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ShakaCon 2013 - Call for Papers
Jan 02 2013 02:21AM
Shakacon (info shakacon org)
Shakacon IV - Honolulu Hawaii
"Sun, Surf, and C Shells"
CALL FOR PAPERS
Who: Shakacon Crew
What: Shakacon IV
When: June 25-28 2013
Where: Paradise - aka Honolulu Hawaii (nuff said)
Why: Why NOT?
How: By plane, boat, canoe, yacht, hydrofoil, stand-up paddle board,
long board, dolphin, whale sled, nuclear submarine, etc.
Want to learn the Hula while increasing your security skills? Want to
attend a conference where you can grab a drink with some of the top
security minds in the industry? Want to surf the beautiful waters of
the pacific in the morning and then drop some 0day in the afternoon?
Sitting around somewhere freezing your a$$ off? Dreaming about warm
days, rainbows, decadent tropical drinks sipped out of coconuts? Sure
you could drop your 0day in Vegas, bring down the Internet in Germany,
or satisfy your dark desires in Asia; however, wouldn't you rather
submit your research or topics to our CFP and maybe win yourself a paid
trip to Hawaii? If the answer to any of the above is yes then we are
The Shakacon security conference is a laid back conference where
industry, government, academia and independent experts will get together
to share knowledge and experience in one of the most beautiful places on
Shakacon will offer local, national, and international participants a
casual, social, learning environment designed to present a "holistic"
security view and the opportunity to network with peers and fellow
enthusiasts in a relaxed setting. Leave your ego at the airport (or
shoreline if you come in via another method) as we look forward to
attendees varying in skill level from N00b to Ninja.
During the day, sessions will include: best practices, case studies,
research projects, etc.
covering all different aspects of the information security landscape.
There will be something for everyone and if sitting through talks isn't
your cup of kava, there will be exciting events and contests for you to
sharpen your skills and knowledge on.
You will not want to miss the closing ceremonies where we pour enough
alcohol that we convince some interverted security geniuses to get up on
stage and dance the Hula.
Don't want to speak at the Con but have an uncanny ability to teach and
a proven track record for delivering quality courseware and want to come
to Hawaii? We're also interested in bringing in trainers to provide
world class training leading up to Shakacon (June 25 and 26). Submit a
synopsis/class agenda, prior teaching experience, and maybe get selected
to teach in Hawaii.
We have a very limited number of spots so get your submissions in early
to ensure you get a spot.
(1) Abstract for papers must be submitted to the review committee by
_February 22, 2013_.
(2) Selection notification will occur by _March 15, 2013_ and abstracts
posted to the site
by _March 18, 2013_.
(3) Full Slides for your papers must be submitted by _May 15, 2032_.
CFP Review Committee:
Caleb Sima - BlueBox
Katie Mossouris - Microsoft
Colin Ames - Attack Research
Matthieu Suiche - MoonSols
Vincenzo Iozzo - TiQad
Jonathan Brossard - Toucan Systems
Jeremiah Grossman - Whitehat Security
Daniel Hodson - Oxin Security & Ruxcon
Kris Harms - Cylance
Mark Ryan Talabis - Secure DNA
Chris Potter - Secure DNA
Jason Martin - Secure DNA
As mentioned, there are a limited number of speaking sessions for which
the conference organizers will provide
travel and accommodations so please submit your abstract early if you
are interested in speaking. Speaking
slots will be 55 minutes long (45 minutes for your talk and 10 minutes
The audience will be a broad mix of professional, academic, and
enthusiast, so we welcome both technical
and non-technical submissions on all aspects of security. The key
criteria are practicality and timeliness.
We want to provide our attendees with up to date materials they can take
away and immediately gain
benefit from as well as new research or tools. Absolutely NO SALES
presentations will be accepted.
Proposals should include:
"Shakacon CFP Submission: <paper title>, <your name>"
1. Name, address, and contact info.
2. Employer and/or affiliations.
3. Brief biography.
4. Presentation experience.
5. Topic summary.
6. Reason this topic should be considered.
7. Other publications or conferences where this material has been or
will be published/submitted.
Please include plain text of all information provided in the body of
your email as well as any file attachments.
The plain text information will be reviewed first to find the most
Please forward the above information to cfp at shakacon.org
<mailto:cfp at shakacon.org> in order to be considered.
More conference information, registration details, and travel partner
deals will be
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We are media friendly. Please email info at Shakacon.org for inquiries
about press passes.
ALOHA FROM THE SHAKACON CREW!
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