Feb 15, 2010

BruCON 2010: Call for Papers

Call for Papers BruCON.v2 2010: Hacking for B33r

Brussels, Belgium -- This is a call for papers and participation for the second BruCON edition, a 2-day Security and Hacking Conference, full of interesting presentations, workshops and security challenges.

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 computer security world, included but not limited to hackers, security professionals, security communities, non-profit organizations, CERTs, students, law enforcement agencies,.....

The conference will be held in Brussels (24 & 25 September 2010) at The Surfhouse(www.surfhouse.be).


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
* 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
* ...


The following dates are important if you want to participate in the CfP
  • Abstract submission: no later than 30th of April 2010
  • Notification date: around mid May 2010
  • Full paper/presentation submission: no later than 31th of July 2010
Submissions can be entered at https://cfp.BruCON.org/submission

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

Submission Guideline (for standard paper track)

Authors are encouraged to submit a paper in English or presentation slides, using a non-proprietary and open electronic format.

Abstract is up to 500 words. Submissions must be sent via https://cfp.BruCON.org/submission.
You can contact us if any errors or issues occur.

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

The more details you provide, the more chance you have to get your talk approved!

Submissions should also include the following:

1. Presenter, and geographical location (country of origin/passport) and contact info.
2. Brief biography, list of publications or papers.
3. Any significant presentation and/or educational experience/background.
4. Reason why this material is innovative or significant to the BruCON audience
5. Optionally, any samples of prepared material or outlines ready.
6. 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.

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. 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.

Additional Speakers Info

BruCON is a non-profit oriented event by and for the security and hacking community and speakers are not paid. But you will get free access to the conference and afterparty besides a visit to one of our breweries. Additionally, speakers get a bottle of "Westvleteren" beer 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

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.

Every BruCON attendee is very welcome to participate to submit small ideas, presentations or workshops. The acceptance process is on a first come basis and open to anyone willing to take an active role during the conference.

The following resources are available to stay up to speed with the event:

• BruCON website : http://2010.brucon.org/
• BruCON on Twitter : http://twitter.com/brucon
• BruCON on LinkedIN : http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1777141
• BruCON Blog : http://blog.brucon.org/
• BruCON Mailinglist : http://mailman.brucon.org/mailman/listinfo/brucon-announce

Feb 9, 2010

Call for Volunteers BruCON 2010

As things are starting to pick up for the 2010 edition, it's time to get all the teams organized. As BruCON is a not-for-profit and fun event for the community, we need volunteers to support it.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the organization of the different teams and to see who wants to take the lead in some of the teams. Everybody is welcome but we will try to work in a different way meeting-wise compared to next year..

We welcome all feedback to the event, even if you are not a volunteer or can't be physical present for meetinga. Got a cool idea for a contest, workshop or something else, then join the mailinglist and mention your idea.

Please meet us on Wednesday the 17th of Feb at our usual meeting place around 18:30.

Location: Café Le dome
Bd. du Jardin Botanique 12-13
1000 Brussels
(Google maps)

It's just in front of the Underground Parking Rogierplein and a few minutes walk from the Brussels North Trainstation.

If you can't make it, feel free to mention what you want to do and send us an email. We want to thank everyone of the community in advance for their help and dedication, because you are the ones that make BruCON work!

The BruCON Coreteam.