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ToorCon 2005 Call for Papers
From: "h1kari () toorcon org" <h1kari () toorcon org>
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2005 15:27:11 -0700

TOORCON 2005 CALL FOR PAPERS - issued July 7th 2005

Papers and presentations are being accepted for ToorCon 2005 to be held at the Convention Center in San Diego, CA on September 24th-26th. Please email your submissions to cfp () toorcon org, submissions will be accepted until August 15th 2005.

ToorCon is just around the corner again this year. In its 7th running year, it is still San Diego's exclusive hacker convention, bringing together Southern California's hacker community year after year to attend the high quality presentations and participate in the annual festivities. This year we are still aiming to provide the same highly technical lectures you've come to know and love, but also set the theme as "Smoke & Mirrors" which will highlight the voodoo magic behind computer security and have a focus on Anonymity, Spoofing Techniques, Phishing, and other kung foo exploitation methods. We will also be offering an intensive full-day Deep Knowledge Seminars on Friday the 16th that we are accepting submissions for.

ToorCon only accepts talks on new technologies and methodologies that have been recently developed. We will not accept papers that have already been presented prior to 2005, unless they present fundamental concepts or conform to any of the outlined topics below.

Special consideration will be given to papers addressing the following topics:

* Cryptography & Privacy
* Anonymity Concepts
* Forensics, Tracking & Phishing
* Advanced Attack Methods (Exploits, Reverse Engineering, etc)
* Hardware & Protocol Attacks

All talks should be 60 minutes in length including time for delegate participation and questions at the end of the presentation. Inclusion of any talk related tools, white papers or source code will help during the selection process. While we try to facilitate speakers' requests for equipment, we may not be able to accommodate all requests. In cases where we cannot guarantee special equipment the speaker is expected to supply hardware and/or software. Each speaker is also expected to bring their own laptop to display their presentation.

All talks must be vendor neutral, while speakers are welcome to present on behalf of a company - sales pitches will be thrown out.

For each chosen presentation ToorCon will give the speaker and 1 guest free admission to the conference.

Please include the following information with your submission:

1. What title you are submitting your paper under.
2. A valid e-mail address AND telephone number where you can be reached.
3. Number of people that will be presenting.
4. A brief biography on why you are qualified to speak on your topic. This will be used on www.toorcon.org as well as in any press material for the conference. 5. If you are speaking under a company name, please specify for which company you work. 6. Would you like to be considered for speaking at the Deep Knoweldge Seminars?

Note that by presenting at ToorCon 2005 you grant ToorCon permission to reproduce, distribute and/or advertise your talk as seen fit.

Please visit http://www.toorcon.org for further conference information.

This year's event will be held at the San Diego Convention Center. The reception and conference will take place on September 16th-18th in meeting rooms 30A-E and the East Terrace at the San Diego Convention Center's upper level.

September 16th-18th, 2005
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

July 7th, 2005: Official Call For Papers issued.
August 15th, 2005: Call for Papers closes.
August 29th, 2005: Final submission of complete material for CDs and printing
September 16-18th, 2005: ToorCon 2005

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