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  • DEF CON 15 CFP Draft

    Please comment on the draft below.. I'll send it out en masse in the next couple of days once this and the cfp form are formatted for on-line goodness.

    General Information

    Hey Uber network samurais, its that time of the year again! The DEFCON CFP is now open!

    What: DEFCON 15 Call For Papers
    When: The Call for Papers will close on June 15, 2007
    How: Complete the Call for Papers Form and send to talks at defcon dot org

    DEFCON 15

    Don't know what DEFCON is? Go to https://www.defcon.org/ and clue up!

    Papers and presentations are now being accepted for DEFCON 15, the conference your mother and ISC(2) warned you about. DEFCON will take place at the Riviera in Las Vegas, NV, USA, August 3-5, 2007.

    Last year, we eliminated speaking tracks, and we received a diverse selection of submissions. From hacking your car, your brain, and CIA sculptures to hacking the vote, Bluetooth, and DNS hacks. We group presentations by subject and come up with topic areas of interest. It worked out so well in the past we are doing it again.

    What are we looking for then, if we don't have tracks? Were looking for the presentation that you've never seen before and have always wanted to see. We are looking for the presentation that the attendees wouldn't ask for, but blows their minds when they see it. We want strange demos of Personal GPS jammers, RFID zappers, and HERF madness. Got a MITM attack against cell phones? We want to see it.

    Subjects that we have traditionally covered in the past, and will continue to accept include: Trojan development, worms, malware, intelligent agents, protocol exploits, application security, web security, database hacking, privacy issues, criminal law, civil law, international law/treaties, prosecution perspectives, 802.11X, bluetooth, cellular telephony protocols, privacy, identity theft, identity creation, fraud, social implications of technology, media/film presentations, firmware hacking, hardware hacking, embedded systems hacking, smartcard technologies, credit card and financial instrument technologies, surveillance, counter-surveillance, UFO's, peer2peer technologies, reputation systems, copyright infringement and anti-copyright infringement enforcement technologies, critical infrastructure issues, physical security, social engineering, academic security research, PDA and cell phone security, EMP/HERF weaponry, TEMPEST technologies, corporate espionage, IDS evasion.

    What a mouth full! Well you can't say we didn't give you some ideas. This list is not intended to limit possible topics, merely to give examples of topics that have interested us in the past, and is in fact the same list we used last year..

    Check out https://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-1...-speakers.html for past conference presentations to get a complete list of past topics that were accepted if you want to learn from the past.

    We are looking for and give preference to: unique research, new tool releases, ؠday attacks (with responsible disclosure), highly technical material, social commentaries, and ground breaking material of any kind. Want to screen a new hacking documentary or release research? Consider DEFCON.

    Speaking Formats:
    Choose between 12 hundred seconds, 50 minutes, 110 minutes, or a break out format of a length you determine.
    We are continuing the Twelve Hundred Second Spotlight, which is a shorter presentation (about twenty minutes) that doesn't warrant a full 50 or 110 minute talk. The Twelve Hundred Second Spotlight is designed for those who don't have enough material for a full talk, but still have a valuable contribution to make. This is to ensure that great ideas that can be presented quickly don't fall through the cracks merely because they didn't justify a full length talk. Examples include research, announcements, group presentations, projects needing volunteers or testers, requests for comments, updates on previously given talks, quick demonstrations. You get the idea. Presenters will get a speaker badge which entitles them to free admittance to DEFCON, but we will be unable to pay an Honorarium.

    Remember being attacked by flying meat? Do you remember thick accented Germans trying to convince you to attack critical infrastructure? Do you remember extravagant vapor ware releases by a stage filled with posses? We do, and sans projectiles of raw meat we want to encourage such shenanigans again this year. We are calling on all "hacker groups" (you know who you are, and the FBI has a nifty file with your name on it) to present at DEFCON, to discuss what you're up to, what your mission is, to discuss any upcoming or past projects, and to discuss parties/conferences you are throwing. We do humbly request that all gang warfare be relegated to electronic attacks, and not fall over into meat space.

    New for DEFCON 15:
    The second year being at the Riviera has allowed us to make some changes to the format from last year. We have more speaking rooms, and because of this I want to announce a call for workshops, demos, and mini trainings. We have additional small rooms that will enable highly focused demonstrations or workshops. If you want to talk about building a passport cloner or a tutorial on developing Metasploit exploits this might be the format for you. You tell us how much time you need, and we try to accommodate you!

    To submit a speech, complete the DEFCON 15 Call for Papers Form.
    https://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-1...-cfp-form.html

    We are going to continue last year's goal of increasing the quality of the talks by screening people and topics. I realize you guys are speaking for basically free, but some talks are better than others. Some people put in a bit more effort than others. I want to reward the people who do the work by making sure there is room for them.

    This year we will have two rounds of speaker acceptance. In the first round we will fill about half of the schedule before the submission deadline, and the remaining half afterwards. This is to encourage people to submit as early as possible and allows attendees to plan on the topics that interest them. If you see the schedule on-line start to fill, do not worry if you have not heard from us yet, as we are still in the process of selection.

