Call for Papers
The Kernelcon Crew will be soliciting presentations for Kernelcon 2020 held at the Downtown Embassy Suites in Omaha, NE on March 27-28, 2020.
Conclude novel research? Create something fun in your home lab? Develop a new technique? Wish you could spare someone else the horrors you faced? Impart your wisdom, start the conversations that need to be started, submit your work to our CFP!
Suggested Topic Areas
The theme for Kernelcon 2020, is Vision. Accordingly, those that wish to tailor a talk to the theme or require a broad topic to start the creative engine toward a new talk, Vision is your starting point. There are obvious directions that lend to talks in security and hacking topics, hindsight, for instance (or foresight), but do not let these directions limit your interpretation!
Kernelcon submissions should focus on topics that are of interest to the security and hacking communities. The list below is meant as a guideline, not an exhaustive list.
* Hacking of Software/Hardware
* Incident Response
* Operational Security
* Computing Hardware Security, Repurposing, Designing/Building
* Technology Policy and Politics (yep, we're willing to go there)
* Security Education
* Security and Hacking Capture-the-Flag Topics
* Security Automation
* Digital Forensics
* Bug Bounties
* Secure Development Practices / DevSecOps / SecDevOps
* Security Aspects of Cloud Computing
* Practical Security
* Machine Learning (securing, and using for security)
* War Stories, Histories, Scientific Advancement, Trade, etc. of Kernels
* Security Metrics (Inform Risk Analysis, Identify Priorities, Measure Progress, etc)
* Risk Management
* BeyondCorp / Zerotrust models in practice
* Privacy and Anonymity
* Identity & Access Management
* Focused Security Research (Visualization, IoT, Vehicles, Toys, Web apps, etc)
* Bonus points for incorporated 3D anaglyph (red/cyan) material in your presentation! Contact us for more information.
If your talk doesn't fit precisely into one of these areas, the theme, and/or you don’t have 3D material, but you still think is a good fit, please submit it for consideration! The suggested topics are meant only to provide some direction, not as a strict pedantic gate through which all submissions must pass.
Speakers receive complimentary admission to Kernelcon. Speakers also have the option of attending an exclusive speaker party preceding the conference.
For each FULL talk, the speakers may additionally select one of:
- 2 additional “HACKER” registrations
- $200 donation to the EFF or Hackers for Charity
- $200 honorarium
- Please reinvest into making Kernelcon even better next year