Final Penultimate last Call for Papers for CanSecWest 2011 (deadline Jan. 17th, conf March 9-11)

From: Dragos Ruiu <>
Subject: Final Penultimate last Call for Papers for CanSecWest 2011 (deadline Jan. 17th, conf March 9-11)

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, 
then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Ghandi.

Well if Fox's new comedy show "Breaking In" is any
indication, infosec has now entered Ghandi's second 
stage. [youtube] (hat tip to Adam 
O'Donnell for this humorous find, and Sam Bowne for 
the quote/quip)

But on a slightly more serious note.

CanSecWest is nearing in the second week of March, and 
this year I've waited on sending out the CFP note/reminder. 
It's been up on the site for a while with a Dec 29 deadline, 
but this is the real last call for submissions. If you don't get 
them in by this weekend they won't make the selections 
review process next week. We'll try to announce the 
selections the week following. After 11 years, most 
of you should know the drill, but for those who haven't 
submitted or attended before, the fine print and usual 
further information is attached below.

Other info:

We are doing more dojo training courses than ever this 
year (17!) and they will be up for registration next week. 
I've also confirmed with Aaron/TippingPoint/HP that we 
will again be holding PWN2OWN with both browser and 
mobile targets, so stand by for some announcements 
there. There will also be some other new experiments 
and conference goings on, some fascinating keynotes 
that have been invited, as well as some interesting new 
sponsors exhibiting new security wares that you'll see 
announced on the conference site in the coming weeks, 
but for now, get your talk proposals in so that our grumpy, 
cynical, and battle-scarred reviewers can complain about 
them, err, I mean provide informative feedback.;-)

--dr (@dragosr)

The usual CFP boilerplate info:

Call For Papers

 The CanSecWest 2011 CFP is now open.

 Deadline is January 17th, 2011.


 VANCOUVER, Canada -- The twelfth annual CanSecWest applied technical
 security conference - where the eminent figures in the international
 security industry will get together share best practices and
 technology - will be held in downtown Vancouver at the the Sheraton
 Wall Centre on March 9-11, 2011. 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 informative tutorials.

 The CanSecWest meeting provides international researchers a relaxed,
 comfortable environment to learn from informative tutorials on key
 developments in security technology, and to collaborate and socialize
 with their peers in one of the world's most scenic cities - a short
 drive away from one of North America's top skiing areas.

 The CanSecWest 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, and/or
 lightning talk proposals for selection by the CanSecWest technical
 review committee. This year we will be doing one hour talks, and some
 shorter talk sessions.

 Please make your paper proposal submissions before January 17th,

 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 make your submission by emailing a 
 synopsis of the material and your biography, papers and, speaking
 background to . Only slides will be needed 
 for the March paper deadline, full text does not have to be submitted - but
 will be accepted if available. This year we will be opening CanSecWest 
 presentation guidelines to include talks not in English (particularly
 Chinese and Korean) which we will offer to translate for the speaker 
 if you are not a native English speaker. 

 The CanSecWest 2011 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 technical audience.

 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, phone, fax).
  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
   important tutorial.
  7. Optionally, any samples of prepared material or outlines ready.
  8. Will you have full text available or only slides?
  9. Language of preference for submission.
 10. Please list any other publications or conferences where this
   material has been or will be published/submitted.

 Please include the plain text version of this information in your
 email as well as any file, pdf, sxw, ppt, or html attachments.

 Please forward the above information to
 to be considered for placement on the speaker roster, or have your
 lightning talk scheduled. If you contact anyone else at our
 organization please ensure you also cc the submission address with
 your proposal or else it may be omitted from the review process.

World Security Pros. Cutting Edge Training, Tools, and Techniques
Vancouver, Canada, March 9-11 2011
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