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hashdays 2010 - Call for Papers (#days CFP)



Call for Paper for hashdays 2010 (#days)
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Introduction
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Hashdays is an international security technology and research conference
which is preceded by several 2-day workshops delivering IT security
training. The event features many international IT security experts
sharing their deep technical knowledge in an open environment and takes
place November 3rd to 6th, 2010 in Lucerne. The conference is the first
of its kind in Switzerland and is organized by DEFCON Switzerland, a
non-profit association with the aim to give experts and professionals a
platform to transfer insights into the information security domain and
to sensitize users to information security topics. The official
conference web site is located at: https://www.hashdays.ch.

The Call For Paper (CFP) is now open and we are accepting interesting &
innovative proposals for 50-minute talks.

Scope
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In particular, we are looking for topics in the following domains:

* Operating system and application security
* Wired and wireless network security
* Mobile communication security
* Forensics and anti-forensics
* Digital privacy and anonymous communication
* Reverse engineering of software and hardware
* Malware collection and analysis
* Botnet analysis
* Electronic voting
* Security metrics and visualization
* Intrusion detection and prevention
* Cloud computing security
* Cryptography and security protocols
* Biometric system security
* Quantitative and model based IT risk management

Submissions from academic and scientific institutions are welcome.

Deadlines
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* Submission of package until: Sunday, July 4, 2010
* Latest acceptance notification date: Sunday, August 29, 2010

Submission Guidelines
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The submission package is assessed by the program committee and the
author is notified on the outcome by electronic means. Your submission
package must be delivered in non-proprietary electronic formats (e.g.
PDF, OpenOffice) and contain the following:

Talk details:

* Either:
  - a proposal of your intended talk with at maximum 400 words XOR
  - a full paper with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 pages XOR
  - a slide deck with a maximum of 45 slides
* 150 word abstract of the talk which will be displayed on our
  conference website
* Rationale why your material is significant and should be presented
* Information on whether this talk has been or will be presented
  elsewhere
* Samples of other materials which might help to assess your submission
  (optional)
* Links to your web presence, if relevant (optional)

Presenter details:
* Your name and contact information
* Location of residence
* Country where the passport was issued
* Name of employer and/or affiliations (optional)
* 150 word biography of the speaker for use on our conference website
* A photo of yourself which is shown along with your biography
  (optional)
* List of previous significant talks (topic and name of conference)
* List of publications

To submit your CFP, put all the requested information into an archive
and send it by e-mail to cfp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Speaker Benefits
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We offer the following benefits to accepted speakers:
* Free admission for the two conference days (including lunches and
  coffee breaks)
* Invitation to the complimentary speaker's dinner
* Paid accommodation for two nights at the hotel where the conference
  takes place
* Reimbursement of travel expenses in economy class up to a certain
  amount

However, we can reimburse travel and accommodation for one person per
talk only.

Terms
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The author of the content keeps his or her full rights on the submitted
material. By submitting the CFP package the author agrees to the
following terms:

* You confirm that the material submitted is your own except for where
  explicit references to third-party works are made.
* You confirm that you have obtained permission to use and distribute
  third-party content, like images.
* You give permission to DEFCON Switzerland to publishing/distributing
  your material either in physical or electronic format without royalty.
* You give permission to DEFCON Switzerland to create audio and video
  recordings of your presentation and publish/distribute these without
  royalty.
* You agree that travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed only
  upon successful delivery of your talk and upon presenting the
  receipts.
* You agree to reading out a disclaimer to the audience at the
  beginning of your presentation if deemed necessary by DEFCON
  Switzerland.
* You agree not to hold DEFCON Switzerland liable for any direct or
  indirect damages or costs in case the event is canceled.

Sponsoring
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If you like our conference, you can support us by sponsoring. We offer
attractive sponsoring opportunities. For details please contact:
sponsoring@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Thank you and best regards,
#days organizing committee