• Goa'18
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CALL FOR PAPER / EVENT

IDEATE, INVENT, INNOVATE

9th annual edition
CFP opens on 21st Aug 2017

The focus at Nullcon conference is to showcase the next generation of offensive and defensive security technology. We welcome researchers and hackers around the world working on the next big thing in security to submit their new research.

If you love security, hacking, cutting-edge research, Goa, trance, then the universe will conspire to send you to nullcon :)
No, seriously - it is a lot of learning and fun! Time to tickle your gray cells and submit your research.

Training: 27th Feb - 1st Mar 2018
Conference: 2nd - 3rd Mar 2018

A few points to note

  • Submit early: Submitting early increases the chance of acceptance in the first round of review itself. The more you delay the more competition you have with other papers that are submitted later.
  • Technical description: The more concrete technical details you provide the better chance you have of getting accepted. Reviewers usually give low score to submissions that have very small or vague abstract and might not request for more details. The best way is to provide a supporting full technical paper that explains all the vulnerabilities, exploits in detail.
  • Rejection: Please take rejection as a suggestion for improvement and not as an offense. If your paper doesn’t make it to the conference it does not mean your submission is not good. There are many parameters we look at when reviewing a paper, technical depth is only one of them. Many times we have to let go of really good talks because there is already an accepted paper on similar subject or too many good submissions. We want you to succeed and are only trying to help you in preparing you for future submissions.So, cheer up and get ready for the next submission.
  • Review comments: We do not ask our review board for comments.
  • Category: If the submission is (being) presented prior nullcon or if it is an enhancement of an already presented research, please DO NOT mark it as new research as it falls under current research.

Contact

If you have any queries, feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected]
For sponsorship / registration queries, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Submission Topics

We are interested in new and cutting-edge security work that has previously not been published. Anything that aligns with our motto "The next security thing!" is welcome. Some security topics for your reference including (but not limited to)

  • IoT
  • Web
  • SDN
  • Radio
  • Cloud
  • Mobile
  • Telecom
  • Satellites
  • Networks
  • Forensics
  • Hardware
  • Embedded
  • ICS / SCADA
  • Smart Cities

Review

We have an external review panel that scores the papers and based on the scoring and our internal decision, we take a call on acceptance of papers.

Important Dates

  • CFP Opens: 21st Aug 2017
  • CFP Closing Date: 15th Nov 2017
  • Final speakers List online: 1st Dec 2017
  • Detailed Paper submission by selected speakers: 15th Jan 2018
  • Training Dates: 27th Feb - 1st Mar 2018
  • Conference Dates: 2-3th Mar 2018

Speaker Benefits

For the New Research and DesiJugaad Category

  • Travel reimbursement (either actuals or the below mentioned amounts, whichever is less)
    • International Speaker (USD 1000)
    • National Speaker (INR 6000)
  • Complimentary accommodation for 3 nights
  • Complimentary Corporate conference pass
  • One extra complimentary Student category pass to be given to any student who cannot afford to register. The student needs to show a valid and original college/university identification proof at the registration desk. Only applicable for university and college students. Not valid for short term courses/certifications
  • Invitation to speaker party
  • Invitation to Mehfil-e- Mausiqi (nullcon networking cocktail)


For other categories (Current Research, Workshop, open source tool, Sub-event)

  • Complimentary shared accommodation near the venue for 2 nights
  • Complimentary Corporate conference pass
  • One extra complimentary Student category pass to be given to any student who cannot afford to register. The student needs to show a valid and original college/university identification proof at the registration desk. Only applicable for university and college students. Not valid for short term courses/certifications.
  • Invitation to speaker party
  • Invitation to Mehfil-e- Mausiqi (nullcon networking cocktail)

Terms

  • Only one speaker will be eligible for the benefits in case there are two or more speakers for a talk.
  • By submitting a paper and agreeing to talk at nullcon you give Payatu Technologies Pvt. Ltd. the right to post, publish, re-distribute online and offline, soft and/or hard copies of your presentation material including slides, source code, detailed paper and the recorded video of your presentation.
  • Only the actual travel tickets will be reimbursed. No upgrades, food, drinks or any extra services are eligible for reimbursement.

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