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BA-Con 2008 CFP - Buenos Aires, Sept. 30 / Oct. 1 (closes July 11 2008)
BA-Con 2008 CALL FOR PAPERS
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The first annual BA-Con applied
technical security conference - where the eminent figures in the
international and South American security industry will get together
and share best practices and technology - will be held in Buenos
Aires on September 30 and October 1st. 2008. The most
significant new discoveries about computer network hack attacks
and defenses, commercial security solutions, and pragmatic real
world security experience will be presented in a series of
The BA-Con meeting provides local and international researchers
a relaxed, comfortable environment to learn from informative
tutorials on key developments in security technology, and
collaborate and socialize with their peers in one of South
America's largest metropolises. All material will be translated
into both Spanish and English. Evening social activities will be
planned to provide personal networking opportunities.
The BA-Con conference will also feature the availability of
the Security Masters Dojo expert network security sensei
instructors, and their advanced, and intermediate, hands-on
training courses - featuring small class sizes and practical
application exercises to maximize information transfer.
We would like to announce the opportunity to submit papers,
lightning talk proposals for selection by the international BA-Con
technical review committee.
Please make your paper proposal submissions before July 11th,
Some invited papers have been confirmed, but a limited number
of speaking slots are still available. The conference is
responsible for travel and accommodations for the speakers. If
you have a proposal for a tutorial session then please email a
synopsis of the material and your biography, papers and,
speaking background to secwest08 [at] ba-con.com.ar . Only
slides will be needed for the September paper deadline, full text
does not have to be submitted - but will be accepted and
translated on a best effort basis if available.
The BA-Con 2008 conference consists of tutorials on
technical details about current issues, innovative techniques
and best practices in the information security realm. The
audiences are a multi-national mix of professionals involved on
a daily basis with security work: security product vendors,
programmers, security officers, and network administrators. We
give preference to technical details and new education for a
The conference itself is a single track series of presentations
in a lecture theater environment. The presentations offer
speakers the opportunity to showcase on-going research and
collaborate with peers while educating and highlighting
advancements in security products and techniques. The focus is
on innovation, tutorials, and education instead of product
pitches. Some commercial content is tolerated, but it needs to
be backed up by a technical presenter - either giving a
valuable tutorial and best practices instruction or detailing
significant new technology in the products.
Paper proposals should consist of the following information:
1. Presenter, and geographical location (country of
origin/passport) and contact info (e-mail, postal address,
2. Employer and/or affiliations.
3. Brief biography, list of publications and papers.
4. Any significant presentation and educational
5. Topic synopsis, Proposed paper title, and a one paragraph
6. Reason why this material is innovative or significant or an
7. Optionally, any samples of prepared material or outlines
8. Will you have full text available or only slides?
9. Please list any other publications or conferences where
this material has been or will be published/submitted.
10. Do you have any special demo or network requirements
for your presentation?
Please include the plain text version of this information in
your email as well as any file, pdf, sxw, ppt, or html
Please forward the above information to secwest08 [at]
ba-con.com.ar to be considered for placement on the speaker
roster, have your lightning talk scheduled.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our local partners
at Core Security Technologies, and the gracious sponsorship
of Microsoft, and Symantec for making this event possible and
letting us keep the registration fee lower in local currency
while letting us cover the costs of international speakers.
World Security Pros. Cutting Edge Training, Tools, and Techniques
Buenos Aires, Argentina Sept. 30 / Oct. 1 - 2008 http://ba-con.com.ar
Tokyo, Japan November 13/14 - 2008 http://pacsec.jp
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