44CON 2019 CFP Now Open

The Call For Papers for 44CON 2019 is now open. Submissions will be gratefully received on our CFP System. We’re interested in receiving submissions for workshops and talks.

The CFP covers our two dedicated talk tracks and our workshop track. There will also be an expo track in our village hall, as well as events in the mental health hackers village, and the village pub including the ManyHats club meetup on the Thursday evening, but these are not covered by the CFP process.

Talking slots are 45 minutes long, while workshops are 1 or 2 hours in length. Each submitter will receive individually collated and hand-typed artesanal feedback from Steve, our blackmailCFP admin via email.

As usual, speakers from outside of Fulham, Putney or Zone 1 will have their travel and accommodation covered by us. Our CFP notice below provides further details on how this all works, and what accepted speakers receive. If you’re interested in submitting, read the CFP notice below, and check out our 2017 guide to gaming the 44CON CFP.

44CON is the UK's premier annual technical security conference and training event. From the evening of the
11th of September till the 13th of September 2019, expect a top-tier international technical conference
with fast wifi, loose 0day, a village pub and of course, Gin O'Clock.

       __ __  __ __  __________  _   __   
      / // / / // / / ____/ __ \/ | / / | "You can hack us
     / // /_/ // /_/ /   / / / /  |/ /  |  You can breach us
    /__  __/__  __/ /___/ /_/ / /|  /   |  But you'll have to answer to
      /_/    /_/  \____/\____/_/ |_/    |  Oh, the pwns of Brompton"

-o-     Straight Outta Brompton     -o- | 11th - 13th September 2019
-o- As monitored by the famous GCHQ -o- | ILEC, 47 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1UD

]-- 44CON 2019 Call For Papers

Site: https://44con.com/
CFP: https://cfp.44con.com/
Tickets *available now*: https://shop.44con.com/

This is the Call for Papers for the 9th Annual 44CON security conference, held from the 11th to 13th of
September, 2019. We invite jaded cynics, pessimists, optimists and opportunists to come together and join
our broad church where the latest research of the day will be discussed, debated and debased.

44CON has two main talk tracks, a workshop track and several breakout areas including a village hall expo
track, a mental health village and a village pub. Additionally, 44CON will host the ManyHats Club meetup
on the evening of Thursday 12th September, which will feature it's own talks. The CFP covers the two main
talks and workshop tracks only.

Submissions for technical and infosec professional presentations & workshops will be accepted. Presentations
are 45 minutes long with 5 minutes for Q&A. Workshops are 1-2 hours long including setup/breakdown time.

* A presentation on the main tracks is in front of a seated audience.
* A Workshop is like a mini training course - e.g. a 2 hour walk through Windows Kernel internals and local
privilege escalation opportunities.

Talks are filmed. Workshops are not.

