AthCon 2012 CFP is now OPEN!

From: Christian Papathanasiou <chris@athcon.org>
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
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Subject: AthCon 2012 CFP is now OPEN!
Date:


The Call For Papers (CFP) for AthCon 2012 which will take place in
Athens, Greece on the 3-4th of May, 2012 will only be open for a
30-day window.
The important dates are as follows:

\u2022 01/01/2012: CFP Opens
\u2022 31/01/2012: CFP Closes
\u2022 15/02/2012: Acceptance Notification
\u2022 30/02/2012: Conference Schedule Publication
\u2022 20/03/2012: Camera Ready Material

As AthCon is a single track conference this year, we are expecting
fierce competition. Thus, please plan early and follow the guidelines
in this section for your work to be considered for 2012.


TOPICS

All paper submissions are expected to be written in and will be
reviewed in English. You are welcome to submit material, regardless of
your organisation. AthCon welcomes cutting edge information security
research from industry, researchers, professionals, academics,
government and the underground security community. As a guideline, the
following topics are rendered relevant for 2012:

\u2022 Android/iPhone/Windows Mobile research

\u2022SCADA

\u2022SmartGrid

\u2022GSM

\u2022 Biometrics

\u2022 Digital Forensics
\u2022 Exploitation Tactics
\u2022 Java & .NET Security
\u2022 Malware Analysis
\u2022 Operating System Security (7, XP, Vista, GNU/Linux, OS X, Plan 9, *BSD, \u2026)
\u2022 Personal Area Network hacking
\u2022 Rootkit Detection, Techniques, and Defenses
\u2022 Source Code Auditing & Review
\u2022 Steganography & Cryptography in Information Security
\u2022 Web Framework Security

Please note we are non-product, non-vendor biased security conference,
and do not accept vendor pitches.

CFP PROGRAM COMMITTEE


The CFP program committee is comprised of the following members:
\u2022 Panagiotis Kotsiopoulos, [Senior IT Security Consultant]
\u2022 Athanasios Kostopoulos, [R&D Engineer]
\u2022 Emmanouel Kellinis, [Senior IT Security Consultant]
\u2022 Glafkos Charalambous, [Chief Technology Officer/ OWASP Cyprus]
\u2022 George Nicolaou, [Indepedent IT Security Consutlant]
\u2022 Dimitris Koukoutsas, [Indepedent IT Security Consutlant]

SUBMISSION

Papers and presentations are now being accepted. All proposals should
be submitted via email tocfp@athcon.org; due to the love of spam. The
subject must begin with: \u201c[AthCon 2012 CFP]\u201c. Furthermore, your email
must include the following information in the body:

\u2022 Date of Submission: dd/mm/yyyy
\u2022 Primary Speaker Name: Name Surname (optional: Alias)
\u2022 Employer/Organisation: Company or Organisation (please choose one, not both)
\u2022 Primary Phone Number:
\u2022 Primary Email Address:
\u2022 Additional Speakers\u2019 name(s)*:
\u2022 Submission Type: Presentation/Training
\u2022 Country:
\u2022 Short Biography: (max 100 words)
* AthCon will only be able to cover the expenses of a single speaker
attending the conference. Any additional speakers for an individual
talk, hold the sole responsibility of covering their expenses in
attending the conference.

PRESENTATION DETAILS & EQUIPMENT

Your mail must have as an attachment a flat txt file with the
following information regarding your presentation:
\u2022 Name of the Presentation (max 10 words)
\u2022 Synopsis of Talk (max 250 words) Describe, in no more than 250
words, how your talk will contribute to the knowledge of information
security and what new areas and needs it addresses. Remember, it is
not enough to state that it works; the CFP Committee needs to
understand your work correctly. Assist them in doing just that.
Describe, in no more than 250 words which areas from the AthCon CFP
for 2011 your talk is relevant to and why. In no more than 1000 words
present an outline of your talk: We are interested in you being able
to keep the interest of a highly technical and skilled audience for
the duration of the presentation:
\u2022 Introduction will involve\u2026
\u2022 Motivation behind this work is\u2026
\u2022 Overall, the audience should benefit by\u2026
\u2022 The conclusions drawn from your topic are\u2026
Finally, the following general information should be included:
\u2022 My talk is innovative and should be accepted because\u2026
\u2022 You can find information about my talk (or at least my topic area)
in the following URLs:
All submissions entered in the correct format above will be considered
for review. The review will take place by the AthCon CFP Committee. If
you are excepted to present at AthCon, we will require a final version
of the above descriptions, plus the slides by the camera-ready date.
This is for your talk to be included in the proceedings of AthCon
2012. Remember, we are looking for cutting edge and beyond! Good luck\u2026


SPEAKERS/TRAINERS

As a speaker for AthCon, you are entitled to the following:

\u2022 One economy class return-ticket to Athens, Greece
\u2022 2 nights of accommodation in the conference hotel (Semiramis Hotel, Athens)
\u2022 Breakfast, lunch, daily coffee breaks
\u2022 Speaker activities before during and after the conference
\u2022 Speaker closing party ticket and relevant access

As a trainer for AthCon, you are entitled to the following:

\u2022 50% of the net profit of the class
\u2022 2 nights of accommodation in the conference hotel (Semiramis Hotel, Athens)
\u2022 Breakfast, lunch, daily coffee breaks
\u2022 Free Speaker Badge for the conference
\u2022 Speaker activities before during and after the conference
\u2022 Speaker closing party ticket and relevant access

If you are selected for the "Turbo Talks" track you will only receive
entrance to the conference. As a "Turbo Talks" presenter, you WILL NOT
receive compensation for lodging or travel. AthCon sponsors or their
respective employees are ineligible for compensation for lodging or
travel.

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On behalf of the AthCon organising committee

Christian Papathanasiou / chris@athcon.org





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