What: BSidesSF 2019 Call For Papers

When: BSidesSF will take place at City View at Metreon in San Francisco from March 3-4, 2019. The Call for Papers will close on November 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.

How: Complete the Call for Papers Form here!

Length: 30 minute slots

Theme: 80s! tech/games

Important Dates

  • September 1, 2018 – CFP opens
  • September 30, 2018 – Papers for preferential early-bird consideration due
  • October 15, 2018 – First round speakers notified
  • November 15, 2018 – Final due date for all papers (EXTENDED!)
  • November 30, 2018 – Notifications sent
  • March 3-4, 2019 – BSidesSF 2019

About BSidesSF

BSidesSF is a non-profit organization designed to advance the body of Information Security knowledge, by providing an annual, two day, open forum for discussion and debate for security engineers and their affiliates. We produce a conference that is a source of education, collaboration, and continued conversation for information technologists and those associated with this field. The technical and academic presentations at BSidesSF are given in the spirit of peer review and advanced knowledge dissemination. This allows the field of Information Security to grow in breadth and depth, and continue in its pursuit of highly advanced scientifically based knowledge.

The BSides community has continuously raised the bar and put the INFO back in INFOSEC. We thank each and every member/participant/organizer of this community for their hard work, sweat, and relentless pursuit of High Quality information.

With some of the most passionate and influential infosec practitioners from around the country, and the world, coming to RSA Conference, BSidesSF is the place to be. The mix ranges from “down in the trenches” engineers, to business leaders, thought leaders, and executive decision makers of all stripes.

Suggested topics that match this year’s theme of “80s”:

Back to the Future: Are you researching a way to leverage the next technology innovation to go back in time or affect systems in interesting and unexpected ways? Put it on the big screen.

Covert Signals Science: Are you finding ways to intercept and analyse audio and signals data to do things that that change the way systems behave or found a way to decrypt the next level of quantum resistant encryption? Broadcast it to the world.

PC Turbo Button: Have you found the secret “button” to make your program, system, or application do things at hyperspeed, or change the way it executes and thereby giving you exceptional outcomes? Share your cheat codes.

Family Entertainment Systems: Using your home gaming console or AI-based smart fridge to also manage your home or generate your rainbow tables? Show how to repurpose our everyday (IoT) technology for interesting uses.

Wargames: Have you identified an algorithm or system that can prevent global thermonuclear war or perhaps provide the industry with the applied risk science treasure that provides meaningful metrics to the “doomsday” clock? Keep us on our toes.

Class Divide: If your topic doesn’t align into the above topics, !worry. We are interested in talks in all ranges of topics and would love to hear what you propose. Don’t be shy!

Who Should Submit? New and seasoned speakers alike. We are interested in all talks, but most importantly talks that focus around fixing problems and not just finding them. We encourage individuals who have never spoken to submit and/or individuals who want to present their new research. BSidesSF is a no judgement zone.

What Not to Submit?

  • Something you are planning to do, but have not done yet (time flies and life gets busy)
  • Vendor talks - a talk centered around the product and/or company you work for
  • Something you have presented time and time again and isn’t updated
  • Talks about just breaking things - These are cool, but do not promote security the right way

What You Need

  • Speaker name(s) and contact information
  • Bio(s)
  • Talk Title
  • Abstract - Limited to 200 words
  • Detailed Outline or description of your topic. Tell us what your presentation is really about and why people will want to attend. Your abstract is not enough information.
  • List of conferences at which submission has been presented or submitted.
  • Why do you feel this submission is a good fit for BSidesSF?
  • Are you a potential first time presenter at BSidesSF? Have you spoken at any other conferences? If yes, which ones?

Sound good? Complete the Call for Papers Form here!

As always – Questions? E-mail cfp [at] bsidessf.org