This is NOT a call for training. Training takes place separately, see here for details:
44CON Training
At the time of writing September's training slots are full, but we are accepting expressions of interest for our December and Spring 2020 training sessions. ]-- Submissions Submissions should be sent via the CFP website https://cfp.44con.com/. Submissions sent via email, post or RFC1149 compliant avian carrier will not be accepted. In particular, we are looking for original talks of the highest quality in the following (but not exclusive) areas: * Offensive security talks for the advanced Pentester or Red Teamer * Defensive talks for SOC analysts, threat hunters or enthusiastic amateur defenders * Talks on bugs, bug classes, finding and fixing security bugs * Incident Handling, Forensics and Anti-Forensics * Virtualisation, Container and Cloud Computing Security * Cryptography, Cryptocurrencies, Cryptozoology and other Crypto-fu * Hardware attacks and defence tools, techniques and practices * Application and Mobile Security * Networking, Comms, Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) * Cyberspace, Policing, Law, Interception and Human Rights Note: this is not an exhaustive list. If you have what you think is a good talk proposal, please submit it through the CFP system. Priority is generally given to new presentations over those presented elsewhere. If you have a presentation that you have given or will give elsewhere prior to 44CON London in September and wish to submit, please let us know in your submission, and inform us of any changes you intend to make for 44CON London. If your talk or workshop is new, please let us know the details of other conference(s) to which you have or intend to submit through the CFP system. ]-- Maximising your odds of getting selected Some information on how our CFP process works is here:
The 44CON CFP just closed. You won’t believe what happens next.
Some tips on how to game the process are available here:
How to game the 44CON CFP
Your submission will be up against over 200 others competing for about 20 talking slots. Our 20 reviewers from around the globe vote based on what they can see. After the CFP closes, Steve collates the feedback and individually emails each submitter personally. We expect accepted submissions to score an *average* of 4.25/5 or higher. This means that perfectly good talks don't get selected. If this happens to you, please don't be upset. Not getting into 44CON is a badge of honour, and comes with (hopefully) useful feedback for you to try again some other time. ]-- Speaker McPrivilegesFace All speakers at 44CON London will be entitled to the following: * 2-3 nights accommodation (see below) * Breakfast & Lunch during conference * Love and TLC from our awesome speaker ops team * Event access for both days, all nights and pre/post event drinks * This year we're running a Speaker's English Wine tasting (yes, you read that right) session * We also have a small event on the Tuesday evening that speakers are welcome to attend Accepted primary presentation speakers get the following: * Paid travel (for primary speaker outside of Fulham, Putney or Central London) * 2 nights of accommodation for the primary speaker (normally the Wednesday and Thursday nights) Accepted primary presentation speakers also presenting a workshop get the following: * Paid travel (for primary speaker outside of Fulham, Putney or Central London) * 3 nights of accommodation for the primary speaker (normally the Wednesday,Thursday and Friday nights) Accepted primary workshop presenters without an associated talk get the following: * 2 nights of accommodation for the primary speaker (normally the Wednesday and Thursday nights) * Travel is not covered We welcome speakers of all genders, origins and physical abilities. If you have any particular requirements please tell us so we can accommodate them. We are a non-alcoholic, Coeliac, Vegan, Kosher, Halal and Gluten-free friendly event. Talks are to be delivered in English, only. Partners are welcome to come along and we're happy to help arrange for tourist things for you and your partners to do while in London. Please let us know should you want to do this, so we can make your time memorable. In 2018 we had speakers from the UK, Australia, China, the USA, South Africa, Europe, The Middle East and more. ]-- Submissions process Submit your CFP response at the CFP Site https://cfp.44con.com/. Submissions must be in English only. Please ensure that your home country is specified in your submission, so we know where to fly you in from. Please do not email or message the crew with submissions - they will not be accepted. If you are submitting a workshop proposal, please provide details of attendee requirements such as minimum technical knowledge, hardware/software required etc. ]-- Important dates * CFP Opens Thursday 26th February * CFP Closes 23:59:59 BST 30th April * First round speaker announcements start Monday 3rd June * Final Speaker announcements: Tuesday 18th June * Speaker flight details to be submitted by 19th July * Papers/Tools/Presentation Submission Deadline: Friday 30th August * 44CON London Training: 9th/10th/11th September * 44Café evening event: 10th September * 44CON London Conference: 11th, 12th and 13th September ]-- Other Information To find out more about 44CON London visit http://44con.com/, follow us on twitter @44CON, or use the #44CON hashtag and take part in the discussion on Twitter. Tickets are available now from the main web site at https://shop.44con.com/. For an idea of what to expect, watch some videos from previous 44CON Events at https://www.youtube.com/44contv By agreeing to speak at 44CON 2019 you are granting Sense/Net Ltd (owners of 44CON) the rights to reproduce and distribute your presentation and recording (unless otherwise agreed in writing in advance of the event) including but not limited to http://44con.com/, advertisements in various mediums and through partner sites and mediums. If you are not comfortable with this arrangement then this must be agreed with us in writing prior to the event. It is imperative that, once you have agreed to speak at 44CON London, you regularly monitor your nominated e-mail account, so that we can complete the necessary supporting activities such as booking flights, accommodation etc. Failure to to take reasonable steps to support us in minimising costs in these areas may result in your talk being withdrawn. .------------------------------------------------------------------------------. | | | Software Failure. Press left mouse button to continue. | | Guru Meditation #00070000.48454C50 | | | '------------------------------------------------------------------------------'



Steve co-founded 44CON with Adrian in 2011, running our quarterly training programme and the Call For Papers processes. When not running training Steve likes building hardware, breaking software and writing at https://thedorkweb.substack.com.