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ShakaCon 2013 - Call for Papers
From: "Shakacon" <info () shakacon org>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:59:45 -1000

              
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        Shakacon IV  - Honolulu Hawaii

        "Sun, Surf, and C Shells"

              CALL FOR PAPERS

       www.shakacon.org/2013CFP.html
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Who:     Shakacon Crew
What:    Shakacon IV
When:    June 25-28 2013
Where:   Paradise aka Honolulu Hawaii (nuff said)
Why:     Why NOT?
How:     By plane, boat, canoe, yacht, hydrofoil, stand-up paddle board,
jetski, 
         long board, dolphin, whale sled, nuclear submarine, etc.



[Overview]
Want to learn the Hula while increasing your security skills?  Want to
attend a conference where 
you can grab a drink with some of the top security minds in the
industry?  Want to surf the
beautiful waters of the pacific in the morning and then drop some 0day
in the afternoon?  
Sitting around somewhere freezing your a$$ off?  Dreaming about warm
days, rainbows, decadent 
tropical drinks sipped out of coconuts? Sure you could drop your 0day in
Vegas, bring down the 
Internet in Germany, or satisfy your dark desires in Asia; however,
wouldn't you rather submit your 
research or topics to our CFP and maybe win yourself a paid trip to
Hawaii?  If the answer to any 
of the above is yes then we are your conference.

The Shakacon security conference is a laid back conference where
industry, government, academia 
and independent experts will get together to share knowledge and
experience in one of the most
beautiful places on Earth.  

Shakacon will offer local, national, and international participants a
casual, social, learning 
environment designed to present a "holistic" security view and the
opportunity to network with 
peers and fellow enthusiasts in a relaxed setting.  Leave your ego at
the airport (or shoreline 
if you come in via another method) as we look forward to attendees
varying in skill level from N00b 
to Ninja.
  
During the day, sessions will include: best practices, case studies,
research projects, etc. 
covering all different aspects of the information security landscape.
There will be something 
for everyone and if sitting through talks isn't your cup of kava, there
will be exciting events 
and contests for you to sharpen your skills and knowledge on.

You will not want to miss the closing ceremonies where we pour enough
alcohol that we convince some
interverted security geniuses to get up on stage and dance the Hula.

[Trainer Opportunities]
Don't want to speak at the Con but have an uncanny ability to teach and
a proven track record for 
delivering quality courseware and want to come to Hawaii? We're also
interested in bringing in trainers
to provide world class training leading up to Shakacon (June 25 and 26).
Submit a synopsis/class agenda, 
prior teaching experience, and maybe get selected to teach in Hawaii.

 
[CFP Details]

We have a very limited number of spots so get your submissions in early
to ensure you get a spot.

(1) Abstract for papers must be submitted to the review committee by
_February 22, 2013_.

(2) Selection notification will occur by _March 15, 2013_ and abstracts
posted to the site 
by _March 18, 2013_.

(3) Full Slides for your papers must be submitted by _May 15, 2032_.

CFP Review Committee:

Caleb Sima - BlueBox
Katie Mossouris - Microsoft
Colin Ames - Attack Research
Matthieu Suiche - MoonSols
Vincenzo Iozzo - TiQad
Kent Backman 
Jonathan Brossard - Toucan Systems
Jeremiah Grossman - Whitehat Security
Daniel Hodson - Oxin Security & Ruxcon
Kris Harms - Cylance
Mark Ryan Talabis - Secure DNA
Chris Potter - Secure DNA
Jason Martin - Secure DNA


As mentioned, there are a limited number of speaking sessions for which
the conference organizers will provide 
travel and accommodations so please submit your abstract early if you
are interested in speaking.  Speaking 
slots will be 55 minutes long (45 minutes for your talk and 10 minutes
for Q&A).

The audience will be a broad mix of professional, academic, and
enthusiast, so we welcome both technical 
and non-technical submissions on all aspects of security.  The key
criteria are practicality and timeliness.  
We want to provide our attendees with up to date materials they can take
away and immediately gain
benefit from as well as new research or tools.  Absolutely NO SALES
presentations will be accepted.


Proposals should include:

 
<Subject Line:>
 
"Shakacon CFP Submission: <paper title>, <your name>"

<Body>
1. Name, address, and contact info.
2. Employer and/or affiliations.
3. Brief biography.
4. Presentation experience.
5. Topic summary.
6. Reason this topic should be considered.
7. Other publications or conferences where this material has been or
will be published/submitted.
  
Please include plain text of all information provided in the body of
your email as well as any file attachments. 
The plain text information will be reviewed first to find the most
suitable candidates.

Please forward the above information to cfp at shakacon.org
<mailto:cfp at shakacon.org>  in order to be considered.
  
More conference information, registration details, and travel partner
deals will be
posted to:
 
http://www.shakacon.org <http://www.shakacon.org/> 

Follow Status on:

www.twitter.com/shakacon


[Media Partners]
We are media friendly.  Please email info at Shakacon.org for inquiries
about press passes.



ALOHA FROM THE SHAKACON CREW!


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