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Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:01:56 +0530
From: nullcon <>
Subject: nullcon Goa 2013 Call For Papers/Events


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Goa is back!

It's the time of the year when we welcome research done by the community as
paper submissions for nullcon. So, sip your coffee, dust your debuggers,
fire your tools, challenge your grey cells and shoot us an email.

The event provides opportunities to innovative companies to showcase their
latest and new technology/products to the nullcon audience. The main aim
behind Prototype is to enable and boost companies driving innovation in
security domain and provide them a perfect platform to boast about their
new technology and at the same time grab the attention of potential
investors and business partners at minimal cost. For more details about the
event, its costing and how your organization can participate kindly

The talk time duration includes time for questions and answers (5-10

Research Category (40 mins - 1 hr) - is a deep knowledge technical track
that includes new research, tools, vulnerabilities, zero days or exploits.

Technical Category (30 mins - 1 hr) - comprises of known security issues,
case studies, twist to an existing research, tool, vulnerability, exploit
or research-in-progress. Although this track is fairly technical, it covers
known techniques and analysis and is specially created for security
professionals who are not too much into new research, are auditors,
management professionals and newbies.

Desi Jugaad (1 hr) - is our signature research category talk and includes
any local Indian/Asian hacks.

One of the topics of interest to us is Desi Jugaad(Local Indian/Asian Hack)
and has a separate track of its own. Submissions can be any kind of local
hacks that you have worked on (hints: electronic/mechanical meters,
automobile hacking, Hardware, mobile phones, lock-picking, bypassing
procedures and processes, etc. Be creative!)

The topics pertaining to security and hacking in the following domains(but
not limited to):
Hardware Hacking(ex: RFID, Magnetic Strips, Card Readers, Mobile Devices,
Electronic Devices)
Tools/exploits/Zero-days (non-commercial)
Programming/Software Development security and weaknesses
Network vulnerabilities.
Information Warfare, cyber espionage, cyber crime, cyber laws
Malware, Botnets
Web attacks and application hacking
New attack vectors
Mobile malware, vulnerabilities, exploits, VOIP and Telecom
Virtualization security, hacking VMs, breaking out of VMS etc
Cloud security, threats and exploitation
Critical Infrastructure
Satellite hacking
Wireless hacking

Email the paper to :
The subject should be : CFP Goa 2013 <Paper Title>
Email Body :
Track (& Time required in case of General/Business track)
Paper Title
Country (and City) of residence
Organization and Designation
Contact Number
Have you presented or submitted this paper at any other conference(s) or
Yes, No. If yes, where? and how this submission is different from the
previous ones. Note that new research talks already given elsewhere or are
due to be given elsewhere prior to nullcon will be considered as Technical
category talks unless they consist of cutting edge and ground breaking
technology, which is at the judgment of the review committee.
Are you releasing an open source tool?
Yes/No. (If yes, please include the source code for review)
Are you releasing an exploit?
Yes/No. (If yes, please include the source and vulnerability details for
Are you releasing a new vulnerability/Zero-day?
Yes/No. (If yes, please send us the details, including reproduction
procedure, for review)
Why do you think your paper is different/innovative (for all tracks) and
how does it qualify as new work/research(for Research track only)?
Are there any live demonstrations (These earn you good points during
Yes/No. (If Yes, how many? Also please explain each demo)
Brief Profile ( less than or equal to 500 Words)
Paper Abstract - Please provide detailed working or your research/work. The
more details you provide the better it is for the reviewers. Please keep
the abstract to the point. Please do not try to hide the technical details
or say “I can't disclose it till bla bla” as it does not help the reviewers
in any way and may give your paper a low score because of insufficient
information available in the abstract.
Your high resolution photo (attached)

Only the original authors should submit their research and any submission
from a third party will be rejected. The Abstract should clearly mention
the techniques and hacks in detail and merely mentioning that it works will
not help in understanding the research to its full extent. nullcon is an
open knowledge/research sharing platform and hence product/company
marketing and pitches will be rejected. We request you not to submit any
product specific talk. For product specific talks kindly look at the
Prototype sub-event.

CFP Opens: 01st August 2012
1st round of Speaker list Online: 10th October 2012
CFP Closing Date: 15th November 2012
Final speakers List online: 1st December 2012
Conference Dates: 21st-24th February 2013


Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights.
Travel Reimbursement (Either actuals or the below mentioned amounts,
whichever is less)

North/South America to Goa (USD $800)
Africa/Europe/Australia to Goa (USD $600)
Asia to Goa (USD $500)
Anywhere in India to Goa (INR Rs.6000)
Complimentary VIP conference pass.
Invitation to Mehfil-E-Mausiqi (null networking party).


Complimentary VIP conference pass.
Invitation to Mehfil-E-Mausiqi (null networking party)
* 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 the speaker gives
null the right to post, publish, re-distribute online and offline, soft
and/or hard copies of his/her presentation material including slides,
source code, detailed paper and the recorded video of the speaker and

Want to conduct a sub-event at nullcon? Want to show off your special
skills? Be creative.
Anything innovative is welcome.

If your Event gets selected, a maximum of 2 complimentary VIP passes will
be provided to you depending on your event.

Submit your proposal to :
Email Subject: nullcon Goa 2013 Event <Your_event_name>
Email Body:

Team members names, emails, phone
City, Country
Event Name
Time duration (1 hr, 3 hrs, whole day?)
Event details (including step by step information on how will you conduct
the event)
Why do you think the event is innovative and should be organized at nullcon?
Have you ever conducted a similar event before this? If yes, please provide
all the details including the response.

Want to teach us how to assemble/disassemble a biometric device using home
made stuff or how to make an auto-bot out of a radio/microwave/car etc ,
submit a proposal
Have a rock band? want to play at nullcon? submit your proposal.
A CTF or a game
A corporate sub-event
Anything that is interesting.

null Team

null - The Open Security Community

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