Announcing OPCDE – Call for Papers
Fellow security researchers and hackers we’re officially accepting talk submissions for OPCDE 2018 coming up on April 6-7, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at Dubai Future Accelerator, Emirates Towers.
Back for a second edition in UAE, OPCDE invites our world-wide community to come up on stage to share their insights, experience and latest research on cyber-security.
OPCDE is a hardcore technical security event organized by Comae Technologies focusing on technical content. Any commercial presentation will be rejected; 100% technical and 0% sponsored talks.
We hope that OPCDE will help regional growth and understanding in the field of cyber-security and inspire a new generation to pursue a career in technology.
Mark your calendars: the deadline for submitting proposals via the CFP page is Midnight PST on January 7, 2018.
What we are looking for:
OPCDE is all about quality and research. We believe the UAE needs a place for security researchers and hackers to present their research on cyber-security.
OPCDE will be a purely technically focused event and we encourage highly technical presentations.
We have opted for a single track format for the event, as we believe that every selected talk deserves the full attention of the entire audience. Therefore OPCDE will run over 2 single track days with some seriously disruptive food for thought for security enthusiasts.
A Review Committee, made up of members of our community as listed below, will review all talk submissions and determine the final list of speakers for OPCDE 2018.
– Matt Suiche, (Comae Technologies)
– Ænna Westelius, (Distil Networks)
– Stefano Zanero, (Secure Networks)
– SeungJin Beist Lee, (Grayhash)
– Amanda Rousseau, (Endgame)
– Cesar Cerrudo, (IOActive)
– Stephen Ridley, (Senrio)
– Marion Marschalek, (Intel)
– Yan Zhu, (Brave Software/EFF)
– Kimberley Price, (Microsoft)
– Akila Srinivasan, (Apple)
– Brossard Jonathan, (Salesforce)
– Marisa Fagan, (Synopsys)
Speakers will be entitled to the following privileges:
– Reimbursement of air-ticket for one person up to a maximum amount of USD $1000
– 3 nights accommodation
Presentation format: 45 minutes + 10 minutes
All submissions must be in English via the CFP page of OPCDE website.
Selected talks will be communicated within two weeks of the deadline of the CFP.
Topics of Interests
Reverse Engineering, Exploitation (Offense & Defense), Smart-Contract Security, Application Security, Network Security, Hardware Security, Automation (Machine Learning etc.) that includes but not limited to:
Threats against Banks, financial institutions (PoS systems, ATMs, blockchain, Crypto-currencies, E-commerce etc.)
Critical infrastructure protection (SCADA/ICS)
Internet of Things (Self-driving cars, Smart homes and smart devices, Autonomous drones, Smart cities etc.)
Mobile Devices, Desktops, Servers
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By agreeing to speak at the OPCDE 2018 you are granting the Organiser of OPCDE the rights to reproduce, distribute, advertise and show your presentation including but not limited to http://www.opcde.com, printed and/or electronic advertisements, and all other mediums.