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Status: CFP CLOSED


The Call For Papers (CFP) for AthCon 2013 will only be open for a 30-day window.
The important dates are as follows:

• 01/01/2013: CFP Opens
• 31/01/2013: CFP Closes
• 15/02/2013: Acceptance Notification
• 28/02/2013: Conference Schedule Publication
• 20/03/2013: Camera Ready Material

As AthCon is a single track conference this year, we are expecting fierce competition. Thus, please plan early and follow the guidelines in this section for your work to be considered for 2013.


Topics

All paper submissions are expected to be written in and will be reviewed in English. You are welcome to submit material, regardless of your organisation. AthCon welcomes cutting edge information security research from industry, researchers, professionals, academics, government and the underground security community. As a guideline, the following topics are rendered relevant for 2013:

• AJAX/Web2.0/JavaScript Security
• Biometrics
• Digital Forensics
• Exploitation Tactics
• Java & .NET Security
• Malware Analysis
• Mobile Device Security
• Operating System Security (7, XP, Vista, GNU/Linux, OS X, Plan 9, *BSD, …)
• Personal Area Network hacking
• Rootkit Detection, Techniques, and Defenses
• Source Code Auditing & Review
• Steganography & Cryptography in Information Security
• Web Framework Security

Please note we are non-product, non-vendor biased security conference, and do not accept vendor pitches.

CFP Program Committee


The CFP program committee is comprised of the following members:
• Felix 'FX' Lindner
• Bernardo Damele A.G
• Rodrigo Marcos
• Peter Van Eeckhoutte
• Athanasios Kostopoulos
• Emmanouel Kellinis
• Alberto Revelli

Submission

Papers and presentations are now being accepted. All proposals should be submitted via email to cfp@athcon.org; due to the love of spam. The subject must begin with: “[AthCon 2013 CFP]“. Furthermore, your email must include the following information in the body:

• Date of Submission: dd/mm/yyyy
• Primary Speaker Name: Name Surname (optional: Alias)
• Employer/Organisation: Company or Organisation (please choose one, not both)
• Primary Phone Number:
• Primary Email Address:
• Additional Speakers’ name(s)*:
• Submission Type: Presentation/Training
• Country:
• Short Biography: (max 100 words)
* AthCon will only be able to cover the expenses of a single speaker attending the conference. Any additional speakers for an individual talk, hold the sole responsibility of covering their expenses in attending the conference.

Presentation Details & Equipment

Your mail must have as an attachment a flat txt file with the following information regarding your presentation:
• Name of the Presentation (max 10 words)
• Synopsis of Talk (max 250 words) Describe, in no more than 250 words, how your talk will contribute to the knowledge of information security and what new areas and needs it addresses. Remember, it is not enough to state that it works; the CFP Committee needs to understand your work correctly. Assist them in doing just that. Describe, in no more than 250 words which areas from the AthCon CFP for 2013 your talk is relevant to and why. In no more than 1000 words present an outline of your talk: We are interested in you being able to keep the interest of a highly technical and skilled audience for the duration of the presentation:
• Introduction will involve…
• Motivation behind this work is…
• Overall, the audience should benefit by…
• The conclusions drawn from your topic are…
Finally, the following general information should be included:
• My talk is innovative and should be accepted because…
• You can find information about my talk (or at least my topic area) in the following URLs:
All submissions entered in the correct format above will be considered for review. The review will take place by the AthCon CFP Committee. If you are excepted to present at AthCon, we will require a final version of the above descriptions, plus the slides by the camera-ready date. This is for your talk to be included in the proceedings of AthCon 2013. Remember, we are looking for cutting edge and beyond! Good luck…


Speakers/Trainers

As a speaker for AthCon, you are entitled to the following:

• One economy class return-ticket to Athens, Greece
• 2 nights of accommodation in the conference hotel (Semiramis Hotel, Athens)
• Breakfast, lunch, daily coffee breaks
• Speaker activities before during and after the conference
• Speaker closing party ticket and relevant access

As a trainer for AthCon, you are entitled to the following:

• 50% of the net profit of the class
• Breakfast, lunch, daily coffee breaks
• Free Speaker Badge for the conference
• Speaker activities before during and after the conference
• Speaker closing party ticket and relevant access

If you are selected for the "Turbo Talks" track you will only receive entrance to the conference. As a "Turbo Talks" presenter, you WILL NOT receive compensation for lodging or travel. AthCon sponsors or their respective employees are ineligible for compensation for lodging or travel.