+ Talks submissions due: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EET
+ Early feedback notification: Saturday, October 20, 2018
+ Author responses due: Saturday, October 27, 2018
+ Final program due: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
+ Conference: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Your hacker talk can be as one of the following formats:
+ Short talk: 20 min + (5 to 10 min) for Q&As
+ Long talk: 40 min + (5 to 10 min) for Q&As
You can surely propose a different format if you think that would help you in spreading the knowledge… ;)
We loved the event format of BSides Zurich, where, after each talks session, speakers move to separate rooms where attendees who are interested in their talks can join them and engage in active discussions along with snacks and coffee.
So, we have setted up some side-discussion tables where speakers and attendees can continue chatting about the talk’s topic in a more easy way.
Topics of interest are (of course not limited to):
+ Binary exploitation
+ Vulnerability hunting
+ Reverse engineering
+ Hardware security
+ Network security
+ Web security
+ Mobile security
+ Digital forensics
+ Applied cryptography
+ Secure coding
+ Social engineering
+ Malware analysis
+ Defensive and offensive strategies
+ Wireless security
After the CfT deadline, our review board have 1 month to look over all submissions and give a score to each proposal. A rejection and an acceptance lists will be built based on the given scores.
The proposals with the highest score will move to the first batch of acceptance notice and strong rejections will be immediately sent out too.
The board allows 1 week for the accepted proposals' speakers to respond. If the accepted speaker doesn't respond, doesn't want to or can't attend anymore, the board will move on with the next highest scored proposals in the acceptance list.
Once the conference program is full, the board starts to provide feedback for the remaining submissions. We hope to manage notifying all the confirmed speakers at least 2 months before the conference date.
The final agenda and talks abstracts will be out by January 1, 2019!!!
If you have any doubt or question about the CfT, please reach out to us via email or Twitter