Second Call for Talk Proposals

The Application Security Forum Western Switzerland 2014 (#ASFWS14) is a well-established annual event dedicated to cyber defense, 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 will be dedicated to trainings, and 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 regular 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 in other topics will also be considered.

Student track:

We are also expressly encouraging students willing to present the results of their bachelor/master theses performed in the above domains in 2014 to submit a proposal of type “student presentation”. Two slots of 25 minutes will be dedicated to presentations by students.

Members of the Program Committee:

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

Required information for talk proposals:

  • A title
  • A 200-words abstract describing your training or your talk
  • Rationale motivating why we should accept your proposal
  • A statement on whether your talk has already been presented, or if it will be presented somewhere else before the #ASFWS14
  • A statement on whether your talk 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 previously given by the presenter
  • A list of publications by the presenter
  • 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) must be submitted at https://ichair.appsec-forum.com before August 24th, 2014, 23h59 CET. Submissions not following the above guidelines will be automatically rejected without consideration of their merits.

Researchers having already submitted a rejected proposal to the first call are allowed to re-submit an improved/reworked proposal, or to submit a proposal on a different topic.