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Call for Papers

The call for papers is now closed.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre is soliciting presentations for its second Conference to be held between 12 and 14 April 2016 in Canberra, Australia.

Important Dates

October 2015

CFP Opens

27 November 2015

CFP Closes

14 December 2015

Speakers Notified

8 February 2016

Initial presentation slides due

4 March 2016

Final presentation slides due

14 March 2016

Presenters notified of presentation schedule


Suggested Topics

The ACSC Conference Program Committee is willing to consider a wide range of potential topics in the broad information security discipline. Practical case studies and new, or unique research and techniques will be especially well received.

Topics we expect to receive presentations on include:

  • Real world intrusion case studies
  • Implementation of the ASD's Top 4/Top 35 in a production environment
  • Advanced techniques in file system, memory and network forensics
  • Information security visualisation
  • Establishing a CSIRT/SOC or security team
  • Sector specific information security challenges
  • Security policy development / Aligning to standards
  • Cloud security case studies or research
  • Internet of things
  • Security education and training approaches
  • Dealing with information security at internet scale
  • Securing underpinning internet infrastructure
  • Vulnerability discovery and remediation processes
  • Secure coding
  • Threat modelling
  • Penetration testing
  • Database security
  • Cyber security incident response
  • Coordinated industry action on APT
  • Malware Analysis
  • Mobile device security
  • Computer forensics
  • Cyber ethics
  • Legal aspects relating to cyber security
  • Contemporary cyber security issues


Please do not limit yourselves to the list above. If you have a great idea, please share it!

Research Stream

Provide leaders of research with an opportunity to present their work in cyber security and enable exposure to operational challenges. The overall aim is to help achieve a research base which is highly relevant and responsive to operational cyber security needs.

The research stream will include invited presentations from research leaders and include discussion panel on challenges and previous successes in delivering research into operations.

Items to Include in Submission

All submissions must include the following information:

  • Presenter's name
  • Presenter's organisation & job title
  • Presentation title
  • “Soundbyte” abstract – maximum of 140 characters
  • Full abstract – maximum of 200 words
  • Duration of presentation (20, 40 or 80 minutes – with 40 preferred)
  • If applicable, please also include any links to previous presentations, slide decks, or papers.


Presentations must be written in English.

Presentations should present original work, which ideally has not been published.

Presentations will be selected based on their originality, significance, correctness, and clarity of presentation.

How to Submit

Submitting your proposal is simple. Simply send an email to acsc.training@defence.gov.au including the items detailed in the list above. You will receive a manual response to your submission advising you of receipt of your email.

Format:

MS Word or PDF.

Key Disclaimers

It is important for presentations to avoid vendor specific 'product pitches/sales pitches'. If presentation proposals are considered to contain such material (product pitches/sales) they will more than likely be rejected early in the CFP review process. Further, vendors are reminded that there is no linkage between conference sponsorship and the opportunity to present at the conference.

The decision of the ACSC Conference Program Committee is final and no feedback will be provided.

It is important that submissions adhere to the dates listed above, and provide all relevant information in the submission to ensure the Program Committee can make an informed decision.

All presentations will be recorded and may be made available to conference attendees after the event. If you are unwilling to allow your presentation to be recorded, please explicitly note this in your submission.

Speaker Entitlements

In addition to the prestige of presenting at the second ACSC Conference, speakers will also enjoy the following benefits.

  • ACSC Conference entry
  • Return economy class (coach) airfares to Canberra for Australian based speakers
  • Return economy class (coach) airfares to Canberra for speakers based outside of Australia
  • Accommodation for the duration of the ACSC conference
  • Our heartfelt thanks!

Note that generally this offer is limited to one speaker per presentation. Additional presenters will be responsible for their own airfares and accommodation, however we may choose to provide complimentary conference entry – and of course our heartfelt thanks!