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B-Sides Vienna | NinjaCon 11 Call For Participation

Dear all,

the Call For Papers for B-Sides Vienna | NinjaCon 11, 3rd edition,
taking place in Vienna (Austria) is open!

This year, the conference will be held Saturday, June 18th - or in other
words, the day after the 23rd annual FIRST conference, at The Hub in Vienna.



B-Sides Vienna | NinjaCon 11 is a unique hacker conference targeted at
security researchers, system and network operators, application
developers, hardware hackers, hackerspace members, and generally
open-minded folks working or participating in the broad fields between
information warfare and digital art.

It will combine the knowledge of experienced security speakers, hackers,
and information warriors with the fun of a small but 1337 conference.
Its main goal therefore is to help attendees understand the current
state of art in information technology and security, and showcase
projects evolved from the hackerspace movement. The official event
language is English.

After the last years' NinjaCon taglines - A Series of Tubes, and Make a
Good Hack - B-Sides Vienna | NinjaCon 11 will take our approach towards
security, hacking and technological innovation yet another step further,
therefore being sub-entitled:


How ever much seriousness or amusement you bring into this, we'll make
sure you get an overview of today's state-of-the-art technologies,
insight into a bunch of the best hackers' mindsets, and learn new
things! Not only will you again have the chance to participate in
workshops and the mainly security and network-focused talks, but also
get your hands on some hardware hacking, and join in to various activities.

NinjaCon 11 goes B-Sides Vienna? I don't get it. What's the big deal?

As part of the organizing team is leaving Vienna for good this summer,
NinjaCon will no longer be taking place in Austria, but instead
Germany's capital after this year. However, to ensure the Viennese
community still has an event to gather at and discuss the most
interesting topics in IT security, hacking and hardware, NinjaCon 11 was
merged into Vienna's upcoming NEXT BIG THING event: namely the Security
B-Sides Vienna.

In other words: It will combine the awesomeness of both formats, while
giving our attendees the possibility of voting for their favorite talks
and speakers. Voting will be made possible for anyone holding a ticket
to the conference. Admission to the conference is FREE (as in free beer)!

Save the date: June 18th, 2011

Talks, workshops and trainings will be held throughout Saturday, June
18th 2011, at the most wonderful location ever, The Hub Vienna - making
it a full day and night of talks, trainings, hands-on workshops, epic
haXX0r battles and partying afterwards; the perfect combination of
technology, IT security, hardware hacking, art, music, socializing and
good times.
This date also marks the end of 23rd annual FIRST conference in Vienna,
so if you're already participating in FIRST, we'd love to see you come
by to see how the other side lives!

Have a talk, workshop or training proposal to do with security, hacking
or making you'd like to submit?

At B-Sides Vienna aka NinjaCon 11, we're looking forward to see a
selection of trainings, hands-on workshops, 50-minute presetations and
15-minute lightning talks. As we understand ourselves as an open,
international event, the official conference language for all talks,
trainings and workshops (as well as submitted abstracts), as always, is

Topics of interest include (but are in no way limited to) the following:

* Information technology
* Network security
* Web application security
* Virtualization and cloud computing
* Innovative attack strategies
* Forensics
* Embedded devices
* Physical security and lock picking
* Biometrics
* Hardware hacking
* Phone phreaking
* Biohacking
* Open source software
* Evolutionary computing
* Robotics
* Massive abuse of technology

To apply, please use the submission form on http://cfp.bsidesvienna.com/
where you'll be asked to include the following information:

* contact details (name & e-mail address)
* a brief bio (including qualifications, speaking experience, and
* the title of your talk
* short intro & abstract (& any supporting materials, if available)
* the talk format you are submitting for (talk/panel/lightning

Important Dates

If you are thinking of participating and sending in a submission, please
take the end of our CFP seriously:

Absolute deadline for submission of abstracts is the May 06th, 2011
(midnight CEST) - all proposals submitted before this date will be
entered into the voting process.
Final notification of acceptance: May 23rd, 2011;
Final material submission (including slides and optionally white papers)
for accepted presentations: June 03rd, 2011.


B-Sides Vienna | NinjaCon is a non-profit event and thankful for every
helping hand it's given.
If you want to support the initiative and gain visibility by sponsoring,
please contact us by writing an e-mail to sponsor@xxxxxxxxxxxx

More details about NinjaCon and the CFP can be found at
http://ninjacon.net and http://cfp.bsidesvienna.com/


B-Sides Vienna | NinjaCon 11 has full permission to record any material
that is presented at the conference if not otherwise agreed upon, and
make it available to the public under a Creative Commons license.

Unfortunately, B-Sides Vienna | NinjaCon will not be able to cover
travel expenses. However, if you're coming in from out of state and are
looking for a place to stay during the conference weekend, feel free to
get in touch.

P.S.: Our apologies in case you received this message multiple times
through different channels.

Hack on,