We host a 2-day Security and Hacking Conference full of interesting presentations, workshops and security challenges for about 600 attendees. BruCON is an open-minded gathering of people discussing computer security, privacy, and information technology. The conference tries to create bridges between the various actors active in the computer security world including (but not limited to) hackers, security professionals, security communities, non-profit organisations, CERTs, students, law enforcement agencies, and many more. Next to the conference we offer several world-class, deep-dive mostly offensive technical training courses given by the most recognised experts with huge industry experience in their domain! These training sessions take place twice a year, Spring Training takes places on 19, 20 and 21st of April 2017 (Registration and line-up here) and conference training tracks are on 2, 3 and 4th October 2017. Our slogan is "Hacking for Beer" of which you'll find plenty during and after the conference.

The conference will be held in Ghent on the 5th and 6th of October 2017. The training sessions will be held from 2nd until 4th of October 2017 (all courses start on the 2nd!).

Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to :

Electronic/Digital Privacy
IoT Security
Wireless Network and Security
Attacks on Information Systems and/or Digital Information Storage
Web Application and Web Services Security
Lockpicking & physical security
Spyware, Phishing and Botnets (Distributed attacks)
Hardware hacking, embedded systems and other electronic devices
Mobile devices exploitation, Symbian, P2K and bluetooth technologies
Electronic Voting
Vulnerability research and disclosure
Free Software and Security
Legal and Social Aspect of Information Security
Software Engineering and Security
Security in Information Retrieval
Security aspects in SCADA, industrial environments and "obscure" networks
Forensics and Anti-Forensics
Mobile communications security and vulnerabilities
Information warfare and industrial espionage
Social Engineering
Virtualisation Security

Possible formats are:

1hr talk
2hr workshop (preferably hands on)
4hr workshop (preferably hands on)

If you want to get an idea about the atmosphere at BruCON, check out the previous talks on our Youtube channel.

Please take into account the following guidelines :

BruCON hosts predominantly offensive technical security training sessions. We don't have any specific focus areas for now, so please submit any training you deem interesting !
Training should be either 2 or 3 days with a preference for the latter.
You are allowed to submit multiple training suggestions, however please specify if they can be hosted simultaneously.
If you have additional hardware that need to be taken into account, please specify including the additional costs.

If you submit a training, please include, at minimum, the following information :

Course content
Target audience
Level (Beginner, Advanced, Expert)
Trainer(s) Biography
Hosted before? If so, where and when

Possible formats are:

2-day training (1100 € Early-bird / 1200 € Regular)
3-day training (1400 € Early-bird / 1500 € Regular)

Submissions will contain as much detail as possible and will be written in English.
We use EasyChair to collect and review talk, workshop and training proposals.
You will submit your proposal online:
Your submission will contain at least the following details:

Your name
Where do you live (country)
How to reach you
The title of your talk/workshop/training, including type [talk|2h workshop|4h workshop|2 day training|3 day training]
An abstract of your talk/workshop/training, including a brief biography
A number of keywords to characterise your submission
Whether you submitted and/or presented this proposal at other conferences, and which
Additionally you are encouraged to include, in plain text or PDF format, supporting materials such as slide decks, white papers, curriculum, prerequisites for talk/workshop/training, outline,...

Our speaker treatment hasn't changed since the first year. You're our guest and we will do anything to make your stay and experience as enjoyable as possible. This includes helping you with travel and accommodation and providing ample opportunities to sample the best of whatever Belgium has to offer. You know what we're talking about so ... submit now!

This CFP closes on April 30th 2017 at midnight CET -- CFP feedback will be sent before May 30th 2017. All accepted talks and workshops will be published before June 15th 2017.

Small print: We do not accept product or vendor related pitches. If your presentation involves an advertisement for a new product or service your company is offering, please do not submit. Also, we do not accept presentations submitted by a third party including (but not limited to) company representatives, management bureau's, etc. BruCON presentations should be focused on topics that are of interest to security and technology professionals who are paying attention to current trends and issues. We want BruCON to be educational and entertaining to the attendees and the community.

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