Jan 25, 2009

BruCON 2009 Call for Papers



Our website will now accept abstracts for the submission of presentations. Our goal is to have both international and local speakers. There will also be room for small lightning talks so everyone can have a say at this event about his tool, website or cool project. Pass the message !!!

Call for Papers BruCon.v1 2009: Hacking for B33r
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This is a call for papers and participation for BruCon, an International Security Conference,
organized in Brussels!

Brucon aims to become the best and most fun hacking (*) and security event in Belgium
and W. Europe offering a high quality line up of speakers, opportunities of networking with
peers, hacking challenges and workshops. Brucon is an open-minded gathering of
people discussing computer security, privacy, information technology and it's
cultural/technical implications on society. The conference creates bridges between the
various actors active in computer security world, included but not limited to hackers(*),
security professionals, security communities, non-profit organizations, CERTs, students,
law enforcement agencies, etc.....

The conference will be held in Brussels in September 2009 (18 & 19.09.2009) at The Surfhouse
(www.surfhouse.be).

Papers are to be submitted in English as the conference language
is English.

(*)Hackers are "persons who delight in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system,
computers and computer networks in particular." People who engage in illegal activities like unauthorized entry
into computer systems are called crackers and don't have anything to do with hacking. Brucon doesn't promote
any illegal activities and behavior.
Many hackers today are employed by the security industry and test security software and systems to improve the
security of our networks and applications. In addition, for the younger generations, we want to create some
awareness and interest in IT students to learn more about IT Security.


Scope
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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to :

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


Deadlines
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The following dates are important if you want to participate in the CfP

Abstract submission: no later than 15 30th of March 2009
Notification date: around end of March April 2009
Full paper submission: no later than 1st July 2009

Submissions can be entered at http://cfp.brucon.org/

For further information and questions please feel free to contact cfp at_sign brucon.org


Submission Guideline (for standard paper track)
==============================

Authors should submit a paper in English with up to 5.000 words and/or
presentation slides, using a non-proprietary and open electronic format.

The program committee will review all papers and the author of each
paper will be notified of the result, by electronic means.

Abstract is up to 400 words. Submissions must be sent via http://cfp.brucon.org/.
You can contact us if any errors or issues occur.

Submissions should also include the following:

1. Presenter, and geographical location (country of origin/passport) and
contact info.
2. Employer and/or affiliations.
3. Brief biography, list of publications or papers.
4. Any significant presentation and/or educational experience/background.
5. Reason why this material is innovative or significant or an important
tutorial.
6. Optionally, any samples of prepared material or outlines ready.
7. Information about if yes or no the submission has already been
presented and where.

The information will be used only for the sole purpose of the BruCon
conference including the information on the public website.

If you want to remain anonymous, you have the right to use a nickname.


Additional Speakers Info
===============

Brucon is a non-profit oriented event by and for the security and hacking community
and speakers are not paid. But speakers get a bottle of "Real Beer (TM)" for giving a talk.
However, financial help on travel expenses and accommodation is possible. It needs
to be agreed upon after acceptance of the submission, though. Feel free to state
your requirements in the application when submitting your lecture with a cost estimate
and we'll work something out!

Lectures should not exceed 45 minutes plus up to 10 minutes for questions and answers.
The spoken language of a lecture will be English.


Publication and Rights
==============

Authors keep the full rights on their publication/papers but give an
right to redistribute their papers for the Brucon conference
and its related electronic/paper publication under a CC-BY-NC-be license.


Sponsoring and Donations
================

If you want to support the initiative,
please contact us by writing an e-mail to sponsors at_sign brucon.org


Online Presence
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Website: http://www.brucon.org/
Blog: http://blog.brucon.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/brucon


Lightning Sessions and Workshops
=====================

During the conference, several spaces will be made available for
lightning talks and workshops.

A lightning talk is a very short presentation of about 4 minutes to present
an idea, a concept, a program or a cool website. About 12 persons can present
during one hour.

Everyone is very welcome to participate to submit small ideas, presentations
or workshops. The review process is simplified and open to anyone willing
to take an active role during the conference. Participants don't have to
submit a full paper.

Submissions are done via workshops at_sign brucon.org


Call for Volunteers
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As we want this to be a true community event, we are still looking for volunteers
to help us organize this event.
If you are interest to contribute, please send a mail to volunteers at_sign brucon.org
with some information on how you can contribute to our event.
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