Call for Talk/Training Proposals

The Application Security Forum Western Switzerland 2014 (#ASFWS14) is a well-established annual event dedicated to information, application and software security that will take place in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland) at Y-Parc on November 4th, 5th and 6th, 2014. Tuesday November 4th, 2014, will be dedicated to full-day training sessions for security professionals. Therefore, we are looking for proposals of 1-day basic or advanced trainings in the following domains:

  • Authentication
  • Critical infrastructures (SCADA/ICS)
  • Cryptography
  • Digital and Federated identities
  • Exploitation
  • Mobile applications security
  • Security development lifecycle
  • Threat modeling
  • Web applications security
  • Web services security

Wednesday and Thursday November 5th and 6th, 2014, will offer a program of 45-minutes conferences (including Q&A sessions). We are looking for proposals of talks presenting new security research results in the following domains:

  • Advanced exploitation
  • Authentication
  • Botnet analysis
  • Cloud security
  • Critical infrastructures (SCADA/ICS)
  • Cryptography
  • Digital identities
  • Federated identities
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Mobile applications security
  • Privacy
  • Security development lifecycle
  • SW and HW reverse engineering
  • Threat modeling
  • Web applications security
  • Web services security

These lists of subjects are not exclusive and proposals regarding other topics will also be considered.

Members of the Program Committee:

  • Jean-Philippe Aumasson, Kudelski Security (@veorq)
  • Julien Bachmann, SCRT  (@milkmix_)
  • Antonio Fontes, OWASP Switzerland (@starbuck3000)
  • Pascal Junod, HEIG-VD (chair) (@cryptopathe)
  • Sylvain Pasini, HEIG-VD  (@sylvainpasini)
  • Nicolas Ruff, Google (@newsoft)

Submission Guidelines:

It will be possible to use English or French for the presentations during the trainings and conferences, however we prefer all the accompanying material (paper/slides/etc.) to be written in English. Persons willing to submit one or several proposals for trainings and/or talks are invited to send us one PDF file per proposal including the following information:

Required information for training and talk proposals:

  • A title
  • A 200-word abstract describing your training or your talk
  • Rationale motivating why we should accept your proposal
  • A statement on whether your talk/training has already been presented, or if it will be presented somewhere else before the #AFSWS’14
  • A statement on whether your talk/training will be given in English or French;
  • A list of authors and their affiliations
  • The name of the presenter
  • Complete contact information for the presenter, including e-mail, web presence (website/blog/twitter/…), mobile phone number and full home address
  • A short biography of the presenter
  • A list of talks and/or trainings previously given by the presenter
  • A list of publications by the presenter

Additional required information for training proposals:

  • A precise table of contents of the training and/or the slides if already available;
  • An indication of the audience type for this training, including the expected technical level and prerequisites of the participants;
  • If neeeded, a list of special requirements (special network access, required equipment, etc.)

Additional required information for talk proposals:

  • A description of the research presented in the talk with a maximal length of 4 pages and/or the slides if already available;
  • If needed, a list of special requirements (special network access, equipment, etc.)

The PDF document(s) should be submitted at before June 1st, 2014, 23h59 CET. Submissions not following the above guidelines will be automatically rejected without consideration of their merits.

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