    Barring a disaster of monstrous proportions, speaker selection will be completed no later July 1. The sooner you submit the better chance you have of the reviewers to give your presentation the full consideration it warrants. If you wait until the last minute to submit, you have less of a chance of being selected.

    After a completed CFP form is received, speakers will be contacted if there are any questions about their presentations. If your talk is accepted you can continue to modify and evolve it up until the last minute, but don't deviate from your accepted presentation. We will mail you with information on deadlines for when we need your presentation, to be burnt on the CDROM, as well as information for the printed program.

    Speakers get in to the show free, get paid (AFTER they give a good presentation!), get a coolio badge, and people like you more. Heck, most people find it is a great way to meet people or find other people interested in their topics. Speakers can opt to forgo their payment and instead receive three human badges that they can give to their friends, sell to strangers, or hold onto as timeless mementoes. Receiving badges instead of checks has been a popular option for those insisting on maintaining their anonymity.

    Please visit:
    https://www.defcon.org/ for previous conference archives, information, and speeches. Updated announcements will be posted to news groups, security mailing lists and this web site.
    https://forum.defcon.org/ for a look at all the events and contests being planned for DEFCON 15. Join in on the action.
    https://pics.defcon.org/ to upload all your past DEFCON pictures. We store the pictures so you don't have to worry about web space. If you have an account on the forums, you have an account here.
    https://www.defcon.org/defconrss.xml for news and announcements surrounding DEFCON.

    CFP forms and questions should get mailed to: talks/at/defcon.org

    The Dark Tangent
    Organizer, DEFCON
    Last edited by The Dark Tangent; March 9, 2007, 19:46.
    PGP Key: https://defcon.org/html/links/dtangent.html

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    Re: DEF CON 15 CFP Draft

    OK, that's it then, version #1 of the CFP is now in effect. Start spreading it around.

    The links to the web site will go live tomorrow, and the rss and stuff will happen shortly.

    Next up is the floor plan debate!
    PGP Key: https://defcon.org/html/links/dtangent.html

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    • #3
      Re: DEF CON 15 CFP Draft

      just a quick note, i fired off a submission to talks [at] defcon [döt] org just now and got a bounce message.

      The original message was received at Mon, 14 Jul 2003 11:58:07 -0700 (PDT)
      from xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.comcast.net [XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX]

      ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

      (reason: 550 5.2.1 ... Mailbox disabled for
      this recipient)
      (expanded from: )

      ----- Transcript of session follows -----
      .... when talking to colossus.datamerica.com. while trying to contact mail-
      1.datamerica.com.:
      >>> RCPT To:
      <<< 550 5.2.1 ... Mailbox disabled for this
      recipient
      550 5.1.1 ... User unknown



      tried it twice, bounced it twice.
      "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
      - Trent Reznor

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      • #4
        Re: DEF CON 15 CFP Draft

        Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
        just a quick note, i fired off a submission to talks [at] defcon [d&#246;t] org just now and got a bounce message.
        ...
        tried it twice, bounced it twice.
        I emailed my submission last Sunday night. I didn't get a bounce, but I didn't get a confirmation email yet, either. Maybe your presentation crashed the system.
        "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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        • #5
          Re: DEF CON 15 CFP Draft

          Originally posted by theprez98 View Post
          I emailed my submission last Sunday night. I didn't get a bounce, but I didn't get a confirmation email yet, either. Maybe your presentation crashed the system.
          I have received a few submissions, I am just now getting to the confirmations because I have been in Europe. If you don't receive a confirmation today please send me or talks a line.
          "Haters, gonna hate"

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          • #6
            Re: DEF CON 15 CFP Draft

            Originally posted by Nikita View Post
            I have received a few submissions, I am just now getting to the confirmations because I have been in Europe. If you don't receive a confirmation today please send me or talks a line.
            No rush, just wanted to make sure the system was working.

            EDIT: Just checked my email now; I got the confirmation email. Thanks!
            "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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            • #7
              Re: DEF CON 15 CFP Draft

              I Just wanted to remind you guys to Submit! Submit! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! (hehe)

              Also, If you would pass the message on that CFP is open and we want your best stuff....I would appreciate it. So if you have a blog or mailing list, or etc. Let's get more more more more more!

              /cheerleading.
              "Haters, gonna hate"

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              • #8
                Re: DEF CON 15 CFP Draft

                Originally posted by Nikita View Post
                I Just wanted to remind you guys to Submit! Submit! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
                just greenlight the firearms talk from noid and thorn and me and we'll fill up any spots you don't have occupied. heh, we'll talk for six hours about this stuff as long as folks keep buying us drinks. there, that's a solution to make sure you have a full schedule.

                in all seriousness... thanks for all you do (you and everyone else at DC central) when it comes to picking the best talks and attracting the most talent. we appreciate how there's almost NEVER a single hour of con where one can look at the different tracks and say "gee, there's nothing really i want to see this hour." it's always wall to wall coolness.
                "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
                - Trent Reznor

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