Web Application Security
OWASP AsiaPac 2012 - Sydney Australia CFP and CFT Jan 12 2012 07:46AM
Andrew van der Stock (vanderaj greebo net)

In 2012, OWASP is holding Global AppSec AsiaPac Conference in Sydney Australia! OWASP Asia Pacific is the foremost Application Security conference for the region, and brings together the community in a central meeting for 4 days to discuss and present on recent and current Application Security related topics. In previous years the conference has been held on the Gold Coast Australia, in 2012 the event has been moved to Sydney, and will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Darling Harbour from the 11th to the 14th of April 2012!

The OWASP AppSec AsiaPac 2012 Call for Papers (CFP) is now open. Please visit the following URL to submit your abstract for the April 13-14, 2012 talks in Sydney Australia:


We will make the first round of selections, based on the CFPs we have received by February 17, 2012. The final closing date for submissions is Friday, March 3, 2012.

We look forward to talk submissions over the coming weeks from security practitioners, researchers, thought leaders, and developers in the following content areas:

* Research in Application Security Defense (Defense & Countermeasures)
* Research in Application Security Offense (Vulnerabilities & Exploits)
* Web Application Security
* Critical Infrastructure Security
* Mobile Security
* Government Initiatives & Government Case Studies
* Effective case studies in Policy, Governance, Architecture or Life Cycle
* OWASP Projects (turbo talks)

Speakers will receive free admission (non-transferable) to the conference in return for delivering a 50 minute talk or for delivering a 25 minute OWASP Projects turbo talk.

Call for Trainers

OWASP AppSec AsiaPac 2012 is also currently soliciting training providers for the conference. Please visit the following URL to submit your training proposal for the April 11-12, 2012 training days in Sydney Australia:


The following conditions apply for people or organizations that want to provide training at the conference:

* Training provider should provide class syllabus / training materials.
* Proceeds will be split 75/25 (OWASP/Trainer) for the training class.
* OWASP will provide the Venue, Marketing with Conference materials, Registration and basic AV
* Trainers will cover travel and accommodations for the instructor(s) and all course materials for students
* OWASP will reserve up to 2 training slots at no cost and the trainer may reserve up to one slot at no cost
* Price per attendee: 2-Day Class $995/ 1-Day Class $595
* Trainers can brand training materials to increase their exposure
* Classes are to be focused around Application Security but are in no way limited to web application security.

We will make the first round of selections, based on the Training proposals we have received by February 17, 2012. The final closing date for submissions is Friday, March 3, 2012.

Please submit proposals to http://sl.owasp.org/apac2012training. All trainers will be required to submit a Training Instructor Agreement (https://www.owasp.org/images/8/80/APAC2012_Training_Instructor_Agreemen
t.pdf ) in order to have their classed scheduled. Additional information can be found at http://www.appsecAPAC.org.

Please forward to all interested practitioners and colleagues.

If you wish to get involved, present or just find out more information about the conference, please contact the conference chair, Justin Derry, at jderry (at) owasp (dot) org [email concealed] or the conference planning team at appsecasia2012 (at) owasp (dot) org. [email concealed]

The AppSec AsiaPac 2012 Program Committee

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