Call For Papers

We want this conference to be different, in the sense that we more highly value having attendees interacting and exchanging ideas, both between themselves and the speakers, than having talks with meticulous details. In order to achieve this, we chose a particular, different format.

If you plan to submit a talk, please read this section carefully because you, the speaker, will play a very important role.

This is the format (timeslot may slightly change), with one morning and one afternoon session:

09:30 – 10:30 keynote
Morning session
10:30 – 11:30 3x20m presentations
11:30 – 12:30 discussion groups hop on hop off + coffee break
12:30 – 13:30 lunch
Afternoon session
14:00 – 15:00 3 x 20m presentations
15:00 – 16:00 discussion groups hop on hop off + coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 6x10m lightening closing presentations from speakers

You have one slot of 20 minutes to give your presentation. After the talks of your session are done, the speakers move to three separate rooms where attendees can join and engage in active discussions with you and the other participants. At the end of the day you present in 10 minutes the outcome of the discussion.

The presentations do not have necessarily to be about new attack/defense techniques or the latest and greatest innovative research, but they can also be about problems that affect most of us in this industry in our daily work.

The topics of interest are (but are not limited to)

  • Innovative attack / defense strategies
  • Software/Hardware exploitation
  • Network security
  • Network monitoring
  • Web App Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Incident Response
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Malware Analysis
  • …you name it

If everything is clear and you are still convinced you can rock the stage then you are what we are looking for. Follow the CfP application form link and apply to our CfP. The Call for Paper will be open until Tuesday 19th July 23:59 is now closed.

A sample submission can be found online here. We provide this as a general example. Your detailed outline need not look like ours, but it should be more than enough information to convince us of the merit of your talk.

If you have any doubt or question about the CfP, please reach out to us via email (bsideszh [at] gmail [dot] com) or Twitter twitterlogo @BSidesZurich

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